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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421878/cerebrovascular-injury-in-cryptococcal-meningitis
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Ajay Kumar Mishra, Vanjare Harshad Arvind, Divya Muliyil, Cijoy K Kuriakose, Anu Anna George, Reka Karuppusami, Ronald Albert Benton Carey, Sunithi Mani, Samuel George Hansdak
Background Cryptococcal meningitis continues to be one of the common causes of chronic central nervous system infection worldwide. Individuals with cryptococcal meningitis can occasionally present with small vessel vasculitis causing infarcts primarily in the basal ganglia, internal capsule, and thalamus. Literature regarding patterns of cerebrovascular injury among patients with cryptococcal meningitis is scanty, and outcome following these vascular involvements is unknown. Aim To study the clinical profile, imaging findings, and details of vascular territory involved among patients admitted with cryptococcal meningitis and central nervous system infarct in a tertiary care center from India...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420068/pentraxin-3-levels-are-associated-with-vasculitis-and-disease-activity-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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S Sahin, A Adrovic, K Barut, S Durmus, R Gelisgen, H Uzun, O Kasapcopur
Objectives Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is a multisystemic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammatory organ damage by means of vasculitis. Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) is expressed locally at the sites of inflammatory processes, predominantly from endothelial cells. In adult studies, PTX3 has shown to be an indicator of active vasculitis both in large-vessel and small-vessel vasculitides, as well as in SLE. Moreover, in SLE it has found to be correlated with disease activity, and with some of the clinical manifestations and laboratory parameters...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409662/association-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-gene-polymorphism-with-susceptibility-and-nephritis-development-of-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-in-chinese-han-children
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Ailing Wang, Aili Wang, Yanfeng Xiao, Jingjing Wang, Erdi Xu
OBJECTIVE: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common form of systemic small-vessel vasculitis in children. Previous studies suggested endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) plays an important role in the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of HSP. This study aimed to investigate the potential association between 10 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within eNOS gene and HSP risk and nephritis development in a Chinese Han population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study was conducted including 459 healthy children and 423 children with HSP...
April 14, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406765/maintenance-treatment-of-anca-associated-vasculitides
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REVIEW
Loic Guillevin
ANCA-associated vasculitis(AAV)covers a group of systemic necrotising vasculitides characterised by inflammation of small vessels, sometimes with granuloma, and associated with autoantibodies to neutrophil cytoplasmic proteases (proteinase-3 or myeloperoxidase). Potentially lethal if not promptly diagnosed and treated, AAV in most patients can be induced into remission with the current treatment modalities. However, the risk of relapse remains high, necessitating prolonged immunosuppressive or immunomodulating maintenance therapy, whose optimal duration remains undetermined...
April 5, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389774/takayasu-arteritis-presenting-as-isolated-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#5
Guohong Tian, Qian Chen, Wenji Wang
Takayasu arteritis (TA) is a systemic vasculitis of unknown etiology that affects the aorta and its primary branches or large arteries in the proximal upper or lower extremities. Ocular manifestations of TA include microaneurysm formation, small-vessel dilation, arteriovenous anastomosis, retinal ischemia, and neovascular glaucoma. We herein report a case involving a 23-year-old Asian woman who presented with isolated acute anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and was initially misdiagnosed with optic neuritis...
April 7, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388935/direct-acting-antiviral-agents-in-the-therapy-of-hepatitis-c-virus-related-mixed-cryoglobulinaemia-a-single-centre-experience
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Gianfranco Lauletta, Sabino Russi, Fabio Pavone, Angelo Vacca, Franco Dammacco
BACKGROUND: The efficacy and safety of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) were evaluated in a cohort of prospectively enrolled patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related mixed cryoglobulinaemia (MC), an immune complex-mediated vasculitis of small and medium vessels in which the pathogenetic role of HCV has been clearly established. METHODS: Twenty-two patients received DAAs. Clinical and laboratory features were recorded at baseline, every 4 weeks until the end of treatment (EoT), and 12 weeks afterwards...
April 8, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387944/th17-and-treg-lymphocytes-as-cellular-biomarkers-of-disease-activity-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Lorenzo Cosmi
Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA) (formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis) is a vasculitis of unknown etiology affecting predominantly small- to medium-sized vessels, usually involving the upper and lower respiratory tract and kidneys. Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies are probably the initial cause of the inflammatory process that leads to the typical necrotizing lesions. In this issue of the European Journal of Immunology, Szczeklik et al. [Eur. J. Immunol. 2017. 47: 724-733] report some interesting findings on the possible involvement of T-cell subsets in the pathogenesis of the disease...
