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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817406/idiopathic-myointimal-hyperplasia-of-mesenteric-veins-an-uncommon-cause-of-ischemic-colitis-with-distinct-mucosal-features
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Rhonda K Yantiss, Isabelle Cui, Nicole C Panarelli, Jose Jessurun
Idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of mesenteric veins causes chronic ischemic mucosal injury with segmental strictures that mimic inflammatory bowel disease and nonocclusive ischemic colitis. It is characterized by myointimal proliferative changes that narrow the lumina of veins combined with ischemic injury and ulcers. Most cases reported to date have been diagnosed following surgical resection. The aim of this study was to determine whether mucosal changes of idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of mesenteric veins are sufficiently sensitive and specific to allow its recognition in biopsy material...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794554/mucocutaneous-manifestations-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-study-from-eastern-india
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Sudip Kumar Ghosh, Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, Surajit Kumar Biswas, Ivoreen Darung
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous manifestations are fairly common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and they can help in early diagnosis, prompt treatment, and hence reduced morbidity from the disease. AIMS: The objective of the present study was to find out the different patterns of dermatoses in a group of patients with RA from Eastern India. METHODOLOGY: Consecutive patients fulfilling the American Rheumatism Association 1987 revised criteria for the classification of RA and who had different dermatoses were included in this cross-sectional study done over a period of 8 years in a tertiary care hospital in Eastern India...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774183/annals-express-altered-mean-platelet-volume-in-children-with-henoch-schonlein-purpura-and-its-association-with-disease-activity
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Xiang Shi, Wen Chao Li, Li Jun Mo, Xiao Hong Li, Yu Zhen Luo, Liu Qun Qin, Zheng Yang, Wu Ning Mo
BACKGROUND: Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic small-vessel vasculitis that occurs mainly in children. A review of the literature has suggested a correlation between mean platelet volume (MPV) and several inflammatory disorders. However, to the best of our knowledge, any potential correlation between MPV and HSP has not been reported in the literature. Therefore, our study aimed to evaluate the role of MPV levels in patients with HSP. METHODS: This study included 97 children with HSP and 120 healthy individuals as controls...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771805/cutaneous-small-vessel-vasculitis-in-two-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Tina Ho, Lauren A V Orenstein, Markus D Boos, Kevin P White, Nicole Fett
Cutaneous small-vessel vasculitis (CSVV) is an infrequent manifestation of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We report two cases of CSVV associated with ulcerative colitis, review the literature, and discuss the diagnostic evaluation of children who present with CSVV and abdominal pain. After excluding more common causes of CSVV and abdominal pain in children, including immunoglobulin A vasculitis (previously Henoch-Schönlein purpura), infectious colitis, and drug-induced vasculitis, alternative diagnoses such as CSVV secondary to IBD or systemic vasculitis with gastrointestinal involvement must be considered...
August 2, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765354/levamisole-adulterated-cocaine-leading-to-fatal-vasculitis-a-case-report
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EDITORIAL
Belinda B Hammond, Jordan Craven
Cocaine is often "cut" with various additives to increase the profitability of the drug. One of the most common additives on today's market is levamisole, an anthelmintic medication used to destroy and expel parasitic worms in animals. The use of levamisole-contaminated cocaine can result in agranulocytosis and vasculitis (inflammation and constriction of small blood vessels). The resulting clotting and decrease in peripheral blood flow lead to cutaneous lesions, particularly on the ears, face, hands, and feet, and in severe cases can cause generalized tissue necrosis throughout the entire body...
August 2017: Critical Care Nurse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762062/sequential-rituximab-and-omalizumab-for-the-treatment-of-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-churg-strauss-syndrome
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REVIEW
David Aguirre-Valencia, Iván Posso-Osorio, Juan-Carlos Bravo, Fabio Bonilla-Abadía, Gabriel J Tobón, Carlos A Cañas
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), formerly known as Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), is a small vessel vasculitis associated with eosinophilia and asthma. Clinical manifestations commonly seen in patients presenting with EGPA range from upper airway and lung involvement to neurological, cardiac, cutaneous, and renal manifestations. Treatment for severe presentations includes steroids, cyclophosphamide, plasmapheresis, and recently, rituximab. Rituximab is associated with a good response in the treatment of vasculitis, but a variable response for the control of allergic symptoms...
