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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867668/a-rare-clinical-course-of-seronegative-pulmonary-renal-syndrome
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M Fröhlich-Gildhoff, W J Jabs, C Berhold, M K Kuhlmann, U Ketterer, S Kische, H Ince
Purpose. Pulmonary-renal syndrome (PRS) is characterized by diffuse alveolar hemorrhage and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis mainly due to autoimmune etiologies. Seronegative PRS is a challenging entity to the clinician, since early diagnosis may be missed leading to delayed appropriate treatment. Materials and Methods. We present the clinical course of a 77-year-old patient who was admitted under the suspected diagnosis of pneumogenic sepsis and septic renal failure with fever, dyspnea, and elevated CRP levels...
2016: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858870/simultaneous-comprehensive-multiplex-autoantibody-analysis-for-rapidly-progressive-glomerulonephritis
#2
Mandy Sowa, Barbara Trezzi, Rico Hiemann, Peter Schierack, Kai Grossmann, Juliane Scholz, Valentina Somma, Renato Alberto Sinico, Dirk Roggenbuck, Antonella Radice
Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) is mainly caused by anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibody-mediated glomerulonephritis, immune-complex or anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides and leads to rapid loss of renal function. Detection of ANCA and autoantibodies (autoAbs) to GBM and dsDNA enables early diagnosis and appropriate treatment of RPGN aiding in preventing end-stage renal disease.Determination of ANCA on neutrophils (ANCA) as well as autoAbs to myeloperoxidase (MPO-ANCA), proteinase 3 (PR3-ANCA), GBM, and dsDNA was performed by the novel multiplex CytoBead technology combining cell- and microbead-based autoAb analyses by automated indirect immunofluorescence (IIF)...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795626/anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-crescentic-glomerulonephritis-a-report-from-india-and-review-of-literature
#3
A Gupta, V Agrawal, A Kaul, R Verma, R Pandey
Anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) disease is an autoimmune disease that most commonly presents as rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis with or without pulmonary involvement. It is characterized by the presence of antibodies directed to antigenic targets within glomerular and alveolar basement membranes. This study was performed to evaluate the clinicopathological features and outcome in anti-GBM crescentic glomerulonephritis (CrGN) at a tertiary care center in North India over a period of 9 years (January 2004 to December 2012)...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679466/spontaneous-biliary-peritonitis-with-common-bile-duct-stones-report-of-a-case
#4
Ryoga Hamura, Koichiro Haruki, Jun Tsutsumi, Sumio Takayama, Hiroaki Shiba, Katsuhiko Yanaga
Spontaneous biliary peritonitis is rare in adults. We herein report a case of spontaneous biliary peritonitis. An 84-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for abdominal pain for 5 days. He developed fever, jaundice, and abdominal rigidity. Computed tomography (CT) revealed massive ascites in the omental bursa and around the liver. The ascites obtained by diagnostic paracentesis was dark yellow-green in color, which implied bile leakage. With a diagnosis of bile peritonitis, the patient underwent emergency exploratory laparotomy...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642522/acute-kidney-injury-and-atypical-features-during-pediatric-poststreptococcal-glomerulonephritis
#5
Rose M Ayoob, Andrew L Schwaderer
The most common acute glomerulonephritis in children is poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) usually occurring between 3 and 12 years old. Hypertension and gross hematuria are common presenting symptoms. Most PSGN patients do not experience complications, but rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis and hypertensive encephalopathy have been reported. This paper reports 17 patients seen in 1 year for PSGN including 4 with atypical PSGN, at a pediatric tertiary care center. Seventeen children (11 males), mean age of 8 years, were analyzed...
