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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286571/we-are-not-alone-a-case-for-the-human-microbiome-in-extra-intestinal-diseases
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EDITORIAL
S Shivaji
BACKGROUND: "Dysbiosis" in the gut microbiome has been implicated in auto-immune diseases, in inflammatory diseases, in some cancers and mental disorders. The challenge is to unravel the cellular and molecular basis of dysbiosis so as to understand the disease manifestation. MAIN BODY: Next generation sequencing and genome enabled technologies have led to the establishment of the composition of gut microbiomes and established that "dysbiosis" is the cause of several diseases...
2017: Gut Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282736/ocular-inflammation-associated-with-polymyalgia-rheumatica-without-concomitant-giant-cell-arteritis-a-report-of-three-cases
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Takahiro Arai, Rie Tanaka, Toshikatsu Kaburaki
PURPOSE: We report three cases of ocular inflammation and polymyalgia rheumatica without concomitant giant-cell arteritis. METHODS: Report of three cases. RESULTS: Polymyalgia rheumatica onset was at a mean age of 66.7 years, and ocular inflammation, which developed 7-21 months later, was bilateral in all patients. Ocular inflammation presented as episcleritis, scleritis, or anterior uveitis, and it emerged during the tapering of low-dose prednisolone prescribed for polymyalgia rheumatica in all patients...
February 22, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275605/unrelenting-ocular-pain-as-a-masquerading-symptom-of-occult-choroidal-metastasis
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Jordan D Deaner, Renelle Pointdujour-Lim, Emil Anthony T Say, Carol L Shields
PURPOSE: To report a case of chronic eye pain as a presenting feature of choroidal metastasis from lung cancer. METHODS: We report the case of a 58-year-old Caucasian woman with stage IV lung adenocarcinoma presenting with an 8-month history of left eye pain and blurred vision. RESULTS: The patient had previously consulted 14 ophthalmologists with varying diagnoses including posterior scleritis and trigeminal neuralgia. Visual acuity at presentation was 20/20 in the right eye and 20/80 in the left eye...
January 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275602/occult-fungal-scleritis
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Lauren J Jeang, Aaron Davis, Brian Madow, Edgar M Espana, Curtis E Margo
PURPOSE: To heighten awareness of occult fungal scleritis. METHOD: Case report and review of the literature. RESULTS: A 73-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus was diagnosed for 3 months with immune-mediated scleritis and subsequently treated with corticosteroids. On referral, the patient had a scleral nodule with contiguous corneal infiltrate and hypopyon. Culture grew Fusarium species not further classified. The infection could not be controlled with antifungal therapy, and the eye was removed...
January 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217443/virulence-genome-analysis-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-vrfpa10-recovered-from-patient-with-scleritis
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Nandagopal Murugan, Jambulingam Malathi, Vetrivel Umashankar, Hajib Narahari Rao Madhavan
Infectious keratitis is a major cause of blindness, next to cataract and majority of cases are mainly caused by gram negative bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa). In this study, we investigated a P. aeruginosa VRFPA10 genome which exhibited susceptibility to commonly used drugs in vitro but the patient had poor prognosis due to its hyper virulent nature. Genomic analysis of VRFPA10 deciphered multiple virulence factors and P.aeruginosa Genomic Islands (PAGIs) VRFPA10 genome which correlated with hyper virulence nature of the organism...
June 2017: Genomics Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205148/ocular-autoimmune-systemic-inflammatory-infectious-study-oasis-report-4-analysis-and-outcome-of-scleritis-in-an-east-asian-population
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Muhammad Amir Bin Ismail, Rachel Hui Fen Lim, Helen Mi Fang, Elizabeth Poh Ying Wong, Ho Su Ling, Wee Kiak Lim, Stephen C Teoh, Rupesh Agrawal
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the spectrum of scleritis from database of Ocular Autoimmune Systemic Inflammatory Infectious Study (OASIS) at a tertiary eye referral eye institute in Singapore. Clinical records of 120 patients with scleritis from a database of 2200 patients from Ocular Autoimmune Systemic Inflammatory Infectious Study (OASIS) were reviewed. RESULTS: 56.6% were females, with a mean age of 48.6 ± 15.9 years. 75 (62.5%) had diffuse anterior scleritis, 25 (20...
