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pernicious anemia

A David Smith, Martin J Warren, Helga Refsum
The biosynthesis of B12 , involving up to 30 different enzyme-mediated steps, only occurs in bacteria. Thus, most eukaryotes require an external source of B12 , and yet the vitamin appears to have only two functions in eukaryotes: as a cofactor for the enzymes methionine synthase and methylmalonylCoA mutase. These two functions are crucial for normal health in humans, and in particular, the formation of methionine is essential for providing methyl groups for over 100 methylation processes. Interference with the methionine synthase reaction not only depletes the body of methyl groups but also leads to the accumulation of homocysteine, a risk factor for many diseases...
2018: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
Phu Ngoc Tran, Minh-Ha Tran
INTRODUCTION: Cobalamin deficiency may result in hematologic characteristics similar to thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA). To facilitate diagnosis, we reviewed reported cases of acquired cobalamin deficiency presenting with TMA features (c.def-TMA). METHODS: A literature search identified reports of c.def-TMA. Deficiency was defined as B12 levels of <118 pmol/L. Corrected reticulocyte counts and reticulocyte production indexes were calculated. Clinical features were presented as proportion abnormal and results summarized as medians and interquartile ranges (IQR)...
January 11, 2018: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
Michał Danek, Janusz Danek, Aleksander Araszkiewicz
Many animal models in different species have been developed for mental and behavioral disorders. This review presents large animals (dog, ovine, swine, horse) as potential models of this disorders. The article was based on the researches that were published in the peer-reviewed journals. Aliterature research was carried out using the PubMed database. The above issues were discussed in the several problem groups in accordance with the WHO International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10thRevision (ICD-10), in particular regarding: organic, including symptomatic, disorders; mental disorders (Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease, pernicious anemia and hepatic encephalopathy, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease); behavioral disorders due to psychoactive substance use (alcoholic intoxication, abuse of morphine); schizophrenia and other schizotypal disorders (puerperal psychosis); mood (affective) disorders (depressive episode); neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders (posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder); behavioral syndromes associated with physiological disturbances and physical factors (anxiety disorders, anorexia nervosa, narcolepsy); mental retardation (Cohen syndrome, Down syndrome, Hunter syndrome); behavioral and emotional disorders (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)...
December 30, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
Guillaume Beltramo, Gabriel Thabut, Nicolas Peron, Pascale Nicaise, Aurélie Cazes, Marie-Pierre Debray, Audrey Joannes, Yves Castier, Arnaud A Mailleux, Justine Frija, Pauline Pradère, Aurélien Justet, Raphaël Borie, Marie-Christine Dombret, Camille Taille, Michel Aubier, Bruno Crestani
BACKGROUND: Autoantibodies against lung epithelial antigens are often detected in patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Anti-Parietal Cell Antibodies (APCA) target the H+/K+ATPase (proton pump). APCA prevalence and lung H+/K+ATPase expression was never studied in IPF patients. METHODS: We retrospectively collected clinical, lung function and imaging data from APCA positive patients (APCA+IPF) and compared them with APCA negative IPF patients matched on the date of diagnostic assessment...
February 2018: Respiratory Medicine
A A Zulfiqar, E Andres
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between pernicious anemia and other autoimmune diseases. METHODS: This retrospective and bicentric study was conducted at Reims and Strasbourg University Hospitals and involved 188 patients with pernicious anemia examined between 2000 and 2010 in order to search for other autoimmune diseases and to evaluate the role of pernicious anemia in autoimmune polyglandular syndrome. RESULTS: A total of 74 patients with a combination of pernicious anemia and other autoimmune diseases were included in the study...
October 2017: Journal of Medicine and Life
Jing W Hughes, Brian D Muegge, Garry S Tobin, Marina Litvin, Lulu Sun, Jose B Saenz, C Prakash Gyawali, Janet B McGill
OBJECTIVE: Pernicious anemia (PA) develops from atrophic gastritis due to autoimmune destruction of parietal cells and results in achlorhydria, vitamin B12 and iron deficiencies, anemia, neurologic deficits, and premalignant and malignant stomach lesions. We report the presentation, diagnosis and gastric complications of PA in patients from an endocrinology practice. METHODS: Thirty-four patients (31 female, 3 male) with PA who underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) or gastrectomy were identified...
