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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443948/relapse-of-congenital-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-after-spontaneous-remission-in-a-second-trimester-primigravida-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Donavan de Souza Lúcio, Jacqueline Foelkel Pignatari, Marcelo Gil Cliquet, Henri Augusto Korkes
CONTEXT: Thrombotic microangiopathy syndrome or thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura-hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP-HUS) describes distinct diseases sharing common pathological features: microangiopathic hemolytic anemia and thrombocytopenia, without any other apparent cause. CASE REPORT: An 18-year-old second-trimester primigravida presented with a history of fifteen days of intense weakness, followed by diarrhea over the past six days. She reported having had low platelets since childhood, but said that she had never had bleeding or menstrual abnormalities...
April 20, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442312/expert-statements-on-the-standard-of-care-in-critically-ill-adult-patients-with-atypical-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Elie Azoulay, Paul Knoebl, José Garnacho-Montero, Katerina Rusinova, Gennadii Galstian, Philippe Eggimann, Fekri Abroug, Dominique Benoit, Michael von Bergwelt-Baildon, Julia Wendon, Marie Scully
BACKGROUND: Atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) presents similarly to thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), and other causes or conditions with thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) such as DIC or sepsis. Similarity in clinical presentation may hinder diagnosis and optimal treatment selection in the urgent setting in the ICU. However, there is currently no consensus on the diagnosis or treatment of aHUS for ICU specialists. This review aims to summarise available data on the diagnosis and treatment strategies of aHUS in the ICU in order to enhance the understanding of aHUS diagnosis and outcomes in patients managed in the ICU...
April 22, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442217/vasculopathic-and-vasculitic-dermatoses
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REVIEW
Alejandro A Gru, Andrea L Salavaggione
The inflammatory and non-inflammatory disorders affecting the blood vessels are an important cause of death among patients. Additionally, some of the findings could be very subtle, while the consequences of misdiagnosis tragic. There is a limited number of factors by which the cutaneous blood vessels can be affected and the most common examples in the clinical practice will be discussed here: non-inflammatory purpuras; vascular-occlusive disorders; urticarias; vasculitides; and neutrophilic dermatoses.
April 7, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422865/crystalglobulinemia-manifesting-as-chronic-arthralgia-and-acute-limb-ischemia-a-clinical-case-report
#4
Nobuya Abe, Tomoko Tomita, Miyuki Bohgaki, Hideki Kasahara, Takao Koike
RATIONALE: Crystalglobulinemia is a rare disease caused by monoclonal immunoglobulins, characterized by irreversible crystallization on refrigeration. It causes systemic symptoms including purpura, arthralgia, and vessel occlusive conditions to be exacerbated by exposure to cold. We report a patient with crystalglobulinemia associated with monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) manifesting as chronic arthralgia and recurrent acute arterial occlusion. PRESENTING CONCERNS: A 61-year-old man, who had been diagnosed with MGUS and who had arthralgia of unknown origin, presented with recurrent acute limb ischemia after surgical thromboembolectomy...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413179/cyclic-thrombocytopenia-synchronizing-with-the-menstrual-cycle-showing-periodic-phases-of-thrombocytopenia-and-rebound-thrombocytosis
#5
Taro Kurihara, Masahiko Sumi, Hiroko Kaiume, Wataru Takeda, Takehiko Kirihara, Keijiro Sato, Toshimitsu Ueki, Yuki Hiroshima, Hikaru Kobayashi
A 37-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for purpura involving the extremities and thrombocytopenia. Prednisolone (PSL) was administered based on a diagnosis of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), but was not effective for maintaining her platelet count within the normal range, which showed cyclic fluctuation corresponding to the menstrual cycle. Therefore, we discontinued PSL, and cyclic thrombocytopenia (CTP) was diagnosed. CTP is a rare disease which is usually treated as ITP but with no response...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412927/widespread-subcutaneous-necrosis-in-spotted-fever-group-rickettsioses-from-the-coastal-belt-of-sri-lanka-a-case-report
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Nathasha Luke, Hasini Munasinghe, Lakshmi Balasooriya, Ranjan Premaratna
BACKGROUND: Spotted fever group rickettsioses (SFGR) transmitted mostly by ticks are increasingly discovered around the World and some of them are either re-emerging or emerging in Sri Lanka. Accidental human infections caused by these vector borne zoonotic diseases generally give rise to nonspecific acute febrile illnesses which can be complicated by multi organ involvement carrying high morbidity and mortality. Nonspecific clinical features and non-availability of early diagnostic facilities are known to result in delay in the diagnosis of rickettsial infections...
