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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908537/the-unusual-association-between-neuroblastoma-and-gaucher-disease-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Annalisa Madeo, Alberto Garaventa, Angela Rita Sementa, Chiara Suffia, Maja Di Rocco
Gaucher disease (GD) patients have an increased risk of cancer, in particular of hematological origin, while the association between GD and Neuroblastoma (NBL) has never been described. Here we report the case of an adolescent diagnosed with NBL, also presenting splenomegaly and persistent thrombocytopenia. The association with GD, suggested by the histological findings on bone marrow biopsy, was confirmed by enzymatic and genetic tests. The possible pathogenetic mechanisms are briefly reviewed. The evidence of this new association supports the necessity of further studies on GD comorbidities and the need of systematic data collection and analysis, potentially through an international registry...
November 23, 2016: Blood Cells, Molecules & Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906107/previously-undiagnosed-hereditary-spherocytosis-in-a-patient-with-jaundice-and-pyelonephritis-a-case-report
#2
Yuki Tateno, Ryoji Suzuki, Yukihiro Kitamura
BACKGROUND: Hereditary spherocytosis is autosomal dominant inherited extravascular hemolytic disorder and is the commonest cause of inherited hemolysis in northern Europe and the United States. The classical clinical features of hereditary spherocytosis are anemia, jaundice, and splenomegaly. However, all of these classical features are not always revealed in the case of mild hemolysis or when hemolysis is well compensated. Patients with hereditary spherocytosis may remain undiagnosed for years if their hemolysis is mild...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902982/limitation-of-simultaneous-analysis-of-t-cell-receptor-and-%C3%AE%C2%BA-deleting-recombination-excision-circles-based-on-multiplex-real-time-polymerase-chain-reaction-in-common-variable-immunodeficiency-patients
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Faranaz Atschekzei, Fareed Ahmad, Torsten Witte, Roland Jacobs, Reinhold E Schmidt
AIM OF STUDY: We used a triplex real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to classify our common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) patients into distinct groups according to the amount of their T-cell receptor excision circles (TRECs) and κ-deleting recombination excision circles (KRECs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: TREC and KREC analysis was performed using a multiplex real-time PCR assay. The T- and B-lymphocyte subsets were measured by flow cytometry. RESULTS: The copy number of TRECs and KRECs was significantly reduced in CVID patients compared to healthy controls...
December 1, 2016: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900365/genome-sequencing-in-a-case-of-niemann-pick-type-c
#4
Max Dougherty, John Lazar, Jason C Klein, Karina Diaz, Theodore Gobillot, Eli Grunblatt, Nicholas Hasle, Daniel Lawrence, Megan Maurano, Maria Nelson, Gregory Olson, Sanjay Srivatsan, Jay Shendure, C Dirk Keene, Thomas Bird, Marshall S Horwitz, Desiree A Marshall
Adult-onset Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is an infrequent presentation of a rare neurovisceral lysosomal lipid storage disorder caused by autosomal recessive mutations in NPC1 (∼95%) or NPC2 (∼5%). Our patient was diagnosed at age 33 when he presented with a 10-yr history of difficulties in judgment, concentration, speech, and coordination. A history of transient neonatal jaundice and splenomegaly with bone marrow biopsy suggesting a lipid storage disorder pointed to NPC; biochemical ("variant" level cholesterol esterification) and ultrastructural studies in adulthood confirmed the diagnosis...
November 2016: Cold Spring Harbor Molecular Case Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899385/shared-drink-and-a-soft-punch-an-almost-deadly-combination
#5
Karsten Klingberg, David Srivastava, Simon Bosbach, Beat Lehmann
Injuries of the spleen in blunt abdominal trauma are common and can lead to fatal bleeding. The diagnostic of choice to determine severity and treatment is usually made in contrast-enhanced CT. In our case we used contrast-enhanced ultrasound to identify the origin of an intra-abdominal bleeding following a minor trauma in a patient with splenomegaly due to an Epstein-Barr virus infection.
November 29, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898518/tyrosinemia-presenting-with-multiple-hepatic-lesions-and-splenomegaly
#6
Anahita Sanaei Dashti, Seyedeh Sedigheh Hamzavi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898169/cross-sectional-analysis-of-progressive-familial-intrahepatic-cholestasis-in-puerto-rican-children
#7
Dellys M Soler, Antonio I Del Valle, David Fernandez-Lube, Benjamin L Shneider
OBJECTIVE: Specific inherited disorders may be more common in island communities. Prior case reports suggest that cholestatic liver diseases may constitute a group of these inherited disorders in Puerto Rico. A cross-sectional survey of liver diseases in children was conducted to assess this hypothesis. METHODS: A cross-sectional analysis was performed in patients with chronic cholestasis at "Hospital Pediátrico Universitario" in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ten potential participants with high gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGTP) cholestasis were identified...
