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uveitis and rheumatoid arthritis

Ankush Kawali, Ringhoo Theresa Jose, Aishwarya, Mathew Kurian, Kushal Kacha, Padmamalini Mahendradas, Rohit Shetty
BACKGROUND: Psycho-immunology is an emerging branch of science which studies the interaction between the brain and the immune system. The purpose of this study is to identify the types of personality factors in patients with non-infectious uveitis and to find its association with a particular uveitic entity if any. This is a prospective, observational, case-control study of 186 patients with non-infectious uveitis (group A) and controls from general ophthalmology outpatient department (group B)...
December 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
Mohammad Reza Zamani, Saeed Aslani, Arash Salmaninejad, Mohammad Reza Javan, Nima Rezaei
Programmed death 1 (PD-1) and its ligands, namely PD-L1 and PD-L2, are one of the key factors responsible for inhibitory T cell signaling, mediating the mechanisms of tolerance and providing immune homeostasis. Mounting evidence demonstrates that impaired PD-1:PD-L function plays an important role in a variety of autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes (T1D), encephalomyelitis, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), Behcet's disease (BD), myasthenia gravis (MG), autoimmune uveitis (AU), Sjögren's syndrome (SjS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic sclerosis (SSc), myocarditis, and ankylosing spondylitis (AS)...
September 15, 2016: Cellular Immunology
Krishna R Murthy, Manjunath Dammalli, Sneha M Pinto, Kalpana Babu Murthy, Raja Sekhar Nirujogi, Anil K Madugundu, Gourav Dey, Yashwanth Subbannayya, Uttam Kumar Mishra, Bipin Nair, Harsha Gowda, T S Keshava Prasad
The annual economic burden of visual disorders in the United States was estimated at $139 billion. Ophthalmology is therefore one of the salient application fields of postgenomics biotechnologies such as proteomics in the pursuit of global precision medicine. Interestingly, the protein composition of the human iris tissue still remains largely unexplored. In this context, the uveal tract constitutes the vascular middle coat of the eye and is formed by the choroid, ciliary body, and iris. The iris forms the anterior most part of the uvea...
September 2016: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
Christelle Domngang Noche, Giles Kagmeni, Viola Dohvoma, Assumpta Lucienne Bella, Come Ebana Mvogo, Madeleine Singwe-Ngandeu
PURPOSE: To determine the profile of ophthalmic manifestations in chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases (CIRD). METHODS: Observational study at the Yaounde Central Hospital and Innel Medical Centre (2004 to 2012). RESULTS: The study population (n = 36) consisted of 14 men and 22 women with average age of 47.9 ± 17.2 years. Cases of CIRD were rheumatoid arthritis (n = 16), systemic lupus erythematosus (n = 8), ankylosing spondylitis (n = 8), mixed connective tissue disease (n = 2), scleroderma (n = 1), and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (n = 1)...
September 6, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Yung-Feng Yen, Pei-Hung Chuang, I-An Jen, Marcelo Chen, Yu-Ching Lan, Yen-Ling Liu, Yun Lee, Yen-Hsu Chen, Yi-Ming Arthur Chen
OBJECTIVES: It is not known if the incidences of autoimmune diseases are higher in individuals living with HIV infection or AIDS. Our study investigated the incidences of autoimmune diseases among people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Taiwan during 2000-2012. METHODS: The Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database was used to identify PLWHA. The incidence densities of systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases were calculated, and age-adjusted, sex-adjusted and period-adjusted standardised incidence rates (SIRs) were obtained by using two million people from the general population as controls...
September 2, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Marta Gómez-Mariscal, Andrea Oleñik, Pablo Arriba-Palomero, Mónica García-Cosio, Francisco J Muñoz-Negrete
PURPOSE: To report an uncommon case of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease-associated-uveitis. METHODS: A 31-year-old Caucasian woman with cervical lymphadenitis and Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease recently confirmed by biopsy, complained about unilateral blurry vision. Differential diagnoses, including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, Behçet disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis was performed. We undertook a review of other similar cases found in the literature...
July 15, 2016: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
Mikhail M Kostik, Ekaterina V Gaidar, Alla Y Hynnes, Margarita F Dubko, Vera V Masalova, Ludmil S Snegireva, Irina A Chikova, Eugenia A Isupova, Tatiana N Nikitina, Elena D Serogodskaya, Olga V Kalashnikova, Angelo Ravelli, Vyacheslav G Chasnyk
OBJECTIVES: To re-evaluate the ability of methotrexate (MTX) to prevent the onset of uveitis in Russian children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS: The clinical charts for all consecutive patients who received a stable management for at least 2 years with or without MTX were reviewed. Patients who were given systemic medications other than MTX (except NSAID) and patients with systemic arthritis, rheumatoid factor-positive arthritis, or enthesitis-related arthritis were excluded...
