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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918619/discoid-lupus-erythematosus-presenting-as-upper-eyelid-edema-and-erythema
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Abbas Darjani, Rana Rafiei, Alireza Mesbah, Razieh Golmohammadi, Behnam Rafiee, Mehriar Movaseghi
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) is an autoimmune disorder that usually occurs on sun exposed areas of head and neck. Infrequently it could be presented by palpebral involvement and rarely unilateral upper eye lid edema and erythema have been reported as the sole manifestation of DLE. We describe a 38-year-old woman with chronic left upper eye lid edema and erythema from one year ago which was induced by steroid injection for left eyebrow alopecia. Histopathologic and direct immunofluorescent studies were made on palpebral skin tissue and confirmed DLE diagnosis...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918421/macrophage-activation-syndrome-at-the-onset-of-glucocorticoid-resistant-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-report
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Delia Tulbă, Marius Balea, Cristian Băicuș
INTRODUCTION: Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is a life-threatening hyperinflammatory state mediated by uncontrolled cytokine storm and haemophagocytosis. Although rarely reported, MAS might occur in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), notably as an inaugural manifestation. Glucocorticoids (GCs) are the cornerstone of SLE therapy. However, in some cases high doses of GCs are required to achieve remission (i.e. glucocorticoid-resistance), leading to significant side effects. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old Romani male was admitted to our hospital for polyarthralgia, polyserositis and fatigability...
September 16, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912865/elevated-levels-of-soluble-fractalkine-and-increased-expression-of-cx3cr1-in-neuropsychiatric-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Ling Guo, Xiaoye Lu, Yuan Wang, Chunde Bao, Shunle Chen
The aim of the present study was to determine the levels of soluble fractalkine (sFKN) and expression of CX3CR1 in neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE). Disease activity of SLE was assessed using the SLE Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI). The mRNA expression levels of CX3CR1 and FKN were quantified using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction. Levels of sFKN in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were measured using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. The mRNA expression levels of CX3CR1 in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from patients with NPSLE, non-NPSLE and Behcet's disease were significantly higher than that of rheumatoid arthritis and healthy persons...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904255/predictors-of-favorable-responses-to-immunosuppressive-treatment-in-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-connective-tissue-disease
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Hidekata Yasuoka, Yuichiro Shirai, Yuichi Tamura, Tsutomu Takeuchi, Masataka Kuwana
BACKGROUND: The potential efficacy of immunosuppressive (IS) treatment has been reported in patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) associated with connective tissue disease (CTD), but its positioning in the treatment algorithm remains uncertain. The aim of this study was to identify predictors of favorable responses to first-line IS treatment.Methods and Results:This single-center retrospective study included 30 patients with PAH accompanied by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), mixed CTD (MCTD), or primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS) who received first-line IS treatment alone or in combination with pulmonary vasodilators...
September 12, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894082/chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-cidp-an-uncommon-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle
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Hrudya Abraham, Jose Kuzhively, Syed W Rizvi
BACKGROUND Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an uncommon manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We report a case of SLE presenting as CIDP and discuss the diagnosis, management, and prognosis of CIDP. CASE REPORT A 40-year-old woman with a past medical history of SLE treated with hydroxychloroquine presented with bilateral, progressive, ascending, sensory and motor neuropathy. Physical examination showed weakness and reduced temperature of all extremities, reduced pinprick and vibration sense of the distal extremities, loss of reflexes, and walking with a wide-based unsteady gait...
September 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891252/the-incidence-and-prevalence-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-new-york-county-manhattan-new-york-the-manhattan-lupus-surveillance-program
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Peter M Izmirly, Isabella Wan, Sara Sahl, Jill P Buyon, H Michael Belmont, Jane E Salmon, Anca Askanase, Joan M Bathon, Laura Geraldino-Pardilla, Yousaf Ali, Ellen M Ginzler, Chaim Putterman, Caroline Gordon, Charles G Helmick, Hilary Parton
OBJECTIVE: The Manhattan Lupus Surveillance Program (MLSP) is a population-based registry designed to determine the prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in 2007 and the incidence from 2007 to 2009 among residents of New York County (Manhattan), New York, and to characterize cases by race/ethnicity, including Asians and Hispanics, for whom data are lacking. METHODS: We identified possible SLE cases from hospital records, rheumatologist records, and administrative databases...
September 10, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890078/choroidal-thinning-associated-with-hydroxychloroquine-retinopathy
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Seong Joon Ahn, So Jung Ryu, Joo Young Joung, Byung Ro Lee
PURPOSE: To investigate choroidal thickness in patients using hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and compare choroidal thickness between eyes with and without HCQ retinopathy. DESIGN: Retrospective case series METHODS: Setting: Institutional Patients: We included 124 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus or rheumatoid arthritis who were treated with HCQ. The patients were divided into an HCQ retinopathy group and a control group, according to the presence or absence of HCQ retinopathy...
