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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605141/anti-ena-antibody-profiles-in-patients-with-hepatitis-c-virus-infection
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Christine M Litwin, Angela R Rourk
BACKGROUND: The presence of antinuclear antibodies (ANA) has been described following hepatitis C virus (HCV). Very few studies have investigated the presence of anti-extractable nuclear antigens (ENA) in HCV infection. METHODS: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of ENA antibodies in 100 patients with HCV infection compared to the prevalence of ENA antibodies in 100 healthy control patients. Sera from patients were tested for ENA using a multiplex microbead immunoassay...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588812/chronic-sinusitis-in-a-patient-with-selective-igg4-subclass-deficiency-controlled-with-enriched-immunoglobulins
#2
Gérard Dine, Nadia Ali-Ammar, Said Brahimi, Yves Rehn
A 71-year-old female patient with no major history of infection had presented with recurrent chronic purulent sinusitis over the past 3 years. These recurrent infections started in 2000 with otolaryngologists' support before diagnosis of IgG4 deficiency be asked. The patient was treated with increasingly extensive courses of antibiotics and underwent several maxillary and sphenoidal sinus washouts. She continued to present with purulent nasal discharge containing Staphylococcus epidermidis. The blood and immune work-ups were normal...
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480787/clinical-and-immunological-characteristics-of-150-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-in-jamaica-a-comparative-analysis
#3
K C Maloney, T S Ferguson, H D Stewart, A A Myers, K De Ceulaer
Background Epidemiological studies in systemic lupus erythematosus have been reported in the literature in many countries and ethnic groups. Although systemic lupus erythematosus in Jamaica has been described in the past, there has not been a detailed evaluation of systemic lupus erythematosus patients in urban Jamaica, a largely Afro-Caribbean population. The goal of this study was to describe the clinical features, particularly disease activity, damage index and immunological features, of 150 systemic lupus erythematosus subjects...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460510/-coexistence-of-sarcoidosis-and-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-a-clinical-analysis-and-literature-review
#4
X Y Song, H Huang, Y Z Liu, Y Y Zhao, S Li, Z J Xu
Four patients with coexistence of sarcoidosis and primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) were retrospectively analyzed.All patients were female, who were referred to our department mainly because of respiratory symptoms.Positive antinuclear antibody(ANA) was detected in 2 patients and anti-Sjögrens syndrome A (SSA) antibody positive in 1 patient.All patients presented specific histologic patterns of both sarcoidosis and pSS.Publications related to coexistence of these two diseases were reviewed.Forty-one patients were finally included in the analysis, among whom 37 confirmed patients were from literature search...
May 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272216/nonorgan-specific-autoantibodies-in-hiv-infected-patients-in-the-haart-era
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Laura Iordache, Djaouida Bengoufa, Olivier Taulera, Agathe Rami, Caroline Lascoux-Combe, Nesrine Day, Maguy Parrinello, Pierre-Olivier Sellier, Jean-Michel Molina, Alfred Mahr
Nonorgan-specific autoantibodies (AAbs) are used for diagnosing autoimmune diseases but can also be detected in other conditions. We carried out a cross-sectional study with the aim to screen HIV1-infected patients in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for AAbs and to analyze the association of their presence with hypergammaglobulinemia and immunovirological status.Blood samples from HIV1-infected patients without major concomitant illnesses followed in 2 hospitals in Paris, France were tested for immunovirological status, serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) level, antinuclear antibodies (ANAs), anti-double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA), anti-extractable nuclear antigens (anti-ENAs), anticardiolipin (aCL), anti-β2glycoprotein1 (anti-β2GP1), and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs)...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261958/rate-of-positive-autoimmune-markers-in-human-t-lymphotropic-virus-type-1-carriers-a-case-control-study-from-iran
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Sanaz Ahmadi Ghezeldasht, Mohammad Reza Hedayati-Moghaddam, Meysam Habibi, Farzad Mollahosseini, Houshang Rafatpanah, Rahele Miri, MohammadReza Hatef Fard, Maryam Sahebari
AIM: Human T lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection with high prevalence in the north-east of Iran, particularly in Mashhad, can lead to adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) and HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) and a variety of autoimmune diseases. The aim of the study was to examine the presence of autoimmune markers in HTLV carries. METHODS: Serum samples were obtained from blood donors in Mashhad, northeastern Iran. One hundred and five HTLV-1 positive (cases) and 104 age- and sex-matched HTLV-1 negative donors (controls) were assessed for presence of serum autoimmune markers by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
March 5, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138914/obstetric-and-perinatal-outcome-in-anti-ro-ssa-positive-pregnant-women-a-prospective-cohort-study
#7
Nuria Martínez-Sánchez, Sergio Pérez-Pinto, Ángel Robles-Marhuenda, Francisco Arnalich-Fernández, María Martín Cameán, Edurne Hueso Zalvide, Jose Luis Bartha
Anti-Ro/SS-A is one specific type of antinuclear antibodies. They are in the majority of cases associated with primary Sjögren syndrome (SS) but also in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and in healthy people. During pregnancy, they are mainly associated to congenital heart block (CHB) and neonatal lupus (NL). The aim of this study was to compare the rate of maternal and fetal complications between a series of anti-Ro/SS-A positive pregnant women prospectively followed. Forty-two anti-Ro/SSA antibodies positive pregnant women that were referred to our hospital between 2011 and 2015...
