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Antinuclear antibodies 1:80 arthralgia

Kun-Yi Wang, Yao-Hsu Yang, Ya-Hui Chuang, Pei-Jung Chan, Hsin-Hui Yu, Jyh-Hong Lee, Li-Chieh Wang, Bor-Luen Chiang
BACKGROUND: The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is the most commonly used test to screen for autoimmune diseases. However, only a limited numbers of studies have addressed the characteristics of patients positive for ANA. In this study, we aimed to clarify the relationship between initial presentations, ANA titer, and final diagnoses. METHODS: Patients who visited National Taiwan University Hospital and received a first ANA test were enrolled and then followed for a further 6 months...
June 2011: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
A Häussermann, A Gillissen, W Seidel
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) may be associated with systemic inflammatory disorders and autoantibody production. The development of ILD has been described in detail in patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis. Anti-synthetase antibodies, including anti-Jo-1 antibodies (antihistidyl-tRNA syntase), are found in up to 35 % of patients with myositis, 80 % of which constitute anti-Jo-1 antibodies. The anti-Jo-1 syndrome characteristically presents with myositis, shortness of breath, fever, polyarthritis/arthralgia, mechanic's hands, dermatomyositis-like skin lesions, signs of a connective tissue disease and/or Raynaud's phenomenon...
August 2010: Pneumologie
S K Jamoussi, B B Dhaou, F Boussema, S Kochbati, L Baili, H Aouina, O Cherif, H Bouacha, L Rokbani
Amyopathic dermatomyositis (ADM) is a clinical subtype of dermatomyositis, characterized by the absence of motor weakness and the presence of normal muscle enzyme levels. ADM is sometimes accompanied by neoplasm or interstitial pneumonia that shows a rapid progressive course both of them are associated with a poor prognosis. A 56-year-old woman with no medical history was referred to the department of medicine because of arthralgia with a remarkable weight loss. She also complained of rapidly progressive dyspnea, cough and photosensitivity...
December 2009: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
I-Jung Chen, Yeong-Jian Jan Wu, Cho-Wei Lin, Kang-Wei Fan, Shue-Fen Luo, Huei-Huang Ho, Lieh-Bang Liou, Wen-Pin Tsai, Ji-Yih Chen, Chung-Han Yang, Chang-Fu Kuo, Kuang-Hui Yu
The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence, characteristics, and prognostic factors of interstitial lung disease (ILD) in patients with polymyositis (PM) and dermatomyositis (DM). The medical records of 151 PM/DM patients treated at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital between January, 2000 and June, 2007 were retrospectively reviewed. Thirty of 151 (19.9%) PM/DM patients had developed ILD. Older age at PM/DM onset, anti-Jo-1 antibody, and arthritis/arthralgia were associated with the presence of ILD (p = 0...
June 2009: Clinical Rheumatology
Yoh Zen, Kazuo Notsumata, Nobuyoshi Tanaka, Yasuni Nakanuma
Centrilobular zonal necrosis (CZN) is not a pattern typically associated with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). However, it has occasionally been reported that CZN occurs without the classic histologic features of AIH in patients with autoimmune abnormalities. In this study, we examined the clinicopathological features of 5 cases of CZN with autoimmune features not associated with classic AIH. The patients were 1 man and 4 women (24-82 years). Three patients had subjective symptoms (general malaise, arthralgia, and fever)...
November 2007: Human Pathology
Rani M Cooper, David F Butler, Fred Ghali, Ronald E Grimwood
The authors report 3 infant girls with a similar periorbital eruption. A 5-month-old infant girl presented with a 3-month history of a photosensitive facial eruption that had failed to respond to topical 1% hydrocortisone cream. The otherwise healthy infant was the product of a term pregnancy. The 25-year-old mother was in good health except for occasional arthralgias. She had 2 other healthy children. Physical examination revealed a well-developed, well-nourished infant with annular, polycyclic, erythematous scaly plaques involving the cheeks and periorbital region (Figure 1)...
May 2007: Skinmed
A Chloraki-Bobota, C Megalakaki, P Repousis, Ir Chalkiopoulou, I Lalaki, D T Trafalis, A E Athanassiou, Chr Mitsouli-Mentzikof
PURPOSE: In the development of rheumatic syndromes as well as of lymphoproliferative disorders it is probable that there are common genetic, environmental and immunoregulatory pathogenetic mechanisms. The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of simultaneous presentation of both lymphoma or other lymphoproliferative diseases, and rheumatic syndromes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study included were all patients with lymphoproliferative diseases (1920 patients) followed at our hospital during the last 5 years...