April 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386506/an-unusual-presentation-of-limited-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-involving-vagina-and-urethra
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Sandra Soro Marín, Enrique Júdez Navarro, Manuela Sianes Fernández, Ginés Sánchez Nievas, Juan Gabriel Lorenzo Romero
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a systemic necrotizing granulomatosis vasculitis characterized by predilection to affect small- and medium-sized blood vessels and commonly affects the upper and lower respiratory tract and kidneys in most cases. Genital involvement is reported in <1% of cases in large cohorts and nearly all cases have been in the setting of multisystemic disease or during the course of the disease in patients already diagnosed as GPA. A case is presented of uncommon limited urogenital GPA in a 66-year-old woman with an irregular mass occupying urethra and vagina...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375840/one-year-in-review-2017-systemic-vasculitis
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Elena Elefante, Sara Monti, Milena Bond, Gemma Lepri, Luca Quartuccio, Rosaria Talarico, Chiara Baldini
Systemic vasculitis is a group of heterogeneous, disabling disorders. Great interest has recently arisen in pathophysiology, clinical phenotypes and therapy of large- and small-vessel vasculitis. The general work hypothesis has been to promote research focused on disease-related pathogenetic pathways, with the ultimate goal of identifying novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, thus leading towards more effective targeted treatments. Following the previous annual reviews of this series, we will hereby provide a critical digest of the recent literature on small- and large-vessel systemic vasculitis, with a specific focus on novel possible disease-related biomarkers and their impact on current and future therapies...
March 29, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375836/childhood-primary-large-vessel-cns-vasculitis-single-centre-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Sonja Walsh, Ralf Knöfler, Gabriele Hahn, Judith Lohse, Reinhard Berner, Sebastian Brenner, Martin Smitka, Maja von der Hagen, Christian M Hedrich
Ischaemic brain injuries are rare conditions in the paediatric age group. Main causes include non-arteriosclerotic arteriopathies, which in childhood usually result from primary vasculitis of large or small vessels and lead to impaired perfusion and subsequent ischaemic brain lesions. In accordance with the nomenclature of systemic forms, CNS vasculitis is subdivided into groups, based on the size of affected vessels: angiography-positive primary angiitis of medium sized and large vessels (pPACNS), and angiography-negative angiitis of small vessels (svPACNS)...
March 28, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361331/anca-associated-vasculitis-pathogenesis-a-commentary
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REVIEW
Eric J Gapud, Philip Seo, Brendan Antiochos
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The ANCA-associated vasculitides are a group of small vessel vasculitides characterized by autoantibodies recognizing the neutrophil cytoplasmic antigens PR3 and MPO. We examine the current clinical and molecular immunology understanding of ANCA-associated vasculitides and discuss the current needs in our understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms of these rare diseases. RECENT FINDINGS: The majority of efforts to understand the pathogenesis of these diseases have focused on dissecting neutrophil biology because the neutrophil is the primary expressor of ANCA autoantigens...
April 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355983/mesenteric-inflammatory-veno-occlusive-disease-of-the-spleen-metasynchronous-with-two-arterial-thrombotic-events-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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D Allali, G Puppa, C Chizzolini
Vasculitides, particularly those affecting small vessels, are known to complicate systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); however, isolated venulitis of the mesenteric bed has rarely been reported. Here we relate the case of a 46-year-old woman with SLE who presented with acute abdominal pain due to artery thrombosis and extended splenic ischemia requiring splenectomy. The histological examination revealed diffuse venulitis in the absence of arterial vasculitis consistent with the definition of mesenteric inflammatory veno-occlusive disease (MIVOD)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353556/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-presenting-with-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-requiring-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-with-rapid-multiorgan-relapse-a-case-report
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Jennifer Vanoli, Marta Riva, Beatrice Vergnano, Gabriele D'Andrea, Vincenzo L'Imperio, Maria Rosa Pozzi, Guido Grassi
RATIONALE: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is an antineutrophil cytoplasmatic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis affecting small- and medium-sized blood vessels, mostly involving lung and kidney. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report the case of a 33-year-old man that presented with acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by alveolar hemorrhage. DIAGNOSES: Aggressive GPA presenting with diffuse alveolar hemorrhage and multiorgan involvement...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348948/microscopic-polyangiitis-atypical-presentation-with-extensive-small-bowel-necrosis-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-and-renal-failure
