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Dense deposit disease

Leandro Z Crivellenti, Gyl E B Silva, Sofia Borin-Crivellenti, Rachel Cianciolo, Christopher A Adin, Márcio Dantas, Denner S Dos Anjos, Mirela Tinucci-Costa, Aureo E Santana
The incidence and prevalence of paraneoplastic glomerulopathy, especially associated with carcinoma, are a matter of debate and the causal link between cancer and glomerular diseases remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate renal biopsies of selected bitches with spontaneous mammary gland carcinoma. We hypothesized that dogs with mammary carcinomas would show histologic evidence of glomerular pathology. A prospective study was performed in dogs with naturally occurring mammary carcinoma that were undergoing tumor resection and ovariohysterectomy...
2016: PloS One
X L Sun, F C Zhang, Y Xiao, L Liu, Y Guan
Objective: To study the morphologic changes of immunotactoid glomerulopathy and to investigate the clinical pathological features and differential diagnosis. Methods: Renal biopsy was observed under the light microscope, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy in a case of newly diagnosed immunotactoid glomerulopathy. Results: This patient clinically presented with nephrotic syndrome and hypertension, without family history of renal diseases. Light microscopy showed that diffusely massive and specific protein deposition in the glomerulus in Masson staining...
October 8, 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
Toshiharu Ueno, Koichi Kikuchi, Ryo Hazue, Koki Mise, Keiichi Sumida, Noriko Hayami, Tatsuya Suwabe, Junichi Hoshino, Naoki Sawa, Kenji Arizono, Shigeko Hara, Kenmei Takaichi, Takeshi Fujii, Kenichi Ohashi, Yoshifumi Ubara
A 58-year-old man was referred to our institution for an evaluation of nephrotic range proteinuria. Renal biopsy showed a marked expansion of the mesangial matrix and thickening of glomerular basement membrane (GBM) in periodic acid-silver methenamine (PAM). Immunofluorescence (IF) revealed strong staining for the monoclonal kappa light chain. EM demonstrated massive subendothelial and mesangial dense deposits. As a result, light chain deposition disease (LCDD) was diagnosed. Melphalan and prednisolone (MP) therapy was started, which was continued for 10 years with minimal complications...
2016: Internal Medicine
Tanja Kersnik Levart, Dušan Ferluga, Alenka Vizjak, Jerica Mraz, Nika Kojc
BACKGROUND: Understanding the role of alternative complement pathway dysregulation in membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) has led to a dramatic shift in its classification into two subgroups: immune complex-mediated MPGN and complement-mediated MPGN, consisting of dense deposit disease and C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN). A limited number of C3GN cases have been published to date with not yet conclusive results since the novel therapeutic approach with eculizumab was introduced...
October 7, 2016: Diagnostic Pathology
Guang Yin, Zhen Cheng, Cai-Hong Zeng, Zhi-Hong Liu
BACKGROUND: C3 glomerulonephritis (C3 GN) is a recently defined entity characterized by predominant C3 deposition in glomeruli due to abnormal activation of the alternative pathway of complement system. C3 GN has been reported to be associated with several systemic diseases. However, the association between C3 GN and multiple myeloma (MM) has not been well established. METHODS: We herein describe a case presenting with C3 GN on top of MM. RESULTS: A 64-year-old Chinese female presented with gross hematuria, renal dysfunction, anemia, and weight loss...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Robert M Mulhall, Carina Brehony, Lois O'Connor, Kenneth Meyler, Keith A Jolley, James Bray, Desiree Bennett, Martin C J Maiden, Robert Cunney
BACKGROUND: A carriage study was undertaken (n=112) to ascertain the prevalence Neisseria spp. following the eighth case of invasive meningococcal disease in young children (5-46 months) and members of a large extended indigenous ethnic minority Traveller family (n=123), typically associated with high occupancy living conditions. METHODS: Nested Multi Locus Sequence Typing (MLST) was employed for case specimen extracts. Isolates were genome sequenced, then assembled de novo and deposited into the Bacterial Isolate Genome Sequencing database (BIGSdb)...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Nirupama Gupta, Dara N Wakefield, William L Clapp, Eduardo H Garin
BACKGROUND: Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN type I, II and III) was reclassified in 2013 as MPGN and C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) based on the complement system activation mechanism. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether C4d, a component of the classical pathway, could be a diagnostic tool in differentiating between MPGN and C3G. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of 15 MPGN type I, II and III and 13 minimal change disease (MCD) patients diagnosed between 2000 and 2012...
