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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222126/autoimmune-crmp5-neuropathy-phenotype-and-outcome-defined-from-105-cases
#1
Divyanshu Dubey, Vanda A Lennon, Avi Gadoth, Sean J Pittock, Eoin P Flanagan, John E Schmeling, Andrew McKeon, Christopher J Klein
OBJECTIVE: To establish the phenotype and clinical outcomes of collapsin response-mediator protein-5 (CRMP5) autoimmune neuropathy in comparison with anti-neuronal nuclear antibody type 1 (ANNA1)-immunoglobulin G (IgG) neuropathy. METHODS: Patients with CRMP5-IgG and/or ANNA1-IgGs were identified in our service-line testing, and medical records were reviewed. RESULTS: One hundred five patients with CRMP5-IgG neuropathy (88% smokers; 69% having cancer, most commonly small cell lung cancer [75%]) were identified and compared to 51 patients with ANNA1-IgG neuropathy, 27 with coexisting CRMP5-IgG...
December 8, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204447/effects-of-lncrna-bc168687-sirna-on-diabetic-neuropathic-pain-mediated-by-p2x7-receptor-on-sgcs-in-drg-of-rats
#2
Chenglong Liu, Jia Tao, Hui Wu, Yixin Yang, Qiang Chen, Zeyu Deng, Jiandi Liu, Changshui Xu
Diabetic neuropathic pain (DNP), one of the early symptoms of diabetic neuropathy, relates to metabolic disorders induced by high blood glucose, neurotrophic vascular ischemia and hypoxia, and autoimmune factors. This study was aimed at exploring the effects of long noncoding RNA (lncRNA) BC168687 siRNA on DNP mediated by P2X7 receptor on SGCs in DRG of rats. The mechanical withdrawal threshold (MWT) and thermal withdrawal latency (TWL) of rats, the expression levels of P2X7 mRNA and protein in the DRG, and nitric oxide (NO) in the serum were, respectively, detected in our study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201326/a-challenging-entity-multiple-sclerosis-or-collagen-tissue-disorders-a-case-series-of-6-patients
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Raida Ben Salah, Yosra Cherif, Faten Frikha, Dammak Chifaa, Mouna Snoussi, Moez Jallouli, Sameh Marzouk, Mhiri Chokri, Zouhir Bahloul
Background: Multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating processes are sometimes difficult to differentiate from the neurological involvement in autoimmune diseases. Distinguishing multiple sclerosis from other lesions due to autoimmune diseases is crucial to avoid unsuitable or delayed treatments. Methods: Charts of 6 patients diagnosed with mimicking multiple sclerosis between 1996 and 2014 were retrospectively assessed. Results: The mean age at diagnosis was 35±7 years...
2017: Caspian Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187518/neurofascin-antibodies-in-autoimmune-genetic-and-idiopathic-neuropathies
#4
Elisabeth Burnor, Li Yang, Hao Zhou, Kristina R Patterson, Colin Quinn, Mary M Reilly, Alexander M Rossor, Steven S Scherer, Eric Lancaster
OBJECTIVE: To measure the frequency, persistence, isoform specificity, and clinical correlates of neurofascin antibodies in patients with peripheral neuropathies. METHODS: We studied cohorts of patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) or chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) (n = 59), genetic neuropathy (n = 111), and idiopathic neuropathy (n = 43) for immunoglobulin (Ig) G and IgM responses to 3 neurofascin (NF) isoforms (NF140, NF155, and NF186) using cell-based assays...
November 29, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185258/corticosteroids-for-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy
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REVIEW
Richard Ac Hughes, Man Mohan Mehndiratta, Yusuf A Rajabally
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is a progressive or relapsing and remitting paralysing illness, probably due to an autoimmune response, which should benefit from corticosteroid treatment. Non-randomised studies suggest that corticosteroids are beneficial. Two commonly used corticosteroids are prednisone and prednisolone. Both are usually given as oral tablets. Prednisone is converted into prednisolone in the liver so that the effect of the two drugs is usually the same...
November 29, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179723/novel-pathomechanisms-in-inflammatory-neuropathies
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REVIEW
David Schafflick, Bernd C Kieseier, Heinz Wiendl, Gerd Meyer Zu Horste
Inflammatory neuropathies are rare autoimmune-mediated disorders affecting the peripheral nervous system. Considerable progress has recently been made in understanding pathomechanisms of these disorders which will be essential for developing novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the future. Here, we summarize our current understanding of antigenic targets and the relevance of new immunological concepts for inflammatory neuropathies. In addition, we provide an overview of available animal models of acute and chronic variants and how new diagnostic tools such as magnetic resonance imaging and novel therapeutic candidates will benefit patients with inflammatory neuropathies in the future...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174527/genotypic-and-phenotypic-spectrum-of-the-most-common-causative-genes-of-charcot-marie-tooth-disease-in-hungarian-patients
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György Máté Milley, Edina Timea Varga, Zoltán Grosz, Csilla Nemes, Zsuzsanna Arányi, Judit Boczán, Péter Diószeghy, Mária Judit Molnár, Anikó Gál
Charcot-Marie-Tooth neuropathy (CMT) is a genetically and clinically heterogeneous group of neuromuscular disorders with an overall prevalence of 1 per 2500. Here we report the first comprehensive genetic epidemiology study of Hungarian CMT patients. 409 CMT1 and 122 CMT2 patients were enrolled and genetic testing of PMP22, GJB1, MPZ, EGR2 and MFN2 genes were performed routinely. NDRG1 and CTDP1 genes were screened only for founder mutations in Roma patients. Causative genetic mutations were identified in 67...
