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eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis

Laxmi Khanna
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May 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Christian Pagnoux
Antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides are small-vessel vasculitides that include granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly Wegener's granulomatosis), microscopic polyangiitis, and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome). Renal-limited ANCA-associated vasculitides can be considered the fourth entity. Despite their rarity and still unknown cause(s), research pertaining to ANCA-associated vasculitides has been very active over the past decades. The pathogenic role of antimyeloperoxidase ANCA (MPO-ANCA) has been supported using several animal models, but that of antiproteinase 3 ANCA (PR3-ANCA) has not been as strongly demonstrated...
September 2016: Eur J Rheumatol
Alberto Francesco Cereda, Patrizia Pedrotti, Lucio De Capitani, Cristina Giannattasio, Alberto Roghi
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a systemic necrotizing vasculitis characterized by hypereosinophilia. EGPA typically develops in three clinical phases, beginning with asthma, followed by tissue eosinophilia and finally systemic vasculitis. Cardiac involvement is the most important predictor of mortality; it occurs in approximately 15-60% of EGPA patients, a significant proportion of whom are asymptomatic and have normal electrocardiogram (ECG) and echocardiogram...
October 7, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
Vincent Cottin, Elisabeth Bel, Paolo Bottero, Klaus Dalhoff, Marc Humbert, Romain Lazor, Renato A Sinico, Pasupathy Sivasothy, Michael E Wechsler, Matthieu Groh, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Chahéra Khouatra, Benoit Wallaert, Camille Taillé, Philippe Delaval, Jacques Cadranel, Philippe Bonniaud, Grégoire Prévot, Sandrine Hirschi, Anne Gondouin, Bertrand Dunogué, Gérard Chatté, Christophe Briault, Christian Pagnoux, David Jayne, Loïc Guillevin, Jean-François Cordier
OBJECTIVE: To guide nosology and classification of patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) based on phenotype and presence or absence of ANCA. METHODS: Organ manifestations and ANCA status were retrospectively analyzed based on the presence or not of predefined definite vasculitis features or surrogates of vasculitis in patients asthma, eosinophilia, and at least one systemic organ manifestation attributable to systemic disease. RESULTS: The study population included 157 patients (mean age 49...
September 23, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
Cæcilie Larsen Bang, Celeste Michala Porsbjerg
Heart involvement is the most critical and potentially lethal systemic manifestation in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). We present a case of acute chest pain in a 58-year-old male with severe asthma, which regressed after sublingual administration of nitroglycerine. At the time of hospital admission, there were non-specific ST-changes on the ecg, coronary enzymes were increased, and the patient was concluded to have a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, and treated as such. A subacute cardiac catheterization showed no signs of significant coronary stenosis...
2016: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
Vincent Cottin, Elisabeth Bel, Paolo Bottero, Klaus Dalhoff, Marc Humbert, Romain Lazor, Renato A Sinico, Pasupathy Sivasothy, Michael E Wechsler, Matthieu Groh, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Chahéra Khouatra, Benoit Wallaert, Camille Taillé, Philippe Delaval, Jacques Cadranel, Philippe Bonniaud, Grégoire Prévot, Sandrine Hirschi, Anne Gondouin, Bertrand Dunogué, Gérard Chatté, Amandine Briault, David Jayne, Loïc Guillevin, Jean-François Cordier
The respiratory manifestations of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) have not been studied in detail.In this retrospective multicentre study, EGPA was defined by asthma, eosinophilia and at least one new onset extra-bronchopulmonary organ manifestation of disease.The study population included 157 patients (mean±sd age 49.4±14.1 years), with a mean±sd blood eosinophil count of 7.4±6.4×10(9) L(-1) at diagnosis. There was a mean±sd of 11.8±18.2 years from the onset of asthma to the diagnosis of EGPA, of 1...
September 1, 2016: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Belén Lozano-Masdemont, Celia Horcajada-Reales, Laura Gómez-Recuero Muñoz, Verónica Parra-Blanco
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August 26, 2016: Reumatología Clinica
Yasuyoshi Ishiwata, Masashi Nagata, Takafumi Arai, Misato Makiishi, Maho Yoshikawa, Hiromitsu Takahashi, Hitoshi Kohsaka, Masato Yasuhara
BACKGROUND: Although azole antifungal agents have been shown to affect the pharmacokinetics of calcineurin inhibitors such as tacrolimus and cyclosporine by inhibiting drug metabolism, there are few clinical reports on drug interactions between miconazole oral gel and calcineurin inhibitors. In the present study, the effects of miconazole oral gel on the blood concentrations of tacrolimus and cyclosporine were investigated. METHODS: In this retrospective study, 18 patients concomitantly administered miconazole oral gel and tacrolimus (9 for dermatomyositis, 3 for myasthenia gravis, 2 for systemic lupus erythematosus, 2 for rheumatoid arthritis, 1 for polymyositis, 1 for prevention of graft-versus-host disease post bone marrow transplantation), and 15 patients concomitantly administered miconazole oral gel and cyclosporine (11 for interstitial pneumonia, 2 for pemphigus, 1 for eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, 1 for systemic lupus erythematosus) were evaluated...
August 23, 2016: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
Kosei Nagata, Shinichi Yamamoto, Kota Miyoshi, Masaki Sato, Yusuke Arino, Yoji Mikami
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA, Churg-Strauss syndrome) is a rare systemic vasculitis and is difficult to diagnose. EGPA has a number of symptoms including peripheral dysesthesia caused by mononeuropathy multiplex, which is similar to radiculopathy due to lumbar disc hernia or lumbar spinal stenosis. Therefore, EGPA patients with mononeuropathy multiplex often visit orthopedic clinics, but orthopedic doctors and spine neurosurgeons have limited experience in diagnosing EGPA because of its rarity...
