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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813089/polyspecific-antibodies-without-persisting-antigen-in-multiple-sclerosis-neurolupus-and-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-immune-network-connectivity-in-chronic-diseases
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Hansotto Reiber
The polyspecific antibody synthesis in multiple sclerosis (MS) gained diagnostic relevance with the frequent combination of measles-, rubella- and varicella zoster antibodies (MRZ-antibody reaction) but their pathophysiological role remains unknown. This review connects the data for intrathecal polyspecific antibody synthesis in MS and neurolupus with observations in the blood of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). Simultaneously increased antibody and autoantibody titers in GBS blood samples indicate that the polyspecific antibodies are based on a general property of an immune network, supported by the deterministic day-to-day concentration variation of antibodies in normal blood...
August 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809998/temporal-association-of-herpes-zoster-eruption-post-aminolevulinic-acid-hydrochloride-photodynamic-therapy-for-actinic-keratoses
#2
Katie Manno, Joel L Cohen
<p>Herpes zoster is a common and painful disease caused by the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus with a higher incidence and severity associated with increasing age as well as compromised immune status. Acute inciting events for this eruption are not always known, but can include illness, stress, and mechanical injury. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a widely used treatment modality for precancerous skin lesions that has not been previously associated with provoking a herpes zoster outbreak. We present a case of herpes zoster eruption occurring after PDT for actinic keratoses in a patient with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL)...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808209/herpes-zoster-in-breast-cancer-a-case-report
#3
Mohammad Darvishi, Narges Vasei
There is little information on herpes zoster infection in breast cancer patients as a complication during adjuvant chemotherapy. We report a case of herpes zoster in a 65-year-old woman presented with low grade fever and vital signs together with skin symptoms such as severe edema, irritation and itching in the left breast where there was wound drainage. PCR test revealed varicella zoster virus. To the best of our knowledge, the histologic features coupled with PCR led to a diagnosis of herpes zoster.
July 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799957/potential-clue-to-the-pathogenesis-of-varicella-zoster-virus-stromal-keratitis
#4
Amde Selassie Shifera
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 9, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783042/inborn-errors-in-rna-polymerase-iii-underlie-severe-varicella-zoster-virus-infections
#5
Benson Ogunjimi, Shen-Ying Zhang, Katrine B Sørensen, Kristian A Skipper, Madalina Carter-Timofte, Gaspard Kerner, Stefanie Luecke, Thaneas Prabakaran, Yujia Cai, Josephina Meester, Esther Bartholomeus, Nikhita Ajit Bolar, Geert Vandeweyer, Charlotte Claes, Yasmine Sillis, Lazaro Lorenzo, Raffaele A Fiorenza, Soraya Boucherit, Charlotte Dielman, Steven Heynderickx, George Elias, Andrea Kurotova, Ann Vander Auwera, Lieve Verstraete, Lieven Lagae, Helene Verhelst, Anna Jansen, Jose Ramet, Arvid Suls, Evelien Smits, Berten Ceulemans, Lut Van Laer, Genevieve Plat Wilson, Jonas Kreth, Capucine Picard, Horst Von Bernuth, Joël Fluss, Stephane Chabrier, Laurent Abel, Geert Mortier, Sebastien Fribourg, Jacob Giehm Mikkelsen, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Søren R Paludan, Trine H Mogensen
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) typically causes chickenpox upon primary infection. In rare cases, VZV can give rise to life-threatening disease in otherwise healthy people, but the immunological basis for this remains unexplained. We report 4 cases of acute severe VZV infection affecting the central nervous system or the lungs in unrelated, otherwise healthy children who are heterozygous for rare missense mutations in POLR3A (one patient), POLR3C (one patient), or both (two patients). POLR3A and POLR3C encode subunits of RNA polymerase III...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781838/acute-pancreatitis-in-immunocompromised-patients-beware-of-varicella-zoster-virus-primo-infection
#6
Adrien Picod, Elise Corre, Eric Maury, Paul Duriez, Nadia Hoyeau, Paul Coppo
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) primo-infection can be severe in the elderly and in immunocompromised patients. Atypical presentations are not uncommon and may mislead the diagnosis and delay adequate treatment. Valacyclovir prophylaxis should be systematically proposed in immunocompromised patients.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780657/combination-therapy-of-rituximab-and-mycophenolate-mofetil-in-childhood-lupus-nephritis
#7
Julien Hogan, Astrid Godron, Véronique Baudouin, Theresa Kwon, Jérôme Harambat, Georges Deschênes, Olivier Niel
BACKGROUND: In clinical trials, the addition of rituximab (RTX) to the combination therapeutic regimen of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) and corticosteroids failed to improve outcome in lupus nephritis (LN). However, recent data suggest that RTX may have steroid-sparing beneficial effects with an efficacy similar to that of conventional regimens. We report our experience with RTX in the treatment of children with LN. METHODS: Patients treated with RTX for first occurrence of LN class III to V were enrolled in the study...