September 8, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
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/29155769/a-simple-approach-to-induce-experimental-autoimmune-neuritis-in-c57bl-6-mice-for-functional-and-neuropathological-assessments
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David G Gonsalvez, Jessica L Fletcher, Sang Won Yoo, Rhiannon J Wood, Simon S Murray, Junhua Xiao
Experimental autoimmune neuritis (EAN) is a well-appreciated experimental model of autoimmune peripheral demyelinating diseases. EAN disease is induced by immunizing mice with neurogenic peptides to direct an inflammatory attack toward components of the peripheral nervous system (PNS). Recent advances have enabled the induction of EAN in the relatively resistant C57BL/6 mouse line using myelin protein zero (P0)106-125 or P0180-199 peptides delivered in adjuvant combined with the injection of pertussis toxin...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146590/camkii%C3%AE-mediates-the-effect-of-il-17-to-promote-ongoing-spontaneous-and-evoked-pain-in-multiple-sclerosis
#10
Xiaoyu Hu, Fang Huang, Zaijie Jim Wang
Pain is a common and severe symptom in multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic inflammatory and demyelinating disease of the central nervous system. The neurobiological mechanism underlying MS pain is poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role of Ca(2+)/calmodulin dependent kinase type IIα (CaMKIIα) in driving chronic pain in MS using a mouse experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) model. We found that spinal CaMKIIα activity was enhanced in EAE correlating with the development of ongoing spontaneous pain and evoked hypersensitivity to mechanical and thermal stimuli...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112785/associated-conditions-in-small-fiber-neuropathy-a-large-cohort-study-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Bianca T A de Greef, Janneke G J Hoeijmakers, Carla M L Gorissen-Brouwers, Margot Geerts, Catharina G Faber, Ingemar S J Merkies
BACKGROUND: Small fiber neuropathy (SFN) is a common disorder, leading to neuropathic pain and autonomic symptoms. The objective of this study was to investigate associated conditions in a large cohort of SFN patients and compare the prevalence to healthy individuals. METHODS: A total of 921 patients with pure SFN were screened according to a standardized comprehensive diagnostic algorithm and compared with literature findings. RESULTS: In 53% of the patients, no associated condition could be found...
November 7, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108826/physical-activity-and-autoimmune-diseases-get-moving-and-manage-the-disease
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REVIEW
Kassem Sharif, Abdulla Watad, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Micheal Lichtbroun, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld
Physical activity, by definition, is any skeletal muscle body movement that results in energy expenditure. In the last few decades, a plethora of scientific evidences have accumulated and confirmed the beneficial role of physical activity as a modifiable risk factor for a wide variety of chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), diabetes mellitus and cancer, among others. Autoimmune diseases are a heterogeneous group of chronic diseases, which occur secondary to loss of self-antigen tolerance...
November 3, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108750/new-spectrum-of-the-neurologic-consequences-of-zika
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EDITORIAL
Marco T Medina, Marco Medina-Montoya
Zika virus infection represents a new neuropathological agent with association to a wide spectrum of neurological complications: a) Congenital Zika Syndrome by affecting the neural stem cells of the human fetal brain; b) Guillain-Barré Syndrome by an autoimmune response against peripheral myelin and/or axonal components or probable direct inflammatory reaction; c) Encephalitis/meningoencephalitis and myelitis by a direct viral inflammatory process on the central nervous system; d) Sensory neuropathy by infecting directly the peripheral neurons and causing substantial cell death and pathogenic transcriptional dysregulation; e) Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis and optic neuropathy; f) Seizures and Epilepsy and g) childhood arterial ischemic stroke by probable inflammatory reaction and endothelial injury...
November 1, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096933/modified-lateral-orbital-wall-decompression-in-graves-orbitopathy-using-computer-assisted-planning
#14
S Spalthoff, P Jehn, R Zimmerer, M Rana, N-C Gellrich, J Dittmann
Graves' orbitopathy, a condition seen in the autoimmune syndrome Graves' disease, affects the fatty tissue and muscles inside the orbit. Graves' orbitopathy is associated with increasing exophthalmos and sometimes leads to compressive dysthyroid optic neuropathy, resulting in progressive vision loss. Dysthyroid compressive optic neuropathy, functional problems, and cosmetic problems are the main indications for surgical decompression of the orbit, especially if conservative treatment has not led to a reduction in symptoms...
