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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040706/familial-mediterranean-fever-associated-diseases-in-children
#1
Z Birsin Özçakar, Nilgün Çakar, Nermin Uncu, Banu Acar Çelikel, Fatoş Yalçınkaya
BACKGROUND: MEditerranean FeVer (MEFV) gene encodes for the pyrin protein and a mutated pyrin is associated with a prolonged or augmented inflammation. Hence, various diseases were reported to be associated with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) or carriers of MEFV mutations. However, systematic evaluation of all associated diseases in children with FMF has not been done previously. AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency and type of FMF-associated diseases in children...
December 30, 2016: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018446/familial-mediterranean-fever-presenting-as-fever-of-unknown-origin-in-korea
#2
Jun Hee Lee, Jong Hyun Kim, Jung Ok Shim, Kwang Chul Lee, Joo Won Lee, Jung Hwa Lee, Jae Jin Chae
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common Mendelian autoinflammatory disease, characterized by uncontrolled activation of the innate immune system that manifests as recurrent brief fever and polyserositis (e.g., peritonitis, pleuritic, and arthritis). FMF is caused by autosomal recessive mutations of the Mediterranean fever gene, MEFV which encodes the pyrin protein. Although FMF predominantly affects people from Mediterranean and Middle Eastern ethnic origins, 3 cases of FMF have been reported in Korea since 2012...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001092/familial-mediterranean-fever-with-p369s-r408q-exon3-variant-in-pyrin-presenting-as-symptoms-of-pfapa
#3
Keiko Yamagami, Tomoyuki Nakamura, Ryota Nakamura, Yusuke Hanioka, Kaori Seki, Hiroshi Chiba, Keiko Kobayashi, Kazunaga Agematsu
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) can be classified into typical and incomplete/atypical types. Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, cervical adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome-like symptoms has been found in atypical type carrying P369S-R408Q mutations in the responsible gene MEFV. A 28-year-old female with recurrent fever and her young sisters and mother, all of whom had tonsillectomy for tonsillitis, carried heterozygous alterations involving E148Q/P369S/R408Q. A diagnosis of atypical FMF, MEFV exon3 variants with PFAPA syndrome-like symptoms, was made...
December 21, 2016: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998728/il-1%C3%AE-and-caspase-1-drive-autoinflammatory-disease-independently-of-il-1%C3%AE-or-caspase-8-in-a-mouse-model-of-familial-mediterranean-fever
#4
Deepika Sharma, Bhesh Raj Sharma, Peter Vogel, Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti
Mutations in the gene encoding pyrin are associated with autoinflammatory disorder Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF). A FMF-knock-in mouse strain that expresses chimeric pyrin protein with a V726A mutation (Mefv(V726A/V726A)) was generated to model human FMF. This mouse strain shows an autoinflammatory disorder that is prevented by genetic deletion of IL-1 (IL-1) receptor or apoptosis-associated speck-like protein containing a CARD (ASC). ASC-mediated cell death leads to the release of IL-1α and IL-1β, both of which signal through IL-1 receptor...
December 17, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994174/evidence-of-digenic-inheritance-in-autoinflammation-associated-genes
#5
Vassos Neocleous, Stefania Byrou, Meropi Toumba, Constantina Costi, Christos Shammas, Christina Kyriakou, Violetta Christophidou-Anastasiadou, George A Tanteles, Adamos Hadjipanayis, Leonidas A Phylactou
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) has traditionally been considered as a monogenic autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the MEFV gene with highest incidence among Mediterranean populations. In a considerable number of patients with typical FMF, only one MEFV mutation was identified and the possibility that more than one autoinflammatory gene may be responsible for their disease was investigated. In the present study, an extensive search for possible mutations in three hereditary recurrent fever (HRF) genes was performed in 128 MEFV heterozygous Greek-Cypriots clinically diagnosed based on their phenotype with FMF-like disease from a previous study...
December 2016: Journal of Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983684/lung-involvement-in-children-with-hereditary-autoinflammatory-disorders
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Giusyda Tarantino, Susanna Esposito, Laura Andreozzi, Benedetta Bracci, Francesca D'Errico, Donato Rigante
Short-lived systemic inflammatory reactions arising from disrupted rules in the innate immune system are the operating platforms of hereditary autoinflammatory disorders (HAIDs). Multiple organs may be involved and aseptic inflammation leading to disease-specific phenotypes defines most HAIDs. Lungs are infrequently involved in children with HAIDs: the most common pulmonary manifestation is pleuritis in familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) and tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated periodic syndrome (TRAPS), respectively caused by mutations in the MEFV and TNFRSF1A genes, while interstitial lung disease can be observed in STING-associated vasculopathy with onset in infancy (SAVI), caused by mutations in the TMEM173 gene...