April 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128085/antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-anti%C3%AE-2glicoprotein-1-antibodies-as-the-cause-of-recurrent-tibial-vein-thrombosis-in-sapho-syndrome
#8
Hanna Przepiera-Będzak, Marek Brzosko
The antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is defined by the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies in patients with recurrent venous or arterial thromboembolism (1). SAPHO syndrome is a rare disease, characterized by specific clinical manifestations of synovitis, acne pustulosis, hyperostosis, and osteitis. It is a disease that manifests with a combination of osseous and articular manifestations associated with skin lesions (2). Venous thrombosis complicating SAPHO syndrome seems to be uncommon with an unclear pathogenesis (3-9)...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034821/prevalence-of-autoantibodies-in-the-course-of-gaucher-disease-type-1-a-multicenter-study-comparing-gaucher-disease-patients-to-healthy-subjects
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Christine Serratrice, Nesma Bensalah, Guillaume Penaranda, Nathalie Bardin, Nadia Belmatoug, Agathe Masseau, Christian Rose, Olivier Lidove, Fabrice Camou, François Maillot, Vanessa Leguy, Nadine Magy-Bertrand, Isabelle Marie, Patrick Cherin, Monia Bengherbia, Sebastian Carballo, José Boucraut, Jacques Serratrice, Marc Berger, Denis Verrot
OBJECTIVES: Type 1 Gaucher disease may be related to the presence of autoantibodies. Their clinical significance is questioned. Primary Endpoint was to compare the prevalence of autoantibodies in type 1 Gaucher disease patients with healthy subjects, seeking correlations with autoimmune characteristics. Secondary endpoints were to determine whether patients with autoantibodies reported autoimmunity-related symptoms and if genotype, splenectomy or treatment influenced autoantibodies presence...
December 26, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033275/pregnancy-complicated-with-agranulocytosis
#10
Hai Wang, Jiang-Li Sun, Zheng-Liang Zhang, Hong-Hong Pei
RATIONALE: Pregnancy is a complicated physiological process. Physiological leukocytosis often takes place and it is primarily related to the increased circulation of neutrophils, especially during the last trimester of pregnancy. Noncongenital agranulocytosis during pregnancy is rare and reported only occasionally, while in most of the cases, the agranulocytosis has already occurred prior to pregnancy or induced by identified factors such as antibiotics, antithyroid agents, or cytotoxic agents...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862036/association-of-%C3%AE-1-adrenergic-m2-muscarinic-receptor-autoantibody-with-occurrence-and-development-of-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Bing Hu, Yanxiang Sun, Sha Li, Jie Sun, Tong Liu, Zidi Wu, L I Feng
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained arrhythmia and is independently associated with increased risk of stroke and death. Although the exact mechanisms of AF are not completely elucidated, a large number of evidences demonstrate that autoimmunity may play an important role in the initiation, the progression, and the maintenance of AF. In this study, we aimed to compare anti-β1-adrenergic receptor autoantibody (anti-β1-R) and anti-M2-muscarinic receptor autoantibody (anti-M2-R) levels between nonvalvular AF patients and healthy control subjects...
December 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27660485/streptococcus-pneumoniae-sepsis-as-the-initial-presentation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#12
Ilknur Erdem, Senay Elbasan Omar, Ridvan Kara Ali, Hayati Gunes, Aynur Eren Topkaya
OBJECTIVE: Infections are among the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) but are rare initial presentation of the disease. Therefore, in this study, we describe a case of Streptococcus pneumoniae sepsis in a young woman with previously undiagnosed SLE. CASE REPORT: A 23-year-old female patient was admitted to our outpatient clinic complaining of high fever (40°C), chills, fatigue, generalized myalgia, and cough with brown sputum for 5 days...
2016: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27450524/-investigation-of-autoimmunity-markers-during-interferon-alpha-therapy-of-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-c-twenty-years-of-experience
#13
Irena Orságová, Luděk RoŽnovský, Lenka Petroušová, Michaela Konečná, Libuše Kabieszová, Jan Martinek, Alena Kloudová, Ladislav Pavliska
OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of autoimmune parameters in patients with chronic hepatitis B and C (HBV, HCV) treated with conventional or pegylated interferon alpha (IFN) and monitor the development of autoimmune diseases in connection with this treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the years 1992-2014, autoimmune parameters were evaluated in 324 patients (271 with HCV, 53 with HBV) treated with IFN at the Department of Infectious Diseases in Ostrava. Prior to, during and after completion of IFN treatment, antinuclear antibodies (ANA), antimitochondrial antibodies (AMA), smooth muscle antibodies (SMA), anti-liver/kidney microsomal antibodies (anti-LKM-1), anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies (anti-ds-DNA), antibodies against granulocytes (ANCA), anti-deoxyribonucleoprotein antibodies (anti-DNP), anti-nucleosomes antibodies, rheumatoid factor (RF) and circulating immune complexes (CIC) were determined and clinical manifestations of autoimmune diseases were evaluated...
