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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697842/-research-advances-in-immunological-pathogenesis-of-immunoglobulin-a-vasculitis
#1
Ya-Ting Liu, Si-Guang Lu
Immunoglobulin A (IgA) vasculitis is the most common leukocytoclastic small-vessel vasculitis in children and mainly involves the small vessels in the skin, joints, digestive tract, and kidneys. Its pathogenesis is still unclear. Currently, it is believed that environmental factors can cause autoimmune dysfunction and lead to the deposition of IgA-containing immune complexes on the wall of arterioles on the basis of genetic factors. This article reviews the research advances in the role of immune factors in the pathogenesis of IgA vasculitis...
July 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691415/association-of-ace-vegf-and-ccl2-gene-polymorphisms-with-henoch-schonlein-purpura-and-evaluating-the-possible-interaction-effects-of-these-loci-in-hsp-patients
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Tahereh Mohammadian, Mortaza Bonyadi, Elahe Nabat, Mandana Rafeey
BACKGROUND: Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a multisystem, small vessel, leucocytoclastic vasculitis. It is predominantly a childhood vasculitis, rarely reported in adults. Studies have shown that several different genetic factors such as genes involved in inflammatory system and renin-angiotensin system (RAS) are important in the pathogenesis of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the independent effect of three gene polymorphisms including CCL2-2518 C/T, VEGF-634G/C and ACE(I/D) with HSP disease and their possible joint interactions in developing the disease...
June 27, 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686752/leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-resolution-with-topical-dapsone
#3
David A Pate, Luke S Johnson, Michelle B Tarbox
Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is a disease characterized by inflammation of small vessels presenting with petechiae and palpable purpura. Leukocytoclastic vasculitis often spontaneously resolves within weeks and requires only symptomatic treatment. Chronic or severe disease can require systemic treatment with agents such as colchicine, dapsone, or corticosteroids, which are effective but carry a risk for serious adverse events. These side effects and/or medical contraindications preclude some patients from taking systemic medications for LCV...
June 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670610/in-vivo-characterization-of-abnormalities-in-small-bowel-diseases-using-probe-based-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy
#4
Naoki Ohmiya, Noriyuki Horiguchi, Tomomitsu Tahara, Mitsuo Nagasaka, Yoshihito Nakagawa, Tomoyuki Shibata, Tetsuya Tsukamoto, Makoto Kuroda
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy (pCLE) enables real-time optical biopsy. Little is known about pCLE imaging deep inside the small bowel, therefore the aim of this study was to determine its usefulness. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  Between April 2014 and January 2016, we performed 38 pCLE examinations during double-balloon enteroscopy with intravenous fluorescein in 37 patients with: tumors (n = 10), vascular disorders (n = 6), inflammatory diseases and drug injuries (n = 13), other disorders (n = 4), and normal findings (n = 4)...
July 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663247/gangrenous-digital-infarcts-in-a-severe-case-of-cutaneous-polyarteritis-nodosa
#5
Hamzah Mahmood-Rao, Tina Ding, Nirav Gandhi
Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (CPAN) is a rare diagnosis which is distinct from polyarteritis nodosa (PAN). PAN is a medium-vessel vasculitis which can affect multiple organs and classically produces microaneurysms in the vasculature. CPAN is limited to the skin mainly affecting small vessels. There is an absence of microaneurysms in CPAN and it does not affect internal organs. However, the histopathological findings on the skin are similar to PAN. CPAN rarely progresses to PAN but relapses more often. We will illustrate a challenging case of a patient with CPAN who developed gangrenous infarcts despite initial immunosuppressive treatment with high-dose steroids and azathioprine...
June 29, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663246/cardiogenic-shock-from-coronary-vasculitis-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
#6
Vikram Raghunathan, Aryeh Pelcovits, Daniel Gutman, Gerardo Carino
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a systemic vasculitis characterised by necrotising inflammatory changes in small-sized and medium-sized vessels and granuloma formation. It most commonly involves the kidneys and respiratory tract, but it can present with widespread manifestations involving any organ system. Rarely, it causes coronary vasculitis which can precipitate a severe cardiomyopathy. Here, we report a patient who presented in cardiogenic shock requiring vasopressors and was found to have extensive myocardial ischaemia secondary to coronary vasculitis...
