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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644258/multifocal-motor-neuropathy-associated-with-infliximab-a-case-report-and-a-literature-review
#1
Ayse O Bayrak, Hasan Ulusoy, Necdet Bolat, Baki Doğan, Taner Ozbenli
Multifocal motor neuropathy with conduction block (MMN-CB) is purely a motor neuropathy with progressive weakness that is characteristically caused by conduction blocks. Association with antiganglioside antibodies and a good response to immunomodulating therapies suggest an autoimmune etiology. In rare cases, MMN-CB has been reported as an adverse effect of infliximab, a tumor necrosis factor-α blocker. We present a case of MMN-CB due to infliximab in a 45-year-old man with psoriatic arthritis who was exposed to the drug for 2 years because of a delayed diagnosis...
July 2017: Neurologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640813/identification-of-a-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-susceptibility-locus-at-oas1-that-influences-isoform-switching-protein-expression-and-responsiveness-to-type-i-interferons
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He Li, Tove Ragna Reksten, John A Ice, Jennifer A Kelly, Indra Adrianto, Astrid Rasmussen, Shaofeng Wang, Bo He, Kiely M Grundahl, Stuart B Glenn, Corinne Miceli-Richard, Simon Bowman, Sue Lester, Per Eriksson, Maija-Leena Eloranta, Johan G Brun, Lasse G Gøransson, Erna Harboe, Joel M Guthridge, Kenneth M Kaufman, Marika Kvarnström, Deborah S Cunninghame Graham, Ketan Patel, Adam J Adler, A Darise Farris, Michael T Brennan, James Chodosh, Rajaram Gopalakrishnan, Michael H Weisman, Swamy Venuturupalli, Daniel J Wallace, Kimberly S Hefner, Glen D Houston, Andrew J W Huang, Pamela J Hughes, David M Lewis, Lida Radfar, Evan S Vista, Contessa E Edgar, Michael D Rohrer, Donald U Stone, Timothy J Vyse, John B Harley, Patrick M Gaffney, Judith A James, Sean Turner, Ilias Alevizos, Juan-Manuel Anaya, Nelson L Rhodus, Barbara M Segal, Courtney G Montgomery, R Hal Scofield, Susan Kovats, Xavier Mariette, Lars Rönnblom, Torsten Witte, Maureen Rischmueller, Marie Wahren-Herlenius, Roald Omdal, Roland Jonsson, Wan-Fai Ng, Gunnel Nordmark, Christopher J Lessard, Kathy L Sivils
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a common, autoimmune exocrinopathy distinguished by keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia. Patients frequently develop serious complications including lymphoma, pulmonary dysfunction, neuropathy, vasculitis, and debilitating fatigue. Dysregulation of type I interferon (IFN) pathway is a prominent feature of SS and is correlated with increased autoantibody titers and disease severity. To identify genetic determinants of IFN pathway dysregulation in SS, we performed cis-expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analyses focusing on differentially expressed type I IFN-inducible transcripts identified through a transcriptome profiling study...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620980/case-of-autoimmune-autonomic-ganglionopathy-manifesting-anhidrosis
#3
Asuka Yoshifuku, Koichi Yoneda, Yusuke Sakiyama, Osamu Higuchi, Shunya Nakane, Takuro Kanekura
Autoimmune autonomic ganglionopathy (AAG), clinically characterized by gastrointestinal dysmotility, orthostatic hypotension and tonic pupils, is an idiopathic acquired disorder of the autonomic nervous system elicited by antibodies against ganglionic acetylcholine receptor (gAChR). We encountered a 60-year-old man who presented with severe anhidrosis, difficulty in thermoregulation, orthostatic hypotension, gastrointestinal dysmotility, tonic pupils and ptosis. Histologically, an anhidrotic skin sample was normal...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606272/-progression-of-the-pathogenesis-of-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy
#4
L Wang, J M Ma
Thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) is a common complication of Graves' disease (GD). The clinical manifestations are mainly swelling and retracted eyelid, protopsis and limited eye movements, and optic neuropathy can be seen in severe cases. The mechanism of TAO is not yet clear. A large number of studies have found that the disorders of autoimmunity play an important role in TAO, while genetic factors, oxidative stress, and environmental factors such as smoking participate in it. Therefore, we consult a large number of studies and expound the pathogenesis from the aspects of genetic susceptibility, immune mechanism, oxidative stress, and the effects of smoking to provide referrences for clinical associated studies...
