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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909515/myocardial-biopsy-in-idiopathic%C3%A2-atrial-fibrillation-and-other-arrhythmias-nosological-diagnosis-clinical-and-morphological-parallels-and-treatment
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O V Blagova, A V Nedostup, E A Kogan, V A Sulimov, S A Abugov, A G Kupriyanova, V A Zaydenov, A E Donnikov, E V Zaklyazminskaya, E A Okisheva
BACKGROUND: The nosological nature of "idiopathic" arrhythmias and the effect of etiotropic and pathogenetic treatment are often unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: 19 patients (42.6±11.3 years, 9 women) with atrial fibrillation (n = 16), supraventricular (n = 10) and ventricular (n = 4) premature beats, supraventricular (n = 2) and ventricular tachycardia (n = 1), left bundle branch block (n= 2), AV block (n = 2) without structural heart changes. Viruses were identified (polymerase chain reaction, PCR) along with measurement of anti-heart antibodies (AHA) and endomyocardial biopsy (EMB)...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905491/changes-in-urinary-metabolomic-profile-during-relapsing-renal-vasculitis
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Bahjat Al-Ani, Martin Fitzpatrick, Hamad Al-Nuaimi, Alice M Coughlan, Fionnuala B Hickey, Charles D Pusey, Caroline Savage, Christopher M Benton, Eóin C O'Brien, Declan O'Toole, Ken H Mok, Stephen P Young, Mark A Little
Current biomarkers of renal disease in systemic vasculitis lack predictive value and are insensitive to early damage. To identify novel biomarkers of renal vasculitis flare, we analysed the longitudinal urinary metabolomic profile of a rat model of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) vasculitis. Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats were immunised with human myeloperoxidase (MPO). Urine was obtained at regular intervals for 181 days, after which relapse was induced by re-challenge with MPO. Urinary metabolites were assessed in an unbiased fashion using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and analysed using partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) and partial least squares regression (PLS-R)...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904188/cutaneous-manifestations-of-multiple-myeloma
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Binodini Behera, Monali Pattnaik, Bharti Sahu, Prasenjeet Mohanty, Swapna Jena, Liza Mohapatra
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a proliferative disorder of plasma cells which produce abnormal immunoglobulin proteins. Skin involvement is rarely found in this disorder. They are either specific or nonspecific lesions. We report four such interesting patients who presented to us initially with common dermatoses such as leukocytoclastic vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and vesiculobullous disorders and were subsequently diagnosed to have MM. There were no skeletal involvements or renal function abnormality at the time of presentation...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902615/the-prognostic-significance-of-the-birmingham-vasculitis-activity-score-bvas-with-systemic-vasculitis-patients-transferred-to-the-intensive-care-unit-icu
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Federico Biscetti, Angela Carbonella, Federico Parisi, Silvia Laura Bosello, Franco Schiavon, Roberto Padoan, Elisa Gremese, Gianfranco Ferraccioli
Systemic vasculitides represent a heterogeneous group of diseases that share clinical features including respiratory distress, renal dysfunction, and neurologic disorders. These diseases may often cause life-threatening complications requiring admission to an intensive care unit (ICU). The aim of the study was to evaluate the validity and responsiveness of Birmingham Vasculitis Activity Score (BVAS) score to predict survival in patients with systemic vasculitides admitted to ICU.A retrospective study was carried out from 2004 to 2014 in 18 patients with systemic vasculitis admitted to 2 different Rheumatology divisions and transferred to ICU due to clinical worsening, with a length of stay beyond 24 hours...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900940/acute-kidney-injury-in-allopurinol-induced-dress-syndrome-a-case-report-of-concurrent-tubulointerstitial-nephritis-and-kidney-limited-necrotizing-vasculitis%C3%A2
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Anthony J Esposito, Ryan C Murphy, Mirna N Toukatly, Osama W Amro, Bryan R Kestenbaum, Behzad Najafian
Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) is a rare but potentially fatal adverse drug reaction with variable renal involvement. We report the case of a man who presented with allopurinol-induced DRESS and acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring hemodialysis. Kidney biopsy revealed eosinophilic tubulointerstitial nephritis and necrotizing vasculitis of the intralobular arteries without systemic markers of vasculitis. After cyclophosphamide and glucocorticoids, his symptoms and AKI resolved. To our knowledge, this is the first case of kidney-limited necrotizing vasculitis, questioning whether a biopsy should be routinely performed in patients with DRESS accompanied by severe AKI...
November 30, 2016: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898024/perinatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-is-associated-to-materno-fetal-immune-activation-and-intracranial-arteritis
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Clémence Guiraut, Nicole Cauchon, Martin Lepage, Guillaume Sébire
The medium-size intra-cranial arteries arising from the carotid bifurcation are prone to perinatal arterial ischemic strokes (PAIS). PAIS' physiopathology needs to be better understood to develop preventive and therapeutic interventions that are currently missing. We hypothesized that materno-fetal inflammation leads to a vasculitis affecting selectively the carotidian tree and promoting a focal thrombosis and subsequent stroke. Dams were injected with saline or lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Escherichia coli...