August 5, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774800/highlights-of-the-30th-international-conference-on-antiviral-research
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Graciela Andrei, Kara Carter, Zlatko Janeba, Aruna Sampath, Luis M Schang, E Bart Tarbet, R Anthony Vere Hodge, Mike Bray, José A Esté
The 30th International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR) was held in Atlanta, GA, USA from May 18 to 21, 2017. This report provides an account of award lectures, invited keynote addresses and oral presentations during the meeting. The 2017 Gertrude Elion Memorial Lecture Award by Michael Sofia highlighted one of the most important accomplishments in recent drug discovery in antiviral research, the identification of the hepatitis C virus direct-acting antiviral sofosbuvir and new alternatives to combat hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection...
July 31, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765144/comparing-optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-different-aetiologies-of-infectious-necrotising-retinitis
#9
Alessandro Invernizzi, Aniruddha Kishandutt Agarwal, Vittoria Ravera, Chiara Mapelli, Agostino Riva, Giovanni Staurenghi, Peter J McCluskey, Francesco Viola
AIMS: To compare optical coherence tomography (OCT) features of active necrotising infectious retinitis (NIR) due to toxoplasmosis or herpesviruses and to determine distinctive OCT signs for these two causes of infectious retinitis. METHODS: OCT scans from eyes with active NIR due to varicella zoster virus (VZV), herpes simplex virus (HSV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), and toxoplasmosis (TOXO) were reviewed. All images were evaluated for the presence of previously described OCT findings in TOXO-NIR and compared with the viral group...
August 1, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763115/design-synthesis-and-the-biological-evaluation-of-a-new-series-of-acyclic-1-2-3-triazole-nucleosides
#10
Iwona E Głowacka, Graciela Andrei, Dominique Schols, Robert Snoeck, Katarzyna Gawron
A new strategy for the synthesis of N(3) -benzoylated- and N(3) -benzylated N(1) -propargylquinazoline-2,4-diones 30a-d and 31a-d from isatoic anhydride 41 is reported. The alkynes 30a-d and 31a-d were applied in the 1,3-dipolar cycloadditions with azides 27 and 28 to synthesize acyclic 1,2,3-triazole nucleosides. The obtained alkynes and 1,2,3-triazole were evaluated for antiviral activity against a broad range of DNA and RNA viruses. The alkyne 30d showed activity against adenovirus-2 (EC50  = 8.3 μM), while compounds 37a and 37d were also active toward herpes simplex virus-1 wild-type and thymidine kinase deficient (HSV-1 TK(-) ) strains (EC50 values in the range of 4...
August 1, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758156/varicella-zoster-virus-and-large-vessel-vasculitis-the-absence-of-an-association
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Gary W Procop, Charis Eng, Alison Clifford, Alexandra Villa-Forte, Leonard H Calabrese, Eric Roselli, Lars Svensson, Douglas Johnston, Gosta Pettersson, Edward Soltesz, Lisa Lystad, Julian D Perry, Alexander Blandford, Deborah A Wilson, Gary S Hoffman
OBJECTIVE: It is controversial whether microorganisms play a role in the pathogenesis of large and medium vessel vasculitides (eg, giant cell arteritis [GCA], Takayasu arteritis [TAK] and focal idiopathic aortitis [FIA]). Recent studies have reported the presence of Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) within formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded temporal arteries and aortas of about three-quarters or more of patients with these conditions, and in a minority of controls. In a prospective study, we sought to confirm these findings using DNA extracted from vessels that were harvested under surgically aseptic conditions and snap frozen...
2017: Pathogens & Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757102/new-prodrugs-of-two-pyrimidine-acyclic-nucleoside-phosphonates-synthesis-and-antiviral-activity
#12
Marcela Krečmerová, Martin Dračínský, Robert Snoeck, Jan Balzarini, Karel Pomeisl, Graciela Andrei
New 2,4-diamino-6-[2-(phosphonomethoxy)ethoxy]pyrimidine (PMEO-DAPy) and 1-[2-(phosphonomethoxy)ethyl]-5-azacytosine (PME-5-azaC) prodrugs were prepared with a pro-moiety consisting of carbonyloxymethyl esters (POM, POC), alkoxyalkyl esters, amino acid phosphoramidates and/or tyrosine. The activity of the prodrugs was evaluated in vitro against different virus families. None of the synthesized prodrugs demonstrated activity against RNA viruses but some of them proved active against herpesviruses [including herpes simplex virus (HSV), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), and human cytomegalovirus (HCMV)]...
