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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143625/trends-in-hepatitis-b-virus-testing-practices-and-management-in-hiv-clinics-across-sub-saharan-africa
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Patrick A Coffie, Matthias Egger, Michael J Vinikoor, Marcel Zannou, Lameck Diero, Akouda Patassi, Mark H Kuniholm, Moussa Seydi, Guillaume Bado, Ponsiano Ocama, Monique I Andersson, Eugène Messou, Albert Minga, Philippa Easterbrook, Kathryn Anastos, François Dabis, Gilles Wandeler
BACKGROUND: Approximately 8% of HIV-infected individuals are co-infected with hepatitis B virus (HBV) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Knowledge of HBV status is important to guide optimal selection of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and monitor/prevent liver-related complications. We describe changes in testing practices and management of HBV infection over a 3-year period in HIV clinics across SSA. METHODS: A medical chart review was conducted in large urban HIV treatment centers in Côte d'Ivoire (3 sites), Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Togo, Uganda and Zambia (1 site each)...
November 1, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130141/sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-initially-presented-as-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura-in-a-male-patient-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Xiaohan Xu, Tienan Zhu, Di Wu, Lu Zhang
Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a potentially lethal multisystem disorder which could be caused by autoimmune diseases. However, the concomitant occurrence of TTP and Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is an extremely uncommon scenario, especially in male patients. A 56-year-old Chinese male was admitted for the appearance of diffuse ecchymosis. Then he gradually developed transient slurred speech, progressive confusion, agitation, extremity weakness, and fever. Laboratory investigations suggested anemia, thrombocytopenia, significantly increased lactic dehydrogenase, schistocytes in peripheral blood smear, and a disintegrin-like metalloproteinase with thrombospondin motif type 1 member 13 (ADAMTS13) activity deficiency with high inhibitor titers...
November 13, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104809/mycobacterium-intracellulare-infection-mimicking-progression-of-scleroderma
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Simon Krabbe, Merete Engelhart, Sören Thybo, Søren Jacobsen
This case report describes a patient with scleroderma who developed Mycobacterium intracellulare infection, which for more than a year mimicked worsening of her connective tissue disorder. The patient was diagnosed with scleroderma based on puffy fingers that developed into sclerodactyly, abnormal nail fold capillaries, interstitial lung disease, Raynaud's phenomenon, esophageal dysmotility, and positivity for rheumatoid factor and anti-SSA antibodies. She developed massive inflammatory changes of the cutis, the subcutis, and the muscle fasciae of the right leg, that after several failed attempts of immunosuppressive treatments were found to be caused by Mycobacterium intracellulare...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061446/increased-proportion-of-a-cd38-high-igd-b-cell-subset-in-peripheral-blood-is-associated-with-clinical-and-immunological-features-in-patients-with-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Eriko Ishioka-Takei, Keiko Yoshimoto, Katsuya Suzuki, Ayumi Nishikawa, Hidekata Yasuoka, Kunihiro Yamaoka, Tsutomu Takeuchi
We investigated the correlation between the increased proportion of peripheral B cell subsets and clinical and immunological features in primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). We found that the proportion of CD19(+) B cells was significantly increased in pSS as compared with HC and was correlated with serum IgG levels. Moreover, in vitro IgG production by CD19(+) B cells was significantly increased in pSS and was positively and significantly correlated with serum IgG levels. FACS analysis revealed that the proportions of peripherally CD38(high)IgD(+) B cells and CD38(high)IgD(-) B cells were significantly increased in pSS...
October 20, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045069/association-of-natural-killer-cell-ligand-polymorphism-hla-c-asn80lys-with-the-development-of-anti-ssa-ro-associated-congenital-heart-block
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Hannah C Ainsworth, Miranda C Marion, Tiziana Bertero, Antonio Brucato, Rolando Cimaz, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Micaela Fredi, Patrick Gaffney, Jennifer Kelly, Kateri Levesque, Alice Maltret, Nathalie Morel, Veronique Ramoni, Amelia Ruffatti, Carl D Langefeld, Jill P Buyon, Robert M Clancy
OBJECTIVE: Fetal exposure to maternal anti-SSA/Ro antibodies is necessary but not sufficient for the development of autoimmune congenital heart block (CHB), suggesting that other factors, such as fetal genetic predisposition, are important. Given the previously described association between major histocompatibility complex alleles and CHB risk, we undertook the present study to test the hypothesis that a variant form of HLA-C Asn80Lys, which binds with high affinity to an inhibitory killer cell immunoglobulin-like receptor (KIR) and thus renders natural killer (NK) cells incapable of restricting inflammation, contributes to the development of CHB...