December 15, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957452/molecular-analysis-of-mefv-gene-polymorphisms-and-mutations-in-iranian-azeri-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#7
Alireza Khabbazi, Farideh Zolrahim, Mehrdad Asghari Estiar, Ebrahim Sakhinia, Sousan Kolahi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956278/the-m694i-m694i-genotype-a-genetic-risk-factor-of-aa-amyloidosis-in-a-group-of-algerian-patients-with-familial-mediterranean-fever
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Djouher Ait-Idir, Bahia Djerdjouri, Faiza Bouldjennet, Rowaida Z Taha, Hatem El-Shanti, Rawda Sari-Hamidou, Ghalia Khellaf, Mustapha Benmansour, Mohamed Benabadji, Farid Haddoum
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF, OMIM 249100) is the most common hereditary fever, resulting from mutations in MEFV. FMF is characterized by episodic febrile attacks and polyserositis. Renal AA-amyloidosis is a major complication, which often leads to end-stage renal disease in untreated patients. The data about the renal AA-amyloidosis secondary to FMF are scarce in North African countries and non-existent in Algeria. We aimed to investigate the MEFV mutations associated with this complication in an Algerian patient cohort...
December 10, 2016: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943240/autoinflammation-in-pyoderma-gangrenosum-and-its-syndromic-form-pash
#9
A Marzano, G Damiani, I Ceccherini, E Berti, M Gattorno, M Cugno
BACKGROUND: Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare skin disease characterized clinically by ulcers with undermined borders, and histologically by neutrophil-rich infitrates. PG may occur alone, in syndromic forms or associated with systemic diseases as inflammatory bowel diseases and hematological or rheumatological disorders. OBJECTIVES: Although some autoinflammatory diseases present with PG, to date, a specific genetic background related to autoinflammation has not been proven for PG...
December 10, 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942211/computer-quantification-of-angle-of-collapse-on-maximum-expiratory-flow-volume-curve-for-diagnosing-asthma-copd-overlap-syndrome
#10
Wei Wang, Mengshuang Xie, Shuang Dou, Liwei Cui, Wei Xiao
BACKGROUND: In a previous study, we demonstrated that asthma patients with signs of emphysema on quantitative computed tomography (CT) fulfill the diagnosis of asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS). However, quantitative CT measurements of emphysema are not routinely available for patients with chronic airway disease, which limits their application. Spirometry was a widely used examination tool in clinical settings and shows emphysema as a sharp angle in the maximum expiratory flow volume (MEFV) curve, called the "angle of collapse (AC)"...
2016: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899005/angle-%C3%AE-of-greater-than-80%C3%A2-at-the-start-of-spirometry-may-identify-high-quality-flow-volume-curves
#11
Ningfang Lian, Li Li, Weiying Ren, Zhilong Jiang, Lei Zhu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and European Respiratory Society (ERS) emphasize a satisfactory start in maximal expiratory flow-volume (MEFV) curves and highlight subjective parameters: performance without hesitation and expiration with maximum force. We described a new parameter, angle β for characterization of the start to the MEFV curve. METHODS: Subjects completed the MEFV curve at least three times and at least two curves met ATS/ERS quality...
November 29, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860302/clinical-and-genetic-association-radiological-findings-and-response-to-biological-therapy-in-seven-children-from-qatar-with-non-bacterial-osteomyelitis
#12
Taha Moussa, Venkatraman Bhat, Vishwanatha Kini, Basil M Fathalla
AIM: We aim to report the clinical manifestations, genetic testing results, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and biologics used in the management of non-bacterial osteomyelitis in our center. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of medical records. A previously proposed classification was implemented as follows: chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO), chronic non-bacterial osteomyelitis (CNBO) and acute non-bacterial osteomyelitis. RESULTS: Four females and three males with a median age at presentation of 6 years (6 months-14 years) presented with arthralgia (7/7), back pain (4/7), arthritis (4/7) and bone pain (2/7)...
November 9, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796522/the-association-between-mefv-gene-polymorphisms-and-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-and-additional-snp-snp-interactions-in-chinese-han-children
#13
Shunjun Xiong, Ying Xiong, Qian Huang, Jierong Wang, Xiaofang Zhang
The aim of this study was to investigate the association between single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) within MEFV gene and Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) risk, and the impact of SNP-SNP interaction on HSP risk in Chinese children. A total of 662 subjects with a mean age of 7.9 ± 2.4 years old were selected, including 320 HSP patients and 342 normal controls. Logistic regression was performed to investigate association between SNP and HSP risk, and generalized multifactor dimensionality reduction (GMDR) was used to analyze the SNP-SNP interaction...