2016: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606831/induced-regulatory-t-cells-are-phenotypically-unstable-and-do-not-protect-mice-from-rapidly-progressive-glomerulonephritis
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Joanna R Ghali, Maliha A Alikhan, Stephen R Holdsworth, A Richard Kitching
Regulatory T (Treg) cells are a suppressive CD4(+) T-cell subset. We generated induced Treg (iTreg) cells and explored their therapeutic potential in a murine model of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Polyclonal naive CD4(+) T cells were cultured in vitro with interleukin-2 (IL-2), transforming growth factor-β1, all-trans-retinoic acid and monoclonal antibodies against interferon-γ and IL-4, generating Foxp3(+) iTreg cells. To enhance their suppressive phenotype, iTreg cultures were modified with the addition of a monoclonal antibody against IL-12p40 or by using RORγt(-/-) CD4(+) T cells...
January 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27580547/antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-superimposed-on-infection-related-glomerulonephritis-secondary-to-pulmonary-mycobacterium-avium-complex-infection
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Shuichi Asano, Shige Mizuno, Shotaro Okachi, Hiromichi Aso, Keiko Wakahara, Naozumi Hashimoto, Satoru Ito, Yohei Kozaki, Takayuki Katsuno, Shoichi Maruyama, Yoshinori Hasegawa
A 73-year-old woman was diagnosed with pulmonary Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) infection and received no treatment. Disease progression was evident one year later with the development of myeloperoxidase-antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) titers and systemic symptoms of a fever, polyarthritis, purpura, and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Her symptoms did not improve with antibiotic treatment. A renal biopsy revealed crescentic glomerulonephritis with immunodeposition. According to these findings, she was diagnosed with ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) superimposed on infection-related glomerulonephritis (IRGN)...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27559009/genetics-and-pathophysiology-of-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-gpa-and-its-main-autoantigen-proteinase-3
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REVIEW
Manfred Relle, Bernd Föhr, Federica Fasola, Andreas Schwarting
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a severe autoimmune disease and one of the small vessel anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides. Although its etiology and pathophysiology are still widely unknown, it is accepted that infections, environmental factors, epigenetic modifications, and a genetic predisposition provide the basis for this systemic disorder. GPA typically evolves into two phases: an initial phase characterized by ear, nose and throat (ENT) manifestations, such as chronic sinusitis and otitis, ulceration of the oral cavity and pharynx, as well as pulmonary nodules and a severe generalized phase, defined by the occurrence of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, pulmonary hemorrhage, and arthritis...
December 2016: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27547398/sigmoid-colon-diverticula-perforation-associated-with-sevelamer-hydrochloride-administration-a-case-report
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Takahisa Yamaguchi, Shigekazu Ohyama, Hiroyuki Furukawa, Nariatsu Sato, Ichiro Ohnishi, Satomi Kasashima, Atsuhiro Kawashima, Masato Kayahara
INTRODUCTION: Sevelamer is an anion exchange resin used to treat hyperphosphatemia. A common adverse effect of sevelamer is constipation. According to a review of the available literature, colon perforation associated with this resin agent was less common. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 66-year-old man complaining of lower abdominal pain was transferred to our hospital. The patient had been undergoing hemodialysis for chronic renal failure due to rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, and had been receiving sevelamer hydrochloride 4...
September 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542664/renal-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-esrd-in-children-with-rapidly-progressive-glomerulonephritis
#10
Nuntawan Piyaphanee, Chompoonut Ananboontarick, Suroj Supavekin, Achra Sumboonnanonda
BACKGROUND: Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN), a clinical diagnosis defined as acute nephritic syndrome with dramatic loss of renal function within few months, is associated with crescentic glomerulonephritis (CresGN), which requires ≥50% crescents in pathology. The percentage of crescents in children with RPGN may vary, however, determining disease characteristics and renal outcome. METHODS: To evaluate the renal outcomes and factors associated to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), this retrospective cohort study assessed children aged ≤15 years with RPGN at a tertiary medical center...