July 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Teoman Aydin, Ozgur Taspinar, Meryem Guneser, Yasar Keskin
BACKGROUND: Vogt Koyanagi Harada (VKH) Syndrome is a rarely-seen multi-systemic, autoimmune and inflammatory disease. It observed frequently with neurologic, auditory and skin manifestations and characterized with bilateral, chronic and diffused granulomatous panuveitis. It generally affects women in young-adult period. CASE: A 57 year-old female patient applied to a special center one year ago with a complaint of decrease in the sight acuity of the right eye. The right eye was operated on with cataract diagnosis...
March 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
Christelle Domngang Noche, Madeleine Singwé-Ngandeu, Assumpta Lucienne Bella
INTRODUCTION: Scleritis and peripheral ulcerative keratitis are ocular manifestations found in many inflammations and infections. Therefore, their association should prompt a search for inflammatory or infectious causes that may be life-threatening, especially in the context of AIDS due to HIV infection. FINDINGS: We report the case of a 37-year-old female, first seen in 2011 with a nodular scleritis in the right eye and a peripheral ulcerative keratitis, a necrotizing scleritis, and a granulomatous anterior uveitis in the left eye, in the context of chronic polyarthropathies that had evolved over 6 months...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Dhavalkumar D Patel, Vijay K Kuchroo
The T helper 17 (Th17) cell pathway has been linked by genome-wide association studies to multiple autoimmune diseases. Identification of the genetic causes of primary immunodeficiency diseases revealed that Th17 cells are also critical in host immunity to mucocutaneous candida infections and Staphylococcus aureus. Therapeutic interventions with inhibitors of the different components of the pathway such as interleukin-12 (IL-12), IL-23, IL-17A, and IL-17RA have variably beneficial effects in psoriasis, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, non-infectious uveitis, and multiple sclerosis...
December 15, 2015: Immunity
Michael Roman, Vandana K Madkan, Melvin W Chiu
Secukinumab (Cosentyx™) is a human monoclonal IgG1k antibody that has been developed to target and block the actions of IL-17A. It is known that this cytokine is elevated in lesions of psoriasis. Interleukins in the Th17 pathway play a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and have thus become targets for recent biologic drug development. As a monoclonal antibody immune modulator, secukinumab exhibits the expected pharmacokinetic properties of slow subcutaneous absorption, low clearance, and long half-life, although formal studies examining the impact of impaired hepatic or renal function on the overall pharmacokinetic profile have not been conducted...
2015: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Guan Wee Wong, Michael A Heneghan
For many patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), the presence of extrahepatic features is well recognised both at the time of presentation and during long-term follow-up. Concomitant 'autoimmune disorders' have been described in 20-50% of patients with AIH, both in adults and children. Indeed, the presence of these associated phenomena has been incorporated into both the original and revised International AIH group scoring systems as an aid to codifying the diagnosis. In acute index presentations, non-specific joint pains sometimes flitting in nature have been reported in 10-60% of patients, and while joint swelling is uncommon, rheumatoid arthritis and mixed connective tissue disease have been reported in 2-4% of patients with AIH...
2015: Digestive Diseases
Fabrizio Cantini, Laura Niccoli, Carlotta Nannini, Emanuele Cassarà, Olga Kaloudi, Ennio Giulio Favalli, Andrea Becciolini, Martina Biggioggero, Maurizio Benucci, Francesca Li Gobbi, Valentina Grossi, Maria Infantino, Francesca Meacci, Mariangela Manfredi, Serena Guiducci, Silvia Bellando-Randone, Marco Matucci-Cerinic, Rosario Foti, Marcella Di Gangi, Marta Mosca, Chiara Tani, Fabrizio Palmieri, Delia Goletti
OBJECTIVE: A multidisciplinary expert panel, the Italian board for the TAilored BIOlogic therapy (ITABIO), was constituted to formulate evidence-based decisional statements for the first-line tailored biologic therapy in patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), spondyloarthritis (SpA), and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). METHODS: Systematic review of the literature to identify English-language articles on the variables influencing the first-line biologic choice, including the efficacy and safety of the drug, the route of administration, the availability of response predictor biomarkers, the need of monotherapy, the patient socio-economic status, lifestyle, cultural level, personality, fertility and childbearing potential in women, the presence of comorbidities, the host-related risk factors for infection and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) reactivation, the cardiovascular (CV) risk, and costs...