June 29, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651735/preventing-coronary-artery-lesions-in-kawasaki-disease
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Ho-Chang Kuo
A form of systemic vasculitis that affects mostly small and medium-sized vessels, Kawasaki disease (KD) is most commonly found in children under the age of 5 years old. Though its etiology is unknown, KD has been the most frequent acquired heart disease in developing countries. Its incidence has increased over recent decades in many centuries, including Japan, Korea, and China. The most severe complications of KD are coronary artery lesions (CAL), including dilation, fistula, aneurysm, arterial remodeling, stenosis, and occlusion...
June 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632810/hydralazine-associated-cutaneous-casculitis-presenting-with-aerodigestive-tract-involvement
#8
Laura E Levin, Cynthia Magro, James Horowitz, Joanna Harp
Hydralazine-induced small vessel vasculitis is a rare entity with a limited number of cases reported in the dermatologic literature. A characteristic pattern of acral pseudoembolic vesiculopustules with necrosis and ulceration has been suggested along with involvement of the aerodigestive tract, indicating mucosal involvement is an important feature of this disease. We report the case of a patient with hydralazine-induced vasculitis who exemplified this characteristic presentation associated with severe involvement of the aerodigestive tract and gastrointestinal tract bleeding...
May 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631066/rheumatoid-vasculitis-a-diminishing-yet-devastating-menace
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REVIEW
Shweta Kishore, Lisa Maher, Vikas Majithia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Rheumatoid vasculitis (RV) is an unusual complication of long-standing rheumatoid arthritis, which is characterized by the development of necrotizing or leukocytoclastic vasculitis involving small or medium-sized vessels. In this review, we aim to provide an update on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical presentation, and management of this challenging extra-articular manifestation. RECENT FINDINGS: RV is heterogenous in its clinical presentation depending on the organ and size of blood vessels involved...
July 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623488/vasculitis-for-the-internist-focus-on-anca-associated-vasculitis
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Benjamin Chaigne, Loïc Guillevin
Vasculitides comprise several diseases affecting vessels of different sizes, mainly arteries, but also capillaries and veins. Antineutrophil cytoplasm antibody-associated vasculitides (AAVs) belong to the systemic necrotizing small-vessel vasculitis group that comprises granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic polyangiitis and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Internists often see AAV patients, and although their outcomes are usually good, the disease can be responsible for morbidity and mortality...
August 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614577/successful-treatment-of-cutaneous-small-vessel-vasculitis-with-leflunomide
#11
Julia D Stiegler, Naveed Sami
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June 14, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612332/cocaine-levamisole-induced-vasculitis-vasculopathy-syndrome
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REVIEW
Javier Marquez, Lina Aguirre, Carolina Muñoz, Andres Echeverri, Mauricio Restrepo, Luis F Pinto
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To understand the clinical spectrum of cocaine-levamisole-induced vasculitis. Worldwide recreational drug consumption is high among the adult population from various social strata. The use of cocaine with levamisole, a frequently added antiparasitic diluent, favors the manifestations of vasculitic lesions, especially in the skin. RECENT FINDINGS: New insights into immunological mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of the disease. There are still many unknown aspects in the pathogenesis of this disease, such as the immune system interaction with p-ANCAs and the release of inflammatory NETs (neutrophil extracellular traps), which are the origin of auto-antigens and tissue damage, manifesting as vasculitic purpura on the skin...
June 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608454/accelerated-atherosclerosis-in-anca-associated-vasculitis
#13
I González-Suárez, J J Ríos-Blanco, J Arpa
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction and stroke, is a major cause of mortality in ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). Although AAV affects small vessels, an accelerated atherosclerosis not explained by traditional cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) has been demonstrated. We aimed to investigate the association of atherosclerosis measured by carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and cerebral small vessel disease in AAV-patients. MATERIALS & METHODS: Twenty-three AAV-patients in complete remission were recruited...
June 12, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598056/neuro-behcet-s-disease-presenting-as-a-young-stroke
#14
Nishit Biniwale, Rutuja Kibe, Avanti Biniwale
Neuro-Behcet's disease (NBD) is a rare neurological manifestation of the systemic small vessel vasculitis called Behcet's disease. It can present in various ways with predilection for the brain stem, thalamo- hypothalamic regions, cerebellum and basal ganglia. In this case, we describe a case of young stroke that was later attributed to NBD.