August 20, 2016: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27506330/pauci-immune-glomerulonephritis-in-a-captive-chimpanzee-pan-troglodytes-and-a-review-of-spontaneous-cases-in-animals
#11
Lauren E Neidig, Michael A Owston, Erin Ball, Edward J Dick
BACKGROUND: Crescentic glomeruli are the hallmark finding in rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN) and are characterized by disruption and proliferation of the glomerular capsule and an influx of cells into Bowman's space. Pauci-immune-type RPGN is identified by a lack of immunoglobulins and immune complexes in the glomerular basement membrane. METHODS: Complete necropsy and histology were performed on the affected chimpanzee. Electron microscopy was performed on kidney sections...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27416704/-a-case-of-rapidly-progressive-glomerulonephritis-exhibiting-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-gpa-and-extremely-high-level-of-pr3-anca-with-improvement-of-renal-dysfunction-after-plasma-exchange-therapy
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Mitsutoshi Shindo, Susumu Ookawara, Kiyonori Ito, Taisuke Kitano, Sawako Goto, Haruhisa Miyazawa, Yuichiro Ueda, Yoshio Kaku, Keiji Hirai, Taro Hoshino, Honami Mori, Izumi Yoshida, Kaoru Tabei, Yoshiyuki Morishita
A 68-year-old Japanese man was diagnosed with left otitis media with effusion and left uveitis more than 5 months before admission. He was urgently admitted to our hospital for progressive deterioration of his renal function [serum creatinine(Cr) 7.59 mg/dL] with proteinuria and urinary red blood cell casts, inflammation, and anemia. Additionally, his serum proteinase 3 antinuclear antibody (PR3-ANCA) level, determined by using the chemiluminescence enzyme immunoassay method, had increased to more than 3,500 U/mL...
2016: Nihon Jinzo Gakkai Shi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27384449/dual-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-related-pauci-immune-crescentic-glomerulonephritis-in-a-patient-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#13
REVIEW
In Hee Lee, Seong-Kyu Kim, Min-Kyung Kim
Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that primarily affects exocrine glands. Renal involvement of Sjögren's syndrome may lead to tubulointerstitial disease, whereas secondary glomerulopathies such as anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-related pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis are rarely observed. In addition, crescent glomerulonephritis that is simultaneously positive for both myeloperoxidase (MPO)-ANCA and proteinase 3 (PR3)-ANCA has never been reported in Sjögren's syndrome. Here, we report a case of pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis exhibiting positivity for both MPO- and PR3-ANCAs in a patient with primary Sjögren's syndrome...
September 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27368023/devastating-renal-outcome-caused-by-skin-infection-with-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-a-case-report
#14
Jun-Hua Liang, Yu-Wei Fang, An-Hung Yang, Ming Hsien Tsai
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an emerging pathogen that infects the skin and soft tissue. However, there are few reports of renal complications from MRSA involving immunoglobulin (Ig)A-dominated rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (GN). Favorable renal outcomes from IgA GN are achieved by administering timely therapy. In the present study, we describe the case of a healthy young woman suffering from a cutaneous MRSA infection that initially presented with gross hematuria. Six months after eradicating the infection, severe impairment of renal function was noted because of intractable nausea and vomiting...
June 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27358099/acute-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-fulminant-systemic-p-anca-vasculitis-a-rare-catastrophic-complication
#15
Kanupriya Mathur, Aditya Saini, Tonjeh Bah, Pavan Katikaneni
A 45-year-old Caucasian man presented to the hospital with a 3-month history of fatigue, bilateral upper and lower limb paresthesias and gradually worsening ascending paralysis. A few weeks later, he developed acute renal failure requiring haemodialysis. Investigations revealed presence of myeloperoxidase (MPO) perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA). Renal biopsy was conclusive for rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis with crescents. Treatment for ANCA positive vasculitis was initiated with pulsed steroids, cyclophosphamide and plasmapheresis...