October 2006: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
P Sarzi-Puttini, S Ardizzone, G Manzionna, F Atzeni, E Colombo, M Antivalle, M Carrabba, G Bianchi-Porro
An 18-year-old male patient was under treatment with infliximab at a dose of 5 mg/kg at Weeks 0, 2 and 6 for refractory Crohn's disease. In June 2002, the patient was admitted to the Outpatient Clinic of the Rheumatology Unit for arthralgia affecting the small joints, non-pruritic crops of purple skin lesions and malar rash in the face. Serum antinuclear antibodies were positive (1:640 speckled pattern), and anti-double-stranded DNA was positive (1:80); moreover, positivity of anti-extractable nuclear antigen was observed...
November 2003: Digestive and Liver Disease
Marzia Caproni, Carla Cardinali, Aurora Parodi, Barbara Giomi, Manuela Papini, Mario Vaccaro, Angelo Marzano, Clara De Simone, Marcello Fazio, Alfredo Rebora, Paolo Fabbri
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the average age, sex distribution, duration of follow-up, clinical course, serologic abnormalities, and incidence of possibly associated malignancy in patients with amyopathic dermatomyositis. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: University hospitals. PATIENTS: Thirteen patients with amyopathic dermatomyositis. RESULTS: The 13 patients represented 8.2% of 157 patients with dermatomyositis seen retrospectively in a 10-year period by the Italian Group of Immunodermatology of the Italian Society of Dermatology and Venereology...
January 2002: Archives of Dermatology
P Cacoub, C Renou, E Rosenthal, P Cohen, I Loury, V Loustaud-Ratti, A M Yamamoto, A C Camproux, P Hausfater, L Musset, P Veyssier, G Raguin, J C Piette
From January 1996 to January 1997, 321 patients with an average age of 46 +/- 16 years and chronically infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) were prospectively enrolled in a study designed to determine the prevalence of extrahepatic manifestations associated with HCV infection in a large cohort of HCV patients, to identify associations between clinical and biologic manifestations, and to compare the results obtained in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive versus HIV-negative subsets. In a cross-sectional study, clinical extrahepatic manifestations, viral coinfections with HIV and/or hepatitis B virus, connective tissue diseases, and a wide panel of autoantibodies were assessed...
January 2000: Medicine (Baltimore)
T Yamamoto, I Katayama, K Nishioka
It has been recently hypothesized that superantigens play a precipitating or aggravating role in psoriasis. Aside from streptococcal infection, Staphylococcus aureus can be sometimes detected in the tonsils of patients with psoriasis arthropathy (PA), although its significance in the pathogenesis of PA is still unknown. These focal infections are thought to be a possible triggering factor of the arthralgia, as well as the cutaneous manifestations, in PA. In this study, we have investigated the response of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from patients with PA to staphylococcal superantigens and analyzed its association with clinical and laboratory findings...
January 1999: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
L Origgi, M Vanoli, G Lunghi, A Carbone, M Grasso, R Scorza
Mixed cryoglobulinemia is a systemic disease, almost always associated with hepatitis C virus infection and characterized by purpura and cutaneous vasculitis, asthenia, arthralgias, and often renal and neurological involvement. No significant differences have been described to date in mixed cryoglobulinemia patients with type 1, 2, or 3 hepatitis C virus infection with respect to symptoms, while a higher prevalence of genotype 2a has been reported in patients without clinical and biochemical signs of liver disease or with serum autoantibodies...
1998: International Journal of Clinical & Laboratory Research
J Press, Y Uziel, R M Laxer, L Luy, R M Hamilton, E D Silverman
OBJECTIVES: To determine the health of mothers of offspring with complete congenital heart block (CHB) both at the time of delivery of the affected child and in the long-term, and the percentage of mothers and children with CHB who had anti-SSA/Ro and/or SSB/La antibodies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-four mothers of 64 children with CHB (seen between 1964 and 1993) were identified through the Cardiology database of The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada...
March 1996: American Journal of Medicine
K Hashizume, M Sato, S Saeki, S Takamoto, Y Mino, T Onishi
An elderly case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with suspected hemolytic anemia was experienced. A 70 year-old female was admitted to our hospital on December 31 with complaints of herpetic eruption. She complained of arthralgia since 3 month prior to her admission. The positive findings on examination were skin eruption in the left chest, a systolic heart murmur and a palpable elastic hard liver. Laboratory data showed raised erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 149 mm per hour, decreased Hb (10.1 g/dl), decreased hematocrit (30...
November 1991: Nihon Ronen Igakkai Zasshi. Japanese Journal of Geriatrics
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