November 2017: Endocrine Practice
Catherine Schairer, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Shahinaz M Gadalla
The female preponderance of many autoimmune diseases suggests a possible hormonal etiology. Little research exists on systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases and risk of breast cancer by tumor estrogen receptor (ER)- and progesterone receptor (PR)- status. Here we evaluate associations between selected systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases and breast cancer risk overall and by tumor ER- and PR-status. We used linked Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER)-Medicare data, with first female breast cancer cases ages ≥66 years identified by SEER registries (years 1992-2011) (N = 209,929)...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
Jui-Ming Liu, Ren-Jun Hsu, Fung-Wei Chang, Feng-Hsiang Chiu, Chia-Lun Yeh, Chun-Fa Huang, Shu-Ting Chang, Hung-Chang Lee, Hsin Chi, Chien-Yu Lin
OBJECTIVES: Scabies is a common and annoying disorder. Pernicious anemia (PA) is a serious disease which, when untreated, leads to death. Mounting evidence suggests that immune-mediated inflammatory processes play a role in the pathophysiology of both diseases. The relationship between these two diseases has not been investigated. We conducted this study to explore the potential relationship between scabies and PA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This nationwide, population-based study was conducted using the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Pavel Kolkhir, Elena Borzova, Clive Grattan, Riccardo Asero, Dmitry Pogorelov, Marcus Maurer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Numerous autoimmune diseases (AIDs) have been linked to chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU). Here, we provide the first extensive and comprehensive evaluation of the prevalence of AIDs in patients with CSU and vice versa. METHODS: A Pubmed and Google Scholar search was performed to identify studies reporting the prevalence of various AIDs in CSU and vice versa published before April 2017. RESULTS: The prevalence of individual AIDs in CSU is increased (≥1% in most studies vs ≤1% in the general population)...
October 14, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
Koji Yamanegi, Naoko Yamada, Keiji Nakasho, Hiroshi Nishiura
We recently found that erythroblast-like cells derived from human leukaemia K562 cells express C5a receptor (C5aR) and produce its antagonistic and agonistic ligand ribosomal protein S19 (RP S19) polymer, which is cross-linked between K122 and Q137 by tissue transglutaminases. RP S19 polymer binds to the reciprocal C5aRs on erythroblast-like cells and macrophage-like cells derived from human monocytic THP-1 cells and promotes differentiation into reticulocyte-like cells through enucleation in vitro. To examine the roles of RP S19 polymer in mouse erythropoiesis, we prepared Q137E mutant RP S19 gene knock-in C57BL/6J mice...
October 5, 2017: Immunobiology
Thein Hlaing Oo, Cristhiam Mauricio Rojas-Hernandez
Pernicious anemia (PA) is an autoimmune disease of multifactorial etiologies characterized by autoimmune chronic atrophic gastritis, cobalamin deficiency (CD) due to defective absorption of dietary cobalamin from the terminal ileum, and by the presence of intrinsic factor and parietal cell antibodies. PA is a very common cause of CD-related anemia worldwide. Despite advances in the understanding molecular biology and pathophysiology of PA, the diagnosis of PA remains challenging in many circumstances for many clinicians because of its diverse clinical manifestations and the limitations of currently available diagnostic tools...
September 2017: Discovery Medicine
Saki Todo, Kohei Okamoto, Takeshi Sugimoto, Toshimasa Takahashi, Yasushi Nakagawa, Takashi Arai, Katsuhito Nishiyama, Kenta Hara, Yoshiro Yasutomo, Koichi Yokono
An 80-year-old female was admitted to our hospital due to malaise. The initial diagnosis on admission was pernicious anemia (PA), Hashimoto thyroiditis and autoimmune atrophic gastritis. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia was suspected because direct antiglobulin test (DAT) was positive. Treatment with vitamin B12 improved anemia, with the disappearance of hemolysis. In some cases, PA patients with positive DAT may have hemolysis without the involvement of the autoimmune mechanism. Therefore, it is important to carefully assess PA patients with hemolysis and positive DAT for the prevention of unnecessary administration of steroid therapy...
September 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
C A Mansoor, R Narayan
Mechanisms responsible for anemia in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can be immune or non-immune. A 27-year-old previously healthy woman was admitted with echymotic patches over the lower limbs for six months, multiple joint pain and fatigue for 2 months. She had severe pallor and multiple echymotic patches over the lower limbs. She was diagnosed with SLE with pernicious anemia and iron deficiency anemia. The rare association of SLE with pernicious anemia was reported previously in few patients. Treatment of SLE along with B12 supplementation is necessary for such patients...
