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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931107/a-diffusely-enlarged-pancreas-the-un-usual-suspect
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Pedro Magalhães-Costa, Maria José Brito, Pedro Pinto-Marques
An 81-years-old female presented with obstructive jaundice and a non-specific clinical picture of nausea and appetite loss. Labs demonstrated a conjugated hyperbilirrubinemia (7.7 mg/dL), increased aspartate aminotransferase and alanine aminotransferase (10xULN and 8xULN, respectively), increased lactate dehydrogenase (10xULN) and serum lipase (3xULN). CA 19.9 was 342 U/mL (Ref value < 37 U/mL). There was no evidence of peripheral lymphadenopathy or hepatosplenomegaly. Imaging (Figure 1A and 1B) revealed a marked homogeneous enlargement of the pancreas (without any well-defined mass), dilation of the extra and intra-hepatic bile ducts and ascites...
December 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930871/hepatitis-b-virus-infection-status-is-more-prevalent-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Jun Lu, Xuhong Hou, Hong Tu, Zhenghao Tang, Yongbing Xiang, Yuqian Bao, Jianren Gu, Weiping Jia
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: It has not been reported whether chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection (CHB) is associated with a specific type of diabetes. We sought to investigate the prevalence of CHB status in different diabetes subtypes among Chinese population MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study. 381 cases with adult-onset autoimmune diabetes,1365 patients with type 2 diabetes, and 1365 non-diabetic controls were recruited from Jun 2005 to Feb 2014.The exclusion criteria included: (1) HCV-antibody positive, (2) hepatic cirrhosis, (3) malignant neoplasm and severe renal dysfunction (serum creatinine > 450 umol/L)...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930572/acute-onset-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-in-hantavirus-and-hepatitis-b-virus-coinfection-a-case-report
#3
Jong Youb Lim, Young-Ho Lim, Eun-Hi Choi
INTRODUCTION: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an acquired autoimmune disorder with progressive weakness. Acute-onset CIDP resembles Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), a rapidly progressive disorder, and follows a chronic course. To our knowledge, no case of acute-onset CIDP in hantavirus and hepatitis B virus (HBV) coinfection has been reported previously. CLINICAL FINDINGS: We report a case of acute-onset CIDP that was initially diagnosed as GBS...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930559/sofosbuvir-and-ribavirin-in-acute-hepatitis-c-infected-patient-with-decompensated-cirrhosis
#4
Hui Liu, Tong Zhang, Yan Yan
BACKGROUND: The treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection has been revolutionized by the advent of direct-acting antiviral agents. However, evidence of its effects on patients with acute hepatitis C (AHC) virus infection is limited. CASE SUMMARY: We report the case of a patient with decompensated cirrhosis induced by autoimmune liver disease, whose condition rapidly deteriorated following AHC virus infection. The patient received sofosbuvir and ribavirin combination treatment for 12 weeks...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924956/autoimmune-hepatitis-in-pakistan
#5
Nasir Hassan Luck, Abbas Ali Tasneem
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923369/protocol-of-a-prospective-study-for-the-combination-treatment-of-shu-gan-jian-pi-decoction-and-steroid-standard-therapy-in-autoimmune-hepatitis-patients
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Xiao-Ling Chi, Huan-Ming Xiao, Yu-Bao Xie, Gao-Shu Cai, Jun-Min Jiang, Guang-Jun Tian, Mei-Jie Shi, Shu-Duo Wu, Peng-Tao Zhao, Hui-Jun Chen
BACKGROUND: Prednisone plus azathioprine is considered the mainstay of therapy in the current recommendations for autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). However, it does not provide good benefits for AIH patients because of its serious side effects. Therefore, more and more AIH patients prefer to seek for traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) to manage their symptoms and reduce the side effects of steroids in China. Shu-Gan-Jian-Pi Decoction is a popular used Chinese herbal formula in Guangdong province of China, which has demonstrated the effect of improving efficacy and reducing side effects of corticosteroids in AIH patients...
December 7, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920651/use-of-direct-acting-antivirals-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-oral-lichen-planus-a-case-report
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Kenji Misaka, Takashi Kishimoto, Yuji Kawahigashi, Michio Sata, Yumiko Nagao
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is frequently associated with various extrahepatic manifestations such as autoimmune features and immune complex deposit diseases. Oral lichen planus (OLP) is one of the representative extrahepatic manifestations of HCV infection. Direct-acting antivirals (DAA) are highly effective and safe for the eradication of HCV. However, there is a lack of information regarding the association between HCV-associated OLP and interferon (IFN)-free DAA therapy. Herein, we present the case of a 60-year-old female who was diagnosed with OLP during routine periodontal treatment by a dentist...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917262/toll-like-receptors-in-pathophysiology-of-liver-diseases
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REVIEW
Safak Kiziltas
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are pattern recognition receptors that participate in host defense by recognizing pathogen-associated molecular patterns alongside inflammatory processes by recognizing damage associated molecular patterns. Given constant exposure to pathogens from gut, strict control of TLR-associated signaling pathways is essential in the liver, which otherwise may lead to inappropriate production of pro-inflammatory cytokines and interferons and may generate a predisposition to several autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases...
