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Paraneoplastic pemphigus

Yuta Ito, Shinichi Makita, Akiko Miyagi Maeshima, Shunsuke Hatta, Tomotaka Suzuki, Sayako Yuda, Suguru Fukuhara, Wataru Munakata, Tatsuya Suzuki, Dai Maruyama, Koji Izutsu
Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is a severe autoimmune blistering disease associated with an underlying malignancy, and its prognosis is poor. We herein report the first patient with B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (B-CLL/SLL)-associated PNP successfully treated with the Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor ibrutinib and rituximab. Although his PNP lesions did not improve with ibrutinib monotherapy, the combination of ibrutinib and rituximab was effective against B-CLL/SLL-associated PNP...
March 9, 2018: Internal Medicine
Luca Giannetti, Luigi Generali, Carlo Bertoldi
Involvement of the oral mucosa in patients affected by Pemphigus Vulgaris (PV), Paraneoplastic, IgA Pemphigus and in some cases of Iatrogenic Pemphigus is common, and precede skin lesions in the majority of cases. Intraepidermal bullae are caused by acantholysis, induced by IgG autoantibodies directed against the desmosomes and the domain of numerous keratinocytes self-antigens desmogleins (namely cadherins), thus supporting the autoimmune nature of the disease. Apoptosis may contribute to the acantholysis...
March 6, 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
Khalaf Kridin
Pemphigus forms a group of rare autoimmune bullous diseases that affect the skin and mucous membranes. This group has a chronic course leading to high morbidity and mortality. It is characterized by the production of pathogenic autoantibodies directed against different proteins of the desmosome, leading histologically to intraepidermal cleavage, and clinically to vesicles and erosions on the epithelium of the mucous membranes and/or the skin. The diagnosis of the subtype of pemphigus is based on clinical features, the level of histologic cleavage, and the identification of the antigens recognized by circulating autoantibodies by immunoserological analyses...
February 26, 2018: Immunologic Research
Kyle T Amber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
Aimee S Payne, Michael Kasperkiewicz, Christoph T Ellebrecht, Hayato Takahashi, Jun Yamagami, Detlef Zillikens, Masayuki Amagai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 22, 2018: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
Laura E Melnick, Jenna M Beasley, Randi Kim, Nooshin Brinster, Kristen Lo Sicco
Paraneoplastic Pemphigus (PNP) is a rare and often fatal autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering disease associated with an underlying malignancy. It is thought to be caused by antibodies to tumor antigenscross-reacting with epithelial antigens, specifically desmosomal and hemidesmosomal antigens. There are at least five clinical morphologic variants of PNP, with the earliest and most consistent finding beingsevere stomatitis. Diagnosis of PNP requires direct immunofluorescence of perilesional skin and indirect immunofluorescence...
December 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
Ashley E Brown, Kiran Motaparthi, Sylvia Hsu
Rituximab and intravenous immunoglobulin [IVIg] have recently emerged as effective treatments for pemphigus refractory to corticosteroids [CS]. This case series sought to compare the clinical, serologic,and adverse effects of CS, IVIg, and rituximab in patients with pemphigus. A retrospective review of 63 patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV), pemphigus foliaceus (PF), or paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP)was performed. Clinical remission (CR), serologic remission (SR), and adverse effects were evaluated. Three study groups were compared: patients treated with systemic CS, refractory patients treated withIVIg, and refractory patients treated with rituximab...
January 19, 2018: Dermatology Online Journal
Liyang Gu, Shuang Ye
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
R Matthew McLarney, Rodrigo H Valdes-Rodriguez, Gabriel Isaza-Gonzalez, Jason H Miller, Sylvia Hsu, Kiran Motaparthi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: JAAD Case Reports
Mohammad Shahidi-Dadras, Fahimeh Abdollahimajd, Nasibeh Barzkar, Zahra Asadi Kani, Mohammad Nikvar
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a peculiar low-grade neoplasm of spindle cell fibroblasts and myofibroblasts in an inflammatory background. The lung is the most common site of involvement. Here, we report a case of paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP)-associated with an extensive retroperitoneal IMT. The patient had a favourable response following treatment with a low dose of systemic steroid, mycophenolate mofetil, and intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). He subsequently underwent surgery for resection of the tumor with nephrectomy and five courses of IVIG were administered after surgery due to a minor relapse...
November 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Khalaf Kridin, Shira Zelber-Sagi, Doron Comaneshter, Erez Batat, Arnon D Cohen
BACKGROUND: The association of nonparaneoplastic pemphigus with comorbid hematologic malignancies has yet to be established. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the association between pemphigus and the common types of hematologic malignancies. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted comparing pemphigus patients with age-, sex- and ethnicity-matched control subjects regarding the prevalence of 6 comorbid hematologic malignancies. The study was performed using the computerized database of Clalit Health Services ensuring the availability of 4...
