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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540625/pituitary-dysfunction-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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REVIEW
Daniela Esposito, Penelope Trimpou, Dario Giugliano, Mats Dehlin, Oskar Ragnarsson
PURPOSE: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a multisystem disease, characterized by necrotizing small-vessel vasculitis, which mainly affects the respiratory tract and the kidneys. Pituitary involvement in GPA is rare, present in about 1% of all cases of GPA. To date, only case reports or small case series have been published. Herein we report clinical features, imaging findings, treatment and outcomes in three patients with GPA-related pituitary dysfunction (PD). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of three cases of GPA-related PD was conducted, followed by systematic review of the English medical literature using PubMed...
May 24, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521688/vasculitis-following-influenza-vaccination-a-review-of-the-literature
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Toru Watanabe
BACKGROUND: Influenza vaccine is safe and effective for the general population as well as for patients with autoimmune diseases. However, although rare, vasculitis has been reported as an adverse event following influenza vaccination. OBJECT: The aims of this literature review were to identify patients who developed vasculitis following influenza vaccination and to clarify the clinical manifestations of vasculitis in these patients. METHODS: Using the PubMed database and search engine, we performed a search of the English-language literature by combining the term influenza vaccination with each term for a specific form of vasculitis from January 1966 through April 2016...
May 17, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515156/anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-disease
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Stephen P McAdoo, Charles D Pusey
Anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease is a rare small vessel vasculitis that affects the capillary beds of the kidneys and lungs. It is an archetypic autoimmune disease, caused by the development of directly pathogenic autoantibodies targeting a well characterized autoantigen expressed in the basement membranes of these organs, although the inciting events that induce the autoimmune response are not fully understood. The recent confirmation of spatial and temporal clustering of cases suggests that environmental factors, including infection, may trigger disease in genetically susceptible individuals...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508096/-off-label-biologic-therapy-of-anca-associated-and-non-anca-associated-small-vessel-vasculitis-efficacy-and-safety-analysis-of-a-national-registry-graid2
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N Venhoff, F Proft, H Schulze-Koops, J Holle, R E Voll, C Iking-Konert, A M Jacobi, J Henes, L Unger, O Kneitz, T Dörner, J Thiel
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of off-label biological therapies in patients with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) and non-ANCA-associated small-vessel vasculitis (nAAV) in clinical practice. METHODS: The German Registry in Autoimmune Diseases 2 (GRAID2) is a national, retrospective, non-interventional, multicentre observational study (August 2006 until December 2013) on patients with autoimmune diseases refractory to standard immunosuppressive therapy treated with off-label biologicals...
May 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495147/discrepancies-between-two-immunoassays-for-the-determination-of-mpo-and-pr3-autoantibodies
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Qian Sun, Boris Calderon, Zhen Zhao
BACKGROUND: Testing for autoantibodies to myeloperoxidase (MPO) and proteinase 3 (PR3) is part of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) test that aids the diagnosis of a number of autoimmune diseases including small-vessel vasculitis. We characterized the differences between two automated immunoassays at three facilities for measuring MPO- and PR3-ANCA autoantibodies. METHODS: 117 serum samples were analyzed for MPO and PR3 autoantibodies. The INOVA QUANTA Lite® IgG assay (INOVA Diagnostics) were performed at two facilities and the Bio-Plex® 2200 Vasculitis Panel (Bio-Rad) were performed at a third reference lab...
May 8, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462558/small-vessel-vasculitis-an-uncommon-presentation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Madhumita Priyadarshini Das, Purabi Borah, Bhaskar Thakuria, Sahidul Islam, Ankit Patawari
We report a nineteen year old female with gangrene of toes as the only clinical feature of systemic lupus erythematosus. She was treated successfully with pulse cyclophosphamide and steroid.