July 6, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752294/characterization-and-phylogenetic-analysis-of-varicella-zoster-virus-strains-isolated-from-korean-patients
#13
Min Ho Kim, Jeong Seon Jeon, In Kyo Kim, Ji Seon Park, Hosun Park, Ok Sarah Shin, Chan Hee Lee
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a causative agent of chickenpox in primary infection and shingles after its reactivation from latency. Complete or almost-complete genomic DNA sequences for various VZV strains have been reported. Recently, clinical VZV strains were isolated from Korean patients whose genome was sequenced using high-throughput sequencing technology. In this study, we analyzed single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of VZV strains to genetically characterize Korean clinical isolates. Phylogenetic analyses revealed that three Korean strains, YC01, YC02, and YC03, were linked to clade 2...
August 2017: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751095/a-comprehensive-review-of-immunization-practices-in-solid-organ-transplant-and-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients
#14
REVIEW
Pearlie P Chong, Robin K Avery
BACKGROUND: Vaccine-preventable diseases, especially influenza, varicella, herpes zoster, and invasive pneumococcal infections, continue to lead to significant morbidity and mortality in solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) recipients. METHODS: We highlight guideline recommendations for the use of key vaccines in SOT and HSCT recipients and to review the latest evidence and developments in the field. RESULTS: Physicians should vaccinate individuals with end-stage organ disease, as vaccine seroresponse rates are higher pretransplantation...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750305/progressive-hippocampal-sclerosis-after-viral-encephalitis-potential-role-of-nmda-receptor-antibodies
#15
Stoyan Popkirov, Fatme Seval Ismail, Wenke Grönheit, Monika Kapauer, Jörg Wellmer, Christian G Bien
PURPOSE: Survivors of viral encephalitis can develop refractory epilepsy and hippocampal sclerosis. Both the initial infectious insult and the secondary effects of recurrent seizures have been implicated in chronic disease progression. Recently, post-infectious autoimmunity, involved in acute relapses, has also been proposed as a pathomechanism for chronic disease progression. Our case series suggests a potential role of antibodies against the N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) in chronic inflammatory disease beyond acute manifestations...
July 19, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749818/fatal-septic-shock-triggered-by-donor-transmitted-varicella-zoster-virus-reinfection-3-days-after-lung-transplantation
#16
Samuel Lehingue, Romain Rambaud, Christophe Guervilly, Mélanie Adda, Jeanmarie Forel, Nadim Cassir, Christine Zandotti, Sami Hraiech, Laurent Papazian
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 27, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749391/variations-in-herpes-zoster-manifestation
#17
REVIEW
Uwe Wollina
Herpes zoster (HZ) is a neurocutaneous disorder due to endogenous reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). The typical clinical manifestation is an acute segmental eruption of herpetiform umbilicated vesicles associated with malaise, pain, dysaesthesia, allodynia and probably fever. This review focuses on other possible clinical manifestations of the disease to sensitize physicians not to overlook HZ since only an early antiviral treatment can reduce the risk of post-zosteric neuralgia.
March 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748773/differentiation-between-wild-type-and-vaccines-strains-of-varicella-zoster-virus-vzv-based-on-four-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms
#18
L Jin, S Xu, P A C Maple, W Xu, K E Brown
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection (chickenpox) results in latency and subsequent reactivation manifests as shingles. Effective attenuated vaccines (vOka) are available for prevention of both illnesses. In this study, an amplicon-based sequencing method capable of differentiating between VZV wild-type (wt) strains and vOka vaccine is described. A total of 44 vesicular fluid specimens collected from 43 patients (16 from China and 27 from the UK) with either chickenpox or shingles were investigated, of which 10 had received previous vaccination...
September 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747504/targeted-genome-sequencing-reveals-varicella-zoster-virus-open-reading-frame-12-deletion
#19
Randall J Cohrs, Katherine S Lee, Addilynn Beach, Bridget Sanford, Nicholas L Baird, Christina Como, Chiharu Graybill, Dallas Jones, Eden Tekeste, Mitchell Ballard, Xiaomi Chen, David Yalacki, Seth Frietze, Kenneth Jones, Tihana Lenac Rovis, Stipan Jonjić, Jürgen Haas, Don Gilden
The neurotropic herpesvirus varicella zoster virus (VZV) establishes a life-long latent infection in humans following primary infection. The low abundance of VZV nucleic acids in human neurons has hindered an understanding of the mechanisms that regulate viral gene transcription during latency. To overcome this critical barrier, we optimized a targeted capture protocol to enrich VZV DNA and cDNA prior to whole-genome/transcriptome sequence analysis. Since the VZV genome is remarkably stable, it was surprising to detect that VZV32, a VZV laboratory strain with no discernable growth defect in tissue culture, contained a 2158-bp deletion in open reading frame (ORF) 12...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740587/complications-of-varicella-zoster-infection-of-the-central-nervous-system
#20
Anusha S Thomas, Jose A Perez
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
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