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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349620/fatal-talaromyces-marneffei-infection-in-a-patient-with-autoimmune-hepatitis
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Sally C Y Wong, Siddharth Sridhar, Antonio H Y Ngan, Jonathan H K Chen, Rosana W S Poon, Susanna K P Lau, Patrick C Y Woo
Talaromyces marneffei, previously known as Penicillium marneffei, is the most important pathogenic thermally dimorphic fungus causing systemic mycosis in Southeast Asia. Traditionally, T. marneffei infection in human was mainly associated with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome caused by HIV infection. In recent years, there has been an increasing number of T. marneffei infections reported in non-HIV-infected patients with other immunocompromised conditions, including autoantibodies against interferon-gamma, systemic lupus erythematosis, solid organ transplantation, Job's syndrome, hematological malignancies, and use of novel targeted therapies...
January 18, 2018: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348390/current-and-emerging-therapy-on-lupus-nephritis
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Lucky Aziza Bawazier
Lupus nephritis (LN) is involvement of the kidney in patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and one of the most common target organ in SLE. The diagnosis of LN will significantly impact the clinical outcome and therapy of the patient. Therapy regiment of LN is divided into two stages, induction and maintenance treatment. The main objective of the induction therapy is to achieve complete or partial remission as soon as possible since it is correlated with better prognosis and fewer relapse incidence...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343274/coexistent-sickle-cell-anemia-and-autoimmune-disease-in-eight-children-pitfalls-and-challenges
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Valerie Li-Thiao-Te, Florence Uettwiller, Pierre Quartier, Florence Lacaille, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Valentine Brousse, Mariane de Montalembert
BACKGROUND: Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) present a defective activation of the alternate complement pathway that increases the risk of infection and is thought to predispose to autoimmune disease (AID). However, coexisting AID and SCD is rarely reported, suggesting possible underdiagnosis due to an overlapping of the symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Among 603 patients with SCD followed between 1999 and June 2016, we retrospectively searched for patients with coexisting SCD and AID...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336179/belimumab-and-antipneumococcal-vaccination-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Tudor Azoicai, Sabina Antoniu, Irina Draga Caruntu, Doina Azoicai, Ileana Antohe, Cristina Gavrilovici
In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), flares can be caused by infections. In particular, Streptococcus pneumoniae infection can be severe or even potentially lethal in absence of previous immunization or in case of "aggressive" systemic antibiotic therapy. Immunization efficacy, however, can be reduced in such patients with the use of the various immunosuppressive therapeutic regimens. In particular, the use of novel monoclonal antibodies against B lymphocytes raises concerns over the potential interference with antipneumococcal vaccination...
January 16, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335897/splenectomy-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-autoimmune-hematologic-disease-a-comparative-analysis
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Nahim Barron, Jesús Arenas-Osuna, Gabriela Medina, María Pilar Cruz-Dominguez, Fernando González-Romero, José Arturo Velásques-García, Ernesto Alonso Ayala-López, Luis J Jara
The objective of the study is to analyze the efficacy and safety of splenectomy in the management of refractory autoimmune thrombocytopenia (AT)/autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) associated or not with systemic lupus erythematosus. Thirty-four patients after splenectomy due to severe AT and/or AIHA were divided into group 1 (G1) 18 SLE/APS patients: 9 AT/SLE patients, 6 SLE/antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), and 3 primary APS. Group 2 (G2): 16 patients without SLE/APS: 2 Fisher-Evans syndrome and 14 AIHA. Surgery approach when (1) platelets ≤ 50,000/ml despite 2 weeks on medical therapy, (2) medically dependent, and (3) medically intolerant or after two hemolytic crises in AIHA patients...
January 16, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330755/-lymphoma-in-rheumatic-diseases
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REVIEW
A Rubbert-Roth, J T Bittenbring, G Assmann
Various systemic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Sjögren's syndrome and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are associated with an increased risk for the development of lymphomas. Studies on patients with RA and Sjögren's syndrome have shown that there is a clear association of the incidence of lymphoma with the severity and activity of the disease and lymphomas in particular are diseases which preferentially occur in immunosuppressed patients; therefore, knowledge of the different lymphoma subtypes, their prognosis and treatment options are important for rheumatologists...
October 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328507/genetics-of-immune-mediated-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Trixy David, Stephanie Ling, Anne Barton
Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases (IMIDs) are characterised by dysregulation of the normal immune response, which leads to inflammation. Together, they account for a high disease burden in the population, given that they are usually chronic conditions with associated co-morbidities. Examples include systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and type 1 diabetes. Since the advent of genome-wide association studies, evidence of considerable genetic overlap in the loci predisposing to a wide range of IMIDs has emerged...