November 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023775/prenatal-sonographic-monitoring-of-progressive-cardiac-damages-caused-by-anti-ro-antibodies-a-case-report
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Fuanglada Tongprasert, Rekwan Sittiwangkul, Thitikarn Lerthiranwong, Theera Tongsong
Maternal autoantibodies to Ro/SSA are often linked to congenital heart block and rarely associated with structural defects. We describe the case of a fetus with anti-Ro-mediated second-degree block at 19 weeks, which progressed to a complete block, fibroelastosis, atrioventricular valve insufficiency, and semilunar valve stenosis/insufficiency at 20, 22, 24, and 26 weeks, respectively, although the fetus received transplacental anti-arrhythmic drugs. The 2150-g fetus was vaginally delivered at 35 weeks. An external pacemaker was inserted immediately after birth and replaced with permanent pacemaker at the age of 3 months...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957562/factors-influencing-fetal-cardiac-conduction-in-anti-ro-ssa-positive-pregnancies
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Sven-Erik Sonesson, Malin Hedlund, Aurélie Ambrosi, Marie Wahren-Herlenius
Objectives: Congenital heart block (CHB) develops in 1-2% of anti-Ro/SSA-positive pregnancies and has a recurrence rate of 12-20%, which indicates that factors other than maternal autoantibodies are crucial for CHB to occur. Here, we aimed to evaluate the influence of factors previously associated with CHB on the occurrence of milder forms of fetal cardiac conduction disturbances, shown to occur in up to 30% of anti-Ro/SSA-positive pregnancies, and on neonatal outcome in a large cohort of prospectively followed pregnancies...
October 1, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957343/a-prospective-observational-study-of-patients-with-uncommon-distal-symmetric-painful-small-fiber-neuropathy
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Jung-Lung Hsu, Ming-Feng Liao, Hui-Ching Hsu, Yi-Ching Weng, Ai-Lun Lo, Kuo-Hsuan Chang, Hong-Shiu Chang, Hung-Chou Kuo, Chin-Chang Huang, Long-Sun Ro
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical characteristics of patients with uncommon distal symmetric painful small-fiber neuropathy (DSPSFN). METHODS: From September 2012 to September 2014, participants between 18-70 years of age that had DSPSFN defined by clinical signs/symptoms and ID pain > 2 or DN4 > 4 on questionnaires for more than 1 month were included. Participants who had previous historical or laboratory evidence of common etiologies of DSPSFN were excluded...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955500/environmental-and-lifestyle-factors-influencing-risk-of-congenital-heart-block-during-pregnancy-in-anti-ro-ssa-positive-women
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Sabrina Meisgen, Joanna Tingström, Amanda Skog Andreasson, Sven-Erik Sonesson, Ingrid Kockum, Marie Wahren-Herlenius
OBJECTIVES: Congenital heart block (CHB) occurs in 1%-2% of anti-Ro/SSA antibody-positive pregnancies. A population-based recurrence rate of 12% indicates that factors other than maternal autoantibodies influence CHB development. Here we report the first investigation to identify environmental and lifestyle factors influencing the risk of CHB. METHODS: A questionnaire focused on environmental and lifestyle factors was distributed to anti-Ro/SSA antibody-positive women who had given birth to at least one child with CHB, and additional data were retrieved from national health registers...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937502/type-iii-interferons-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-association-between-interferon-%C3%AE-3-disease-activity-and-anti-ro-ssa-antibodies
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Luis M Amezcua-Guerra, Ricardo Márquez-Velasco, Adriana K Chávez-Rueda, Diana Castillo-Martínez, Felipe Massó, Araceli Páez, Juan Colín-Fuentes, Rafael Bojalil
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess associations between serum type III (λ) interferons (IFN-λ) and disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Serum levels of IFN-λ1, IFN-λ2, and IFN-λ3 were measured in 93 SLE patients and 67 healthy individuals. The associations with overall disease activity, organ-specific damage, and SLE-related antibodies were assessed. RESULTS: Median IFN-λ1 levels were 0 pg/mL (range, 0-510 pg/mL) and 0 pg/mL (0-171 pg/mL; P = 0...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937472/type-iii-interferons-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-association-between-interferon-%C3%AE-3-disease-activity-and-anti-ro-ssa-antibodies