December 2, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Giovanni Paolino, Dario Didona, Giuseppe Magliulo, Giannicola Iannella, Biagio Didona, Santo Raffaele Mercuri, Elisa Moliterni, Michele Donati, Andrea Ciofalo, Guido Granata, Patricia Ranuzzi, Vincenzo Falasca, Stefano Calvieri
Paraneoplastic pemphigus is a rare autoimmune skin disease that is always associated with a neoplasm. Usually, oral, skin, and mucosal lesions are the earliest manifestations shown by paraneoplastic pemphigus patients. The pathogenesis of paraneoplastic pemphigus is not yet completely understood, although some immunological aspects have been recently clarified. Because of its rarity, several diagnostic criteria have been proposed. Besides, several diagnostic procedures have been used for the diagnosis, including indirect immunofluorescence, direct immunofluorescence, and ELISA...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Jun-Feng Zhen, Lu Zhang, Xin-Xin Cao, Jun Feng, Dao-Bin Zhou, Song-Bai Lin, Jian Li
Objective To investigate the clinical features of unicentric Castleman's disease(UCD)with paraneoplastic pemphigus(PNP)and bronchiolitis obliterans(BO).Method Data of UCD patients with PNP and BO from Peking Union Medical College Hospital were retrospectively analyzed,along with literatures review. Results Totally 23 cases(11 males and 12 females)were enrolled.The median age was 31 years(13-56 years).The most common pathological type was hyaline-vascular variant(91.4%),and most tumors located in abdominopelvic cavity(69...
August 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
A Tirado-Sánchez, A Bonifaz
Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP), a subset of pemphigus, is a unique autoimmune blistering condition that can affect multiple organs other than the skin. It is a life-threatening disease associated with an underlying malignancy, most commonly of lymphoproliferative origin. The clinical picture may resemble pemphigus, pemphigoid, erythema multiforme, graft-versus-host disease, or lichen planus. The earliest and most consistent finding is a painful, severe, chronic and often recalcitrant stomatitis. Treatment of PNP is difficult...
December 2017: Actas Dermo-sifiliográficas
Shin Lee, Takahiro Yamauchi, Norito Ishii, Takashi Hashimoto, Keiichi Kinoshita, Shin Imamura, Kenichi Kamiya
Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is a rare, fatal, paraneoplastic autoimmune mucocutaneous blistering disease, commonly associated with lymphoproliferative disorders, including malignant lymphomas. Lymphoproliferative disorders associated with PNP are sometimes associated with a serious lung complication, bronchiolitis obliterans (BO). Due to its rarity, guidelines for the management of PNP have not been established. Furthermore, most patients die within 1 year. Here we report the successful treatment of lymphoma-associated PNP and BO using R-CHOP chemotherapy...
December 2017: International Journal of Hematology
Sang Hee Lee, Won Jin Hong, Soo-Chan Kim
BACKGROUND: Pemphigus is a group of autoimmune blistering diseases affecting skin and mucous membranes. While pemphigus is an autoantibody mediated disease, the role of T cells and cytokines in the pathogenesis is being increasingly recognized. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to observe alterations in the serum cytokine levels of patients with pemphigus vulgaris (PV), pemphigus foliaceous (PF), paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) and compare with bullous pemphigoid (BP) and healthy subjects...
August 2017: Annals of Dermatology
C Baykal, S Kılıç, R Küçükoğlu
Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is a peculiar variant of pemphigus with pathognomonic clinical, histological, and immunological features. It is typically associated with hematologic malignancies (84%), such as non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHL) (most common), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), Castleman disease, thymoma, Waldenström's macroglobulinemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, and monoclonal gammopathy, as well as non-hematological neoplasms, such as epithelial carcinomas, mesenchymal sarcomas, and malignant melanoma. This article is protected by copyright...
July 31, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Shaun Chou, Cathy Zhao, Shelley Ji Eun Hwang, Pablo Fernandez-Penas
BACKGROUND: Immune checkpoint agents targeting programmed cell death-1 protein (PD1) or cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein-4 (CTLA-4) receptors are increasingly utilized in treatment of advanced malignancies. However, these immunotherapies are commonly associated with idiosyncratic cutaneous adverse reactions. Thus, recognition and awareness of these reactions are necessary. METHODS: We reviewed the skin biopsies of all patients on anti-PD1 therapy with or without ipilimumab who developed lichenoid inflammation and included those with microscopic suprabasal or intraepidermal clefts...
October 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Kamran Balighi, Arghavan Azizpour, Ali Sadeghinia, Vahide Saeidi
Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is an autoimmune bullous disease associated with underlying neoplasms, both malignant and benign. The most constant clinical presentation of PNP is the presence of intractable stomatitis. Herein we present a 25-year-old male with a 3-month history of refractory stomatitis especially involving the lips and widespread vesiculobullous eruption on his trunk and extremities. The diagnosis of PNP was confirmed based on histological and serological results. Investigation for the underlying neoplasm revealed a retroperitoneal tumorous mass which was biopsied and diagnosed as the inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT)...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
Maryam Ghiasi, Maryam Daneshpazhooh, Muhammadkhuja Ismonov, Cheyda Chams-Davatchi
Autoimmune bullous diseases (ABDs) are uncommon but significant skin disorders with relatively high morbidity and mortality. Some surveys have been carried out to describe the spectrum of ABDs in a region, but this is the first that has focused on ABDs in elderly patients. This study was conducted to determine the clinicoepidemiologic features of ABDs in elderly patients. Medical records of all ABD patients with disease onset after the age of 60 years who presented to the Autoimmune Bullous Diseases Research Center, Tehran, Iran between April 2003 and March 2013 were reviewed...
2017: Skinmed
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