July 31, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759424/treatment-of-thromboangiitis-obliterans-using-smoking-cessation-and-far-infrared-therapy-a-case-study
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I-Han Chiang, Shyi-Gen Chen, Yuan-Sheng Tzeng
Thromboangiitis obliterans (Buerger's disease) is a rare, nonatherosclerotic segmental inflammatory vasculitis that commonly involves small- and medium-sized vessels. Ischemic tenderness impairs patient quality of life and places patients at high risk for amputation. The only definitive known treatment is smoking cessation. Far-infrared (FIR) therapy has shown promising effects on blood flow and healing, but its use in patients with Buerger's disease has not been reported. A 31-year-old man with a 15-pack-year history of smoking, no drug abuse, and no other significant medical history, trauma, or family history diagnosed with thromboangiitis obliterans presented for care at the authors' clinic...
July 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758089/diagnosis-of-churg-strauss-syndrome-presented-with-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-case-report
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Dayun Park, Ho Jun Lee, Kwang Hoon Lee, Bum Sun Kwon, Jin-Woo Park, Ki Yeun Nam, Kyoung Hwan Lee
Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a rare systemic vasculitis that affect small and medium-sized blood vessels and is accompanied by asthma, eosinophilia, and peripheral neuropathy. This report describes a case of a 52-year-old man who had a history of sinusitis, asthma, and thymus cancer and who had complained of bilateral lower extremity paresthesia and weakness for a month. Peripheral neuropathy was detected by electrodiagnostic studies. Resection of a mediastinal mass, which was diagnosed as thymic neuroendocrine carcinoma, was performed five months before his visit...
June 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758039/primary-angiitis-of-the-center-nervous-system-a-clinical-challenge-diagnosed-postmortem
#9
Bayan Al Share, Ali Zakaria, Evan Hiner, Ziyad Iskenderian, Nader Warra
Primary angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS) is a rare vasculitis involving medium and small blood vessels of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges, without systemic involvement. The diffuse and patchy nature of its pathology is reflected by a wide spectrum of nonspecific clinical symptoms. Diagnosis is challenging due to lack of defined clinical criteria or specific imaging findings. Specific workup should be done only after exclusion of other etiologies, including infectious, neoplastic, toxic, and other vascular etiologies including systemic vasculitis...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756866/tuberculosis-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-or-both-a-case-report
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Á Nava-Castañeda, F Martín, S Voorduin, F Zuazo
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis (TB) is a chronic granulomatose infection, and granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GP) is a small vessel vasculitis, both of which affect the lungs. The combination of these diseases is rare. Both have similar clinical features, making the differential diagnosis difficult. CASE REPORT: It concerns a 37 year-old female undergoing treatment for pulmonary TB, who presented with left ocular proptosis, eyelid and conjunctival edema and erythema...
July 27, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752544/three-cases-of-lymphocytic-thrombophilic-arteritis-presenting-with-an-annular-eruption
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Robert I Kelly, Edmund Wee, Chasari Tancharoen, Mei M Tam, Showan Balta, Richard A Williams
We describe three patients who presented with a striking erythematous non-blanching annular eruption and features of lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis (LTA), with a prominent lymphocytic vasculitis involving deep dermal vessels. Lymphocytic inflammation was also evident in the superficial vessels and one patient had small superficial ulcers over the ankle area resembling livedoid vasculopathy (LV). Multiple biopsies demonstrated a persistent absence of neutrophils in the infiltrate consistent with a lymphocytic process...
July 28, 2017: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746217/18f-fluoro-deoxy-glucose-positron-emission-tomography-combined-with-computed-tomography-can-reliably-rule-out-infection-and-cancer-in-patients-with-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-suspected-of-disease-relapse
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Evan C Frary, Søren Hess, Oke Gerke, Helle Laustrup
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a group of autoimmune diseases characterized by systemic inflammation in small- to medium-sized blood vessels. Although immunosuppressive therapy has greatly improved the prognosis for these patients, there are still significant comorbidities, such as cancer and infection, associated with AAV. These comorbidities are often indistinguishable from an underlying AAV disease relapse, and create a clinical conundrum, as these conditions are normally contraindications for immunosuppressive treatment...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697842/-research-advances-in-immunological-pathogenesis-of-immunoglobulin-a-vasculitis
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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
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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
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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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
REVIEW
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
#20
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
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