November 18, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916939/immunopathogenic-mechanisms-of-autoimmune-hepatitis-how-much-do-we-know-from-animal-models
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REVIEW
Urs Christen, Edith Hintermann
Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is characterized by a progressive destruction of the liver parenchyma and a chronic fibrosis. The current treatment of autoimmune hepatitis is still largely dependent on the administration of corticosteroids and cytostatic drugs. For a long time the development of novel therapeutic strategies has been hampered by a lack of understanding the basic immunopathogenic mechanisms of AIH and the absence of valid animal models. However, in the past decade, knowledge from clinical observations in AIH patients and the development of innovative animal models have led to a situation where critical factors driving the disease have been identified and alternative treatments are being evaluated...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914924/the-management-of-childhood-liver-diseases-in-adulthood
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REVIEW
D Joshi, N Gupta, M Samyn, M Deheragoda, F Dobbels, M A Heneghan
An increasing number of patients with childhood liver disease survive into adulthood. These young adults are now entering adult services and require ongoing management. Aetiologies can be divided into liver diseases that develop in young adults which present to adult hepatologists i.e. biliary atresia and Alagille syndrome or liver diseases that occur in children/adolescents and adults i.e. autoimmune hepatitis or Wilson's disease .To successfully manage these young adults, a dynamic and responsive transition service is essential...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913752/expression-and-bioactivity-of-human-alpha-fetoprotein-in-a-bac-to-bac-system
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Bo Lin, Kun Liu, Wenting Wang, Wei Li, Xu Dong, Yi Chen, Yan Lu, Junli Guo, Mingyue Zhu, Mengsen Li
Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is an early serum growth factor in fetal embryonic development and hepatic oncogenesis. A growing number of investigations of AFP as a tumor-specific biomarker have concluded that AFP is an important target for cancer treatment. AFP also plays an immunomodulatory role in the treatment of several autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, myasthenia gravis, and thyroiditis. In an effort to support biochemical screening and drug design and discovery, we attempted to express and purify human AFP in a Bac-to-Bac system...
December 2, 2016: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895415/factoring-the-intestinal-microbiome-into-the-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-hepatitis
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EDITORIAL
Albert J Czaja
The intestinal microbiome is a reservoir of microbial antigens and activated immune cells. The aims of this review were to describe the role of the intestinal microbiome in generating innate and adaptive immune responses, indicate how these responses contribute to the development of systemic immune-mediated diseases, and encourage investigations that improve the understanding and management of autoimmune hepatitis. Alterations in the composition of the intestinal microflora (dysbiosis) can disrupt intestinal and systemic immune tolerances for commensal bacteria...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893674/relapsing-remitting-lesions-in-a-woman-with-progressive-hemifacial-atrophy-and-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-a-case-report
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Ying Zhang, Mingqin Zhu, Xiaozhen Li, Jing Miao, Chenchen Duan, Li Cui, Xuefan Yu
INTRODUCTION: Progressive hemifacial atrophy (PHA) is a rare disorder characterized by unilateral facial atrophy affecting the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fat, muscle, and osteocartilagenous structures creating a sunken hemiface appearance.Etiopathogenesis of PHA is poorly understood; no definitive treatment is currently available. CLINICAL FINDINGS: We report a 41-year-old woman with PHA who showed an uncharacteristic "relapsing-remitting" evolution of brain lesions and was seropositive for hepatitis B virus (HBV)...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891589/critical-roles-of-conventional-dendritic-cells-in-promoting-t-cell-dependent-hepatitis-through-regulating-nkt-cells
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Jingya Wang, Xueting Cao, Jiliang Zhao, Huiyuan Zhao, Jun Wei, Qiuying Li, Xiaofei Qi, Zishan Yang, Li Wang, Hongru Zhang, Li Bai, Zhenzhou Wu, Liqing Zhao, Zhangyong Hong, Zhinan Yin
Dendritic cells (DC) play critical roles in initiating and regulating the innate immunity as well as the adaptive immune responses. However, the role of conventional dendritic cells (cDC) in Con A-induced fulminant hepatitis is unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that depletion of cDC using either CD11c-DTR Tg mice or anti-CD11c antibody significantly reduced the severity of liver injury, indicating a detrimental role of cDC in Con A-induced hepatitis. We further elucidated the pathological role of cDC through being the critical source of IL-12, which induced the secretion of IFN-γ by NKT cells...