June 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601289/anti-inflammatory-and-immunomodulatory-potential-of-human-immunoglobulin-applied-intrathecally-in-lewis-rat-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis
#5
Kalliopi Pitarokoili, Felix Kohle, Jeremias Motte, Oluwaseun Fatoba, Xiomara Pedreiturria, Ralf Gold, Min-Suk Yoon
Intravenous human immunoglobulins dominate in the treatment of autoimmune neuropathies. We introduce intrathecal application as a new option for experimental autoimmune neuritis in Lewis rats. After immunisation with neuritogenic P2 peptide, we show a therapeutic and preventive effect of intrathecal human immunoglobulins (5-40mg/kg) on clinical and electrophysiological neuritis signs. Histology corroborated a lower degree of inflammation, demyelination, ICAM-1-dependent blood-nerve-barrier permeability and complement activation in the sciatic nerve...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597710/comparing-treatment-options-for-chronic-inflammatory-neuropathies-and-choosing-the-right-treatment-plan
#6
Eduardo Nobile-Orazio, Francesca Gallia, Fabrizia Terenghi, Mariangela Bianco
Chronic inflammatory neuropathies are disorders caused by an immune response to peripheral nerve. They include chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP), multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) and neuropathy associated with anti-MAG IgM monoclonal gammopathy and other less frequent neuropathies. Several immune therapies have been proven to be effective in these neuropathies even if the best therapeutic option is still unsettled. Areas covered: The authors reviewed the literature to compare the efficacy and safety of currently used immune therapies in these neuropathies...
June 9, 2017: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588791/synchronous-adie-s-syndrome-and-type-1-antineuronal-nuclear-antibody-anti-hu-related-paraneoplastic-neurological-syndromes-as-predictors-of-complete-response-in-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report
#7
Katherina Bernadette Sreter, Blazenka Barisic, Marija Barisic Kutija, Suzana Kukulj, Miroslav Samarzija
Adie's syndrome (AS) and paraneoplastic sensorimotor neuropathy with cerebellar ataxia (PSN CA) are extremely rare, rapidly progressive, autoimmune diseases associated with the development of antibodies against neuronal-specific Hu proteins that are abnormally expressed in small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). We herein present the unique case of a 55-year-old obese woman, previous heavy smoker, who, during treatment with standard cisplatin-etoposide chemotherapy for limited-stage SCLC, developed simultaneous AS and worsening symptoms consistent with PSN CA that led to significant neurological disability and severe axonal electrophysiological pattern on nerve conduction studies...
June 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570327/gastroenterology-and-neurology
#8
Ronald F Pfeiffer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Just as gastrointestinal dysfunction may develop in the setting of neurologic disease, neurologic dysfunction may become evident in the setting of gastrointestinal disease. This article describes the range of neurologic features that have been described in three primary gastrointestinal diseases: celiac disease and gluten-related disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and Whipple disease. Particular emphasis is placed on the controversial and evolving clinical picture of neurologic dysfunction in disorders of gluten sensitivity...
June 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500433/the-effect-of-orbital-radiation-therapy-on-thyroid-associated-orbitopathy-complicated-with-dysthyroid-optic-neuropathy
#9
REVIEW
Yang Wang, Huifang Zhou, Xianqun Fan
Thyroid-associated orbitopathy (TAO) is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder. The most serious complication of TAO is dysthyroid optic neuropathy (DON), which can lead to permanent vision loss because of volume expansion in the orbital apex. Orbital radiation therapy (ORT) is an anti-inflammatory treatment used in the treatment of active TAO. Clinical studies support radiotherapy as having a modest effect on DON, and early radiotherapy may protect against disease progression to DON. Current studies suggest that radiotherapy is generally safe...