August 29, 2016: Nefrología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española Nefrologia
Wen-Juan Huang, Xia Zhang, Wei-Wei Chen
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by dense deposition of amyloid-β (Aβ) protein in the brain, failure of the memory and dementia. At present, there is no cure for AD and current treatments only provide a temporary reduction of symptoms. Thus, there is a need for effective preventive/curative strategic approaches. Accordingly, epidemiological studies have reported a reduction in the prevalence of AD in individuals ingesting low amounts of alcohol, while a moderate consumption of ethanol may protect against Aβ...
September 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Aaron Peter Jenkins, Stacy Jupiter, Ute Mueller, Adam Jenney, Gandercillar Vosaki, Varanisese Rosa, Alanieta Naucukidi, Kim Mulholland, Richard Strugnell, Mike Kama, Pierre Horwitz
The impact of environmental change on transmission patterns of waterborne enteric diseases is a major public health concern. This study concerns the burden and spatial nature of enteric fever, attributable to Salmonella Typhi infection in the Central Division, Republic of Fiji at a sub-catchment scale over 30-months (2013-2015). Quantitative spatial analysis suggested relationships between environmental conditions of sub-catchments and incidence and recurrence of typhoid fever. Average incidence per inhabited sub-catchment for the Central Division was high at 205...
August 24, 2016: EcoHealth
Sanjeev Sethi, Julie A Vrana, Fernando C Fervenza, Jason D Theis, Amit Sethi, Paul J Kurtin, Yuzhou Zhang, Richard J H Smith
BACKGROUND: C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) is caused by overactivity of the alternative pathway of complement that results in bright glomerular C3 staining with minimal or no deposition of immunoglobulins on immunofluorescence microscopy. Laser microdissection and mass spectrometry of the two subtypes, C3 glomerulonephritis (C3GN) and dense deposit disease (DDD), have identified C3 as the predominant glomerular complement protein, although lesser amounts of C9, C5, C6, C7 and C8 are detectable...
August 8, 2016: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Philippe Attias, Anissa Moktefi, Marie Matignon, Jehan Dupuis, Céline Debiais-Delpech, Philippe Grimbert, Philippe Lang, Vincent Audard
INTRODUCTION: Predominantly monotypic plasma cell infiltrates are an uncommon renal finding in patients with malignant lymphoplasmacytic proliferation. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 52-year-old man with chronic kidney disease and significant proteinuria associated with a monoclonal immunoglobulin spike (IgGκ). Kidney biopsy revealed the presence of atypical multinucleated CD138 plasma cells with voluminous nuclei stained exclusively with a κ antibody...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Guilherme Curty Lechuga, Júlio Cesar Borges, Claudia Magalhães Calvet, Humberto Pinheiro de Araújo, Aline Araujo Zuma, Samara Braga do Nascimento, Maria Cristina Machado Motta, Alice Maria Rolim Bernardino, Mirian Claudia de Souza Pereira, Saulo Cabral Bourguignon
Chagas disease is a neglected tropical disease caused by the flagellated protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi. The current drugs used to treat this disease have limited efficacy and produce severe side effects. Quinolines, nitrogen heterocycle compounds that form complexes with heme, have a broad spectrum of antiprotozoal activity and are a promising class of new compounds for Chagas disease chemotherapy. In this study, we evaluated the activity of a series of 4-arylaminoquinoline-3-carbonitrile derivatives against all forms of Trypanosoma cruzi in vitro...
July 14, 2016: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
Santhosh M Nadipuram, Elliot W Kim, Ajay A Vashisht, Andrew H Lin, Hannah N Bell, Isabelle Coppens, James A Wohlschlegel, Peter J Bradley
UNLABELLED: Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite that invades host cells and replicates within a unique parasitophorous vacuole. To maintain this intracellular niche, the parasite secretes an array of dense granule proteins (GRAs) into the nascent parasitophorous vacuole. These GRAs are believed to play key roles in vacuolar remodeling, nutrient uptake, and immune evasion while the parasite is replicating within the host cell. Despite the central role of GRAs in the Toxoplasma life cycle, only a subset of these proteins have been identified, and many of their roles have not been fully elucidated...