January 12, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325166/drug-safety-and-immunogenicity-of-tumour-necrosis-factor-inhibitors-the-story-so-far
#8
Meghna Jani, William G Dixon, Hector Chinoy
TNF-α inhibitor (TNFi) therapies have transformed the treatment of several rheumatic musculoskeletal diseases. However, the majority of TNFi's are immunogenic and consequent anti-drug antibodies formation can impact on both treatment efficacy and safety. Several controversies exist in the area of immunogenicity of TNFis and drug safety. While anti-drug antibodies to TNFis have been described in association with infusion reactions; serious adverse events (AEs) such as thromboembolic events, lupus-like syndrome, paradoxical AEs, for example, vasculitis-like events and other autoimmune manifestations have also been reported...
January 8, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322712/a-cross-sectional-study-of-cardiovascular-involvement-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-an-urban-indian-tertiary-care-centre-with-emphasis-on-2-d-echocardiography
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Seema Kini, Chetan Vekhande, Vikram Londhey
Background: Cardiovascular manifestations are responsible for considerable morbidity and mortality in patients with SLE. A wide range of manifestations due to active lupus, like pericarditis, valvular affection, myocarditis, and less commonly pulmonary hypertension, are described. This study was undertaken to study cardiovascular manifestations in SLE, with a focus on echocardiography findings, in an urban Indian setting. Methodology: Fifty consecutive cases of SLE following up in the Rheumatology Clinic of TNMC and BYL Nair Charitable hospital, an Indian tertiary care hospital were studied...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321925/lupus-pneumonitis-presenting-with-high-titre-of-anti-ro-antibody
#10
Mei-Chuan Chen, Yueh-Lin Wu, Kai-Ling Lee, Kevin S Lai, Chi-Li Chung
Lupus pneumonitis carries high mortality and is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, it is difficult to diagnose and is often mistaken as pneumonia, alveolar haemorrhage, or organizing pneumonia. Previous studies demonstrated that serum anti-Ro antibodies are elevated more frequently in SLE patients with pneumonitis than in those without. We report a 21-year-old female who was newly diagnosed as having SLE with nephritis and who suddenly developed right lung opacity and rapidly progressed to severe hypoxaemia despite the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics...
January 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321641/antiphospholipid-syndrome
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REVIEW
Karen Schreiber, Savino Sciascia, Philip G de Groot, Katrien Devreese, Soren Jacobsen, Guillermo Ruiz-Irastroza, Jane E Salmon, Yehuda Shoenfeld, Ora Shovman, Beverley J Hunt
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, such as lupus anticoagulant, anticardiolipin antibodies and anti-β2-glycoprotein 1 antibodies. APS can present with a variety of clinical phenotypes, including thrombosis in the veins, arteries and microvasculature as well as obstetrical complications. The pathophysiological hallmark is thrombosis, but other factors such as complement activation might be important. Prevention of thrombotic manifestations associated with APS includes lifestyle changes and, in individuals at high risk, low-dose aspirin...
January 11, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321410/successful-management-of-pregnancy-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-associated-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
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Akio Kawabe, Kazuhisa Nakano, Yukiyo Aiko, Satoshi Aramaki, Takeshi Onoue, Dan Okura, Yoshiya Tanaka
Pregnancy in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)-associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remains a high risk. We successfully managed a pregnancy in a patient with SLE-PAH. A 31-year-old pregnant woman with SLE-PAH had worsening PAH and SLE flare-up during pregnancy and a sudden increase in pulmonary arterial pressure after delivery. SLE-PAH was controlled by continuous intravenous epoprostenol and inhaled nitric oxide therapy combined with high-dose corticosteroids under close hemodynamic monitoring...