December 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192845/-scleritis-progress-in-diagnosis-and-therapy
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D Pohlmann, U Pleyer
Inflammation of the sclera includes a wide range of morphological changes, which often occur in association with systemic diseases. While episcleritis is mainly harmless, scleritis often proceeds and is characterised by a destructive course. This may lead to important complications, that present as ulcerative keratitis, uveitis or secondary increases in intraocular pressure. As this form of inflammation is severe and there are often underlying diseases, this contribution focusses on differential diagnosis and current therapeutic approaches...
February 13, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149653/igg4-related-disease-presenting-as-isolated-scleritis
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Eran Berkowitz, Ella Arnon, Alona Yaakobi, Yuval Cohen, Beatrice Tiosano
A rare case of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) manifesting as nodular scleritis is presented in a 20-year-old female. Patient complained of left eye pain and redness for one week. Ocular examination together with ancillary testing led to the diagnosis of nodular scleritis. Since the patient did not show apparent improvement after one week of systemic steroidal treatment, she underwent a biopsy of the affected area revealing histopathological characteristics of IgG4-RD. Long-term treatment with corticosteroids and a steroid-sparing agent (methotrexate) led to significant improvement in signs and symptoms...
2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147401/necrotising-scleritis-and-peripheral-ulcerative-keratitis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-treated-with-rituximab
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S Hardy, K Hashemi, M Catanese, M Candil, P Zufferey, E Gabison, Y Guex-Crosier
Background Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic and common inflammatory autoimmune disease. This primarily involves the synovia of the joints, but can cause many extra-articular manifestations as well, including peripheral ulcerative keratitis (PUK) and necrotising scleritis. These are often a threat to vision; they significantly compromise not only the eye's structural integrity but are also important for prognosis and need urgent management. History and signs Three cases of peripheral ulcerative keratitis associated with rheumatoid arthritis were recorded in the electronic databank of the Jules Gonin Uveitis Clinic, two with necrotising scleritis and peripheral ulcerative keratitis and one with only peripheral ulcerative keratitis...
February 1, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147399/severe-idiopathic-posterior-scleritis-in-a-patient-with-hiv
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M Sherif, L Leon, O Clerc, Y Guex-Crosier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140732/surgically-induced-necrotizing-scleritis-following-strabismus-surgery-treated-successfully-with-topical-n-acetylcysteine-in-a-child-with-congenital-fibrosis-of-extraocular-muscles-and-varadi-papp-syndrome
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Muralidhar Rajamani, Vidhya Nagasubramanian, Ahila Ayyavoo, Palany Raghupathy, Ramamurthy Dandapani
INTRODUCTION: Surgically induced necrotizing scleritis (SINS) is a rare but serious disorder that can develop many years after strabismus surgery. It is generally treated with high-dose steroids or immunosuppression. CASE REPORT: We describe a patient with Varadi Papp syndrome and congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles, who developed surgically induced necrotizing scleritis a month after strabismus surgery and was successfully managed by oral vitamin C and topical N-acetylcysteine 10%...
March 2017: Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140700/adalimumab-for-the-treatment-of-uveitis
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Kara C LaMattina, Debra A Goldstein
Adalimumab, an inhibitor of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNFα), is the only systemic non-corticosteroid agent which has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of non-infectious uveitis. Areas covered:The aim of this review is to summarize the research which demonstrated the effectiveness of adalimumab in the treatment of intraocular inflammation and helped to establish its side effect profile, ultimately leading to its FDA approval. Expert commentary:Adalimumab is a useful second-line agent in the treatment of non-infectious uveitis...
January 31, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120637/successful-treatment-with-tocilizumab-for-refractory-scleritis-associated-with-relapsing-polychondritis
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H Shimizu, H Nishioka
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 25, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099217/indirect-carotid-cavernous-fistula-mimicking-scleritis
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Andrés Alberto Hormaza, Gabriel J Tobón, Carlos A Cañas, Juan Pablo Suso, Fabio Bonilla-Abadía
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062426/tuberculous-scleral-abscess-with-choroidal-detachment
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Swapnil Madhukar Parchand, Aswanthi Sadesh Kumar, Subashini Kaliaperumal, Renuka Srinivasan
We present a case of ocular tuberculosis (TB) presenting as scleral abscess with choroidal detachment. A 60-year-old woman presented with intense pain, redness, watering and decreased vision in the right eye (RE) for 1 week duration. Slit lamp examination of RE revealed diffuse scleritis with two pus-pointing areas in the supero-temporal quadrant suggesting scleral abscess. Fundus examination of the RE showed choroidal detachment in the temporal and inferior quadrant. Left eye examination was unremarkable...