April 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Elena Generali, Luca Cantarini, Carlo Selmi
Eye involvement represents a common finding in patients with systemic autoimmune diseases, particularly rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren syndrome, seronegative spondyloarthropathy, and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis. The eye is a privileged immune site but commensal bacteria are found on the ocular surface. The eye injury may be inflammatory, vascular or infectious, as well as iatrogenic, as in the case of hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine, corticosteroids, and bisphosphonates. Manifestations may affect different components of the eye, with episcleritis involving the episclera, a thin layer of tissue covering the sclera; scleritis being an inflammation of the sclera potentially leading to blindness; keratitis, referring to corneal inflammation frequently associated with scleritis; and uveitis as the inflammation of the uvea, including the iris, ciliary body, and choroid, subdivided into anterior, posterior, or panuveitis...
December 2015: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
Kenji Nagata, Tohru Inaba, Shigeru Kinoshita
PURPOSE: To report a case of CD5+ primary intraocular B-cell lymphoma arising during methotrexate (MTX) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor treatment in a young patient with rheumatoid arthritis and uveitis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 39-year-old woman treated with MTX and a TNF inhibitor for rheumatoid arthritis and uveitis had steroid-resistant vitreous opacity. A vitreous sample was obtained by using diagnostic vitrectomy and was categorized as class V based on cytologic examination...
September 2015: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
Pradeep Venkatesh, Varun Gogia, Bhavin Shah, Shikha Gupta, Pradeep Sagar, Satpal Garg
The purpose of the study was to identify the clinical and etiological profile of uveitis at the apex institute for eye care in India. This is a prospective, prevalence study. 980 consecutive patients with uveitis referred to uvea clinic, Dr. RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences (Ophthalmology division, All India Institute of Medical Sciences). Demographic data of each patient were noted and a thorough ocular examination including slit lamp examination and dilated fundus evaluation was carried out. OCT and fluorescein angiography were undertaken whenever indicated...
June 2016: International Ophthalmology
Leah L Kammerdiener, Jaime Lynn Speiser, James V Aquavella, Mona Harissi-Dagher, Claes H Dohlman, James Chodosh, Joseph B Ciolino
PURPOSE: To evaluate associations between preoperative diagnosis, soft contact lens (SCL) retention and complications. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of 92 adult patients (103 eyes) who received a Boston keratoprosthesis type I at the Massachusetts's Eye and Ear Infirmary or the Flaum Eye Institute. Records were reviewed for preoperative diagnosis, SCL retention and subsequent complications. Preoperative categories included 16 autoimmune (Stevens-Johnson syndrome, ocular cicatricial pemphigoid, rheumatoid arthritis and uveitis), 9 chemical injury and 67 'other' (aniridia, postoperative infection, dystrophies, keratopathies) patients...
April 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Alberto Parafita-Fernández, Manuel A Parafita
PURPOSE: Bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is a vaccine that can be instilled into the urinary bladder as immunotherapy against superficial bladder cancer. Several case reports have implicated intravesical BCG in the development of uveitis. Patients treated with BCG therapy may present with systemic symptoms resembling reactive arthritis and, less frequently, have ocular adverse effects including bilateral panuveitis or chorioretinitis. In all but three previously reported cases of uveitis associated with BCG treatment, HLA-B27 has been positive...
October 2015: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
Rakeshchandra R Meka, Shivaprasad H Venkatesha, Steven Dudics, Bodhraj Acharya, Kamal D Moudgil
Interleukin-27 (IL-27) is a new member of the IL-12 family. It is produced by activated antigen-presenting cells and plays an important role in the regulation of CD4+ T cell differentiation and immune response. IL-27 activates multiple signaling cascades, including the JAK-STAT and p38 MAPK pathways. Several studies have revealed that IL-27 promotes the differentiation of Th1 and Tr1, but inhibits Th2, Th17, and Treg cells. However, a few studies have shown an opposite effect on certain T cell subsets, such as Treg...
December 2015: Autoimmunity Reviews
Reem Abdwani, Eiman Abdalla, Safiya Al Abrawi, Ibrahim Al-Zakwani
BACKGROUND: There is a worldwide variation in the prevalence and subtype distribution of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) which may be affected by ethnicity and genetic factors. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence, subtype distribution and characteristic features of JIA among Omani children and to compare our results with other ethnic populations worldwide. METHODS: A population-based, multicenter study among pediatric rheumatology clinics in the Sultanate over a 10 year period between 2004-2013...
2015: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
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