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Luis M Amezcua-Guerra, Ricardo Márquez-Velasco, Adriana K Chávez-Rueda, Diana Castillo-Martínez, Felipe Massó, Araceli Páez, Juan Colín-Fuentes, Rafael Bojalil
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess associations between serum type III (λ) interferons (IFN-λ) and disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Serum levels of IFN-λ1, IFN-λ2, and IFN-λ3 were measured in 93 SLE patients and 67 healthy individuals. The associations with overall disease activity, organ-specific damage, and SLE-related antibodies were assessed. RESULTS: Median IFN-λ1 levels were 0 pg/mL (range, 0-510 pg/mL) and 0 pg/mL (0-171 pg/mL; P = 0...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894082/chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-cidp-an-uncommon-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
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Hrudya Abraham, Jose Kuzhively, Syed W Rizvi
BACKGROUND Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an uncommon manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report a case of SLE presenting as CIDP and discuss the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of CIDP. CASE REPORT A 40-year-old woman with a past medical history of SLE treated with hydroxychloroquine presented with bilateral, progressive, ascending, sensory and motor neuropathy. Physical examination showed weakness and reduced temperature of all extremities, reduced pinprick and vibration sense of the distal extremities, loss of reflexes, and walking with a wide-based unsteady gait...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880700/anti-ro52-antibody-level-is-an-important-marker-of-fetal-congenital-heart-block-risk-in-anti-ro-ssa-antibody-positive-pregnancy
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Mai Miyasato-Isoda, Masako Waguri, Yuko Yamada, Akira Miyano, Yoshinao Wada
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study are to determine the incidence of CHB in the Japanese population and to identify maternal factors predicting fetal congenital heart block (CHB) in anti-Ro/SSA antibody positive pregnancy. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed using 52,147 clinical records of pregnancies followed in a single center. For 183 anti-Ro/SSA antibody-positive women, anti-Ro52 and Ro60 antibodies were measured, and the odds of CHB in relation to maternal clinical features were calculated by multivariate analysis...
September 7, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851621/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-results-from-the-french-pulmonary-hypertension-registry
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Eric Hachulla, Xavier Jais, Gaël Cinquetti, Pierre Clerson, Laurence Rottat, David Launay, Vincent Cottin, Gilbert Habib, Grégoire Prevot, Céline Chabanne, Eléna Foïs, Zahir Amoura, Luc Mouthon, Véronique Le Guern, David Montani, Gérald Simonneau, Marc Humbert, Vincent Sobanski, Olivier Sitbon
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: We identified all patients with SLE and PAH (SLE-PAH) who were enrolled in the French Pulmonary Hypertension Registry with a diagnosis confirmed by right heart catheterization (RHC). A control group of 101 patients with SLE without known PAH was selected from SLE expert centers participating in the Pulmonary Hypertension Registry. Survival was estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method...
August 26, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844688/primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-and-pregnancy-a-report-of-18-cases
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Julia Demarchi, Silvia B Papasidero, Diana Klajn, Paula Alba, Alejandra M Babini, Virginia Durigan, Carla Gobbi, Laura Raiti
Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) is a condition that predominantly affects women. Reports of pregnancy outcome in these patients are limited and contradictory. OBJECTIVE: To describe pregnancy characteristics and outcomes and newborn morbidity in women with pSS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included women with pSS who became pregnant after the onset of the symptoms of the disease. Clinical and serological characteristics, risk factors and previous maternal comorbidities are described...