December 2016: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895860/hydatid-liver-cyst-causing-portal-vein-thrombosis-and-cavernous-transformation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Serdar Kirmizi, Cuneyt Kayaalp, Sezai Yilmaz
A 33-year-old male with abdominal distention after meals was admitted to the hospital. He had a history of surgery for hydatid liver cyst. The cyst was located at the liver hilum and there were portal venous thrombosis and cavernous transformation. It had been treated with partial cystectomy, omentoplasty and albendazole. Two years later at the admission to our center, his laboratory tests were in normal ranges. Abdominal imaging methods revealed splenomegaly, portal vein thrombosis, cavernous transformation and the previously operated hydatid liver cyst...
2016: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894360/the-relationship-of-endotoxaemia-to-peripheral-and-central-nervous-system-inflammatory-responses-in-human-african-trypanosomiasis
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Lorna Maclean, Eltayb A Aboubaker, Peter G E Kennedy, Jeremy M Sternberg
Endotoxaemia has been described in cases of Human African trypanosomiasis (HAT), but it is unclear if this phenomenon influences inflammatory pathology either in the periphery or central nervous system (CNS). We studied endotoxin concentrations in the plasma and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense patients using the chromogenic Limulus Amoebocyte lysate assay. The relationship of endotoxin concentration to the presentation of gross signs of inflammation and the inflammatory/counter-inflammatory cytokine profile of the relevant compartments were analysed...
November 29, 2016: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882812/should-we-be-treating-lower-risk-myelofibrosis-patients-with-a-jak2-inhibitor
#10
Guido Lancman, John Mascarenhas
Myelofibrosis (MF) is a Philadelphia chromosome-negative myeloproliferative neoplasm that is associated with debilitating constitutional symptoms, progressive splenomegaly, and cytopenias. Ruxolitinib, a JAK1/2 inhibitor, is currently the only drug approved for the treatment of patients with intermediate or high risk MF. There is rationale and even limited clinical data supporting the use of ruxolitinib in lower risk patients, although this has not yet been validated in a randomized controlled trial. Areas Covered: We examine rationale for using ruxolitinib in lower risk MF patients, including survival data from COMFORT-I and COMFORT-II, specific patient populations that may derive clinical benefit, and the future impact of molecular analysis on risk stratification and treatment...
November 24, 2016: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880982/safety-and-efficacy-of-ruxolitinib-in-splanchnic-vein-thrombosis-associated-with-myeloproliferative-neoplasms
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Lisa Pieri, Chiara Paoli, Umberto Arena, Fabio Marra, Fabio Mori, Mery Zucchini, Stefano Colagrande, Alessandro Castellani, Arianna Masciulli, Vittorio Rosti, Valerio De Stefano, Silvia Betti, Guido Finazzi, Maria Luisa Ferrari, Elisa Rumi, Marco Ruggeri, Ilaria Nichele, Paola Guglielmelli, Rajmonda Fjerza, Carmela Mannarelli, Tiziana Fanelli, Lucia Merli, Giuditta Corbizi Fattori, Margherita Massa, Giuseppe Cimino, Alessandro Rambaldi, Giovanni Barosi, Mario Cazzola, Tiziano Barbui, Alessandro M Vannucchi
Splanchnic vein thrombosis (SVT) is one of the vascular complications of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). We designed a phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate safety and efficacy of ruxolitinib in reducing splenomegaly and improving disease-related symptoms in patients with MPN-associated SVT. Patients, diagnosed with myelofibrosis in 12 cases, polycythemia vera in 5 and essential thrombocythemia in 4, received ruxolitinib for 24 weeks in the core study period. Spleen volume was assessed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and splanchnic vein circulation by echo-Doppler analysis...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874892/idiopathic-livedo-racemosa-presenting-with-splenomegaly-and-diffuse-lymphadenopathy
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Laura Bukavina, Joshua Weaver, Teri Nagy, Robert T Brodell, Eliot N Mostow
Sneddon syndrome (SS) is a rare condition and the diagnosis is made only when other more common disease entities have been excluded. Common manifestations in SS patients include hypertension, coronary artery disease, venous thrombosis, miscarriages, psychiatric disturbances, and arterial and venous thrombotic events. Most patients present in their early 30s with classic neurovascular and dermatologic signs. Currently, the main criteria for the diagnosis of SS include livedo racemosa, focal neurological deficits or evidence of stroke on magnetic resonance imaging, or characteristic vascular alterations seen on biopsy...
October 2016: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872769/mantle-cell-hyperplasia-of-peripheral-lymph-nodes-as-initial-manifestation-of-sickle-cell-disease
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Ahmad Monabbati, Sadat Noori, Akbar Safaei, Mani Ramzi, Seyedsajjad Eghbali, Ali Adib
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a well known hemoglobinopathy with usual manifestations including anemia, hyperbilirubinemia, and vasoocclusive complications. Despite presence of mild splenomegaly in early phase of the disease, lymphadenopathy is not an often finding of SCD. We introduce an undiagnosed case of SCD who presented in third decade of his life with multiple cervical lymphadenopathies and mild splenomegaly persistent for about five years. Histopathologic examination of the resected lymph nodes showed expansion of the mantle cell layers of secondary follicles as well as several monomorphic mantle cell nodules...
