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Vaccination of multiple sclerosis patients

Nicolas Collongues, Laure Michel, Jérôme de Seze
Biotherapy represents an innovative therapeutic approach that includes immunotherapy (vaccines, apheresis, and antibodies); gene therapy; and stem cell transplants. Their development helps to cross the bridge from bench to bedside and brings new hope of a cure for severe diseases in different fields of medicine. In neurology, a growing range of applications is being developed for these medications. Valuable results are now available in the field of autoimmunity, neuro-oncology, paraneoplastic manifestations, and neurodegenerative disorders...
May 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Nausicaa Clemente, Cristoforo Comi, Davide Raineri, Giuseppe Cappellano, Domizia Vecchio, Elisabetta Orilieri, Casimiro L Gigliotti, Elena Boggio, Chiara Dianzani, Melissa Sorosina, Filippo Martinelli-Boneschi, Marzia Caldano, Antonio Bertolotto, Luca Ambrogio, Daniele Sblattero, Tiziana Cena, Maurizio Leone, Umberto Dianzani, Annalisa Chiocchetti
Osteopontin (OPN) is highly expressed in demyelinating lesions in multiple sclerosis (MS) and experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). OPN is cleaved by thrombin into N- (OPN-N) and C-terminal (OPN-C) fragments with different ligands and functions. In EAE, administering recombinant OPN induces relapses, whereas treatment with anti-OPN antibodies ameliorates the disease. Anti-OPN autoantibodies (autoAbs) are spontaneously produced during EAE but have never been detected in MS. The aim of the study was to evaluate anti-OPN autoAbs in the serum of MS patients, correlate them with disease course, and recapitulate the human findings in EAE...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
Susana Pinto, Mamede De Carvalho
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory complications are the main cause of death in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Season-associated-death risk was not addressed before. OBJECTIVE: To assess month/season-associated death risk in ALS. METHODS: We included all patients followed in our unit who died before 1 January 2016, excluding those with uncertain information. A χ(2) test assessed differences between months/seasons. A two-step cluster analysis explored the significant survival independent factors...
March 10, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
Marianne von Euler Chelpin, Thomas Vorup-Jensen
Parkinson's Disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease in the world, however, there is no cure for it. Current treatments only relieve some of the symptoms, without ceasing the disease, and lose efficacy with prolonged treatment. Considerable evidence shows that persistent inflammatory responses, involving T cell infiltration and glial cell activation, are common characteristics of human patients and play a crucial role in the degeneration of dopaminergic neurons. Therefore, it is important to develop therapeutic strategies that can impede or halt the disease through the modulation of the peripheral immune system by aiming at controlling the existing neuroinflammation...
February 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Immunology
Carlos Cuevas-García
Multiple sclerosis is the most common inflammatory, chronic and degenerative condition of the central nervous system, and represents the first cause of disability in young adults. In Mexico, 11 to 20 out of every 100 000 people suffer from this disease. The causes of multiple sclerosis remain unknown, but several theories have been proposed: the interaction of environmental factors, viral infectious factors and genetic and immune susceptibility of each individual patient, which induce an autoimmune response and promote neuronal/axonal degeneration...
January 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
Sven Jarius, Ingo Kleiter, Klemens Ruprecht, Nasrin Asgari, Kalliopi Pitarokoili, Nadja Borisow, Martin W Hümmert, Corinna Trebst, Florence Pache, Alexander Winkelmann, Lena-Alexandra Beume, Marius Ringelstein, Oliver Stich, Orhan Aktas, Mirjam Korporal-Kuhnke, Alexander Schwarz, Carsten Lukas, Jürgen Haas, Kai Fechner, Mathias Buttmann, Judith Bellmann-Strobl, Hanna Zimmermann, Alexander U Brandt, Diego Franciotta, Kathrin Schanda, Friedemann Paul, Markus Reindl, Brigitte Wildemann
BACKGROUND: Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies (MOG-IgG) are present in a subset of aquaporin-4 (AQP4)-IgG-negative patients with optic neuritis (ON) and/or myelitis. Little is known so far about brainstem involvement in MOG-IgG-positive patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the frequency, clinical and paraclinical features, course, outcome, and prognostic implications of brainstem involvement in MOG-IgG-positive ON and/or myelitis. METHODS: Retrospective case study...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Sven Jarius, Klemens Ruprecht, Ingo Kleiter, Nadja Borisow, Nasrin Asgari, Kalliopi Pitarokoili, Florence Pache, Oliver Stich, Lena-Alexandra Beume, Martin W Hümmert, Marius Ringelstein, Corinna Trebst, Alexander Winkelmann, Alexander Schwarz, Mathias Buttmann, Hanna Zimmermann, Joseph Kuchling, Diego Franciotta, Marco Capobianco, Eberhard Siebert, Carsten Lukas, Mirjam Korporal-Kuhnke, Jürgen Haas, Kai Fechner, Alexander U Brandt, Kathrin Schanda, Orhan Aktas, Friedemann Paul, Markus Reindl, Brigitte Wildemann
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) has been shown to be seropositive for myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibodies (MOG-IgG). OBJECTIVE: To describe the epidemiological, clinical, radiological, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and electrophysiological features of a large cohort of MOG-IgG-positive patients with optic neuritis (ON) and/or myelitis (n = 50) as well as attack and long-term treatment outcomes. METHODS: Retrospective multicenter study...