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060551/scleritis-associated-with-sapho-syndrome-a-case-report
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Rie Tanaka, Keiichi Sakurai, Toshikatsu Kaburaki
A 31-year-old woman developed bilateral painful red eyes. A slit-lamp examination revealed anterior diffuse scleritis. She had been diagnosed with palmoplantar pustulosis 2 years before. Further evaluation revealed hyperostosis of the sacroiliac joint and inflammation of the bilateral sternoclavicular joints and right sternocostal joint. Ultimately, she was diagnosed with SAPHO syndrome by rheumatologists after excluding other causative diseases. Scleritis associated with SAPHO syndrome is relatively uncommon...
January 6, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032234/the-emerging-role-of-interleukin-il-1-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-inflammatory-and-degenerative-eye-diseases
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Claudia Fabiani, Jurgen Sota, Gian Marco Tosi, Rossella Franceschini, Bruno Frediani, Mauro Galeazzi, Donato Rigante, Luca Cantarini
Interleukin (IL)-1 plays a key role in the pathogenesis and thereafter in the search for specific treatments of different inflammatory and degenerative eye diseases. Indeed, an overactivity of IL-1 might be an initiating factor for many immunopathologic sceneries in the eye, as proven by the efficacy of the specific IL-1 blockade in different ocular diseases. For instance, the uveitis in monogenic autoinflammatory disorders, such as Blau syndrome and cryopyrin-associated periodic syndrome, or in complex polygenic autoinflammatory disorders, such as Behçet's disease, has been successfully treated with IL-1 blockers...
December 28, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007653/poststreptococcal-syndrome-presenting-as-posterior-scleritis-in-a-child
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Sarah M Hilkert, Anjum F Koreishi, Dmitry Pyatetsky
Posterior scleritis in children is very rare. In contrast to the adult form, pediatric posterior scleritis has not previously been associated with any systemic disorder. We describe a case of an 11-year-old girl who presented with left eye pain and redness and was found to have posterior scleritis on ultrasonography. Her laboratory work-up revealed a highly elevated antistreptolysin O titer; the rest of her serologic and radiologic evaluation was unremarkable. She was diagnosed with presumed poststreptococcal posterior scleritis and improved with a slow taper of oral steroids...
December 19, 2016: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005810/a-rare-patient-with-orbital-apex-syndrome-anterior-uveitis-and-necrotizing-scleritis-due-to-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus
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Erdinc Aydin, Melike Balikoglu-Yilmaz, Seher Saritepe Imre, Feray Koc, Levent Kazanci, Arif Taylan Ozturk
The purpose of this study was to describe a patient of orbital apex syndrome, anterior uveitis, secondary glaucoma, corneal dellen, and necrotizing scleritis following an attack of herpes zoster ophthalmicus, and the placement of a pericardial patch graft. A 64-year-old male patient with blepharoptosis of his right eye and multiple vesicles on the forehead, nose and cheeks, limitation on all gazes, blepharoptosis, and exophthalmia was eventually diagnosed with ophthalmic zona with orbital apex syndrome. After the treatment with systemic antiviral and steroid, there was complete recovery of the unilateral vesicular eruption, ophthalmoplegia, and ptosis at the third month follow-up...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987518/-clinical-characteristics-of-4-cases-of-scleritis-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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L Wang, Y Yang, Y Jia, H Miao, Y S Zhou, X Y Zhang
Episcleritis and scleritis are relatively rare ocular diseases, which are commonly associated with rheumatic diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). To investigate clinical and laboratory features of SLE-associated episcleritis and scleritis, we now report 4 cases of inpatients who were diagnosed with episcleritis or scleritis secondary to SLE from September 2005 to July 2016 in the Department of Rheumatology and Immunology in Peking University People's Hospital. Demographic, clinical and laboratory characteristics were summarized together with the treatment regimen and the prognosis; the literature was reviewed...
December 18, 2016: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
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