2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27356598/treatment-of-renal-anca-associated-vasculitides
#16
Olumide Olatubosun Rowaiye, Mariusz Kusztal, Wacław Weyde, Marian Klinger
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAV) are a group of small vessel vasculitides which commonly affect the kidneys, manifesting as rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. In this review, we present different treatment methods (e.g. cyclophosphamide, rituximab, plasma exchange) used for remission induction and maintenance in renal AAV. We also discuss treatment options in relapsing and refractory disease and for patients with end-stage renal disease due to AAV. In addition, we enumerate the various risk factors associated with relapsing and refractory disease, quality of life impairment and decreased renal and patient survival in AAV...
June 28, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27277365/presentation-and-treatment-outcomes-of-100-lupus-nephritis-patients-single-center-study
#17
M O Faroque, K M Hadiuzzaman, S F Islam, R M Hossain, M N Islam, A H Ahmed, P I Ahmed, M R Alam
Over a period of 3 years (January 2011 to December 2013) 100 cases of Lupus nephritis patients admitted in nephrology department of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) were evaluated. Their clinical characteristics, biochemical parameters, renal histology according to WHO classification were categorized and their treatment modalities and outcome was observed. Among 100 patients, 84 were female and 16 were male, with F:M ratio 5:1. Mean age of female were 23±4 years and male were 29±4 years, mean BP in male was systolic 135±8 mmHg, diastolic 80±9mmHg and in female systolic was 130±7mmHg, diastolic 75±6 mmHg, mean Serum Creatinine for male was 180±12μmol/L and mean serum creatinine in female was 170±20μmol/L...
April 2016: Mymensingh Medical Journal: MMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27267459/outcomes-of-patients-with-goodpasture-syndrome-a-nationwide-cohort-based-study-from-the-french-society-of-hemapheresis
#18
Antoine Huart, Anne-Gaëlle Josse, Dominique Chauveau, Jean-Michel Korach, Farhad Heshmati, Eric Bauvin, Olivier Cointault, Nassim Kamar, David Ribes, Jacques Pourrat, Stanislas Faguer
The overall and renal outcomes of patients with Goodpasture syndrome (GS), a rare autoimmune disorder characterized by circulating anti-GBM antibodies and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis and/or pulmonary hemorrhage, have mostly been reported in small-sized cohorts or by aggregating patients receiving a variety of therapies that include aggressive (i.e., combined plasma exchanges, corticosteroids, and cyclophosphamide) and less aggressive (i.e., either plasma exchanges or immunosuppressive drugs, or no treatment)...
September 2016: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27253186/clinical-case-report-a-rare-cause-of-acute-kidney-failure-tissue-is-the-issue
#19
W A Heggermont, G Verhoef, P Evenepoel, B Sprangers, E Lerut, T Tousseyn, K Claes
A patient was admitted to the medical emergency department by his family physician. His complaints were weakness and fatigue for more than one week. Four days before admission, he went to his general practitioner for these complaints and also for painful elbows. His physician prescribed diclofenac and esomeprazole. Upon presentation, he had high systolic/diastolic blood pressure (>180/>90 mm Hg, measured repeatedly), and otherwise normal parameters. He had gained 6.5 kg in body weight. Clinical examination was normal, except for very mild bilateral malleolar edema...
May 17, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27247374/levamisole-adulterated-cocaine-nephrotoxicity-%C3%A2-ultrastructural-features
#20
Yi-Wei Justin Liu, Sangeeta Mutnuri, Sarah Batool Siddiqui, Geoff Richard Weikle, Olajumoke Oladipo, Niharika Ganti, Robert E Beach, Marjan Afrouzian
OBJECTIVES: The issue of levamisole-adulterated cocaine is emerging as a rapidly growing public health concern due to an increasing number of reports describing its role in cutaneous vasculitis and agranulocytosis. Of note, levamisole is recognized as a contaminant in 69% of the cocaine used within the United States. METHODS: We describe a patient who was a chronic cocaine user and developed systemic vasculitis characterized by polyarthralgia, bullous skin lesions, agranulocytosis, and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis...
May 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
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