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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028793/clinico-pathological-features-of-erythema-nodosum-leprosum-a-case-control-study-at-alert-hospital-ethiopia
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Edessa Negera, Stephen L Walker, Selfu Girma, Shimelis N Doni, Degafe Tsegaye, Saba M Lambert, Munir H Idriss, Yohanis Tsegay, Hazel M Dockrell, Abraham Aseffa, Diana N Lockwood
BACKGROUND: Leprosy reactions are a significant cause of morbidity in leprosy population. Erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) is an immunological complication affecting approximately 50% of patients with lepromatous leprosy (LL) and 10% of borderline lepromatous (BL) leprosy. ENL is associated with clinical features such as skin lesions, neuritis, arthritis, dactylitis, eye inflammation, osteitis, orchitis, lymphadenitis and nephritis. ENL is treated mainly with corticosteroids and corticosteroids are often required for extended periods of time which may lead to serious adverse effects...
October 13, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016342/case-report-histoplasmosis-in-himachal-pradesh-india-an-emerging-endemic-focus
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Vikram K Mahajan, Rashmi Kaul Raina, Suman Singh, Rattan Sagar Rashpa, Anuradha Sood, Pushpinder S Chauhan, Karaninder S Mehta, Ritu Rawat, Vikas Sharma
We describe four cases of histoplasmosis indigenous to Himachal Pradesh (India) that will be of considerable public health interest. A 48-year-old human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-negative man with cervical and mediastinal lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly, adrenal mass, and bone marrow involvement was treated as disseminated tuberculosis without benefit. Progressive disseminated histoplasmosis was diagnosed from the fungus in smears from adrenal mass. Another 37-year-old HIV-positive man was on treatment of suspected pulmonary tuberculosis...
September 25, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993983/skin-manifestations-associated-with-autoimmune-liver-diseases-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Benedetta Terziroli Beretta-Piccoli, Pietro Invernizzi, M Eric Gershwin, Carlo Mainetti
Autoimmune liver diseases, which include mainly autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and the variant syndromes, are often associated with extrahepatic autoimmune diseases. However, the association with cutaneous diseases is less well described. In the present article, we provide a systematic literature review on skin manifestations linked to each of these four autoimmune liver diseases, excluding skin manifestations of systemic diseases. The association of autoimmune hepatitis with vitiligo is well known, with a particular striking association with type 2 autoimmune hepatitis, a condition occurring almost entirely in children and adolescents, much rarer and more aggressive than type 1 autoimmune hepatitis; probable associations are also identified with alopecia areata, psoriasis, and pyoderma gangrenosum...
October 9, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992368/unilateral-plantar-erythema-nodosum-in-sarcoidosis
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Axel J Hueber, Georg Schett, Bernhard Manger
A 32-year old male Caucasian patient presented with mild exertional dyspnea, pain and swelling of both ankles, and general malaise. On examination symmetrical arthritis of both ankles and a vivid nodular erythema with slight pain on pressure was detected on the sole of the right foot (A). A therapy with ibuprofen had not led to any improvement of symptoms. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
October 9, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991896/t-cell-regulation-in-erythema-nodosum-leprosum
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Edessa Negera, Stephen L Walker, Kidist Bobosha, Rawleigh Howe, Abraham Aseffa, Hazel M Dockrell, Diana N Lockwood
Leprosy is a disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae where the clinical spectrum correlates with the patient immune response. Erythema Nodosum Leprosum (ENL) is an immune-mediated inflammatory complication, which causes significant morbidity in affected leprosy patients. The underlying cause of ENL is not conclusively known. However, immune-complexes and cell-mediated immunity have been suggested in the pathogenesis of ENL. The aim of this study was to investigate the regulatory T-cells in patients with ENL...
October 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973835/aneurysm-formation-after-stent-grafting-in-vascular-behcet-s-disease
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Suguru Honda, Fumio Hirano, Mariko Mouri, Hisanori Hasegawa, Hitoshi Kohsaka
A 40-year-old man with a history of oral and ileocecal ulcers, acneiform lesions, erythema nodosum and deep vein thrombosis presented with fever, abdominal pain and a pulsatile mass in the right groin. Two months prior to the presentation, he underwent stent grafting via the right femoral artery for an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Enhanced computed tomography disclosed aneurysms at the both ends of the stent (blue and green arrows in the panels A and B) and at the right femoral puncture site (blue arrowhead)...