September 27, 2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Jahir Andres Miranda Acuña, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman
BACKGROUND: Natalizumab (NTZ) is an effective therapy for multiple sclerosis (MS). A common concern related to NTZ therapy is the risk of developing progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). CLINICAL CASE: A patient that after seven years on NTZ therapy, testing on every 3 months repeated evaluations negative for anti-JCV status became positive (>3 units) 4 weeks after receiving influenza vaccine. Despite continuous therapy on NTZ for additional 2 years her anti-JCV index progressively declined to a level 0...
September 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
Mia Topsøe Mailand, Jette Lautrup Frederiksen
Vaccinations are often the most effective tool against some disease known to mankind. This study offers a literature review on the role of vaccines regarding the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) and MS relapse. The method used in this study is a systematic literature review on the database PubMed. The study found no change in risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) after vaccination against hepatitis B virus, human papillomavirus, seasonal influenza, measles-mumps-rubella, variola, tetanus, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG), polio, or diphtheria...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Neurology
Galina V Seledtsova, Irina P Ivanova, Alexey A Shishkov, Victor I Seledtsov
The overall objective of disease management in autoimmune diseases is to suppress chronic inflammation and prevent organ damage. Therapies often revolve around five drug classes: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), anti-malarials, steroids, immunosuppressants, and bio-therapies. However, none of these is a 'cure' and each displays a potential for adverse events. In particular, while all of them suppress harmful autoimmune responses, they also impact on useful protective immune responses. T-Cell receptor (TCR) immunogenicity provides a rationale for T-cell vaccinations to induce anti-idiotypic immune responses with the purpose of down-regulating functionality of idiotype-bearing self-reactive T-cells...
November 2016: Journal of Immunotoxicology
Gustavo Guimarães Moreira Balbi, Ricardo Azêdo Montes, Verônica Silva Vilela, Marcella Azevedo Borges Andrade, Monisa Martins Nóbrega, Luna Azulay-Abulafia, Roberto Souto da Silva, Evandro Mendes Klumb, Roger Abramino Levy
The term autoimmune/autoinflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) or Shoenfeld's syndrome refers to a wide group of immune-mediated diseases triggered by external agents. Several substances, such as vaccine adjuvants, squalene and silicone implants, are implied in the pathogenesis of ASIA syndrome. Treatment and prognosis of this complex condition are not completely known due to lack of good quality evidence. After a brief introductory literature review on ASIA, we report here two cases of patients that developed rapidly progressive systemic sclerosis clinical features after multiple intramuscular local injections of a substance recommended by a non-medical professional called ADE...
August 11, 2016: Immunologic Research
Hong Qi Yang, Wen Cong Zhao, Wei Min Yang, Yong Li Li, Zhi Kun Sun, Shuai Chen, Wei Li, Jian Jun Ma
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is an inflammatory demyelinating disorder that predominantly affects children. Previous studies have mostly involved children in Western developed countries. METHODS: This study retrospectively reviewed the clinical profiles of ADEM in adult Chinese patients. RESULTS: ADEM occurred during summer and autumn in about two-thirds of the 42 included patients. Prior infection was found in five patients and no preimmunization was recorded...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurology
M M Odinak, G N Bisaga, V S Chirskii, M V Pashchenkov, I A Baldueva, V M Moiseenko, T L Nekhaeva, N M Kalinina, N I Davydova, N V Bychkova, A V Pozdnyakov
For the first time we carried out a clinical assessment of the safety, tolerability and clinical efficacy course of repeated administration of experimental modified autologous vaccine interleykin (IL-10) dendritic cells in two patients with secondary-progressive multiple sclerosis patient and one with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. In the course of treatment, we carried out clinical and immunological monitoring. It was found out that intradermal dose of 3 x 10⁶ cells applied to spinal area 6-12. times did not cause any serious side effects...