2016: MBio
Vito Longo, Oronzo Brunetti, Antonio Gnoni, Stefano Cascinu, Giampietro Gasparini, Vito Lorusso, Domenico Ribatti, Nicola Silvestris
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) occurs in the majority of cases with early loco-regional spread and distant metastases at diagnosis, leading to dismal prognosis with a 5-year overall survival rate moderately over than 5%. This malignancy is largely resistant to chemotherapy and radiation, but the reasons of the refractoriness to the therapies is still unknown. Evidence is accumulating to indicate that the PDAC microenvironment and vascularity strongly contribute to the clinical features of this disease...
July 21, 2016: Oncotarget
Can Huzmeli, Ferhan Candan, Ayse Seker, Esin Yildiz, Hatice Terzi, Mansur Kayatas
BACKGROUND: Hemolytic uremic syndrome is characterized by acute renal failure, thrombocytopenia, and Coombs-negative hemolytic anemia. In C3 mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis, an increase in mesangial cell proliferation without thickening in the glomerular capillary wall can be seen under light microscopy, but the definitive diagnosis is made with the immunohistologic demonstration of isolated C3 deposits in the mesangium. C3 glomerulonephritis may be detected in childhood; however, in this case report we describe the first case of isolated C3 glomerulonephritis together with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in an adult patient...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Chia-Sui Kao, Muhammad T Idrees, Robert H Young, Thomas M Ulbright
Dr Robert E. Scully, who recognized and defined gonadoblastoma (GB), used the term "dissecting gonadoblastoma" (DGB) to describe variants with either an infiltrative type or diffuse pattern instead of the usual small nested arrangement. These patterns have not been emphasized in the literature. To investigate the features of DGB we examined 50 GBs microscopically and performed immunohistochemistry (IHC) in some. DGB was found in 38 (76%) GBs and was represented by 3 patterns. The most frequent was solid/expansile (n=26), consisting of large coalescent nests of germ cells, often (92%) interrupted by fibrovascular septa, with usually minor numbers of sex cord cells...
October 2016: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
John W Prineas, John D E Parratt, Paul D Kirwan
We report a previously undescribed inflammatory lesion consisting of deposition of activated complement (C3d and C9neo) in association with major histocompatibility complex type II (MHC2)-positive activated microglia in choroid plexus villi exhibiting classical fibrous thickening of the pericapillary filtration membrane. The proportion of villi affected ranged from 5% to 90% in 56 adult subjects with diseases of the CNS and 11 subjects with no preexisting disease of the CNS. In 3 of the 4 children studied, 2% or less of examined villi showed stromal thickening, complement deposition, and the presence of MHC2-positive microglia; in adults, the proportion of villi affected increased with age...
September 2016: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
Karla Lais Pêgas, Eduardo Cambruzzi, Gisele Lobato
IgG4-related disease (IgG4RD) is a recent inflammatory process of supposed autoimmune etiology, which is characterized by elevated serum IgG4 levels, dense lymphoplasmacytic infiltration rich in IgG4-positive plasma cells and storiform fibrosis. Tubulointerstitial nephritis is the most common renal manifestation, with different degrees of kidney dysfunction and variable clinical findings. Herein, the authors describe a new case of IgG4 tubulointerstitial nephritis (IgG4TN), and discuss clinic and pathologic criteria...
June 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
Yuhai Zhao, Vivian Jaber, Walter J Lukiw
One prominent and distinguishing feature of progressive, age-related neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and prion disease (PrD) is the gradual accumulation of amyloids into dense, insoluble end-stage protein aggregates. These polymorphic proteolipid lesions are known to contribute to immunogenic and inflammatory pathology in these insidious and fatal disorders of the human central nervous system (CNS). For example, the evolution of self-aggregating amyloid-beta (Aβ) peptides, such as the 42 amino acid Aβ42 peptide monomer into higher order aggregates are largely due to: (1) the inability of natural processes to clear them from the cellular environment; and/or (2) the overproduction of these amyloid monomers which rapidly mature into higher order oligomers, fibrils and insoluble, end-stage senile plaques...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Yan-Mei Huang, Hui-Rong Zhou, Ling Zhang, Ke-Ke Yang, Jiang-Xi Luo, Hai-Lu Zhao
Membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) represents an immunologically mediated disease characterized by deposition of immune complexes in the glomerular subepithelial space. Persistent proteinuria at diagnosis predicts poor prognosis. Pregnancy with MGN is a risk of fetal loss and may worsen maternal renal function.Here, we report a lady with MGN and proteinuria achieved spontaneous remission and successful fetal outcome naive to any medications. The 26-year old woman had 1-year history of persistent proteinuria (5...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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