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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942153/the-absence-of-an-association-between-interleukin-1%C3%AE-gene-polymorphisms-and-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis-ras
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Zuzanna Ślebioda, Anna Kowalska, Marta Rozmiarek, Ewa Krawiecka, Elżbieta Szponar, Barbara Dorocka-Bobkowska
OBJECTIVES: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is a chronic, ulcerative disease with a probable polygenic mode of inheritance and complex etiology with a strong immunological background. The aim of the present study was to determine the possible association between two single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the IL-1β gene: IL-1β-511 T>C (rs16944) and IL-1β+3954C>T (rs1143634) and RAS susceptibility in a moderately large group of patients. DESIGN: One hundred and four patients with minor, major and herpetiform RAS and 75 healthy volunteers were genotyped at IL-1β-511 T>C (rs16944) and IL-1β+3954C>T (rs1143634) using the PCR-RFLP approach...
September 19, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922104/interleukin-2-interferon-gamma-gene-polymorphisms-in-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis
#2
Shamsolmoulouk Najafi, Hila Yousefi, Mahsa Mohammadzadeh, Alireza Zare Bidoki, Elham Farhadi, Nima Rezaei
Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is the most common oral ulcerative inflammatory disease with unknown etiology. IL-2 and IFN-γ are secreted by Th1 cells and the elevated levels of them have been reported in RAS. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of IL-2 and IFN-γ genes could alter the cytokine production. The aim of this study was to investigate frequencies of IL-2 and IFN-γ alleles and genotypes in a group of patients with minor-RAS (MiRAS). PCR-SSP method used to type genomic DNA of 64 Iranian patients with MiRAS for IL-2 gene (G -330 T) and (G +166 T) and IFN-γ gene at position UTR5644 (A/T)...
2017: Prague Medical Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916023/beh%C3%A3-et-disease-new-aspects
#3
Isil Bulur, Meltem Onder
Behçet disease is currently considered an "autoinflammatory disease" triggered by infection and environmental factors in genetically predisposed individuals. Although the disease is characterized by recurrent oral and genital aphthous ulcers and ocular involvement, it can affect multiple organ systems. Complex aphthosis is characterized by recurrent oral and/or genital aphthous ulcers. It is important to evaluate the patient with complex aphthosis for Behçet disease and related systemic disorders. We discuss the etiopathogenesis, clinical features, diagnostic criteria, and treatment approaches for complex aphthosis and Behçet disease in light of the current literature...
September 2017: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915309/genital-aphthous-ulcers-and-a-case-of-suspected-chikungunya-a-short-clinical-case
#4
Frances A Martinez-Díaz
Genital aphthous ulcers can result from multiple conditions including febrile syndromes. Chikungunya infection manifests mainly as fever accompanied by polyarthralgia and pruritic rash. Nevertheless, healthcare providers should be alert to additional presentations. This is the case of a young woman presenting with painful genital ulcers after a three day prodome of fever and polyarthralgia. As a suspected case of Chikungunya infection and a clinical diagnosis of aphthae, treatment with oral prednisone for two weeks produced complete resolution of ulcers with no scarring...
September 2017: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884141/apremilast-for-treatment-of-recalcitrant-aphthous-stomatitis
#5
Fabian Schibler, Kristine Heidemeyer, Hans-Willhelm Klötgen, Vinay Keshavamurthy, Nikhil Yawalkar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: JAAD Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882091/measles-lymphadenopathy-in-a-child-with-pfapa-syndrome
#6
Jefferson Terry, Kelly Brown, Joanne Hiebert, Ghada N Al-Rawahi, J Paul Moxham, Mel Krajden, Agatha N Jassem, Lori Tucker
Periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome is a common cause of periodic fever in children. The pathogenesis of PFAPA is unknown but likely involves immune system dysregulation and may be initiated by an environmental trigger. Tonsillectomy resolves or improves symptoms in some patients, but the reason for this is unknown; moreover, specific abnormalities in tonsillectomy specimens from PFAPA patients have not been described. Here, we report measles virus in tonsil from a child with PFAPA...
January 1, 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871816/comparative-pharmacokinetics-study-of-five-alkaloids-in-rat-plasma-and-related-compound-herb-interactions-mechanism-after-oral-administration-of-shuanghua-baihe-tablets
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Xinyu Zhao, Yan Wang, Lu Zheng, Chengpeng Sun, Chao Wang, Haijian Cong, Ting Xiang, Lin Zhang, Houli Zhang, Sa Deng, Baojing Zhang, Bin Wu, Xiaokui Huo
Shuanghua Baihe tablet is a traditional Chinese patent medicine which showed special advantages in the treatment of recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Scientists have improved and implemented the LC-MS/MS method, which is specific and sensitive, for comparative pharmacokinetics study of five alkaloids, including palmatine, berberine, epiberberine, jatrorrhizine and coptisine in rat plasma after oral administration of Rhizoma Coptidis extract and Shuanghua Baihe tablets. The results showed that Shuanghua Baihe tablets could promote the absorption of these five alkaloids and improved their bioavailability compared with R...
