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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348390/current-and-emerging-therapy-on-lupus-nephritis
#1
Lucky Aziza Bawazier
Lupus nephritis (LN) is involvement of the kidney in patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and one of the most common target organ in SLE. The diagnosis of LN will significantly impact the clinical outcome and therapy of the patient. Therapy regiment of LN is divided into two stages, induction and maintenance treatment. The main objective of the induction therapy is to achieve complete or partial remission as soon as possible since it is correlated with better prognosis and fewer relapse incidence...
October 2017: Acta Medica Indonesiana
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343274/coexistent-sickle-cell-anemia-and-autoimmune-disease-in-eight-children-pitfalls-and-challenges
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Valerie Li-Thiao-Te, Florence Uettwiller, Pierre Quartier, Florence Lacaille, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Valentine Brousse, Mariane de Montalembert
BACKGROUND: Patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) present a defective activation of the alternate complement pathway that increases the risk of infection and is thought to predispose to autoimmune disease (AID). However, coexisting AID and SCD is rarely reported, suggesting possible underdiagnosis due to an overlapping of the symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Among 603 patients with SCD followed between 1999 and June 2016, we retrospectively searched for patients with coexisting SCD and AID...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342508/features-treatment-and-outcomes-of-macrophage-activation-syndrome-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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R Ezequiel Borgia, Maya Gerstein, Deborah M Levy, Earl D Silverman, Linda T Hiraki
OBJECTIVE: To describe the features and treatment of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in a childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) single centre cohort, and compare the cSLE manifestations and outcomes between those with and without MAS. METHODS: We included all cSLE patients followed at SickKids Hospital from 2002-12, and identified those also diagnosed with MAS. Demographic, clinical and laboratory features of MAS and SLE, medication use, hospital and PICU admissions as well as damage indices and mortality were extracted from the Lupus database...
January 17, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328521/the-central-vein-sign-differentiates-ms-from-cns-inflammatory-vasculopathies
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Pietro Maggi, Martina Absinta, Matteo Grammatico, Luisa Vuolo, Giacomo Emmi, Giovanna Carlucci, Gregorio Spagni, Alessandro Barilaro, Anna Maria Repice, Lorenzo Emmi, Domenico Prisco, Vittorio Martinelli, Roberta Scotti, Niloufar Sadeghi, Gaetano Perrotta, Pascal Sati, Bernard Dachy, Daniel S Reich, Massimo Filippi, Luca Massacesi
OBJECTIVES: In multiple sclerosis (MS), MRI is a sensitive tool for detecting white matter lesions, but its diagnostic specificity is still suboptimal; ambiguous cases are frequent in clinical practice. Detection of perivenular lesions in the brain (the "central vein sign") improves the pathological specificity of MS diagnosis, but comprehensive evaluation of this MRI biomarker in MS-mimicking inflammatory and/or autoimmune diseases, such as CNS inflammatory vasculopathies, is missing...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323451/microvascular-involvement-in-systemic-sclerosis-and-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Didem Saygin, Kristin Highland, Adriano R Tonelli
Microvascular changes play central roles in the pathophysiology of systemic sclerosis (SSc) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and represent major causes of morbidity and mortality in these patients. Therefore, clinical tools that can assess the microvasculature are of great importance both at the time of diagnosis and follow up of these cases. These tools include capillaroscopy, laser imaging techniques, infrared thermography and iontophoresis. In this review, we examined the clinical manifestations and pathobiology of microvascular involvement in SSc and SLE as well as the methodologies used to evaluate the microvasculature...
January 11, 2018: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321925/lupus-pneumonitis-presenting-with-high-titre-of-anti-ro-antibody
#6
Mei-Chuan Chen, Yueh-Lin Wu, Kai-Ling Lee, Kevin S Lai, Chi-Li Chung
Lupus pneumonitis carries high mortality and is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, it is difficult to diagnose and is often mistaken as pneumonia, alveolar haemorrhage, or organizing pneumonia. Previous studies demonstrated that serum anti-Ro antibodies are elevated more frequently in SLE patients with pneumonitis than in those without. We report a 21-year-old female who was newly diagnosed as having SLE with nephritis and who suddenly developed right lung opacity and rapidly progressed to severe hypoxaemia despite the use of broad-spectrum antibiotics...
January 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321815/circulating-plasma-microrna-profiling-in-patients-with-polymyositis-dermatomyositis-before-and-after-treatment-mirna-may-be-associated-with-polymyositis-dermatomyositis
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Takuya Hirai, Keigo Ikeda, Hiroshi Tsushima, Maki Fujishiro, Kunihiro Hayakawa, Yuko Yoshida, Shinji Morimoto, Ken Yamaji, Yoshinari Takasaki, Kenji Takamori, Naoto Tamura, Iwao Sekigawa
Background: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in the regulation of key biological processes and have been implicated in various diseases, including autoimmune disorders. The pathogenesis of polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM) is considered to be mediated by autoimmune reactions. To determine miRNA role in the development and progression of PM and DM, we performed plasma miRNA profiling in PM/DM patients before and after treatment. Methods: Total RNA was isolated from plasma of 10 patients before and after treatment with prednisolone, or, in case of prednisolone resistance or complications, with the combination of calcineurin inhibitors (cyclosporine or tacrolims) and/or pulse intravenous cyclophosphamide...
