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Ulla Lantto, Sallamaaria Kettunen, Terhi Tapiainen, Petri Koivunen, Matti Uhari, Marjo Renko
OBJECTIVES: To compare the long-term morbidity of patients with periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome treated by tonsillectomy (TE) in childhood to that of matched controls. METHODS: We identified 132 PFAPA patients from the medical records treated by TE in 1987-2007 in Oulu University Hospital, Finland. Altogether 119 patients participated the follow-up study and 94 were clinically examined on average 9.0 years after TE...
February 27, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
M Koray, B Atalay, S Akgul, F S Oguz, G Mumcu, A Saruhanoglu
Aim: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is an inflammatory condition of the oral mucosa. The etiology of RAS remains unclear. Calprotectin is a major cytoplasmic protein contained in granulocytes, monocytes/macrophages and epithelial cells, and its level is increased body fluids in some inflammatory diseases. The aim is to determine the relationship between salivary calprotectin and RAS. Material and Methods: In the cross-sectional study, 67 patients with active lesions of RAS (F/M: 43/24, mean age: 30...
March 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Kensuke Asakura, Shunichi Yanai, Shotaro Nakamura, Keisuke Kawaski, Makoto Eizuka, Kazuyuki Ishida, Masaki Endo, Tamotsu Sugai, Kiyoshi Migita, Takayuki Matsumoto
RATIONALE: Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is the most common form of autoinflammatory disease. We report a rare case of FMF with gastrointestinal lesions mimicking Crohn disease. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 21-year-old Japanese man was referred to our institution, complaining of refractory diarrhea and weight loss of 14 kg during the past two years. He had presented with recurrent fever, abdominal pain, anal fistula and stomatitis. His father and one of his brothers had ulcerative colitis...
January 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Zuzanna Ślebioda, Ewa Krawiecka, Elżbieta Szponar, Barbara Dorocka-Bobkowska
BACKGROUND: RAS is a common ulcerative disorder of the oral mucosa, where the immune impairment may develop in genetically predisposed subjects exposed to certain environmental factors. The aim of the study was to investigate the frequency of anaemia, iron and vitamin B12 deficiency in RAS and to explore its impact on the clinical presentation of RAS. METHODS: A total of 141 adults including: 71 subjects with RAS and 70 controls were enrolled in the study. A detailed dental and haematological assessment, including full blood count, serum iron and vitamin B12 evaluation was performed in all study participants...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
Maria Zerkaoui, Fatima Zahra Laarabi, Yousra Ajhoun, Bouchra Chkirate, Abdelaziz Sefiani
BACKGROUND: Familial Mediterranean fever is an autoinflammatory disease of unknown etiology, characterized clinically by recurrent attacks of sudden-onset fever with arthralgia and/or thoracoabdominal pain and pathogenetically by autosomal recessive inheritance due to a mutation in the MEFV gene. Behçet's disease is an inflammatory disease characterized by recurrent oral and genital aphthous ulcerations, uveitis, and skin lesions. Preliminarily, our literature review suggested that patients with familial Mediterranean fever who also have Behçet's disease have only a single mutated familial Mediterranean fever gene...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Antonio R Soto, Ekie G Vazquez, Nicole M Grigg-Gutierrez, Priscilla Magno-Pagatzaurtundua, William Cáceres, Doris H Toro
A 79-year-old Hispanic man was admitted to the intensive care unit with symptomatic iron-deficiency anemia and watery diarrhea. Radiological images revealed diffuse colonic wall thickening, a soft-tissue fullness in the ascending colon, and multiple mesenteric lymphadenopathies. Colonoscopy showed multiple aphthous ulcers throughout the colon and a large deep ulcer with irregular raised borders in the rectosigmoid area. Histological exam of the ulcers showed severe ulcerative colitis, while biopsy of the deep ulcer revealed a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma...