September 21, 2017: Reumatismo
Olga Sjomina, Frederic Heluwaert, Driffa Moussata, Marcis Leja
A substantial decrease in Helicobacter pylori-associated peptic ulcer disease has been observed during the last decades. Drug-related ulcers as well as idiopathic ulcers are becoming predominant and are more refractory to treatment; however, H. pylori infection still plays an important role in ulcer bleeding and recurrence after therapy. The effect of H. pylori eradication upon functional dyspepsia symptoms has been reviewed in this article and generally confirms the results of previous meta-analyses. Additional evidence suggests a lack of impact upon the quality of life, in spite of improvement in symptoms...
September 2017: Helicobacter
I V Damulin, D A Degterev
Different aspects of polyneuropathies (PN) developed due to the deficit of group B vitamins in intestinal diseases are considered. Neurological disturbances related to intestinal diseases are caused by malabsorption that leads to the deficit of some compounds extremely important for normal cell metabolism, pathological changes of mucous coat of the stomach and intestine and higher sensitivity to the plant protein gluten. Vitamin B12 deficit can lead to a number of neurological disturbances; patients with pernicious anemia most often develop myelopathy and PN...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Joseph A Moore, Louise Gliga, Srikanth Nagalla
Graves' disease is often associated with other autoimmune disorders, including rare associations with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA). We describe a unique presentation of thyroid storm and warm AIHA diagnosed concurrently in a young female with hyperthyroidism. The patient presented with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and altered mental status. Laboratory studies revealed hemoglobin 3.9g/dL, platelets 171×109 L-1 , haptoglobin <5mg/dL, reticulocytosis, and positive direct antiglobulin test (IgG, C3d, warm)...
August 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
W Ammouri, Z Mezalek Tazi, H Harmouche, M Maamar, M Adnaoui
BACKGROUND: Hyperhomocysteinemia has been suspected of favoring thrombosis. Several case-control studies and even a meta-analysis have confirmed a link between venous thrombosis and hyperhomocysteinemia. Homocysteine is due to genetic and acquired factors (poor diet in folate and vitamin B12, older age, renal impairment, thyroid diseases, and malignancies) induced by the intake and the concentrations of vitamin B9 or B12 in the majority of cases. CASES PRESENTATION: We report the cases of four Moroccan patients who presented with acute vein thrombosis of different sites: a 34-year-old man, a 60-year-old man, a 58-year-old man, and a 47-year-old woman...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Daisy L Wong, Maureen E Merrifield-MacRae, Martin J Stillman
Heavy metal exposure has long been associated with metallothionein (MT) regulation and its functions. MT is a ubiquitous, cysteine-rich protein that is involved in homeostatic metal response for the essential metals zinc and copper, as well as detoxification of heavy metals; the most commonly proposed being cadmium. MT binds in vivo to a number of metals in addition to zinc, cadmium and copper, such as bismuth. In vitro, metallation with a wide range of metals (especially mercury, arsenic, and lead) has been reported using a variety of analytical methods...
April 10, 2017: Metal Ions in Life Sciences
James A Hall, James Mason, Julia Choi, Mark Holguin
Severe vitamin B12 deficiency is caused most commonly by autoimmune atrophic gastritis leading to loss of intrinsic factor. Vitamin B12 deficiency leading to megaloblastic anemia and demyelinating central nervous system disease is well known; however, a rare presentation of B12 deficiency described as pseudothrombotic microangiopathy is not well known. This complication presents with signs of mechanical hemolysis, elevated lactate dehydrogenase (LDH), thrombocytopenia, and a low reticulocyte count, which can be incorrectly diagnosed as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura and managed incorrectly...
June 20, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
José Fidel Baizabal-Carvallo, Marlene Alonso-Juarez
Several neurological syndromes have been recognized associated to GAD antibodies. Among those disorders, cerebellar ataxia (CA) is one of the most common, along with stiff-person syndrome. Patients with GAD associated CA present with a progressive pancerebellar syndrome, with a subacute or chronic evolution, along with other neurological manifestations such as stiffness, oculomotor dysfunction, epilepsy, and cognitive dysfunction. These symptoms may be preceded by the so-called "brainstem attacks", where manifestations consistent with transient dysfunction of the brainstem may be observed...
October 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
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