October 3, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969152/azathioprine-in-chronic-recalcitrant-erythema-nodosum-leprosum-a-case-report
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Singh Shailendra Vikram Jitendra, Romita Bachaspatimayum, A Subhalakshmi Devi, S Rita
Erythema Nodosum Leprosum (ENL) may have a chronic course which may be recalcitrant to treatment. Preferred treatment modalities are systemic corticosteroids and thalidomide. Azathioprine, methotrexate and cyclosporine are immunosuppressants which may also be used as a steroid sparing agent. We report the case of a 48-year-old male diagnosed as lepromatous leprosy that developed ENL after four months of Multibacillary Multi-Drug Therapy (MB-MDT). He was treated with oral prednisolone (1 mg/kg/day) which was gradually tapered upto a dose of 7...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28966621/new-insight-into-the-pathogenesis-of-erythema-nodosum-leprosum-the-role-of-activated-memory-t-cells
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Edessa Negera, Kidist Bobosha, Stephen L Walker, Birtukan Endale, Rawleigh Howe, Abraham Aseffa, Hazel M Dockrell, Diana N Lockwood
Memory T-cells, particularly, effector memory T cells are implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases and may contribute to tissue injury and disease progression. Although erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) is an inflammatory complication of leprosy, the role of memory T cell subsets has never been studied in this patient group. The aim of this study was at investigate the kinetics of memory T cell subsets in patients with ENL before and after prednisolone treatment. A case-control study design was used to recruit 35 untreated patients with ENL and 25 non-reactional lepromatous leprosy (LL) patient controls at ALERT Hospital, Ethiopia...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965699/-giardia-duodenalis-and-its-involvement-in-skin-diseases
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REVIEW
P Humbert, A Guichard, I Bennani, S Chiheb
BACKGOUND: Over the last thirty years, the scientific community has become increasingly interested in the intestinal flora, whether commensal or pathogenic, and its impact on other organs. In dermatology, the correlation between intestinal microbial agents and cutaneous lesions is well established. Giardia duodenalis, an intestinal parasite, has been particularly widely studied. The aim of this work is to provide a review of studies demonstrating the involvement of G. duodenalis in various forms of dermatosis...
September 28, 2017: Annales de Dermatologie et de Vénéréologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960930/takayasu-arteritis-presented-with-acute-heart-failure-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Xuanqi An, Yechen Han, Bingqing Zhang, Lin Qiao, Yuxing Zhao, Xiaoxiao Guo, Ligang Fang, Wenling Zhu, Quan Fang, Zhujun Shen, Shuyang Zhang
Acute heart failure due to myocarditis is not common in Takayasu arteritis, let alone in combination with thrombosis affecting both ventricles and pulmonary arteries. The concomitant infection of non-tuberculosis mycobacterium further complicates the clinical scenario and poses challenges for implementation of tailored treatments. This case report describes a teenage girl with a history of intermittent claudication and Erythema Nodosum who developed acute heart failure. Detailed clinical investigations and imaging techniques confirmed the diagnosis...
September 28, 2017: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954119/etanercept-in-erythema-nodosum-leprosum
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Julia Rocha Silva Santos, Dâmia Leal Vendramini, José Augusto da Costa Nery, João Carlos Regazzi Avelleira
One of the biggest challenges in treating leprosy is the control of reaction events. Patients with lepromatous leprosy may present reaction type II, or erythema nodosum leprosum, during treatment, and this reaction can remain in a recurrent form after being released from the hospital, requiring the use of thalidomide and/or prednisone for long periods of time, in turn increasing the risk of side effects. Two reports of the use of antiTNF to treat erythema nodosum leprosum were found in the literature. A good response was found after an assay with infliximab and etanercept...
July 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944149/a-case-of-leprosy-erythema-nodosum-leprosum-and-hemophagocytic-syndrome-a-continuum-of-manifestations-of-same-agent-host-interactions
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Prasan Kumar Panda, Ramjas Prajapati, Arvind Kumar, Manisha Jana, Pradeep Immanuel, Pranay Tanwar, Naveet Wig
A young adult man with 4-years history of lepromatous leprosy (received irregularly multidrug therapy) presented with two and half years history of symptoms suggestive of chronic erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL), initially responded to steroids and thalidomide, but later on failed. During the last 2-months, he developed fever, vomiting, and subsequently altered sensorium. On evaluation, he had hepatosplenomegaly, hyponatremia, hyperferritinemia, hemophagocytosis in bone marrow aspiration, lobular panniculitis in skin biopsy, and multiple parenchymal nodules in chest imaging...