2018: ACG Case Reports Journal
Jostein Førsvoll, Knut Øymar
Background: Tonsillectomy (TE) or adenotonsillectomy (ATE) may have a beneficial effect on the clinical course in children with the Periodic Fever, Aphthous stomatitis, Pharyngitis and cervical Adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome. However, an immunological reason for this effect remains unknown. This literature review summarizes the current knowledge of the effect of TE or ATE in the PFAPA syndrome. Methods: A search of PubMed, Medline, EMBASE and Cochrane was conducted for papers written in English dated from 1 January 1987 to 31 December 2016...
2018: BMC Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
Z-X Bao, J Shi, X-W Yang, L-X Liu
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between hematinic deficiencies and recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 517 RAS patients and 187 healthy controls were enrolled in the present study. Hematinic deficiencies, including serum ferritin, folic acid, and vitamin B12 deficiencies were assessed for each participant. Gender and age were taken into account and the collected data were statistically analysed. RESULTS: Compared with the healthy controls, a significantly higher overall frequency of hematinic deficiencies was found in RAS patients (p<0...
March 1, 2018: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
D Di Stasio, A Romano, R S Paparella, C Gentile, R Serpico, G Minervini, V Candotto, L Laino
Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is one of the most common causes of mouth sores in children so the management of this condition is a matter of great importance. YouTube™ is increasingly being used by patients to obtain health-related information. The aim of this work is to examine the quality of information offered by YouTube™ about mouth sores in children (MSC). Searching the term ‘mouth sores in children’, (MSC) displayed 12.300 results. Of the top 60 videos analyzed, 31 were excluded following exclusion criteria...
January 2018: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
Alireza Zare Bidoki, Ahmad Massoud, Shamsolmoulouk Najafi, Mahsa Mohammadzadeh, Nima Rezaei
Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS) is a common oral inflammatory disease with unknown pathogenesis. Although the immune system alterations could be involved in predisposition of individuals to oral candidiasis, precise etiologies of RAS have not been understood yet. A recent study showed that autosomal dominant IL17F deficiency could cause chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. Considering the inflammatory nature of interleukin (IL)-17F and RAS, this study was performed to check any disease-associated mutation in a number of patients with RAS...
February 16, 2018: Gene
Silvia De Pauli, Sara Lega, Serena Pastore, Domenico Leonardo Grasso, Anna Monica Rosaria Bianco, Giovanni Maria Severini, Alberto Tommasini, Andrea Taddio
AIM: To describe the frequency and clinical characteristics of patients with undifferentiated periodic fever (UPF) and to investigate whether a clinical classification of UPF based on the PRINTO-Eurofever score can help predicting the response to treatment and the outcome at follow-up. METHODS: Clinical and therapeutic information of patients with recurrent fever who presented at a single pediatric rheumatology center from January 2006 through April 2016 were retrospectively collected...
February 8, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
Norberto Sugaya, Fernanda Martignago, Decio Pinto, Dante Migliari
Objective: This article describes a case of an Oral Eosinophilic Ulcer (OEU) in an otherwise healthy 31-year-old white woman. Introduction: The importance of reporting this case was the presence of recurrent episodes with lesions appearing in different areas of the oral mucosa, a type of manifestation not commonly associated with this disease. A typical manifestation of OEU occurs as a single ulceration that goes into healing after an incisional biopsy, a procedure usually required for a proper diagnosis of the disease...
2018: Open Dentistry Journal
Simona Slezakova, Petra Borilova Linhartova, Lucie Masopustova, Jirina Bartova, Jitka Petanova, Pavel Kuklinek, Antonin Fassmann, Ladislav Dusek, Lydie Izakovicova Holla
BACKGROUND: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a multifactorial disease with unclear etiopathogenesis in which disturbance of immunological processes may be involved. The aim of our study was to investigate three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) rs3806265, rs4612666, rs10754558 in NOD-like receptor 3 (NLRP3), the gene encoding the component of inflammasome, in patients with RAS and healthy controls in the Czech population. METHODS: A total of 207 subjects were included in this case-control study...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
Ewa Krawiecka, Zuzanna Ślebioda, Elżbieta Szponar, Anna Kowalska, Barbara Dorocka-Bobkowska
Introduction: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a common chronic inflammatory oral mucosa disease with an unknown cause. However, dysregulation of the immune response seems to play an important role in this disease. Aim: To evaluate the vitamin D status in RAS patients and its effects on RAS severity, given the likely immunomodulatory function of vitamin D in the human organism. Material and methods: Sixty-six patients with RAS and 66 controls were examined...