May 13, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487747/a-predictive-model-for-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-based-on-single-learning-algorithms
#10
Juana Canul-Reich, Juan Frausto-Solís, José Hernández-Torruco
Background. Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) is a potentially fatal autoimmune neurological disorder. The severity varies among the four main subtypes, named as Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (AIDP), Acute Motor Axonal Neuropathy (AMAN), Acute Motor Sensory Axonal Neuropathy (AMSAN), and Miller-Fisher Syndrome (MF). A proper subtype identification may help to promptly carry out adequate treatment in patients. Method. We perform experiments with 15 single classifiers in two scenarios: four subtypes' classification and One versus All (OvA) classification...
2017: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485075/a-prospective-study-comparing-tryptophan-immunoadsorption-with-therapeutic-plasma-exchange-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy
#11
Ina Lieker, Torsten Slowinski, Lutz Harms, Katrin Hahn, Juliane Klehmet
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare paralyzing inflammatory neuropathy with probably autoimmune origin. While plasma exchange (PE) constitutes a first-line treatment option for CIDP, there is only little known about the efficacy and safety of immunoadsorption (IA), a more selective apheresis procedure with assumed better tolerability. METHODS: In this prospective-randomized pilot trial, patients were randomly assigned to receive 6 sessions of PE (n = 10) or IA (n = 10) treating equal plasma volumes...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481421/immunomodulatory-treatment-other-than-corticosteroids-immunoglobulin-and-plasma-exchange-for-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy
#12
REVIEW
Mohamed Mahdi-Rogers, Ruth Brassington, Angela A Gunn, Pieter A van Doorn, Richard Ac Hughes
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is a disease that causes progressive or relapsing and remitting weakness and numbness. It is probably caused by an autoimmune process. Immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory drugs would be expected to be beneficial. This review was first published in 2003 and has been updated most recently in 2016. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of immunomodulatory and immunosuppressive agents other than corticosteroids, immunoglobulin, and plasma exchange in CIDP...
May 8, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469499/a-case-of-statin-associated-autoimmune-myopathy
#13
Alexander J Sweidan, Anthony Leung, Cassandra J Kaiser, Sarah J Strube, Andrei N Dokukin, Stephen Romansky, Sassan Farjami
A 70-year-old previously independent man developed progressive proximal leg weakness resulting in a fall at home suffering traumatic brain injury. He was prescribed a statin medication two years prior, but this was discontinued on admission to the hospital due to concern for statin myopathy. His weakness continued to progress while in acute rehabilitation, along with the development of dysphagia requiring placement of gastrostomy tube and respiratory failure requiring tracheostomy. Corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulin were administered without response...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446186/fingolimod-attenuates-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis-and-contributes-to-schwann-cell-mediated-axonal-protection
#14
Björn Ambrosius, Kalliopi Pitarokoili, Lisa Schrewe, Xiomara Pedreiturria, Jeremias Motte, Ralf Gold
BACKGROUND: Fingolimod, a sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor modulator with well-described immunomodulatory properties involving peripheral immune cell trafficking, was the first oral agent approved for the treatment of relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis. Analogous immunomodulatory treatment options for chronic peripheral autoimmune neuropathies are lacking. METHODS: We tested fingolimod in the animal model of experimental autoimmune neuritis in Lewis rat. Six to eight-week-old female rats were immunized with P2 peptide and from this day on treated with fingolimod...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422829/impact-of-pain-on-cognitive-functions-in-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-with-small-fiber-neuropathy-10-cases-and-a-literature-review
#15
REVIEW
Sandrine Indart, Jacques Hugon, Pierre Jean Guillausseau, Alice Gilbert, Julien Dumurgier, Claire Paquet, Damien Sène
Primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease characterized by xerophthalmia, xerostomia, and potential peripheral or central neurological involvement. In pSS, the prevalence of cognitive disorders is generally sparse across literature and the impact of pain on cognitive profile is unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the relation between pain, cognitive complaint, and impairment in a very homogenous population of 10 pSS patients with painful small fiber neuropathy (PSFN) and spontaneous cognitive complaint...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416698/selective-in-vivo-removal-of-pathogenic-anti-mag-autoantibodies-an-antigen-specific-treatment-option-for-anti-mag-neuropathy
#16
Ruben Herrendorff, Pascal Hänggi, Hélène Pfister, Fan Yang, Delphine Demeestere, Fabienne Hunziker, Samuel Frey, Nicole Schaeren-Wiemers, Andreas J Steck, Beat Ernst
Anti-MAG (myelin-associated glycoprotein) neuropathy is a disabling autoimmune peripheral neuropathy caused by monoclonal IgM autoantibodies that recognize the carbohydrate epitope HNK-1 (human natural killer-1). This glycoepitope is highly expressed on adhesion molecules, such as MAG, present in myelinated nerve fibers. Because the pathogenicity and demyelinating properties of anti-MAG autoantibodies are well established, current treatments are aimed at reducing autoantibody levels. However, current therapies are primarily immunosuppressive and lack selectivity and efficacy...