August 2016: Acta Medica Okayama
Sophia Lionaki, John N Boletis
BACKGROUND: Pauci-immune glomerulonephritis is the most common cause of aggressive glomerulonephritis and occurs as a renal-limited disease or as a component of systemic necrotizing small-vessel vasculitis. It is characterized by paucity of staining for immunoglobulins, by immunofluorescence along with fibrinoid necrosis and crescent formation by light microscopy, while the vast majority of patients have anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) in their circulation, which also participate in the pathogenesis of the disease...
March 2016: Kidney Diseases
Zhi-Ying Li, Tian-Tian Ma, Min Chen, Ming-Hui Zhao
BACKGROUND: Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) comprises microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and eosinophilic GPA (EGPA). Myeloperoxidase (MPO) and proteinase 3 (PR3) are the main antigens for ANCA. AAV is a common multisystem autoimmune disease and most of the studies on AAV have been conducted in Western countries. Nowadays in China many efforts are made to investigate this disease. SUMMARY: This review highlights the progress in the prevalence, management and outcomes of AAV in Chinese patients...
March 2016: Kidney Diseases
Hong Xiao, Peiqi Hu, Ronald J Falk, J Charles Jennette
BACKGROUND: Antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA) are associated with a spectrum of necrotizing vasculitis including granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, and renal-limited necrotizing and crescentic glomerulonephritis. Clinical observations and in vitro and in vivo experimental evidence strongly indicate that ANCA are pathogenic. SUMMARY: The etiology and pathogenesis of ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) are multifactorial, with contributions from genetic factors, environmental exposures, infections, characteristics of the innate and adaptive immune system, and the intensity and duration of the injury...
March 2016: Kidney Diseases
Vincent Cottin
Eosinophilic lung diseases especially comprise eosinophilic pneumonia or as the more transient Löffler syndrome, which is most often due to parasitic infections. The diagnosis of eosinophilic pneumonia is based on characteristic clinical-imaging features and the demonstration of alveolar eosinophilia, defined as at least 25% eosinophils at BAL. Peripheral blood eosinophilia is common but may be absent at presentation in idiopathic acute eosinophilic pneumonia, which may be misdiagnosed as severe infectious pneumonia...
September 2016: Clinics in Chest Medicine
Q Zhang, H Q Zhou, Y H Li, J Guo, P H Xu, M H Lu, X L Liu, L Wang, S G Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical features of patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) associated vasculitis (AAV), and to explore the disease activity of AAV patients and the relationship with prognosis. METHODS: The clinical data of 46 cases of AAV patients in the First Affiliated Hospital of PLA General Hospital were analyzed retrospectively.The clinical and laboratory features of each clinical subtype were compared.The disease activity of AAV and the relationship between disease activity and prognosis were evaluated...
July 19, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Divi Cornec, Emilie Cornec-Le Gall, Fernando C Fervenza, Ulrich Specks
The anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAV) are a heterogeneous group of rare syndromes characterized by necrotizing inflammation of small and medium-sized blood vessels and the presence of ANCAs. Several clinicopathological classification systems exist that aim to define homogeneous groups among patients with AAV, the main syndromes being microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and eosinophilic GPA (EGPA). Two main types of ANCA can be detected in patients with AAV...
October 2016: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
Yinghua Chen, Yuemei Ding, Zhengzhao Liu, Haitao Zhang, Zhihong Liu, Weixin Hu
BACKGROUND: The clinic-pathological features and outcomes of Chinese patients with antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody (ANCA)-positive eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) and renal involvement have not been studied. METHODS: Fourteen EGPA patients with renal involvement were included. All patients underwent renal biopsy. Clinic-pathological features and outcomes were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The most common initial symptom of EGPA was asthma (57...
July 26, 2016: BMC Nephrology
Toshimitsu Tsugu, Yuji Nagatomo, Yoshitake Yamada, Keitaro Mahara, Hiroshi Miura, Mitsushige Murata
Löffler endocarditis is a serious complication of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome characterized by a peculiar type of fibrosing endocarditis. It results in heart failure due to restrictive cardiomyopathy and systemic embolism due to intracardiac thrombus. Here we present a case of a 57-year-old man with Löffler endocarditis concomitant with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis. A thrombus in the left ventricular apex was noted on transthoracic echocardiography performed as a screening of left ventricular dilatation, which seemed to be a typical finding of Löffler endocarditis...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
Jared M Goldfarb, Mindy R Rabinowitz, Shristi Basnyat, Gurston G Nyquist, Marc R Rosen
OBJECTIVE: To conduct the first and only systematic review of the existing literature on head and neck manifestations of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis to guide clinical decision making for the otolaryngologist. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, Cochrane Library, Scopus, and LILACS. REVIEW METHODS: A systematic review of the aforementioned sources was conducted per the PRISMA guidelines. RESULTS: From an initial 574 studies, 28 trials and reports were included, accounting for a total of 1175 patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis...
June 28, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Dilip Abraham, Leisa J Freeman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Heart Asia
Hasan Al-Hakami, Abdurhman S Al-Arfaj, Mohammed Al-Sohaibani, Najma A Khalil
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) formerly called Wegener's granulomatosis is a chronic necrotizing granulomatous inflammatory disease with systemic vasculitis involving the upper and lower respiratory tract, and kidneys. The typical histopathology is that of necrotizing granulomatous inflammation with palisading histiocytes, neutrophils, and lymphocytes. We report a case of a 57-year-old lady presenting with left eye swelling, left ear pain and discharge, but with no pulmonary or renal symptoms. Investigations revealed positive cytoplasmic antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies  and proteinase 3 antibodies...
June 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
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