2018: Inflammation and Regeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320975/systemic-lupus-erythematosus-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-ulcerative-colitis-case-report
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H Elsayed Mansour, S G Arafa, W Abdelfatah Shehata
A 30-year-old female presented to the rheumatology outpatient clinic of the Internal Medicine Department, Ain Shams University Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, complaining of a large right leg ulcer consistent with pyoderma gangrenosum. There was history of recurrent attacks of bleeding per rectum of one-year duration. During hospitalization she noticed blurring of vision in the left eye with diffuse blackish discoloration of the feet and toes, consistent with small-vessel vasculitis. Colonoscopy with biopsy and histopathology confirmed the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease-ulcerative colitis (IBD-UC)...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320843/diagnostic-utility-of-serum-melatonin-levels-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-control-study
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A B Rasheed, M S Daoud, F I Gorial
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic systemic autoimmune inflammatory disease and early diagnosis is of clinical and therapeutic importance. Melatonin is an endogenous endolamine hormone that plays an important role in the immune system due to its anti-inflammatory action. This study was designed to assess serum melatonin levels in SLE patients and to evaluate the possible correlation between serum melatonin and patients' baseline characteristics. A case-control study was performed on 50 SLE patients (48 females and 2 males), diagnosed according to the revised 1997 ACR Criteria, and 25 healthy controls (24 females and 1 male), matched by age and sex...
December 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319773/anca-positive-pauci-immune-crescentic-glomerulonephritis-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Percy Herrera-Añazco, Percy Velásquez-Castillo, Josmel Pacheco-Mendoza, Germán Valenzuela-Rodriguez, Carmen Asato-Higa
The pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis (PICGN) is generally associated with small-vessel vasculitis with a few reported cases associated with other autoimmune diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). We present the case of a female 34-year-old patient with acute kidney injury symptoms with indication for renal replacement therapy in the context of clinical SLE diagnosis. A kidney biopsy was conducted and it was found that most glomeruli showed some segmental sclerosis with synechia to the Bowman's capsule...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310537/individuals-living-with-lupus-findings-from-the-lupus-uk-members-survey-2014
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C Morgan, A R Bland, C Maker, J Dunnage, I N Bruce
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex and unpredictable disease which varies greatly among patients and has a significant impact on an individual's daily living and quality of life. A better understanding of the patients' experiences with the disease is vital to the effective management of the disease. LUPUS UK, a national UK-registered charity supporting people with systemic and discoid lupus, conducted a UK-wide survey of individuals living with lupus in order to provide foundation information to support and identify gaps needing further research...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310419/proliferative-lupus-nephritis-in-the-absence-of-overt-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-historical-study-of-12-adult-patients
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Maxime Touzot, Cécile Saint-Pastou Terrier, Stanislas Faguer, Ingrid Masson, Hélène François, Lionel Couzi, Aurélie Hummel, Nathalie Quellard, Guy Touchard, Noémie Jourde-Chiche, Jean-Michel Goujon, Eric Daugas
Severe lupus nephritis in the absence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a rare condition with an unclear clinical presentation and outcome.We conducted a historical observational study of 12 adult (age >18 years) patients with biopsy-proven severe lupus nephritis or lupus-like nephritis without SLE immunological markers at diagnosis or during follow-up. Excluded were patients with chronic infections with HIV or hepatitis B or C; patients with a bacterial infectious disease; and patients with pure membranous nephropathy...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310389/secondary-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-after-thymoma-resection-misdiagnosed-as-medically-unexplained-dyspnoea-a-case-report
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Hao Liao, Wendi Pei, Junfang Liu, Kai Wang, Tingting Xu, Xin Chen
RATIONALE: Secondary systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an exceedingly rare complication of thymoma resection and is difficult to diagnose because of the insidious and nonspecific clinical manifestations. A case of SLE that occurs secondary to thymoma resection is described in this report. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 43-year-old male came to our hospital with the sole symptom of dyspnea after thymoma resection initially. However, other atypical lesions of SLE occurred over time...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306915/screening-for-connective-tissue-disease-associated-antibodies-by-automated-immunoassay
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Philippe Willems, Ellen De Langhe, Jolien Claessens, René Westhovens, Erna Van Hoeyveld, Koen Poesen, Steven Vanderschueren, Daniel Blockmans, Xavier Bossuyt