April 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408234/the-acute-hemolytic-anemias-the-importance-of-emergency-diagnosis-and-management
#7
Jennifer J Robertson, Elizabeth Brem, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic anemias are defined by the premature destruction of red blood cells. These anemias have many causes that are mostly due to chronic diseases, but, occasionally, cases of acute life-threatening hemolysis can occur. OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this article were to review the pathophysiology of hemolytic anemias, to discuss the general emergency department (ED) evaluation, and to discuss the assessment and treatment of important and "cannot miss" hemolytic diseases...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405538/henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-presenting-as-severe-gastrointestinal-and-renal-involvement-with-mixed-outcomes-in-an-adult-patient
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Raj Shah, Madhuri Ramakrishnan, Alexis Vollmar, Amanda Harrell, Richard Van Trump, Amgad Masoud
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is typically seen as a self-limiting disease in children, but can present more severely in adults, especially when there is renal involvement. Management of HSP in adults also remains a controversial topic with very few studies evaluating available therapies. In this case, HSP presenting as a combination of severe gastrointestinal involvement and a rapid decline in renal function in an adult patient directed our therapy. The patient was a 48-year-old Caucasian male with no known past medical history, who presented with a combination of purpuric rash over the lower extremities, severe abdominal pain with upper gastrointestinal bleeding and a rapidly increasing serum creatinine, with hematuria...
March 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397288/extensive-levamisole-induced-vasculitis
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C Desvignes, C Becquart, D Launay, L Terriou, P Patenotre, S Deheul, G Peytavin, N Dupin, E Delaporte, D Staumont-Sallé
Levamisole (an increasingly frequent contaminant of cocaine) can cause antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis. Dermatologists should consider a diagnosis of cocaine/levamisole-associated cutaneous vasculopathy syndrome in cases of purpura of the ears and/or extensive retiform purpura in drug users. We report a case of particularly severe levamisole-induced necrotic purpura and immunological abnormalities in a 40-year-old woman.
April 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382967/thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
#10
REVIEW
Johanna A Kremer Hovinga, Paul Coppo, Bernhard Lämmle, Joel L Moake, Toshiyuki Miyata, Karen Vanhoorelbeke
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP; also known as Moschcowitz disease) is characterized by the concomitant occurrence of often severe thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic haemolytic anaemia and a variable degree of ischaemic organ damage, particularly affecting the brain, heart and kidneys. Acute TTP was almost universally fatal until the introduction of plasma therapy, which improved survival from <10% to 80-90%. However, patients who survive an acute episode are at high risk of relapse and of long-term morbidity...
April 6, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380082/heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-as-a-cause-of-prolonged-low-platelet-count-in-a-patient-with-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-treated-with-plasmapheresis
#11
Agata Winiarska, Norbert Kwella, Tomasz Stompór
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare disorder belonging to thrombotic microangiopathies (TMA) and is caused by functional deficiency of the ADAMTS-13 metalloproteinase. Plasma exchange (PE) remains the treatment of choice in this disease. Here, were describe the case of a patient who apparently recovered from TTP following multiple sessions of PE, but remained thrombocytopenic. Careful analysis revealed the development of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) that precluded platelet count (PLT) normalization...
April 5, 2017: Acta Biochimica Polonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377559/recent-advances-in-understanding-the-clinical-relevance-of-antiplatelet-alloantibodies
#12
Katarzyna Guz, Małgorzata Uhrynowska, Izabella Kopeć, Marzena Dębska, Anne Husebekk, Ewa Brojer
Alloimmunization to human platelet antigens (HPAs) may occur either during pregnancy, when a HPA‑negative mother gives birth to a newborn who inherits HPAs from the father, or following blood transfusion or stem cell transplantation. Antiplatelet alloantibodies do not cause thrombocytopenia in a patient, but their detection must always be recorded in medical records because they may induce fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia in present and all subsequent pregnancies, platelet refractoriness, posttransfusion purpura, or prolonged thrombocytopenia with engraftment failure after stem cell transplantation...
March 31, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369949/evaluating-the-impact-of-the-abo-blood-group-on-the-clinical-outcome-of-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-associated-with-severe-adamts13-deficiency
#13
E Hussein, J Teruya
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is caused by the decrease of ADAMTS13, leading to the accumulation of ultra large von Willebrand factor (ULVWF). It was proposed that the distribution of blood group O among TTP patients may be potentially lower than expected because of the lower levels of VWF. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between various blood groups and the clinical outcome in TTP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-three patients with TTP with severe ADAMTS13 deficiency were studied...