September 5, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847142/stress-as-a-cause-of-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis-and-its-correlation-with-salivary-stress-markers
#8
Kirthana Kunikullaya U., Arun Kumar M., Vasanthi Ananthakrishnan, Goturu Jaisri
Stress causes an increase in cortisol and amylase. Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) results due to a multitude of causes, amongst which stress is one of the most important. Aim of the study was to estimate the level of stress, serum cortisol, salivary cortisol, amylase and electrolytes in subjects with RAS. 34 subjects with RAS (cases) were compared with 34 controls. Stress was measured using state trait anxiety inventory (STAI). Serum cortisol (Radioimmunoassay), Salivary cortisol, amylase (ELISA) and electrolytes (Flame photometry) were measured...
August 31, 2017: Chinese Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839413/evaluation-of-salivary-cortisol-changes-and-psychological-profiles-in-patients-with-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis
#9
Fatemeh Rezaei, Maziar Aminian, Asad Vaisi Raygani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Some studies suggest that psychological condition and stress can play role in the development of recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS). The purpose of this study was to evaluate salivary cortisol changes and psychological conditions in patients with RAS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-seven patients (13 males and 14 females, mean age of 32.8 (±10.2) years) with minor RAS and 27 age- and sex-matched controls without RAS participated in this study...
April 2017: Contemporary Clinical Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832953/colchicine-an-ancient-drug-with-novel-applications
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REVIEW
B Dasgeb, D Kornreich, K McGuinn, L Okon, I Brownell, D L Sackett
Colchicine is a historic treatment for gout that has been used for more than a millennium. It is the treatment of choice for Familial Mediterranean Fever and its associated complication, amyloidosis. The 2009 FDA approval of colchicine as a new drug had research consequences. Recent investigations utilizing large cohorts of gout patients who have been taking colchicine for years have demonstrated novel applications within oncology, immunology, cardiology and dermatology. Some emerging dermatologic uses include the treatment of epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, aphthous stomatitis and others...
August 18, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828164/oral-manifestations-as-the-first-presenting-sign-of-crohn-s-disease-in-a-pediatric-patient
#11
Ashley Eckel, Dale Lee, Gail Deutsch, Anthony Maxin, Dolphine Oda
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Although the GI tract is the primary site of involvement, many patients, particularly in pediatric cases, first present with non-intestinal manifestations, including oral lesions. Oral manifestations of CD in children occur in around 50-80% of cases, and about 30% of CD cases in children occur first in the mouth. Recognizing such oral lesions in the pediatric population, and requesting a biopsy, may expedite the diagnosis of CD...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792952/everolimus-long-term-use-in-patients-with-tuberous-sclerosis-complex-four-year-update-of-the-exist-2-study
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John J Bissler, J Chris Kingswood, Elzbieta Radzikowska, Bernard A Zonnenberg, Elena Belousova, Michael D Frost, Matthias Sauter, Susanne Brakemeier, Petrus J de Vries, Noah Berkowitz, Maurizio Voi, Severine Peyrard, Klemens Budde
OBJECTIVES: We examined the long-term effects of everolimus in patients with renal angiomyolipoma associated with tuberous sclerosis complex or sporadic lymphangioleiomyomatosis. METHODS: Following favorable results from the double-blind core phase of EXIST-2 (NCT00790400), patients were allowed to receive open-label everolimus (extension phase). Patients initially randomly assigned to everolimus continued on the same dose; those who were receiving placebo crossed over to everolimus 10 mg/day...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776757/immune-response-of-patients-with-recurrent-aphthous-stomatitis-challenged-with-a-symbiotic
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Maria Angela Martins Mimura, Ricardo Carneiro Borra, Cleonice Hitomi Watashi Hirata, Norma de Oliveira Penido
BACKGROUND: There are indications that Th1 polarization of immune response plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Recurrent Aphthous Stomatitis (RAS), and that the use of probiotics can stimulate immune regulatory activity, influencing the course of the disease. The aim of the present study was to characterize the initial immune profile of RAS patients and evaluate clinical and serological response following a challenge with symbiotic treatment containing fructooligosaccharide, Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756881/self-reported-oral-health-and-xerostomia-in-adult-patients-with-celiac-disease-versus-a-comparison-group
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Tom van Gils, Gerd Bouma, Hetty J Bontkes, Chris J J Mulder, Henk S Brand
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the impact of celiac disease (CD) on oral health and xerostomia. STUDY DESIGN: Members of the Dutch Celiac Society (n = 5522) were invited to complete an online questionnaire based on the Oral Health Impact Profile 14 (OHIP-14) and Xerostomia Inventory (XI). Acquaintances and partners of the CD respondents served as the comparison group. In total, data of 740 patients with CD and 270 comparison participants were evaluated...