May 2, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412705/interferon-%C3%AE-for-induction-and-maintenance-of-remission-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-single-center-retrospective-observational-cohort-study
#17
Benjamin Seeliger, Martin Förster, Janett Happe, Thomas Forberg, Anne Moeser, Thomas Neumann, Claus Kroegel
OBJECTIVE: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is characterized by frequent relapses following induction therapy. Interferon-α (IFN-α) can reverse the underlying Th2-driven immune response and has successfully induced remission in previous reports. We undertook this study to investigate its efficacy and safety in patients with EGPA. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective monocentric cohort study including 30 patients (16 women) with active EGPA under IFN-α treatment...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411165/vitamin-d-and-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome
#18
REVIEW
Mario Garcia-Carrasco, Erick Alejandro Jiménez-Herrera, Jose Luis Gálvez-Romero, Luis Vázquez de Lara, Claudia Mendoza-Pinto, Ivet Etchegaray-Morales, Pamela Munguía-Realpozo, Alejandro Ruíz-Argüelles, Rosas Jose, Mauricio Vera-Recabarren, Ricard Cervera
The immunomodulatory effects of vitamin D have been extensively studied in the context of autoimmunity. Multiple studies have demonstrated a high prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in autoimmune diseases. Recently, a possible protective role of vitamin D in autoimmunity has been described; however, this function remains controversial. Few studies have investigated the role of vitamin D in patients with Sjögren syndrome (SS). In this review, we compiled the main features of SS pathogenesis, the vitamin D immunomodulatory effects and the possible interaction between both...
April 12, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405484/thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy
#19
REVIEW
Esra Şahlı, Kaan Gündüz
Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy is the most frequent extrathyroidal involvement of Graves' disease but it sometimes occurs in euthyroid or hypothyroid patients. Thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy is an autoimmune disorder, but its pathogenesis is not completely understood. Autoimmunity against putative antigens shared by the thyroid and the orbit plays a role in the pathogenesis of disease. There is an increased volume of extraocular muscles, orbital connective and adipose tissues. Clinical findings of thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy are soft tissue involvement, eyelid retraction, proptosis, compressive optic neuropathy, and restrictive myopathy...
April 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394224/neuro-ophthalmologic-manifestations-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#20
F A de Andrade, G Guimarães Moreira Balbi, L G Bortoloti de Azevedo, G Provenzano Sá, H Vieira de Moraes Junior, E Mendes Klumb, R Abramino Levy
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect different ocular structures, such as cornea, conjunctiva, episclera, sclera, uveal tract, retina, optic nerve and vessels. Neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations in SLE include different degrees of involvement of retina, choroid and optic nerve. Retinal changes are one of the most common ocular involvements and are frequently used as clinical criteria for activity, even if isolated. Studies show that up to 29% of patients with active SLE manifest retinal disease...
April 2017: Lupus
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