June 2016: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27432022/prevalence-of-antinuclear-antibodies-in-healthy-lebanese-subjects-2008-2015-a-cross-sectional-study-involving-10-814-subjects
#14
Eddie Racoubian, Reem M Zubaid, Marwa A Shareef, Wassim Y Almawi
Antinuclear antibodies (ANA) are found at varying frequencies in healthy populations, depending on geographical location and ethnic background of participants. The main objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of ANA in healthy Lebanese population in the period 2008-2015. Study subjects comprised 10,851 individuals (3311 males and 7503 females). ANA positivity was determined using immunofluorescence on HEp-2 cells. The prevalence of positive ANA test at a titer of ≥1:100 was 26.4 %, with 696 individuals (6...
September 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27228650/antiphospholipid-and-antinuclear-antibodies-in-young-patients-after-myocardial-revascularization-procedures
#15
Adam Mazurek, Teresa Iwaniec, Maria Olszowska, Carlo Perricone, Barbara Widlinska, Piotr Podolec, Jacek Musial, Wojciech Plazak
BACKGROUND: The role of autoimmune factors in the etiology of coronary artery disease (CAD) was suggested in numerous studies but has not been definitively determined. OBJECTIVES: To assess the possible influence of antiphospholipid and antinuclear antibodies on atherosclerosis development in young patients after myocardial revascularization procedures. METHODS: The study group included 39 patients younger than 45 years with CAD who underwent myocardial revascularization...
March 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27225012/comparison-of-screening-dilution-and-automated-reading-for-antinuclear-antibody-detection-on-hep2-cells-in-the-monitoring-of-connective-tissue-diseases
#16
Anne E Depincé-Berger, Amelie Moreau, Virginie Bossy, Christian Genin, Melanie Rinaudo, Stephane Paul
BACKGROUND: Indirect immunofluorescence plays a major role in the detection of antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) and follow-up of their titers in the context of connective tissue diseases. Given the numerous unfavorable features of the conventional manual reading of HEP2 slides (need of time and expert morphologists for the reading, lack of standardization, subjectivity of the interpretation), the biomedical industry has developed automated techniques of slide preparation and microscope reading...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27166176/ptpn22-polymorphisms-but-not-r620w-were-associated-with-the-genetic-susceptibility-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-in-a-chinese-han-population
#17
Liang Tang, Yan Wang, Shui Zheng, Meihua Bao, Qingsong Zhang, Jianming Li
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to detect a possible association between PTPN22 gene polymorphisms and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a Chinese Han population. METHODS: 7 PTPN22 SNPs were genotyped in 358 patients with RA and 713 patients with SLE, as well as 564 RA controls and 672 SLE controls by Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP). Association analyses were conducted on the whole data set. Significant relationships were also examined between clinical features and SNPs for both RA and SLE...
August 2016: Human Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27149138/generalized-pyoderma-gangrenosum-associated-with-ulcerative-colitis-successful-treatment-with-infliximab-and-azathioprine
#18
Foteini Chatzinasiou, Dimitrios Polymeros, Maro Panagiotou, Konstadinos Theodoropoulos, Dimitrios Rigopoulos
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a rare ulcerative skin disease, part of the spectrum of neutrophilic and auto-inflammatory dermatoses. Its pathogenesis is unknown, although immune pathways have been implicated. Lesion biopsies show a predominantly neutrophilic infiltrate. The incidence of PG is uncertain, but it is estimated to be 3-10 per million per year, occurring at any age but most commonly between 20 and 50 years with a possible slightly higher incidence in women. Approximately 50% of patients with PG also have another disease associated with PG...
April 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27149136/paraneoplastic-scleroderma-are-there-any-clues
#19
Hana Jedlickova, Veronika Durčanská, Vladimír Vašků
Dear Editor, Scleroderma associated with neoplasia is rare, with only a small number of cases reported. We describe 4 patients with paraneoplastic scleroderma who were treated at the I. Department of Dermatovenereology, St. Anna Hospital, during the period between 2004 and 2014. The patients were diagnosed with cholangiogenic carcinoma, endometrial carcinoma, prostatic adenocarcinoma, and adenoma of the suprarenal gland. In the case of concurrent scleroderma and tumor, four situations may occur: they can develop independently of each other; scleroderma may be induced by the tumor; the tumor can develop in the scleroderma; or the tumor can be induced by immunosuppressive therapy...
April 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27051100/pulmonary-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis-a-clinical-profile
#20
A S Deepa, Roopa Premanand Rachel, Priya Ramchandran, Uma Devaraj, S Abhilash Arnold, Vineeta Shobha, George D'souza
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis is a generalized disorder of connective tissue affecting skin and internal organs. Lung involvement accounts for significant morbidity and is a leading cause of mortality in patients. OBJECTIVES: This study intends to study the frequency of occurrence of pulmonary involvement in progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS) and to describe the clinical and radiological picture of pulmonary involvement in PSS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study...
March 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
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