April 2016: Voenno-medit︠s︡inskiĭ Zhurnal
Vahid Shaygannejad, Nooshin Rezaie, Zamzam Paknahad, Freshteh Ashtari, Helia Maghzi
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating and degenerating disease which involves central nervous system. Environmental risk factors have a key role in MS susceptibility. Here we aim to investigate different risk factors effect on MS susceptibility in a large population of MS patients in Isfahan, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study is a cross-sectional hospital-based study, which was conducted on a large group of MS patients registered in Kashani hospital and a control group from normal healthy population...
2016: Advanced Biomedical Research
Junhua Yang, Fangfang Qi, Zhibin Yao
The Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine is routinely administered to human neonates worldwide. BCG has recently been identified as a neuroprotective immune mediator in several neuropathological conditions, exerting neuroprotection in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease and slowing the progression of clinically isolated syndrome in patients with multiple sclerosis. The immune system is significantly involved in brain development, and several types of neonatal immune activations exert influences on the brain and behavior following a secondary immune challenge in adulthood...
August 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
Chiara De Giacinto, Elvira Guaglione, Pia E Leon, Rossella D'Aloisio, Odilla Vattovani, Giuseppe Ravalico, Daniele Tognetto
Purpose. To report a case of unilateral optic neuritis following Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccination. Methods. A 30-year-old female developed unilateral optic neuritis five days after a Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) booster vaccination. The patient displayed unilateral involvement, with severe visual loss. However, visual acuity improved significantly after four days of intravenous steroid therapy with 500 mg/day of methylprednisolone. Conclusions. Optic neuritis is one of the rare complications associated with the mumps, measles, and rubella vaccine...
2016: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
D D Eliseeva, G V Lifshits, A V Lokhonina, D D Zhdanov, I A Zavalishin, S N Bykovskaya
AIM: To assess clinical efficacy and safety of the autologous (own) regulatory T-cells (Tregs)CD4+CD25+Foxp3+CD127low isolated from the blood of patients with remitting-relapsing multiple sclerosis. Patients with autoimmune diseases have the decreased number of peripheral Tregs (pTreg) and impaired suppressive ability. In order to restore levels of pTreg, it is possible to isolate precursor cells, enter expanded ex vivo autologous Treg cells and introduce an expanded amount of autologous cells as Treg vaccine...
2016: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Eric M L Williamson, Salim Chahin, Joseph R Berger
Vaccinations help prevent communicable disease. To be valuable, a vaccine's ability to prevent disease must exceed the risk of adverse effects from administration. Many vaccines present no risk of infection as they are comprised of killed or non-infectious components while other vaccines consist of live attenuated microorganisms which carry a potential risk of infection-particularly, in patients with compromised immunity. There are several unique considerations with respect to vaccination in the multiple sclerosis (MS) population...
April 2016: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Yen Chih Lin, Paige Winokur, Andrew Blake, Tianxia Wu, Jody Manischewitz, Lisa R King, Elena Romm, Hana Golding, Bibiana Bielekova
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the potential immunosuppressive role of daclizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody against the α chain of the interleukin 2 receptor, in vivo, by comparing immune responses to the 2013 seasonal influenza vaccination between patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) on long-term daclizumab therapy and controls. METHODS: Previously defined subpopulations of adaptive immune cells known to correlate with the immune response to the influenza vaccination were evaluated by 12-color flow cytometry in 23 daclizumab-treated patients with MS and 14 MS or healthy controls before (D0) and 1 day (D1) and 7 days (D7) after administration of the 2013 Afluria vaccine...
February 2016: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
E Leray, T Moreau, A Fromont, G Edan
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is the most frequently seen demyelinating disease, with a prevalence that varies considerably, from high levels in North America and Europe (>100/100,000 inhabitants) to low rates in Eastern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa (2/100,000 population). Knowledge of the geographical distribution of the disease and its survival data, and a better understanding of the natural history of the disease, have improved our understanding of the respective roles of endogenous and exogenous causes of MS...
January 2016: Revue Neurologique
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