2016: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872730/diagnosis-of-del-5q-mds-14-years-after-jak-2-positive-pv-appearance-complete-remission-of-both-diseases-with-lenalidomide-monotherapy
#14
Antonella Vaccarino, Irene Dogliotti, Fabio Marletto, Andrea Demarchi, Mario Bazzan
This is the report of the clinical case of a patient who presents the association of a JAK-2 positive chronic myeloproliferative neoplasia to a subsequent 5q- myelodysplastic syndrome, developed after about 14 years from the first diagnosis. Patient's symptoms had rapidly worsened, and she became transfusion-dependent. Therapy with low-dose Lenalidomide quickly reduced the splenomegaly and completely brought white cells counts, haemoglobin, and platelets back to normal. After more than one year from the start, blood cell count is still normal...
2016: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870387/primary-myelofibrosis-2017-update-on-diagnosis-risk-stratification-and-management
#15
Ayalew Tefferi
: Disease overview: Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) characterized by stem cell-derived clonal myeloproliferation that is often but not always accompanied by JAK2, CALR or MPL mutation, abnormal cytokine expression, bone marrow fibrosis, anemia, splenomegaly, extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH), constitutional symptoms, cachexia, leukemic progression and shortened survival. DIAGNOSIS: Diagnosis is based on bone marrow morphology...
December 2016: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869695/studies-in-a-murine-model-confirm-the-safety-of-griffithsin-and-advocate-its-further-development-as-a-microbicide-targeting-hiv-1-and-other-enveloped-viruses
#16
Joseph Calvin Kouokam, Amanda B Lasnik, Kenneth E Palmer
Griffithsin (GRFT), a lectin from Griffithsia species, inhibits human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) replication at sub-nanomolar concentrations, with limited cellular toxicity. However, in vivo safety of GRFT is not fully understood, especially following parenteral administration. We first assessed GRFT's effects in vitro, on mouse peripheral blood mononuclear cell (mPBMC) viability, mitogenicity, and activation using flow-cytometry, as well as cytokine secretion through enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
November 17, 2016: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869591/vertebrate-host-susceptibility-to-heartland-virus
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Angela M Bosco-Lauth, Amanda E Calvert, J Jeffrey Root, Tom Gidlewski, Brian H Bird, Richard A Bowen, Atis Muehlenbachs, Sherif R Zaki, Aaron C Brault
Heartland virus (HRTV) is a recently described phlebovirus initially isolated in 2009 from 2 humans who had leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. Serologic assessment of domestic and wild animal populations near the residence of 1 of these persons showed high exposure rates to raccoons, white-tailed deer, and horses. To our knowledge, no laboratory-based assessments of viremic potential of animals infected with HRTV have been performed. We experimentally inoculated several vertebrates (raccoons, goats, chickens, rabbits, hamsters, C57BL/6 mice, and interferon-α/β/γ receptor-deficient [Ag129]) mice with this virus...
December 2016: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860000/hepatitis-b-infection-is-associated-with-an-increased-incidence-of-thrombocytopenia-in-healthy-adults-without-cirrhosis
#18
E-J Joo, Y Chang, J-S Yeom, Y-G Lee, S Ryu
The association between HBV infection and incident thrombocytopenia among subjects without cirrhosis or splenomegaly is unknown. Therefore, we sought to elucidate the association between HBV infection and the development of thrombocytopenia in a large cohort of apparently healthy men and women. A cohort study was performed in 122 200 participants without liver cirrhosis or splenomegaly who underwent comprehensive health examinations and were followed until December 2014. HBV infection was defined by the presence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) at baseline...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Viral Hepatitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858891/pediatric-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-northwest-of-iran
#19
Babak Abdinia, Mohammad Oliaei-Motlagh, Amir Teimouri-Dereshki
Leishmaniasis is one of the major health problems in Iran. Although the incidence of visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is reported almost everywhere, the northwestern Iran is one of the major endemic regions.To do this study, clinical, laboratory as well as disease characteristics of children admitted to Children Cure and Health Hospital, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, were examined as the reference hospital for the treatment of VL in northwestern Iran.In this study, 156 children hospitalized in a pediatric hospital from 2000 to 2015 for VL were included...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858230/efficacy-and-safety-of-jak-inhibitor-inc424-in-patients-with-primary-and-post-polycythemia-vera-or-post-essential-thrombocythemia-myelofibrosis-in-the-chinese-population
#20
Xin Du, Daobin Zhou
A phase II study (A2202) was performed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of JAK inhibitor ruxolitinib in 63 Chinese MF patients. Ruxolitinib was given twice a day (bid) at a starting dose of 15 mg (n = 25) or 20 mg (n = 38) based on a baseline platelet count. About 94.7% of the patients achieved a reduction in spleen size, 27.0% of which exhibited significant reduction (≥ 35%) at week 24. Significant improvement in debilitating constitutional symptoms, as assessed by MFSAF v2.0, was observed in patients treated with ruxolitinib...
November 17, 2016: Frontiers of Medicine
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