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593405/inducible-nitric-oxide-synthase-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-a-risk-of-nephritis-in-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-children
#15
Jue Jiang, Wuqiong Duan, Xu Shang, Hua Wang, Ya Gao, Peijun Tian, Qi Zhou
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common form of systemic small-vessel vasculitis in children, and HSP nephritis (HSPN) is a major complication of HSP and is the primary cause of morbidity and mortality. Previous studies have suggested that inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) may play an important role in the pathogenesis of HSP. In this study, we performed a detailed analysis to investigate the potential association between iNOS polymorphisms and the risk of HSP and the tendency for children with HSP to develop HSPN in a Chinese Han population...
August 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588872/cefazolin-as-a-cause-of-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis
#16
Naveed Ali, Nidhi Karia, Richard Goldhahn
Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is a cutaneous small vessel vasculitis characterized by cutaneous manifestations in the form of palpable purpura, and rarely bullae, vesicles, and ulcerations. Although rare, cephalosporins such as cefazolin, should be recognized to have a potential to trigger LCV.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587410/a-case-report-of-the-orbit-ocular-association-and-the-lung-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-diagnostic-challenge
#17
Cheng-Wei Lu, Xiu-Fen Liu, Ying Luan, Cheng-Bo Lu, Dan-Dan Zhou, Li-Min Guo, Ya-Bin Sun, Sheng-Nan Chen, Yun-Long Wu, Ji-Long Hao
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a systemic form of vasculitis that involves small to medium sized vessels and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. GPA presents a continuous and difficult clinical diagnostic concern, due to the rarity of the disease and the diversity of the manifestations. This case report discusses the unusual symptoms presented by a particular patient, discusses these manifestations and explains how the final diagnosis was identified as GPA. A 40-year old Chinese woman was initially referred to the present institution for a progressive worsening pain, redness and gradual decrease in visual acuity in the eyes over the past 7-year period...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583280/clinical-value-of-fdg-pet-ct-for-the-evaluation-of-rheumatic-diseases-rheumatoid-arthritis-polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-relapsing-polychondritis
#18
REVIEW
Kazuo Kubota, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Akio Mimori
FDG is a tracer for visualizing glucose metabolism. PET/CT using FDG is widely used for the diagnosis of cancer, because glycolysis is elevated in cancer cells. Similarly, active inflammatory tissue also exhibits elevated glucose metabolism because of glycolysis in activated macrophages and proliferating fibroblasts. Elevated FDG uptake by active inflammatory tissues, such as those affected by arthritis, vasculitis, lymphadenitis, and chondritis, has enabled the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases using FDG-PET/CT...
July 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578472/cutaneous-manifestations-of-anca-associated-small-vessels-vasculitis
#19
REVIEW
Marzano Angelo Valerio, Raimondo Maria Gabriella, Berti Emilio, Meroni Pier Luigi, Ingegnoli Francesca
Skin lesions are frequent manifestations of underlying systemic conditions, including systemic autoimmune vasculitis. In particular, anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) are associated with distinct forms of vasculitis characterized by inflammatory cell infiltration of the walls of small and medium-sized vessels leading to vascular destruction and tissue necrosis. ANCA-associated vasculitis is rare and systemic diseases, which can be classified based on different distribution of vascular inflammation and presence or absence of granulomatosis and asthma...
June 3, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577200/anca-associated-vasculitis-presenting-as-severe-pulmonary-hypertension-and-right-heart-failure
#20
Rakesh Kumar Pilania, Sumeet R Dhawan, Joseph L Mathew, Surjit Singh, K S Sodhi, Meenu Singh
Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is a small vessel multisystemic disorder characterised by necrotising small vessel vasculitis without any immune deposits. Kidney and lung are the predominant organs affected in MPA. Skin, gastrointestinal and neurological findings are also described. Isolated pulmonary manifestations are rare. The authors describe a two-year girl who presented with right heart failure and was subsequently diagnosed as ANCA-associated vasculitis. This case report is intended to sensitise pediatricians to consider systemic vasculitis with pulmonary hemorrhage in children with pulmonary hypertension even in the absence of severe pallor...
June 2, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
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