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Justin M Segraves, Vivek N Iyer
Microscopic polyangiitis is an uncommon systemic vasculitis of varying severity that is associated with myeloperoxidase (MPO) and perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic (p-ANCA) antibodies. The most commonly affected organs are the lungs and kidneys. We report on a very unusual case of microscopic polyangiitis presenting with severe mesenteric ischemia in addition to diffuse alveolar hemorrhage and acute renal failure. The patient was initially diagnosed with acute pancreatitis at an outside facility given his severe abdominal pain and elevated pancreatic enzymes...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328827/clinical-study-on-single-organ-cutaneous-small-vessels-vasculitis-socsvv
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Maciej Pastuszczak, Magdalena Celińska-Löwenhoff, Joanna Sułowicz, Anna Wojas-Pelc, Jacek Musiał
Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is a heterogenous group of disorders that may manifest as a mild disease isolated to the skin or be a part of life-threatening systemic vasculitis. According to the 2012 Chapel Hill Consensus Conference nomenclature, patients presenting symptoms of LCV confined only to the skin should be defined as suffering from a single-organ cutaneous small vessel vasculitis (SoCSVV). SoCSVV is a benign disease with a good clinical outcome but with a significant risk of relapse and skin ulcer formation...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295009/-refractory-form-of-orbital-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-clinical-and-morphological-study
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E A Kogan, Ya O Grusha, D S Ismailova, P I Novikov, Yu V Abramova, A D Meshkov, E F Rizopulu
Orbital granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's granulomatosis, GPA), which is characterized by granulomatous inflammation with small-vessel vasculitis, can develop in local and generalized forms of the disease. The introduction of current immunosuppressive therapy regimens has improved the prognosis of the disease; however, there are immunosuppressive treatment-refractory forms of GPA, the morphology of which has been inadequately investigated. The paper describes a clinical case of refractory GPA involving the orbit, as evidenced by histological and immunohistochemical examinations...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289826/polyarteritis-nodosum-of-the-breast-in-a-patient-with-history-of-bilateral-augmentation-mammoplasty
#17
Andrew Griffiths, Ashit Patel, Malcolm Z Roth
Polyarteritis nodosum belongs to a group of inflammatory disorders characterized by necrotizing vasculitis of small and medium-sized blood vessels. To date, there are 14 publications that document involvement of the breast. Our publication is the second study documenting polyarteritis nodosum of the breast in a patient who had previously had augmentation mammoplasty. Level of Evidence V This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www...
March 13, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271648/henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-with-concurrent-cytomegalovirus-duodenitis
#18
Sae Bom Shin, Yeong Jin Choi, Jieun Lee, Bong Gye Kwak, Yong Hee Kim, Kyung Sun Ha, Jin Hyoung Kang
Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic vasculitis involving the small vessels with distinct clinical features. The etiology of HSP is diverse, and viral infection is one of the many predisposing factors. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection mostly affects immune-suppressed patients, but rarely patients with normal immunity can also be affected. Authors experienced a case of HSP patient, with underlying small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) with CMV duodenitis. This is a rare case of HSP diagnosed in SCLC patient with predisposing factor of CMV infection...
February 7, 2017: Infection & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255916/hospital-morbidity-database-for-epidemiological-studies-on-churg-strauss-syndrome
#19
Krzysztof Kanecki, Aneta Nitsch-Osuch, Paweł Gorynski, Patryk Tarka, Piotr Tyszko
Churg-Strauss syndrome or more accurately eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a small-vessel necrotizing vasculitis with a characteristic late-onset allergic rhinitis and asthma. The use of hospital morbidity database is an important element of the epidemiological analysis of this rare disease. The present study was undertaken to assess the incidence of EGPA and factors related to its epidemiology in Poland; the first analysis of the kind in Poland, enabling a comparison in the European context...
March 3, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255551/multiple-perforations-and-fistula-formation-following-corticosteroid-administration-a-case-report
#20
Jing-Ni He, Zhong Tian, Xu Yao, Hang-Yu Li, Yun Yu, Yuan Liu, Jin-Gang Liu
Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a rare systemic small- and medium-sized-vessel vasculitis. The literature contains only a few reports of gastrointestinal perforation with this condition. We report a patient with EPGA treated with high-dose steroid who underwent emergency surgery for intestinal perforations. We performed a simple repair of the 11 perforations. Intestinal fistulas developed 8 d postoperatively; they healed well after 60 d of continuous washing and negative pressure suction...
February 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
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