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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446067/headache-linked-to-intracranial-hypertension-and-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-as-the-initial-and-dominant-presentation-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-recent-literature
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Marianthi A Arnaoutoglou, Chrysostomos G Xerras, Ioannis K Kalevrosoglou, Vasileios D Rafailidis, Konstantinos P Notas, Thomas I Tegos
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to report a rare case of headache as the initial symptom of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and to review the recent literature. BACKGROUND: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a rare, systemic, autoimmune disease of unknown etiology. GPA has a wide spectrum of clinical symptomatology, including involvement of the nervous system, even as the initial manifestation. Symptoms of the peripheral nervous system used to dominate the clinical symptomatology...
February 15, 2018: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420247/macrophages-and-cytotoxic-t-cells-infiltrate-the-destructed-mitral-tissue-in-kawasaki-disease
#2
Yuichiro Sugitani, Kenji Furuno, Katsuo Sueishi, Toshiro Hara
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile systemic vasculitic syndrome especially affecting medium-sized arteries, including the coronary artery. Inflammation may involve all organs, and valvulitis is one of the cardiovascular complications that occurs in the acute phase of KD. However, details regarding the mechanism are unclear. An infant developed KD and severe mitral regurgitation with deformity and prolapse of the mitral tissue and underwent mitral valvotomy 1 year later. Histopathological study was conducted, and infiltrating cells consisted of mainly macrophages and cytotoxic T cells were found in resected mitral valve tissue...
February 2, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29404165/clinical-and-serological-features-of-eosinophilic-and-vasculitic-phases-of-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-poliangiitis-a-case-series-of-15-patients
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İnsu Yılmaz, Nuri Tutar, Zuhal Özer Şimşek, Fatma Sema Oymak, İnci Gülmez
OBJECTIVES: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with poliangiitis (EGPA) which was previously called Churg-Strauss Syndrome, is classified into eosinophilic and vasculitic phases. To characterize the eosinophilic and vasculitic phases of the disease in terms of clinical findings, serology, and treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 15 EGPA patients in the study. The clinical, serological, and therapeutic characteristics and the treatment responses of the patients were recorded...
July 2017: Turkish Thoracic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29367373/extensive-skin-ulcers-in-a-child-with-juvenile-dermatomyositis
#4
Aman Gupta, Rakesh Kumar Pilania, Venkata Durga Prasad, Sandesh Guleria
Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a multisystemic disorder. Vasculitic ulcers in JDM have been reported to involve axilla, elbow or extensor surfaces of other joints. We report a young boy with JDM who presented with extensive cutaneous ulcers involving scrotum, prepuce, gluteal region, neck, bilateral axilla, periumbilical area and bilateral elbows and popliteal fossa. His disease course was marked by several relapses and he required immunosuppression with prednisolone, subcutaneous methotrexate and intravenous cyclophosphamide...
January 23, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322710/etiology-and-outcomes-of-lower-limb-ulcers-in-non-diabetic-patients-an-experience-from-government-hospital-in-western-india
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Yojana Gokhale, Amol Raut, Divya Kunal Lala, Rushabh Kothari, Lalana Kalekar, Amol Kamble
Aim: To study the Etiology and Outcomes of Lower Extremity Ulcer in Non- Diabetic Patients. Method: A total number of 40 patients were collected from Rheumatology services (Department of Medicine), Venous Clinic (Department of Surgery) and Dermatology Clinic (Department of Dermatology) of a tertiary care hospital in Mumbai over a period of 48 months from January 2013 to December 2016. The study included serial recruitment of lower limb ulcer fulfilling inclusion criteria...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234289/the-role-of-perivascular-adipose-tissue-in-non-atherosclerotic-vascular-disease
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REVIEW
Tetsuo Horimatsu, Ha Won Kim, Neal L Weintraub
Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) surrounds most large blood vessels and plays an important role in vascular homeostasis. PVAT releases various chemokines and adipocytokines, functioning in an endocrine and paracrine manner to regulate vascular signaling and inflammation. Mounting evidence suggests that PVAT plays an important role in atherosclerosis and hypertension; however, the role of PVAT in non-atherosclerotic vascular diseases, including neointimal formation, aortic aneurysm, arterial stiffness and vasculitis, has received far less attention...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234201/acute-and-chronic-rejection-after-liver-transplantation-what-a-clinician-needs-to-know
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REVIEW
Narendra S Choudhary, Sanjiv Saigal, Rinkesh K Bansal, Neeraj Saraf, Dheeraj Gautam, Arvinder S Soin
While antibody mediated hyper-acute vasculitic rejection is rare in liver transplant recipients, acute and chronic rejection have clinical significance. The liver allograft behaves differently to other solid organ transplants as acute rejection generally does not impair graft survival and chronic rejection (CR) is uncommon. The incidence of acute and chronic rejection has declined in current era due to improved immunosuppressive regimens. Acute rejection generally improves with steroid boluses and steroid resistant rejection is uncommon...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159899/extremely-painful-multifocal-acquired-predominant-axonal-sensorimotor-neuropathy-of-the-upper-limb