August 2017: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901560/erythema-nodosum-like-panniculitis-mimicking-disease-recurrence-a-novel-toxicity-from-immune-checkpoint-blockade-therapy-report-of-two-patients
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Michael T Tetzlaff, Amir A Jazaeri, Carlos A Torres-Cabala, Brinda Rao Korivi, Genie A Landon, Priyadharsini Nagarajan, Adrienne Choksi, Leon Chen, Marc Uemura, Phyu P Aung, Adi Diab, Padmanee Sharma, Michael A Davies, Rodabe Amaria, Victor G Prieto, Jonathan L Curry
Immunotherapies targeting cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and the programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) receptor and its ligand (PD-L1) have demonstrated substantial clinical benefit in patients with clinically advanced solid malignancies. However, autoimmune toxicities are common and often significant adverse events with these agents. While rash and pruritus remain the most common cutaneous complications in treated patients, novel dermatologic toxicities related to immune checkpoint blockade continue to emerge as the number of patients exposed to immunotherapy increases...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875310/simultaneous-analysis-of-multiple-t-helper-subsets-in-leprosy-reveals-distinct-patterns-of-th1-th2-th17-and-tregs-markers-expression-in-clinical-forms-and-reactional-events
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Michelle de Campos Soriani Azevedo, Heloisa Marques, Larissa Sarri Binelli, Mariana Silva Vieira Malange, Amanda Carreira Devides, Eliane Aparecida Silva, Luciana Raquel Vincenzi Fachin, Cassio Cesar Ghidella, Cleverson Teixeira Soares, Gustavo Pompermaier Garlet, Patrícia Sammarco Rosa, Andrea de Farias Fernandes Belone, Ana Paula Favaro Trombone
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. Previous studies have demonstrated that the difference among clinical forms of leprosy can be associated with the immune response of patients, mainly by T helper (Th) and regulatory T cells (Tregs). Then, aiming at clarifying the immune response, the expression of cytokines related to Th1, Th2, Th17 and Tregs profiles were evaluated by qPCR in 87 skin biopsies from leprosy patients. Additionally, cytokines and anti-PGL-1 antibodies were determined in serum by ELISA...
September 5, 2017: Medical Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860798/beh%C3%A3-et-s-syndrome-providing-integrated-care
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REVIEW
Sinem Nihal Esatoglu, Zekayi Kutlubay, Didar Ucar, Ibrahim Hatemi, Ugur Uygunoglu, Aksel Siva, Gulen Hatemi
Behçet's syndrome (BS) is a multisystem vasculitis that presents with a variety of mucocutaneous manifestations such as oral and genital ulcers, papulopustular lesions and erythema nodosum as well as ocular, vascular, gastrointestinal and nervous system involvement. Although it occurs worldwide, it is especially prevalent in the Far East and around the Mediterranean Sea. Male gender and younger age at disease onset are associated with a more severe disease course. The management of BS depends on the severity of symptoms...
2017: Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819912/a-case-of-q-fever-with-erythema-nodosum
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E Meriglier, L Asquier, F Roblot, P Roblot, C Landron
BACKGROUND: Acute Q fever is asymptomatic in 60% of the patients, while the reminder may present with fever, pneumoniae, and hepatitis. Skin manifestations are uncommon including transient punctiform rashes, purpuric, or maculopapular eruptions. Erythema nodosum have seldom been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old female presented with fever for 1 month and skin lesions consists of erythematous painful nodule of the legs. Serological testing for Coxiella burnetii was positive...
August 17, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765184/environmental-sensitivity-as-a-trigger-of-erythema-nodosum-and-perimenopausal-symptoms
#17
Randy Horwitz, Victoria Maizes
A 45-year-old woman presented to the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Clinic for advice on managing recurrent erythema nodosum (EN), along with recent onset perimenopausal symptoms. Her painful EN flares had occurred two to six times per year over the past 14 years, yet had attenuated over the past 5 years until recently, and she presented with bilateral EN lesions on the shins. An environmental exposure history revealed that a new plastic-containing water pot had been introduced at her office just prior to her latest EN flare...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763338/bullous-erythema-nodosum-leprosum-as-the-first-manifestation-of-multibacillary-leprosy-a-rare-phenomenon
#18
Neha Bakshi, Seema Rao, Rohit Batra
Erythema nodosum leprosum (ENL) may uncommonly present before treatment in patients with multibacillary leprosy. Atypical manifestations are known in ENL and may be clinically misleading. Such wide variations in the clinical presentation of leprosy in reaction make histopathology an important tool for supporting clinical diagnosis. We report bullous ENL presenting as the first manifestation of leprosy in a 30-year-old Indian man diagnosed using histopathology.
November 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738858/erythema-nodosum-masking-nephrogenic-systemic-fibrosis-as-initial-skin-manifestation
#19
Kar Wah Fuah, Christopher Thiam Seong Lim
BACKGROUND: Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) is a complication of the gadolinium-based contrast agent used in imaging studies. It is typically characterised by hard, erythematous and indurated skin plaques with surrounding subcutaneous oedema. Distinct papules and subcutaneous nodules can also be seen. Fibrocytes in NSF are immunohistochemically positive for CD34. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of NSF occurred after gadolinium exposure in which the initial presentation mimics an erythema nodosum (EN)-like picture...
July 24, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725155/a-case-of-severe-erythema-nodosum-induced-by-methimazole
#20
Selma Emre, Didem Ozdemir, Sibel Orhun, Goknur Kalkan, Sertac Sener
Erythema nodosum (EN), is the most common variant of septal panniculitis and is possibly a delayed hypersensitivity reaction triggered by a wide range of antigenic stimuli. Hypersensitivity reactions due to medications have been recognized as a cause of 3-10% of EN cases. Case reports of EN associated with the anti-thyroid drugs are quite rarely reported in the literature even if there is a common use of anti-thyroid drugs. We report an EN case due to methimazole. The complaints of patients arose immediately fifteen days after the beginning of methimazole treatment...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
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