September 7, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877866/european-evidence-based-recommendations-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-childhood-onset-lupus-nephritis-the-share-initiative
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Noortje Groot, Nienke de Graeff, Stephen D Marks, Paul Brogan, Tadej Avcin, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Pavla Dolezalova, Brian M Feldman, Isabelle Kone-Paut, Pekka Lahdenne, Liza McCann, Seza Özen, Clarissa A Pilkington, Angelo Ravelli, Annet van Royen-Kerkhof, Yosef Uziel, Bas J Vastert, Nico M Wulffraat, Michael W Beresford, Sylvia Kamphuis
Lupus nephritis (LN) occurs in 50%-60% of patients with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE), leading to significant morbidity. Timely recognition of renal involvement and appropriate treatment are essential to prevent renal damage. The Single Hub and Access point for paediatric Rheumatology in Europe (SHARE) initiative aimed to generate diagnostic and management regimens for children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases including cSLE. Here, we provide evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of childhood LN...
September 6, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871953/-detection-and-analysis-of-serum-level-of-anti-candida-enolase-igg-antibody-in-patients-with-autoimmune-diseases
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Zhengxin He, Tingting Wang, Dezhi Shan, Xiaogang Zhang, Gengyin Wang, Fukun Wang
Objective To detect IgG antibody against Candida enolase in the sera of patients with autoimmune diseases. Methods Using purified recombinant Candida enolase as the coating antigen, an ELISA was established for enolase IgG antibody detection and the reactive conditions were optimized. The enolase IgG antibody in the sera from patients with autoimmune diseases and healthy controls were detected by ELISA. The specificity of the positive sera was confirmed by Western blotting. Results The study collected 70 serum samples from the patients with autoimmune diseases and 44 from the healthy individuals...
August 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871582/pyoderma-gangrenosum-after-breast-mastectomy-and-primary-rectus-abdominis-flap-reconstruction
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Yasuhiro Suzuki, Kozue Yokoyama, Mayako Terao, Toru Morioka, Banri Tsuda, Naoki Niikura, Takuho Okamura, Eri Yamada, Kotaro Imagawa, Tadashi Akamatsu, Yutaka Tokuda, Nobue Kumaki
Pyoderma gangrenosum is an intractable disease of unknown cause involving recurrent ulcerative lesions on the skin, and may accompany ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, leukemia, systemic lupus erythematosus, and other conditions. Here, we report a rare case of pyoderma gangrenosum in the thoracic abdomen following post-mastectomy reconstructive surgery. A 39-year-old presented at the hospital with a complaint of left papilla erosion. Skin biopsy at the site revealed invasive skin cancer, with Paget-like progression in the cancerous nipple and suspected malignancy of skin appendages...
September 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868297/a-toddler-presenting-with-pulmonary-renal-syndrome
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Florence A Aeschlimann, Rae S M Yeung, Ronald M Laxer, Diane Hebert, Ashley Cooper, Rose Chami, Damien Noone
Pulmonary renal syndrome refers to an association of pulmonary and glomerular disease and includes disorders, such as the ANCA-associated vasculitides, anti-glomerular basement membrane antibody disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, and IgA vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein purpura). We present the medical history of a 26-month-old boy with an extensive purpuric rash, involving the limbs, trunk, and face, who developed clinically significant pulmonary hemorrhage and renal involvement. Rapid recognition of this rare but potentially life-threatening condition is crucial...
May 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857716/chronic-cutaneous-lupus-erythematosus-presenting-as-atypical-acneiform-and-comedonal-plaque-case-report-and-literature-review
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M L Vieira, E R M C Marques, Y L A Leda, L F Noriega, D L Bet, G A A M Pereira
Introduction Chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CCLE) usually presents as characteristic erythematous patches and infiltrated coin-shaped plaques. However, there are some atypical clinical variants that may mimic other dermatological conditions. Haroon et al. reported in 1972 an unusual presentation of CCLE with hypertrophic follicular scars seen in acne vulgaris. Acneiform presentation is one of the most rarely reported and one of the most confusing, as it resembles a very common inflammatory skin disease...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857715/predictive-factors-of-flares-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-data-from-a-multiethnic-latin-american-cohort
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M F Ugarte-Gil, D Wojdyla, C A Pastor-Asurza, R V Gamboa-Cárdenas, E M Acevedo-Vásquez, L J Catoggio, M A García, E Bonfá, E I Sato, L Massardo, V Pascual-Ramos, L A Barile, G Reyes-Llerena, A Iglesias-Gamarra, J F Molina-Restrepo, R Chacón-Díaz, G S Alarcón, B A Pons-Estel
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to determine the factors predictive of flares in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Methods A case-control study nested within the Grupo Latino Americano De Estudio de Lupus (GLADEL) cohort was conducted. Flare was defined as an increase ≥4 points in the SLEDAI. Cases were defined as patients with at least one flare. Controls were selected by matching cases by length of follow-up. Demographic and clinical manifestations were systematically recorded by a common protocol...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853639/acute-vision-loss-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-bilateral-combined-retinal-artery-and-vein-occlusion-as-a-catastrophic-form-of-clinical-flare