December 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
Daniël R Hoekman, Judith A Stibbe, Filip J Baert, Philip Caenepeel, Philippe Vergauwe, Martine De Vos, Daniel W Hommes, Marc A Benninga, Severine A Vermeire, Geert R D'Haens
Background and Aims: Long term outcomes of early combined immunosuppression (top-down) compared to conventional management (step-up) in recently diagnosed Crohn's disease (CD) are unknown. We aimed to investigate long-term outcomes of participants of the Step-up/Top-down-trial. Methods: Trial participants' medical records were reviewed retrospectively. For 16 semesters following the 2-year trial, we recorded: clinical activity, medication use, flares, hospitalization, surgery and fistulas...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
A Escudier, F-X Mauvais, P Bastard, C Boussard, A Jaoui, V Koskas, E Lecoq, A Michel, M-C Orcel, P-E Truelle, D Wohrer, M Piram
Auto-inflammatory diseases are characterized by unexplained and recurrent attacks of systemic inflammation often involving the skin, joints, or serosal membranes. They are due to a dysfunction or dysregulation of the innate immunity, which is the first line of defense against pathogens. Early recognition of these diseases by the clinician, especially by pediatricians encountering such pathologies in pediatric patients, is primordial to avoid complications. Skin manifestations, common in most auto-inflammatory diseases, are helpful for prompt diagnosis...
January 29, 2018: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
Shuo Yang, Bin Zhang, Quan Shi, Jinglong Liu, Juan Xu, Na Huo
BACKGROUND: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a common oral disease with unknown etiology. The association between IL-6-174 G/C and IL10-1082 G/A polymorphisms and the risk of RAS remains controversial. Therefore, we conducted this meta-analysis to gain more evidence-based information. METHODS: Four online databases, PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and Cochrane Library, were searched, and the relevant publications were collected. An odds ratio (OR) with a 95% confidence interval (CI) was applied to assess the association of the IL-6-174 G/C and IL10-1082 G/A polymorphisms with RAS susceptibility...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
C X W Tan, N K H de Boer, H S Brand
Gastrointestinal symptoms are predominant in Crohn's disease. Oral manifestations may also occur. The prevalence of oral manifestations varies between 0.5% and 37%. The manifestations may coincide with or precede gastrointestinal symptoms, and can be subdivided into specific and non-specific lesions. In most patients, lesions are asymptomatic but some patients experience serious discomfort. Oral manifestations can be classified as specific lesions, such as diffuse lip and buccal swelling and cobblestones, and non-specific lesions, such as aphthous ulcers, pyostomatitis vegetans, caries, gingivitis and periodontitis...
January 2018: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Tandheelkunde
Jian Wu, Zheng-Ping Chen, An-Quan Shang, Wei-Wei Wang, Zong-Ning Chen, Yun-Juan Tao, Yue Zhou, Wan-Xiang Wang
Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) represents the most common chronic oral diseases with the prevalence ranges from 5% to 25% for different populations. Its pathogenesis remains poorly understood, which limits the development of effective drugs and treatment methods. In this study, we conducted systemic bioinformatics analysis of gene expression profiles from the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) to identify potential drug targets for RAS. We firstly downloaded the gene microarray datasets with the accession number of GSE37265 from GEO and performed robust multi-array (RMA) normalization with affy R programming package...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
Chun-Pin Chiang, Julia Yu-Fong Chang, Andy Sun
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January 12, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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