October 31, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791953/familial-mediterranean-fever-gene-mutation-frequencies-in-a-sample-turkish-population
#14
Oguz Soylemezoglu, Yasar Kandur, Sevim Gonen, Ali Düzova, Zeynep Birsin Özçakar, Kibriya Fidan, Fatos Yalcinkaya
OBJECTIVES: Our knowledge about the frequencies of mutations in the Turkish population is based on the studies on the affected patients and hospital-based control groups. We aimed to determine the frequencies of MEFV gene mutations in a population-based field study in Turkey. METHODS: Turkish citizens aged between 5 and 65 years were included in the study. Cities from seven regions of Turkey were studied. Blood samples were obtained from individuals who gave permission for laboratory experiments, and they were analysed for 10 MEFV gene mutations...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27791951/mefv-and-saa1-genotype-associations-with-clinical-features-of-familial-mediterranean-fever-and-amyloidosis-in-armenia
#15
Stepan Atoyan, Hasmik Hayrapetyan, Tamara Sarkisian, Eldad Ben-Chetrit
OBJECTIVES: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a hereditary periodic disease characterised by recurrent attacks of fever and serositis. The most devastating complication of FMF is amyloidosis (AA) affecting mainly the kidneys. Aim of the study is to search for correlations between the MEFV genotype and the SAA polymorphisms with the clinical manifestations of FMF and the occurrence of amyloidosis in a large cohort of Armenian patients. METHODS: Information about the MEFV mutations, SAA polymorphisms and FMF clinical features, were obtained for 1017 FMF patients, from the database of the Center of Medical Genetics in Yerevan...
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733942/the-role-of-mefv-mutations-in-the-concurrent-disorders-observed-in-patients-with-familial-mediterranean-fever
#16
Sabri Güncan, N Şule Y Bilge, Döndü Üsküdar Cansu, Timuçin Kaşifoğlu, Cengiz Korkmaz
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the frequency in which familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) coexists with other diseases and determine whether Mediterranean fever (MEFV) gene mutations are involved in such coexistence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In total, 142 consecutive patients with FMF investigated for MEFV mutation were enrolled in this study [Female: 87; Male: 55, mean age 32±12 years (11-62)]. All the patients were questioned for the presence of concurrent disorders, and the medical records of these patients were revised retrospectively...
September 2016: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709445/childhood-polyarteritis-nodosa-diagnosis-with-non-invasive-imaging-techniques
#17
Z Birsin Özçakar, Suat Fitöz, Adalet Elçin Yıldız, Fatoş Yalçınkaya
There is limited number of publications about the use of non-invasive imaging modalities in the diagnosis of childhood polyarteritis nodosa (cPAN). The aim of this study was to present the clinical and imaging findings of the patients with cPAN who were diagnosed with non-invasive imaging techniques. Files of patients who had been diagnosed as cPAN in our department from 2005 to 2015 were reviewed, retrospectively. Demographic, clinical, laboratory, and imaging findings of the patients were evaluated. Nine patients (8M, 1F; age at disease onset: 12...
October 5, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681353/xiap-deficiency-and-mefv-variants-resulting-in-an-autoinflammatory-lymphoproliferative-syndrome
#18
Mette Christiansen, Sandra Ammann, Carsten Speckmann, Trine Hyrup Mogensen
A 16-year-old boy of Caucasian ethnicity was evaluated for recurrent febrile episodes occurring during most of his life without establishment of any microbial aetiology. During febrile episodes he developed extensive splenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, anaemia, severe abdominal pain and general malaise. Lymph node biopsies demonstrated inflammation and sinus histiocytosis but no malignancy or granuloma. The patient underwent seroconversion for Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection during the hospitalisation. Genetic testing identified a hemizygous frameshift mutation in the X linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP)-gene as well as variants in the MEFV gene indicating Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679472/discontinuing-colchicine-in-symptomatic-carriers-for-mefv-mediterranean-fever-variants
#19
Hafize Emine Sönmez, Ezgi Deniz Batu, Yelda Bilginer, Seza Özen
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is inherited autosomal recessively; however, heterozygotes may express FMF phenotype. We aimed to define the characteristics of FMF patients heterozygous for MEFV (MEditerranean FeVer) mutations in whom colchicine was stopped after a period of treatment, with close follow-up. We reviewed the charts of 182 children who were heterozygous for MEFV variants. We excluded the patients (n = 34) heterozygous for MEFV variants of unknown significance and patients with typical periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis syndrome (n = 2)...
September 27, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659338/prevalence-of-common-mefv-mutations-and-carrier-frequencies-in-a-large-cohort-of-iranian-populations
#20
Maryam Beheshtian, Nasim Izadi, Gernot Kriegshauser, Kimia Kahrizi, Elham Parsi Mehr, Maryam Rostami, Masoumeh Hosseini, Maryam Azad, Mona Montajabiniat, Ariana Kariminejad, Stefan Nemeth, Christian Oberkanins, Hossein Najmabadi
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a hereditary autoinflammatory disorder caused by mutations in the MEFV gene. The disease is especially common among Armenian, Turkish, Jewish and Middle East Arab populations. To identify the frequency and the spectrum of common MEFV mutations in different Iranian populations, we investigated a cohort of 208 unselected asymptomatic individuals and 743 FMF patients. Nine hundred and fifty-one samples were analysed for the presence of 12 MEFV mutations by PCR and reverse-hybridization (FMF StripAssay, ViennaLab, Vienna, Austria)...
September 2016: Journal of Genetics
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