January 11, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320973/secular-trends-in-the-impact-factors-of-sle-publications-over-a-45-year-period-a-systematic-review
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N Cohen, M Mimouni, M M Glatstein, D E Furst, G Amarilyo
Objective We assessed publication bias in the field of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by conducting a search of randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) on SLE therapies that had been published over the past 45 years. Our aim was to assess a potential publication bias by determining whether RCTs reporting positive results, RCTs with placebo arms, biologics RCTs, and industry-funded RCTs are more likely to be published in journals with higher impact factors (IFs). Methods We conducted a systematic review of all RCTs registered in PubMed between 1 January 1975 and 1 November 2016...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319773/anca-positive-pauci-immune-crescentic-glomerulonephritis-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#14
Percy Herrera-Añazco, Percy Velásquez-Castillo, Josmel Pacheco-Mendoza, Germán Valenzuela-Rodriguez, Carmen Asato-Higa
The pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis (PICGN) is generally associated with small-vessel vasculitis with a few reported cases associated with other autoimmune diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). We present the case of a female 34-year-old patient with acute kidney injury symptoms with indication for renal replacement therapy in the context of clinical SLE diagnosis. A kidney biopsy was conducted and it was found that most glomeruli showed some segmental sclerosis with synechia to the Bowman's capsule...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319493/cyclosporine-for-the-treatment-of-lupus-nephritis-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Tzu-Han Yang, Tsai-Hung Wu, Yuh-Lih Chang, Hsien-Tzung Liao, Chia-Chen Hsu, Chang-Youh Tsai, Yueh-Ching Chou
AIMS: This study aimed to assess retrospectively the efficacy and safety of cyclosporin A (CsA) therapy in patients with lupus nephritis (LN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From September 2005 to August 2015, eligible patients with LN undergoing CsA treatment were enrolled in the study. Medical charts as well as clinical and laboratory data were retrospectively reviewed. The data were evaluated at 0, 1, 6, 12 month(s) after the start of CsA. Serum creatinine (SCr), estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), urine protein/creatinine ratio (uPCR), complement components C3, C4, and anti-double stranded DNA antibody (anti-dsDNA) titers were recorded...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316941/homocysteine-folate-hs-c-reactive-protein-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-and-inflammatory-proteins-are-these-biomarkers-related-to-nutritional-status-and-cardiovascular-risk-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Roberta Garcia Salomão, Luciana Martins de Carvalho, Clarice Izumi, Érika Silva Czernisz, José César Rosa, Sonir Roberto Rauber Antonini, Ana Carolina Bueno, Maria Olímpia Ribeiro do Vale Almada, Carolina de Almeida Coelho-Landell, Alceu Afonso Jordão, Virgínia Paes Leme Ferriani, Jacqueline Pontes Monteiro
BACKGROUND: Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (c-SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease which increases cardiovascular risk factors (CRF) such as elevated homocysteine, TNF-α, and hs-C reactive protein. METHODS: We evaluated BMI, waist circumference (WC), 24-h recalls, SLEDAI-2 K, SLICC/ACR-DI, serum levels of homocysteine, folate, TNF-α, hs-C reactive protein, lipid profile, proteomic data, and duration of corticosteroid therapy in 19 c-SLE and 38 healthy volunteers...
January 9, 2018: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314776/chronicity-index-especially-glomerular-sclerosis-is-the-most-powerful-predictor-of-renal-response-following-immunosuppressive-treatment-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
#17
Dong-Jin Park, Sung-Eun Choi, Haimuzi Xu, Ji-Hyoun Kang, Kyung-Eun Lee, Ji Shin Lee, Yoo-Duk Choi, Shin-Seok Lee
AIM: Renal responses to immunosuppressive agents in patients with lupus nephritis (LN) differ depending on ethnicity, follow-up duration, disease severity and treatment. Thus, we evaluated predictors of complete remission during the first year following immunosuppressive treatment in patients with LN. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 79 patients who underwent kidney biopsy prior to the start of induction treatment and who were subsequently treated with immunosuppressive drugs for at least 6 months and followed-up for more than a year...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310419/proliferative-lupus-nephritis-in-the-absence-of-overt-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-historical-study-of-12-adult-patients
#18
Maxime Touzot, Cécile Saint-Pastou Terrier, Stanislas Faguer, Ingrid Masson, Hélène François, Lionel Couzi, Aurélie Hummel, Nathalie Quellard, Guy Touchard, Noémie Jourde-Chiche, Jean-Michel Goujon, Eric Daugas
Severe lupus nephritis in the absence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a rare condition with an unclear clinical presentation and outcome.We conducted a historical observational study of 12 adult (age >18 years) patients with biopsy-proven severe lupus nephritis or lupus-like nephritis without SLE immunological markers at diagnosis or during follow-up. Excluded were patients with chronic infections with HIV or hepatitis B or C; patients with a bacterial infectious disease; and patients with pure membranous nephropathy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310389/secondary-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-after-thymoma-resection-misdiagnosed-as-medically-unexplained-dyspnoea-a-case-report
#19
Hao Liao, Wendi Pei, Junfang Liu, Kai Wang, Tingting Xu, Xin Chen
RATIONALE: Secondary systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an exceedingly rare complication of thymoma resection and is difficult to diagnose because of the insidious and nonspecific clinical manifestations. A case of SLE that occurs secondary to thymoma resection is described in this report. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 43-year-old male came to our hospital with the sole symptom of dyspnea after thymoma resection initially. However, other atypical lesions of SLE occurred over time...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301604/bilateral-choroidal-occlusion-in-antiphospholipid-syndrome-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
Yang Zhang, Shun-Hua Zhang, Ai-Ling Bian, You-Xin Chen
This article reports a rare case of bilateral choroidal occlusion that occurred in a 24-year-old woman with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This young lady concurred with aorta ventralis thrombosis and bilateral iliac artery occlusion when presented, and experienced a rapid deterioration of vision. She also has a history of recurrent miscarriage. Corticosteroid, immunosuppression and anticoagulation therapy were administered. Patients with APS associated with SLE are at risk for thrombotic phenomena, which may affect the ocular vessels of all sizes, including choroidal vessel...
December 30, 2017: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
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