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Doris Lieba-Samal, Jeroen J J van Eijk, Marieke H J van Rosmalen, Irene M F van Balken, Aad Verrips, Jop Mostert, Sigrid Pillen, Nens van Alfen
The differential diagnosis of upper extremity mononeuritis multiplex includes neuralgic amyotrophy, vasculitic neuropathy, and Lewis-Sumner syndrome. We describe 3 patients initially suspected of neuralgic amyotrophy, who had an extremely painful, protracted, progressive disease course, not fitting one of these established diagnoses. Nerve ultrasonography showed focal caliber changes of the roots, plexus, and limb nerves. Electromyography showed predominant multifocal axonopathy. Ongoing autoimmune neuropathy was suspected...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147477/vanishing-vasculitis-a-case-of-acute-necrotic-skin-findings-without-pathologic-features-of-vasculitis-from-adulterated-cocaine
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Adnan Asif Parvez Ghias, Patrick Brine
While the usage of illicit drugs in itself carries significant health risks and associated toxicities, drugs that are adulterated to give them volume, alter their psychogenic properties, and make them cheaper to produce are to be considered even more dangerous. Cocaine is one of them, and it is now most commonly being adulterated with levamisole. We report a case of a 37-year-old female with the chief complaint of painful skin lesions and wounds on both of her upper and lower extremities for three weeks duration...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141931/norethisterone-enanthate-induced-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-cvst
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Mandreker Bahall, Manisha Santlal
A 23-year-old East Indian woman with no significant medical history, except a depot-norethisterone enanthate injection taken 3 weeks prior to admission, presented with a gradually worsening headache for the past 5 days. She had no fever, vomiting, neck stiffness, focal weakness or rash, and examination was unremarkable with no focal neurological deficits. Vasculitic, thrombophilia and sepsis screens were normal. A brain CT scan showed a left parietal lobe venous infarct, secondary to a venous dural sinus thrombosis, with MRI and Magnetic Resonance Venogram (MRV) confirming a signal void...
November 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134927/cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-associated-with-inflammation-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-and-imaging-features-and-outcome
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Andrej Corovic, Siobhan Kelly, Hugh S Markus
Background Cerebral amyloid angiopathy associated with inflammation is an increasingly recognized condition, characterized by an inflammatory response to the vascular deposits of β-amyloid within the brain that are the hallmark of cerebral amyloid angiopathy. Two main patterns of this inflammatory response have been identified to date: one involving a perivascular inflammatory cell infiltrate (cerebral amyloid angiopathy-related inflammation); the other a transmural vasculitic process (A-beta related angiitis)...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131059/risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-emergency-room-visits-in-intestinal-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
#12
Jihye Park, Jae Hee Cheon, Yehyun Park, Soo Jung Park, Tae Il Kim, Won Ho Kim
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Intestinal Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic recurring intestinal vasculitic disorder that can lead to emergency room (ER) visits. We aimed to investigate the independent risk factors associated with intestinal BD-related ER visits. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 606 patients with intestinal BD registered at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic of Severance Hospital, Seoul, Korea. RESULTS: One hundred eighty-five patients (30...
November 2, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114186/clinical-utility-of-anti-c1q-antibody-in-primary-and-secondary-vasculitic-conditions
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Kabeerdoss Jayakanthan, And Nikhil Gupta, John Mathew, Raheesh Ravindran, Gowri Mahasampth, Debashish Danda
Objective: Anti-C1q antibodies (Anti-C1q Ab) are seen in hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome (HUVS), infection-associated vasculitis such as hepatitis C virus-related vasculitis and in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid vasculitis, polyarteritis nodosa, giant cell arteritis, vascular Behcet's disease, and cryoglobulin associated vasculitis. Aim of this study is to evaluate the presence of Anti-C1q Ab in vasculitis and to determine if any difference exists between primary and secondary vasculitis in relation to this antibody...
November 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108823/cocaine-and-anca-associated-vasculitis-like-syndromes-a-case-series
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REVIEW
Sujith Subesinghe, Sander van Leuven, Leena Yalakki, Shirish Sangle, David D'Cruz
OBJECTIVES: We analysed the spectrum of clinical manifestations of cocaine associated pseudovasculitis. METHODS: Clinical, serological, radiological and histological features of 14 patients with cocaine pseudovasculitis syndromes were included. RESULTS: Twelve patients had significant sinus thickening or erosive disease. Other multi-system manifestations included vasculitic rashes, pulmonary lesions and peripheral neuropathy. All patients had positive ANCA titres at presentation...