November 28, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890169/hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-rheumatic-diseases-the-impact-of-direct-acting-antiviral-agents
#15
REVIEW
Patrice Cacoub, Cloé Commarmond, David Sadoun, Anne Claire Desbois
Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is associated with liver and extrahepatic complications, including B-cell lymphoma, cardiovascular and kidney diseases, glucose metabolism impairment and rheumatic conditions ie, arthralgia, myalgia, cryoglobulinemia vasculitis, sicca syndrome and the production of autoantibodies. The treatment has long been based on interferon alpha (IFN) that was found poorly effective, and contraindicated in many autoimmune/inflammatory disorders because of possible exacerbation of rheumatic disorders...
February 2017: Rheumatic Diseases Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884763/acox2-deficiency-an-inborn-error-of-bile-acid-synthesis-identified-in-an-adolescent-with-persistent-hypertransaminasemia
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Maria J Monte, Marta Alonso-Peña, Oscar Briz, Elisa Herraez, Carmen Berasain, Josepmaria Argemi, Jesus Prieto, Jose J G Marin
BACKGROUND: Acyl-CoA oxidase (ACOX2) is involved in the shortening of C27 cholesterol derivatives to generate C24 bile acids. Inborn errors affecting the rest of peroxisomal enzymes involved in bile acid biosynthesis have been described. These conditions are usually characterized by serious hepatic and/or neurologic manifestations. AIMS: We have investigated bile acid profile and enzymes involved in their biosynthesis in the first reported case of ACOX2 deficiency identified in an adolescent boy with persistent unexplained hypertransaminasemia and his family...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882046/the-role-of-genetic-and-immune-factors-for-the-pathogenesis-of-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-in-childhood
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REVIEW
Priscila Menezes Ferri, Ana Cristina Simões E Silva, Soraya Luiza Campos Silva, Diego Junior Queiroga de Aquino, Eleonora Druve Tavares Fagundes, Débora Marques de Miranda, Alexandre Rodrigues Ferreira
Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a rare cholestatic liver disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the biliary tree resulting in liver fibrosis. PSC is more common in male less than 40 years of age. The diagnosis of PSC is based on clinical, laboratory, image, and histological findings. A biochemical profile of mild to severe chronic cholestasis can be observed. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiography is the golden standard method for diagnosis, but magnetic resonance cholangiography is currently also considered a first-line method of investigation...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876037/the-efficacy-of-adalimumab-in-psoriatic-arthritis-concomitant-to-overlapping-primary-biliary-cholangitis-and-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-a-case-report
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Teresa Del Ross, Amelia Ruffatti, Annarosa Floreani, Ariela Hoxha, Leonardo Punzi
BACKGROUND: The overlap syndrome of primary biliary cholangitis (formerly called primary biliary cirrhosis) and primary sclerosing cholangitis is an extremely rare condition that has never been described in association with other immune-mediated diseases, including psoriatic arthritis. While treatment with anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor-alpha (TNF-α) agents has proved to be effective in inflammatory arthropathies such as psoriatic arthritis, they have been employed in only a limited number of patients with autoimmune hepatitis, and their effectiveness is unclear...
November 22, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860532/hepatitis-c-virus-e2-protein-induces-upregulation-of-il-8-pathways-and-production-of-heat-shock-proteins-in-human-thyroid-cells
#19
Sara Salehi Hammerstad, Mihaela Stefan, Jason Blackard, Randall P Owen, Hanna J Lee, Erlinda Concepcion, Zhengzi Yi, Weijia Zhang, Yaron Tomer
CONTEXT: Thyroiditis is one of the most common extra hepatic manifestations of hepatitis C virus infection. By binding to surface cell receptor CD81, hepatitis C envelop glycoprotein E2 mediates entry of HCV into cells. Studies have shown that different viral proteins may individually induce host responses to infection. We hypothesized that HCV E2 protein binding to CD81 expressed on thyroid cells activates a cascade of inflammatory responses that can trigger autoimmune thyroiditis in susceptible individuals...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857890/prevalence-of-thyroid-disorders-in-hepatitis-c-virus-positive-patients-on-interferon-and-antiviral-therapy
#20
Gitanjali Goyal, Kmds Panag, Ravinder Garg
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is common worldwide. The treatment typically involves a combination of interferon-alpha (IFN-α) and ribavirin (RBV) therapy; however, the use of IFN-α is well documented to be associated with thyroid disease, the most common autoimmune disorder associated with IFN-α. AIM: The aim of the present study was to know the prevalence of thyroid abnormality in the HCV-positive patients on IFN and antiviral therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty known HCV positive patients were enrolled for the study...
October 2016: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
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