March 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461644/poor-predictive-value-of-isolated-adventitial-and-periadventitial-infiltrates-in-temporal-artery-biopsies-for-diagnosis-of-giant-cell-arteritis
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Claire Le Pendu, Véronique Meignin, Solange Gonzalez-Chiappe, Adrian Hij, Françoise Galateau-Sallé, Alfred Mahr
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the diagnostic value of inflammation limited to the adventitia (ILA), and isolated vasa vasorum or small-vessel vasculitis (VVV, SVV) in temporal artery biopsies (TAB) for giant cell arteritis (GCA). METHODS: Two pathologists reviewed consecutive first TAB. Using the clinical diagnoses as the gold standard, positive predictive values (PPV) were calculated. RESULTS: Among the 75 patients without classic TAB features of GCA, 8 had GCA diagnoses...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458437/levetiracetam-induced-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis
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Mrinal Gupta
Drug-induced leukocytoclastic vasculitis is a small-vessel vasculitis that most commonly manifests with palpable purpuric lesions on gravity-dependent areas. Vasculitis occurs within weeks after initial administration of medication and demonstrates clearance upon withdrawal of medication. Levetiracetam, a pyrrolidone derivative, is used as an adjunctive therapy in patients with refractory focal epilepsy, myoclonic epilepsy, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures. We present a case of a 14-year-old female, who developed cutaneous small-vessel vasculitis within 8 days of initiation of levetiracetam...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421878/cerebrovascular-injury-in-cryptococcal-meningitis
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Ajay Kumar Mishra, Vanjare Harshad Arvind, Divya Muliyil, Cijoy K Kuriakose, Anu Anna George, Reka Karuppusami, Ronald Albert Benton Carey, Sunithi Mani, Samuel George Hansdak
Background Cryptococcal meningitis continues to be one of the common causes of chronic central nervous system infection worldwide. Individuals with cryptococcal meningitis can occasionally present with small vessel vasculitis causing infarcts primarily in the basal ganglia, internal capsule, and thalamus. Literature regarding patterns of cerebrovascular injury among patients with cryptococcal meningitis is scanty, and outcome following these vascular involvements is unknown. Aim To study the clinical profile, imaging findings, and details of vascular territory involved among patients admitted with cryptococcal meningitis and central nervous system infarct in a tertiary care center from India...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409662/association-of-endothelial-nitric-oxide-synthase-gene-polymorphism-with-susceptibility-and-nephritis-development-of-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-in-chinese-han-children
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Ailing Wang, Aili Wang, Yanfeng Xiao, Jingjing Wang, Erdi Xu
OBJECTIVE: Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) is the most common form of systemic small-vessel vasculitis in children. Previous studies suggested endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS) plays an important role in the pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of HSP. This study aimed to investigate the potential association between 10 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within eNOS gene and HSP risk and nephritis development in a Chinese Han population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A case-control study was conducted including 459 healthy children and 423 children with HSP...
April 14, 2017: Genetic Testing and Molecular Biomarkers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375840/one-year-in-review-2017-systemic-vasculitis
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REVIEW
Elena Elefante, Sara Monti, Milena Bond, Gemma Lepri, Luca Quartuccio, Rosaria Talarico, Chiara Baldini
Systemic vasculitis is a group of heterogeneous, disabling disorders. Great interest has recently arisen in pathophysiology, clinical phenotypes and therapy of large- and small-vessel vasculitis. The general work hypothesis has been to promote research focused on disease-related pathogenetic pathways, with the ultimate goal of identifying novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, thus leading towards more effective targeted treatments. Following the previous annual reviews of this series, we will hereby provide a critical digest of the recent literature on small- and large-vessel systemic vasculitis, with a specific focus on novel possible disease-related biomarkers and their impact on current and future therapies...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328827/clinical-study-on-single-organ-cutaneous-small-vessels-vasculitis-socsvv
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Maciej Pastuszczak, Magdalena Celińska-Löwenhoff, Joanna Sułowicz, Anna Wojas-Pelc, Jacek Musiał
Leukocytoclastic vasculitis (LCV) is a heterogenous group of disorders that may manifest as a mild disease isolated to the skin or be a part of life-threatening systemic vasculitis. According to the 2012 Chapel Hill Consensus Conference nomenclature, patients presenting symptoms of LCV confined only to the skin should be defined as suffering from a single-organ cutaneous small vessel vasculitis (SoCSVV). SoCSVV is a benign disease with a good clinical outcome but with a significant risk of relapse and skin ulcer formation...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295009/-refractory-form-of-orbital-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-clinical-and-morphological-study
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E A Kogan, Ya O Grusha, D S Ismailova, P I Novikov, Yu V Abramova, A D Meshkov, E F Rizopulu
Orbital granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener's granulomatosis, GPA), which is characterized by granulomatous inflammation with small-vessel vasculitis, can develop in local and generalized forms of the disease. The introduction of current immunosuppressive therapy regimens has improved the prognosis of the disease; however, there are immunosuppressive treatment-refractory forms of GPA, the morphology of which has been inadequately investigated. The paper describes a clinical case of refractory GPA involving the orbit, as evidenced by histological and immunohistochemical examinations...