November 3, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105353/histopathological-aspects-of-cardiovascular-lesions-in-kawasaki-disease
#15
Kei Takahashi, Toshiaki Oharaseki, Yuki Yokouchi
Kawasaki disease (KD) is the commonest vasculitic syndrome. It affects medium-sized arteries, principally the coronary arteries. Histologically, coronary arteritis begins at 6 to 8 days after the onset of KD and the inflammation rapidly involves all layers of the artery. This results in severe damage to the structural components of the artery leading to arterial dilation. The inflammatory infiltrate in KD arteritis is characterized predominantly by infiltration of monocytes and macrophages. Activated neutrophils, monocytes and macrophages are believed to be involved in the initial stage of coronary arteritis...
November 3, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095325/charcot-marie-tooth-disease-1x-simulating-paraparetic-guillain-barre-syndrome
#16
Dimitrios Parissis, Panagiotis Ioannidis, Georgios Papadopoulos, Dimitrios Karacostas
X-linked Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT 1X) is the second most common form of inherited demyelinating neuropathy. It is established that patients suffering from CMT 1X can have episodes of hemiparesis, paraparesis, quadriparesis, ataxia, aphasia, and dysarthria, which can be fully reversible, and 'trigger' factors for these episodes are usually febrile illness, high altitudes, hyperventilation, and physical activity. We describe a 22-year-old patient with a history of viral infection and sleep deprivation who presented to our department because of acute difficulty in walking and neurophysiological findings suggesting Guillain-Barre syndrome...
November 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082297/distinct-pathogenesis-in-nonsystemic-vasculitic-neuropathy-and-microscopic-polyangiitis
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Mie Takahashi, Haruki Koike, Shohei Ikeda, Yuichi Kawagashira, Masahiro Iijima, Atsushi Hashizume, Masahisa Katsuno, Gen Sobue
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the mechanisms of vasculitis in nonsystemic vasculitic neuropathy (NSVN) and microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), focusing on complement- and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated pathogenesis. METHODS: Sural nerve biopsy specimens taken from twenty-four patients with NSVN and 37 with MPA-associated neuropathy (MPAN) were examined. Twenty-two patients in the MPAN group tested positive for ANCA. RESULTS: Immunostaining for complement component C3d deposition showed more frequent positive staining of epineurial small vessels in NSVN than in MPAN (p = 0...
November 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057130/cutaneous-vasculitis-an-unusual-presentation-of-a-biclonal-nodal-plasma-cell-dyscrasia
#18
D Swan, M Murphy, E Elhassadi
We describe an unusual case of a biclonal nodal plasma cell dyscrasia, presenting with a vasculitic rash, end-organ damage, and cytopenias. Serum protein electrophoresis demonstrated a biclonal kappa-restricted paraprotein, with a negative skeletal survey and no bone marrow disease. Fluorodeoxyglucose-PET-CT (FDG-PET-CT) revealed nodal involvement, which was not appreciable clinically, and facilitated biopsy, confirming the diagnosis of a nodal plasmacytoma. Complete biochemical response and resolution of the vasculitic rash were achieved with bortezomib-based therapy...
2017: Case Reports in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051974/cardiac-disease-in-familial-mediterranean-fever
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REVIEW
Eren Erken, Ertugrul Erken
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disease manifested by inflammatory attacks of peritonitis, pleuritis, pericarditis accompanied by fever and arthritis. Mutations of MEFV gene results in pyrin dysfunction, which causes uncontrolled interleukin-1 beta production and triggers the inflammatory attacks. Inflammation persists even during attack-free periods in one-third of the FMF patients. Findings of elevated proinflammatory cytokine patterns during remission as well as inflammatory attacks indicate the continuous subclinical disease activity and inflammation...
January 2018: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032440/vasculitis-and-vasculitis-like-manifestations-in-monogenic-autoinflammatory-syndromes
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REVIEW
Avinash Jain, Durga Prasanna Misra, Aman Sharma, Anupam Wakhlu, Vikas Agarwal, Vir Singh Negi
Monogenic autoinflammatory syndromes are a rare group of disorders characterized by periodic episodes of systemic inflammation of endogenous origin. Sometimes, these diseases may present with features akin to vasculitis. We conducted a literature review on such vasculitic manifestations in described monogenic autoinflammatory syndromes utilizing the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM), Medline, and Scopus databases. Our search identified that Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) can manifest with features of either small, medium, large, or variable-vessel vasculitis...
October 14, 2017: Rheumatology International
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