BACKGROUND: Antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) are useful for the diagnosis of ANA-associated systemic rheumatic disease (AASRD). The objective of this study was the evaluation of an immunoassay that detects antibodies to a mixture of 17 antigens as an alternative to indirect immunofluorescence (IIF). METHODS: Nine thousand eight hundred and fifty-six consecutive patients tested for ANAs were tested by IIF and EliA connective tissue disease screen (Thermo-Fisher). Medical records were reviewed for 2475 patients, including all patients that tested positive/equivocal by either test and a selection of 500 patients that tested negative...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306594/vertebrobasilar-artery-stroke-as-the-heralding-sign-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Reza Mohammadian, Ali Tarighatnia, Mehran Naghibi, Evin Koleini, Nader D Nader
Cerebral ischemia because of vertebrobasilar insufficiency (VBI) rarely presents as an initial sign within the systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) population, and there are very few case reports supporting this manifestation. This report details 3 different patients with SLE who experienced VBI as an initial manifestation. Patient 1 was a 24-year-old female who developed a bilateral pontine lesion as a consequence of basilar artery stenosis. Patient 2 was a 34-year-old male with an acute ischemic lesion on the right side of his cerebellum and pons because of significant stenosis in the distal segment of the right vertebral artery...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301473/blood-pressure-control-over-time-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematous
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P O Avar Aydin, J Shan, H I Brunner, M M Mitsnefes
Introduction Hypertension (HTN) is prevalent in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and causes early cardiovascular aging and progression of renal and cardiac disease. The aim of this longitudinal retrospective study was to evaluate the prevalence of HTN, the follow-up blood pressure trends, and risk factors for HTN in a population-based cohort with childhood-onset SLE (cSLE). Methods Demographic and clinical data of consecutive visits from the baseline to the last visit were extracted from electronic medical records of patients with cSLE...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301472/factors-associated-with-health-related-quality-of-life-in-peruvian-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Claudia Elera-Fitzcarrald, Magaly Alva, Rocío Gamboa-Cardenas, Claudia S Mora-Trujillo, Francisco Zevallos, Augusto García-Poma, Mariela Medina, Zoila Rodriguez-Bellido, Risto A Perich-Campos, César A Pastor-Asurza, María I Segami, Manuel F Ugarte-Gil
Objective In this paper, we aim to define factors associated with health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in Mestizo patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods We evaluated patients with SLE from Peru's two largest hospitals between October 2012 and July 2015 to ascertain HRQoL. Using a standard protocol, we incorporated demographic characteristics, clinical manifestations and treatment in our analysis. HRQoL was measured with the LupusQoL, disease activity was ascertained with the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI), and damage was appraised with the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC)/American College of Rheumatology (ACR) damage index (SDI)...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285180/herpes-zoster-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-clinical-features-complications-and-risk-factors
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Dongying Chen, Hao Li, Jingyi Xie, Zhongping Zhan, Liuqin Liang, Xiuyan Yang
Herpes Zoster (HZ) is reported as the most prevalent viral infection in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The aim of the present study was to investigate the clinical features, complications, and potential risk factors of HZ in patients with SLE from Southern China. A retrospective study was performed among patients with SLE admitted to the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yet-Sen University (Guangzhou, China) between 2009 and 2013. Demographic information, clinical and laboratory data, and medications used were collected and analyzed...
December 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282007/the-risk-of-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection-in-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Wen-Cheng Chao, Ching-Heng Lin, Tsai-Ling Liao, Yi-Ming Chen, Chiann-Yi Hsu, Jun-Peng Chen, Der-Yuan Chen, Hsin-Hua Chen
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection in immunocompromized patients is currently a growing health concern, and we aimed to examine the relative risk of NTM infection in patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) compared with that in non-SS individuals. METHODS: We used the 2003-2012 Taiwanese National Health Insurance Research Database to identify 6554 incident SS cases during 2007-2012 and selected 98,310 non-SS controls matched (1:15) for age, gender, and the year of first SS diagnosis date after excluding those who had rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus...
December 28, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279481/lupus-pleuritis-with-silicotic-nodules-in-the-parietal-pleura
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Kazuo Tsuchiya, Mikio Toyoshima, Atsuki Fukada, Daisuke Akahori, Kazuhito Funai, Takafumi Suda
A 63-year-old man with occupational exposure to silica presented with cutaneous ulcer, pleuritic pain, and a fever. Laboratory data showed lymphopenia and positive serum antinuclear and anti-DNA antibodies. Computed tomography of the chest showed egg shell-like calcification of the hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes without pulmonary parenchymal involvement of silicosis. A surgical biopsy showed silicotic nodules with surrounding infiltration of lymphocytes and plasma cells in the parietal pleura. With a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), systemic corticosteroid therapy was given, which led to the resolution of symptoms and laboratory abnormalities...
December 27, 2017: Internal Medicine
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