March 31, 2017: Vox Sanguinis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367342/remission-of-severe-relapsed-and-refractory-ttp-after-multiple-cycles-of-bortezomib
#14
Manu R Pandey, Pankit Vachhani, Evelena P Ontiveros
Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is characterized by autoantibodies against a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with a thrombospondin type 1 motif, member 13 (ADAMTS13). Uncleaved von Willebrand factor (VWF) multimers accumulate and bind to platelets which causes spontaneous microthrombi ultimately causing microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and end-organ ischemia. Plasma exchange (PEX) with or without steroids constitutes standard first-line therapy with rituximab typically reserved for refractory cases...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321086/acquired-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-with-a-smoldering-clinical-course
#15
Chiaki Naito, Yoshiyuki Ogawa, Kunio Yanagisawa, Takuma Ishizaki, Masahiro Mihara, Masaki Hayakawa, Masanori Matsumoto, Yoshihisa Nojima, Hiroshi Handa
Acquired thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (aTTP) is caused by a deficiency of ADAMTS13 activity due to neutralizing auto-autoantibodies (inhibitors) against ADAMTS13. Patients with aTTP show a rapid and fatal clinical course, unless an effective therapeutic intervention such as plasma exchange therapy (PEX) is performed. There is, however, a small population of patients who show a smoldering clinical course, for which no effective treatment strategy has yet been established. We herein report a 77-year-old man, who had repeated episodes of cerebral infarction and persistent thrombocytopenia over several months, but was not correctly diagnosed as having aTTP at a local hospital...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314885/adverse-effects-of-levamisole-in-cocaine-users-a-review-and-risk-assessment
#16
REVIEW
Tibor Markus Brunt, Jorrit van den Berg, Ed Pennings, Bastiaan Venhuis
The immunomodulatory adjuvant and antihelminth levamisole is increasingly used as an adulterant in cocaine worldwide. An accumulating body of clinical and toxicological literature has appeared since 2010 describing neutropenia, agranulocytosis, leukoencephalopathy and vasculitis in cases associated with levamisole-adulterated cocaine. Mostly, neutropenia and agranulocytosis were reported, characterized by a decimation of neutrophils. A large proportion of cases also involved vasculopathy, characterized by pronounced black and purple skin purpura with cutaneous necrosis...
March 17, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261918/methotrexate-induced-pancytopenia-a-case-series-of-46-patients
#17
Sajal Ajmani, Yogesh Preet Singh, Shiva Prasad, Abhra Chowdhury, Amita Aggarwal, Able Lawrence, Ramnath Misra, Richa Mishra, Vikas Agarwal
AIM: Methotrexate (MTX) has the potential to cause serious adverse reactions and even mortality. We analyzed the predisposing factors and outcome in patients with MTX-induced pancytopenia admitted into our unit from 1996 to 2015. METHODS: Patients were identified by departmental database search. Pancytopenia was defined as white blood cell count (WBC) < 3500 cells/mm(3) , hemoglobin (Hb) < 11 g/dL and platelet count < 150 000 cells/mm(3) . Severe pancytopenia was defined as WBC < 2000 cells/mm(3) , Hb < 10 g/dL and platelet count < 50 000 cells/mm(3) ...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261873/purpuric-lesion-in-an-immunocompromised-patient-a-presentation-of-disseminated-strongyloidiasis
#18
LETTER
A D da Silva Citrin, J A Guzmán, J Barros, C D Machado-Filho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259531/plasmapheresis-in-severe-methemoglobinemia-following-occupational-exposure
#19
Wassim Shatila, Amanda Verma, Soheir Adam
Ferrous iron can be converted to ferric iron by oxidative stress which results in the formation of methemoglobin. Consequently, the oxygen dissociation curve is shifted to the left, which leads to tissue hypoxia and ultimately may cause death. Acquired methemoglobinemia can be due to a host of offending agents and chemicals including nitrites, local anesthetics, aniline and antimalarial drugs. There are several approaches to the management of methemoglobinemia. The first step is to stop the offending agent and initiate supportive measures...
February 20, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255645/efficacy-of-mizoribine-and-prednisolone-combination-therapy-in-adult-patients-with-iga-vasculitis
#20
Akira Mima
Immunoglobulin (Ig)A vasculitis (IgAV), formerly known as Henoch-Schönlein purpura, is one of the most common vasculitis caused by an IgA-mediated immune complex. It occurs most frequently in childhood and less commonly in adulthood. As for the treatment of IgAV in adults, there are few studies dealing with the administration and efficacy of intravenous pulse steroid therapy or combination therapy using prednisolone (PSL) and immunosuppressive drugs. Mizoribine (MZB) is a newly developed immunosuppressive drug with few adverse effects; however, there are currently few studies using MZB in adult patients with IgAV...
March 2, 2017: Rheumatology International
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