2017: Arkhiv Patologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250302/henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-nephritis-associated-with-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-guerin-bcg-therapy
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Hiroyuki Tsukada, Hiroshi Miyakawa
Henoch Schönlein purpura (HSP), also known as IgA vasculitis (IgAV), is a systemic small-vessel vasculitis that predominantly affects adolescents and is rare in adults. In many cases, the onset of HSP has been causally linked to an infectious disease. We encountered a case of HSP with severe renal involvement diagnosed by renal biopsy following bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) therapy for bladder cancer. This is of clinical relevance, as intravesical BCG administration is becoming an established therapy for superficial bladder cancer and is supposed to be safe...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217966/pathogenesis-of-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-in-murine-lupus
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Haoyang Zhuang, Shuhong Han, Pui Y Lee, Ravil Khaybullin, Stepan Shumyak, Li Lu, Amina Chatha, Anan Afaneh, Yuan Zhang, Chao Xie, Dina Nacionales, Lyle Moldawer, Xin Qi, Li-Jun Yang, Westley H Reeves
OBJECTIVE: Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) in lupus patients confers >50% mortality, and the cause is unknown. We undertook this study to examine the pathogenesis of DAH in C57BL/6 mice with pristane-induced lupus, a model of human lupus-associated DAH. METHODS: Clinical/pathologic and immunologic manifestations of DAH in pristane-induced lupus were compared with those of DAH in humans. Tissue distribution of pristane was examined by mass spectrometry. Cell types responsible for disease were determined by in vivo depletion using clodronate liposomes and antineutrophil monoclonal antibodies (anti-Ly-6G)...
February 19, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208969/acute-presentation-of-juvenile-dermatomyositis-with-subclinical-cardiac-involvement-a-rare-case
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Rhythm Khera, Shrayash Khare, Shailendra Kumar Singh
Cardiac involvements are common in patients with Dermatomyositis, most of which are not severe enough to present definite or readily observable symptoms. However, Cardiovascular (CVS) manifestations constitute a major cause of death in these patients. The most frequently reported clinically evident of CVS manifestations in-patient of dermatomyositis are Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conduction aberrations, that may predispose to complete heart block and coronary artery disease. The principal pathophysiological mechanisms that may produce these cardiac manifestations involve coronary artery disease as well as small vessels vasculitis of the myocardium...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174414/a-case-of-henoch-schonlein-purpura-associated-with-rotavirus-infection-in-an-elderly-asian-male-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Chen Tang, Daphne Scaramangas-Plumley, Cynthia C Nast, Zab Mosenifar, Marc A Edelstein, Michael Weisman
BACKGROUND Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), a small vessel vasculitis mediated by deposition of immune-complexes containing IgA in the skin, gut, and glomeruli, often presents with abdominal pain, purpuric rash in the lower extremities and buttocks, joint pain, and hematuria. The disease most commonly targets children but can affect adults who tend to have a worse prognosis. CASE REPORT We discuss a case of HSP in an elderly Chinese male who presented with severe proximal bowel inflammation, vasculitic rash, and proteinuria; he was found to have positive stool rotavirus and giardia...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164561/frequency-of-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells-in-the-blood-of-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients-with-immune-mediated-skin-manifestations-relationship-to-hepatic-condition-and-viral-load
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Carmen Farid, Wafaa El Sheikh, Rania Swelem, Engy El-Ghitany
BACKGROUND: Chronic hepatitis C (CHC) infection causes a wide range of immune mediated hepatic and extrahepatic manifestations. Cutaneous manifestations constitute a major portion of the latter group. Host immune response to the virus - particularly regulatory T lymphocytes - is important in determining the outcome of the infection and the possibility of extrahepatic manifestations. The present study aims to investigate the relationship between immune-mediated cutaneous manifestations of CHC infection and the frequency of CD4+CD25 high FOXP3+ T regulatory lymphocytes...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152662/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-as-a-complication-of-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura-in-a-seven-year-old-girl
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Daiane Dos Santos, Felipe Welter Langer, Tatiane Dos Santos, Giordano Rafael Tronco Alves, Marisa Feiten, Walter Teixeira de Paula Neto
Introduction Henoch-Schönlein purpura is a multisystem small vessel vasculitis. Neurologic manifestations are uncommon. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome is a rare complication of Henoch-Schönlein purpura with typical clinical and neuroimaging findings that occurs most commonly in the setting of severe hypertension and renal injury. Case presentation A seven-year-old girl was admitted to our institution presenting with clinical and laboratory findings suggestive of Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Glucocorticoid therapy was initiated, but five days following her admission, she developed altered consciousness, seizures, arterial hypertension, and cortical blindness...
January 1, 2017: Scottish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134583/pathology-of-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-pulmonary-and-renal-disease
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REVIEW
Maxwell L Smith
CONTEXT: -Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis commonly presents with pulmonary and renal involvement that may present diagnostic challenges. OBJECTIVES: -To highlight the updates in the classification of small vessel vasculitis, present the patterns of pulmonary and renal pathology in which ANCA-associated vasculitis is included in the differential diagnosis, analyze the screening and specific antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody testing methods in the clinical laboratory, compare and contrast the 3 major ANCA-associated vasculitis diseases, and review the pathophysiologic mechanisms of tissue injury in this setting...
February 2017: Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
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