October 30, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29069985/neural-autoantibodies-in-patients-with-neurological-symptoms-and-histories-of-chemical-mold-exposures
#15
Mohamed Bahie Abou-Donia, Allan Lieberman, Luke Curtis
A number of studies have linked exposures to industrial and household chemicals and biological toxins to increased risk of autoimmunity in general and elevated levels of autoantibodies to neural antigens specifically. Elevated neural autoantibodies are biomarkers for many diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. Our study reports levels of six types of neural autoantibodies in a group of 24 toxicant-exposed patients. The patients were exposed to a variety of toxicants including contaminated drinking water (four patients), building water/mold damage (eight patients), pesticides (four patients), and other assorted toxic chemicals (eight patients)...
January 1, 2017: Toxicology and Industrial Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29059089/refractory-giant-cell-arteritis-complicated-by-vision-loss-from-optic-atrophy-and-maculopathy-associated-with-pachymeningitis
#16
Jorge A Uribe, Ishita Aggarwal, Juthamat Witthayaweerasak, Y Joyce Liao, Gerald J Berry, Umesh K Sab, Cornelia M Weyand
BACKGROUND: We describe a 75-year-old woman who experienced vision loss in her left eye due to biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis (GCA). She subsequently developed pachymeningitis causing refractory headaches and bilateral optic neuropathy and maculopathy. METHODS: Case report with literature review. RESULTS: Eighteen months after the initial diagnosis of GCA, imaging studies in our patient demonstrated pachymeningeal enhancement, and meningeal biopsy confirmed lymphoplasmacytic tissue infiltrates with low frequencies of IgG4+ plasma cells...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology: the Official Journal of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053038/igg4-related-orbital-disease-masquerading-as-thyroid-eye-disease-vice-versa-or-both
#17
Joyce Khandji, Ashley A Campbell, Alison B Callahan, Portia Sirinek, Michael Kazim
A 40 year-old male presented after one year of unilateral, progressive, steroid-responsive, orbital inflammatory disease causing proptosis, extraocular muscle (EOM) restriction, and compressive optic neuropathy. The development of anti-thyroidal antibodies prompted the diagnosis of thyroid eye disease (TED); however, the prolonged active phase, remarkable reversibility of ophthalmic features with high-dose corticosteroids, unilaterally of disease, uncharacteristic EOM involvement (including both obliques), and the absence of autoimmune thyroid disease provoked consideration of alternative diagnoses...
October 20, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051763/il-12p35-inhibits-neuroinflammation-and-ameliorates-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis
#18
Jin Kyeong Choi, Ivy M Dambuza, Chang He, Cheng-Rong Yu, Anita N Uche, Mary J Mattapallil, Rachel R Caspi, Charles E Egwuagu
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease in which cytokines produced by immune cells that infiltrate the brain and spinal cord play a central role. We show here that the IL-12p35, the alpha subunit of IL-12 or IL-35 cytokine, might be an effective biologic for suppressing neuroinflammatory responses and ameliorating the pathology of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), the mouse model of human MS. We further show that IL-12p35 conferred protection from neuropathy by inhibiting the expansion of pathogenic Th17 and Th1 cells and inhibiting trafficking of inflammatory cells into the brain and spinal cord...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046759/copper-deficiency-a-new-triad-anemia-leucopenia-and-myeloneuropathy
#19
Shoaib M Wazir, Ibrahim Ghobrial
Clinical copper deficiency is now more frequently recognized. Hematologically, it can present as anemia (microcytic, normocytic, or macrocytic) and neutropenia. Thrombocytopenia is relatively rare. Neurologically, it can manifest as myelopathy and peripheral neuropathy simulating subacute combined degeneration. Bone marrow findings can mimic myelodysplasia resulting in occasional inappropriate referral for bone marrow transplantation. Other conditions with similar presentations include infections, drug toxicity, autoimmunity, B12 deficiency, folate deficiency, myelodysplastic syndrome, aplastic anemia, and lymphoma with bone marrow involvement...
October 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034113/low-neurotoxicity-of-onx-0914-supports-the-idea-of-specific-immunoproteasome-inhibition-as-a-side-effect-limiting-therapeutic-strategy
#20
Laura von Brzezinski, Paula Säring, Peter Landgraf, Clemens Cammann, Ulrike Seifert, Daniela C Dieterich
Application of the proteasome inhibitor Bortezomib for the treatment of haematopoietic malignancies such as multiple myeloma significantly improves the average overall survival of patients. However, one of the most severe side effects is the development of peripheral neuropathies caused by neurotoxic effects of Bortezomib limiting its therapeutic efficacy. With ONX-0914 a specific inhibitor of the β5i (LMP7)-immunosubunit containing proteasomes was developed that targets exclusively the proteasome subtypes mainly expressed in immune cells including B lymphocytes as the origin of multiple myeloma...
September 2017: European Journal of Microbiology & Immunology
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