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M Akhlaghi, B Abtahi-Naeini, M Pourazizi
Presentation of a combination of branch retinal artery occlusion (BRAO)/central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) and central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is extremely rare. Herein, we have presented the case of a 29-year-old female with SLE, who simultaneously developed bilateral CRVO and BRAO/CRAO in the absence of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) as a catastrophic form of clinical flare. A combinatorial diagnosis of CRVO and BRAO/CRAO should be considered during clinical flare-up in a patient with SLE who presents with rapidly progressive visual loss...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851621/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-associated-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-results-from-the-french-pulmonary-hypertension-registry
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Eric Hachulla, Xavier Jais, Gaël Cinquetti, Pierre Clerson, Laurence Rottat, David Launay, Vincent Cottin, Gilbert Habib, Grégoire Prevot, Céline Chabanne, Eléna Foïs, Zahir Amoura, Luc Mouthon, Véronique Le Guern, David Montani, Gérald Simonneau, Marc Humbert, Vincent Sobanski, Olivier Sitbon
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: We identified all patients with SLE and PAH (SLE-PAH) who were enrolled in the French Pulmonary Hypertension Registry with a diagnosis confirmed by right heart catheterization (RHC). A control group of 101 patients with SLE without known PAH was selected from SLE expert centers participating in the Pulmonary Hypertension Registry. Survival was estimated by the Kaplan-Meier method...
August 26, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840341/usefulness-of-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-as-a-biomarker-for-diagnosing-infections-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#16
Hyoun-Ah Kim, Ju-Yang Jung, Chang-Hee Suh
Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio (MLR), and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) have been investigated as disease activity markers for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Hence, we investigated the clinical significance of these parameters in diagnosing infection in patients with SLE. In total, 120 patients with SLE, who were admitted to hospital due to disease flares or infection, were recruited for the study. Of the 120 patients, 60 had a concurrent infection (SLE with infection), while the remaining 60 patients were admitted with a flare without any evidence of infection (SLE with flare)...
August 24, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839447/hypokalemic-paralysis-a-hidden-card-of-several-autoimmune-diseases
#17
Yelitza Velarde-Mejía, Rocío Gamboa-Cárdenas, Manuel Ugarte-Gil, César Pastor Asurza
Acute hypokalemic paralysis is a rare and potentially fatal condition, with few related causes, one of which highlights distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA). Distal renal tubular acidosis is a rare complication of several autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjögren's syndrome, and Hashimoto thyroiditis. We report a case of a lupic patient who presented rapidly progressive quadriparesis in the context of active renal disease. Research revealed severe refractory hypokalemia, metabolic acidosis, and alkaline urine suggestive of dRTA...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839301/clinical-manifestations-of-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle-in-khyber-pakhtunkhwa
#18
Adnan Khan, Mohammad Hassan Shah, Muhammad Nauman, Itizaz Hakim, Gulrukh Shahid, Palwasha Niaz, Haseeba Sethi, Shumaila Aziz, Maria Arabdin
OBJECTIVE: To determine major symptoms and signs in patients of systemic lupus erythematosus. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Lady Reading Hospital, Khyber Teaching Hospital and Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar, Pakistan, from January 15, 2014, to August 15, 2016, and comprised patients of systemic lupus erythematosus. Data was collected through an interview-based questionnaire containing questions about different symptoms. SPSS 20 was used for data analysis...
August 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830409/word2vec-inversion-and-traditional-text-classifiers-for-phenotyping-lupus
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Clayton A Turner, Alexander D Jacobs, Cassios K Marques, James C Oates, Diane L Kamen, Paul E Anderson, Jihad S Obeid
BACKGROUND: Identifying patients with certain clinical criteria based on manual chart review of doctors' notes is a daunting task given the massive amounts of text notes in the electronic health records (EHR). This task can be automated using text classifiers based on Natural Language Processing (NLP) techniques along with pattern recognition machine learning (ML) algorithms. The aim of this research is to evaluate the performance of traditional classifiers for identifying patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in comparison with a newer Bayesian word vector method...
August 22, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819535/clinical-features-and-antinuclear-antibodies-profile-among-adults-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-lupus-nephritis-a-cross-sectional-study
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Nashwa Ahmed, Mazin Shigidi, Al Nour Al Agib, Hassan Abdelrahman, Elshafie Taha
INTRODUCTION: Limited data is available regarding the clinical manifestations and pattern of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in Sudan. This study aimed to determine the clinical manifestations and Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) profile among Sudanese adults with SLE and lupus nephritis (LN). METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted in Omdurman Military Hospital, Sudan. It included all adults with SLE and on regular follow-up during the study period (December 2012 to May 2013)...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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