August 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748511/unique-histologic-features-of-tonsils-from-patients-with-periodic-fever-aphthous-stomatitis-pharyngitis-and-cervical-adenitis-pfapa-syndrome
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Kalpana Manthiram, Hernan Correa, Kelli Boyd, Joseph Roland, Kathryn Edwards
The objective of this study is to compare the histology and immune cell composition of tonsils from patients with periodic fever, aphthous stomatitis, pharyngitis, and cervical adenitis (PFAPA) syndrome to those from patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Patients with PFAPA and age-matched controls with OSA who had undergone tonsillectomy at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital were recruited. After informed consent, archival paraffin-embedded, formalin-fixed tonsil tissues were obtained. Sizes of major histologic regions were measured...
July 26, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745229/delivering-resveratrol-on-the-buccal-mucosa-using-mucoadhesive-tablets-a-potential-treatment-strategy-for-inflammatory-oral-lesions
#16
Isadora Conde Ferreira Martins, Nádia Rezende Barbosa Raposo, Hanny Reis Mockdeci, Hudson Caetano Polonini, Anderson de Oliveira Ferreira, Gisele Maria Campos Fabri, Maria das Graças Afonso Miranda Chaves
Resveratrol is a polyphenol which has been gaining momentum in therapeutics in the last years. In this work, we hypothesized that it could act in the prophylaxis and/or treatment of inflammatory lesions of the oral cavity through its delivery from two different formulations of buccal mucoadhesive tablets. This was assessed through permeation studies, in order to verify the drug diffusivity through the buccal mucosa, using a porcine model to predict the human in vivo behavior. We observed that the tablet with a lower percentage of viscosity agents delivered more resveratrol, although a large amount of the drug was found retained within the stratum corneum...
July 26, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702966/possible-role-of-helicobacter-pylori-in-diseases-of-dermatological-interest
#17
C Guarneri, J Lotti, M Fioranelli, M G Roccia, T Lotti, F Guarneri
Helicobacter pylori is a gram-negative, flagellate, microaerophilic bacterium identified for the first time about 30 years ago, as a pathogenic factor of gastritis and peptic ulcer. Soon after, it was linked to several gastrointestinal and extra-gastrointestinal diseases (hematological, cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary and ocular diseases, obesity, diabetes mellitus, growth retardation and extragastric MALT lymphoma). Association and possible cause-effect correlation with H. pylori infection were suggested in diseases of dermatological interest such as chronic urticaria, rosacea, Henoch-Schoenleins purpura, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, cutaneous and oral lichen planus, atopic dermatitis, recurrent aphthous stomatitis, systemic sclerosis, psoriasis, Sjögrens syndrome, Behçet's disease, pruritus, alopecia areata, primary cutaneous marginal zone B-cell lymphomas, vitiligo, chronic prurigo, multiformis, prurigo nodularis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, prurigo pigmentosa, eczema nummulare, primary cutaneous MALT-type lymphoma, sublamina densa-type linear IgA bullous dermatosis, Sweet's syndrome, cutaneous T-cell pseudolymphoma and pemphigus vulgaris...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688949/enamel-defects-and-aphthous-stomatitis-in-celiac-and-healthy-subjects-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-controlled-studies
#18
REVIEW
Michele Nieri, Elena Tofani, Efisio Defraia, Veronica Giuntini, Lorenzo Franchi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to compare the presence of enamel defects and aphthous stomatitis between celiac patients and healthy controls. DATA SOURCES: A systematic review of articles selected from MEDLINE, EMBASE and Google Scholar was performed by two independent operators. Additional studies hand-searched and found in the principal dental and gastroenterology journals were included. STUDY SELECTION: Only controlled studies on celiac patients compared to healthy subjects were included...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675014/-soluble-programmed-death-1-and-soluble-programmed-death-ligand-1-protein-expression-and-immune-status-in-patients-with-recurrent-aphthous-ulcer
#19
Jiang Nan, Luo Liang, Liu Li, Sun Xiaoqin, Jiang Xing, Cai Yang
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the possible role and significance of soluble programmed death-1 (sPD-1)  /soluble programmed death ligand 1 (sPD-L1) in the immune pathogeneses of recurrent aphthous ulcer (RAU). METHODS: A total of 30 RAU cases (18 cases of minor RAU, 5 cases of major RAU, and 7 cases of herpetiform ulcers) were enrolled in this study. A total of 18 healthy people served as controls. Lymphocyte subsets (CD3⁺, CD4⁺, CD8⁺, CD19⁺, and CD16⁺+56⁺) were investigated by flow cytometric analysis...
June 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631704/-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-intracardiac-thrombosis-a-description-of-two-cases-and-a-review-of-literature
#20
Z S Alekberova, P S Ovcharov, T A Lisitsyna, A V Volkov, T V Popkova
Behçet's disease (BD) is systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology, which is more common in the countries located along the Great Silk Road. The disease is diagnosed if a patient has 4 key diagnostic signs: aphthous stomatitis, genital sores, and eye and skin lesions. Vascular diseases referred to as minor criteria for BD are characterized by the formation of aneurysms and thrombosis, predominantly in the venous bed. In venous disorders, a blood clot can form in any vessel, including caval, cerebral, pulmonary, and other veins...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
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