August 24, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843719/incidence-risk-factors-and-mortality-of-neonatal-and-late-onset-dilated-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-cardiac-neonatal-lupus
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Nathalie Morel, Kateri Lévesque, Alice Maltret, Gabriel Baron, Mohamed Hamidou, Pauline Orquevaux, Jean-Charles Piette, François Barriere, Jérôme Le Bidois, Laurent Fermont, Olivier Fain, Arnaud Theulin, François Sassolas, Quentin Hauet, Gaëlle Guettrot-Imbert, Sophie Georgin-Lavialle, Christophe Deligny, Eric Hachulla, Luc Mouthon, Claire Le Jeunne, Philippe Ravaud, Delphine Le Mercier, Bénédicte Romefort, Elisabeth Villain, Damien Bonnet, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau
BACKGROUND: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), a well-known complication of cardiac neonatal lupus, is associated with high mortality rate. Its risk factors remain unclear. METHODS: We analyzed occurrence of postnatal DCM among children with high-degree congenital heart block (CHB) and mothers with anti-SSA and/or anti-SSB antibodies. RESULTS: Among 187 neonates with CHB, 35 (18.8%, one missing data) had DCM and 22 (11.8%) died during a median follow-up of 7years [range: birth-36years]...
December 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839447/hypokalemic-paralysis-a-hidden-card-of-several-autoimmune-diseases
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Yelitza Velarde-Mejía, Rocío Gamboa-Cárdenas, Manuel Ugarte-Gil, César Pastor Asurza
Acute hypokalemic paralysis is a rare and potentially fatal condition, with few related causes, one of which highlights distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA). Distal renal tubular acidosis is a rare complication of several autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren's syndrome, and Hashimoto thyroiditis. We report a case of a lupic patient who presented rapidly progressive quadriparesis in the context of active renal disease. Research revealed severe refractory hypokalemia, metabolic acidosis, and alkaline urine suggestive of dRTA...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783737/salivary-gland-ultrasonography-as-a-predictor-of-clinical-activity-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Tania Fidelix, Adriano Czapkowski, Sergio Azjen, Adagmar Andriolo, Virginia F M Trevisani
PURPOSE: Primary Sjögren's syndrome is a multisystem autoimmune disease characterized by hypofunction of salivary and lacrimal glands and possible multi-organ system manifestations. Over the past 15 years, three sets of diagnostic criteria have been proposed, but none has included salivary gland ultrasonography. However, recent studies support its role in the diagnosis and prognostic evaluation of patients with Sjögren's syndrome. This study aimed to determine the value of salivary gland ultrasonography in the diagnosis and prognosis of Sjögren's syndrome by relating ultrasonography severity scores to clinical and laboratory data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770708/the-interaction-between-anti-ro-ssa-and-anti-la-ssb-autoantibodies-and-anti-infectious-antibodies-in-a-wide-spectrum-of-auto-immune-diseases-another-angle-of-the-autoimmune-mosaic
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Nancy Agmon-Levin, Amir Dagan, Yogev Peri, Juan-Manuel Anaya, Carlo Selmi, Angela Tincani, Nicola Bizzaro, Ljudmila Stojanovich, Jan Damoiseaux, Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, Marta Mosca, Ricard Cervera, Yehuda Shoenfeld
OBJECTIVES: The presence of anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB antibodies has been linked with autoimmunity in general and with several autoimmune diseases (AID) in particular. In the current study we evaluated these antibodies in a wide spectrum of AID as well as the links between them and anti-infectious antibodies. METHODS: We examined 2082 sera from patients with 16 different AID compared to 524 sera from geographically-matched healthy controls, for the presence and titres of anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB...
July 6, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754802/ultrasonography-of-major-salivary-glands-compared-with-parotid-and-labial-gland-biopsy-and-classification-criteria-in-patients-with-clinically-suspected-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Esther Mossel, Konstantina Delli, Jolien F van Nimwegen, Alja J Stel, Frans G M Kroese, Fred K L Spijkervet, Arjan Vissink, Suzanne Arends, Hendrika Bootsma
OBJECTIVE: To assess the validity of ultrasound of major salivary glands (sUS) compared with parotid and labial gland biopsies, sialometry, anti-SSA/Ro antibody status and classification criteria in patients clinically suspected with primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS). METHODS: 103 consecutive outpatients with clinically suspected pSS underwent sUS. Parenchymal echogenicity, homogeneity, hypoechogenic areas, hyperechogenic reflections and clearness of salivary gland border were scored according to the Hocevar scoring system...
November 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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