November 25, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896896/presumed-tuberculous-uveitis-in-non-endemic-country-for-tuberculosis-case-series-from-a-new-zealand-tertiary-uveitis-clinic
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Ken K Ng, Mitzi Nisbet, Erika M Damato, Joanne L Sims
BACKGROUND: To describe the clinical spectrum of presumed tuberculous (TB) uveitis in a developed, non-endemic country of high immigrant population. DESIGN: Retrospective review of a consecutive case series. PARTICIPANTS: All 39 patients diagnosed with presumed TB uveitis at the tertiary uveitis service in Auckland from 2007 to 2014. METHODS: Clinical chart review. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Patient demographics, risk factors, ophthalmic manifestations, management and outcome...
November 28, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894445/usual-and-unusual-manifestations-of-systemic-and-central-nervous-system-vasculitis
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REVIEW
James J Nocton
The idiopathic vasculitides are a group of inflammatory and immune-mediated conditions associated with inflammation of blood vessels. They affect multiple organ and body systems, and vary in their clinical manifestations, severity, prognosis, and pathology. They frequently present a diagnostic challenge for clinicians because of their complexity, overlapping features, and similar findings to other noninflammatory, genetic, or infectious conditions. This article summarizes some of the common pediatric vasculitides, emphasizing both the characteristic and unusual clinical manifestations of these diseases...
February 2017: Pediatric Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893661/acute-coronary-vasospasm-in-a-patient-with-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-following-nsaid-administration-a-case-report
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Naïl Benallegue, Pierre Lozach, Cristina Belizna, Christian Lavigne, Geoffrey Urbanski
Eosinophilic with polyangiitis (EGPA, formerly known as Churg-Strauss syndrome) is a rare systemic disease characterized by a small-vessel necrotizing vasculitis. Cardiac manifestations are broad-ranging and are associated with a poor prognosis. Coronary vasospasm is uncommon.Here, we report a case of an acute coronary vasospasm in a patient with EGPA after corticosteroids withdrawal and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) introduction. This patient was initially misdiagnosed as bradykinin-mediated angioedema...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893578/propylthiouracil-associated-leukocytoclastic-necrotizing-cutaneous-vasculitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Anji E Wall, Sheena M Weaver, Jeffrey S Litt, Lisa Rae
The purpose of this case report and review of the literature is to provide an exploration of the clinical symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, and management of propylthiouracil (PTU)-associated vasculitis in the intensive care setting. A PubMed search of the available literature was conducted using the MeSH search terms "propylthiouracil" and "vasculitis." The literature search returned 121 articles. Twenty-five were excluded because they were not in English. Fifty-nine case reports or case studies describing PTU-associated vasculitis were included...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890383/-autoimmune-and-inflammatory-disorders-associated-with-lymphoid-hematological-malignancies
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E Grignano, A Mekinian, V Jachiet, P Coppo, O Fain
In this literature review, we reported autoimmune and inflammatory disorders associated with lymphoid hematological malignancies, including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The different types of systemic involvement are classified by affected organ. We listed in this review the joint diseases, skin, neurologic, hematologic, renal, and vasculitis. We tried to determine whether there is a correlation between each autoimmune manifestation and a specific type of lymphoma or a particular feature that may support a paraneoplastic origin, if there is an impact on the prognosis of the hematological malignancy, and finally, we identified the different therapeutic strategies used in the literature...
November 24, 2016: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884882/lymphomatosis-cerebri-diagnostic-challenges-and-review-of-the-literature
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Paul J Lee, Idanis Berrios, Carolina Ionete, Thomas Smith
Lymphomatosis cerebri (LC) is a rare variant of a primary central nervous system non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (PCNSL) characterised by diffuse infiltration of tumour cells throughout the brain parenchyma. We present a 68-year-old immunocompetent woman with headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, localised right leg weakness and rapidly progressive dementia. A brain MRI demonstrated diffuse T2 hyperintense white matter lesions that did not enhance with contrast. The clinical differential diagnosis of these lesions included metastatic disease, infectious or inflammatory process such as sarcoidosis, lymphoma, demyelinating disease and less likely vascular aetiology, such as vasculitis or ischaemic stroke...
November 24, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884821/the-effect-of-different-durations-of-remission-on-damage-accrual-results-from-a-prospective-monocentric-cohort-of-caucasian-patients
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Margherita Zen, Luca Iaccarino, Mariele Gatto, Silvano Bettio, Francesca Saccon, Anna Ghirardello, Leonardo Punzi, Andrea Doria
AIM: To identify the shortest duration of remission associated with improved outcomes in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: We studied 293 Caucasian patients with SLE during 7-year follow-up. Disease activity was assessed by SLE Disease Activity Index 2000 and damage by Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/American College of Rheumatology Damage Index (SDI). We defined three remission levels: complete, clinical off-corticosteroids, clinical on-corticosteroids (prednisone 1-5 mg/day)...
November 24, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880975/ror%C3%AE-t-expression-in-tregs-promotes-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-via-il-17-secretion-alteration-of-treg-phenotype-and-suppression-of-th2-responses
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Malte A Kluger, Anna Nosko, Torben Ramcke, Boeren Goerke, Matthias C Meyer, Claudia Wegscheid, Michael Luig, Gisa Tiegs, Rolf A K Stahl, Oliver M Steinmetz
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a common autoimmune disorder with a complex and poorly understood immuno-pathogenesis. However, a pathogenic role for the Th17 axis was demonstrated by many studies, while Tregs were shown to mediate protection. Recently, we and others characterized a novel and independent T cell population expressing both, the Treg characteristic transcription factor Foxp3 and the Th17 defining RORγt. Studies in a model of acute glomerulonephritis unveiled potent regulatory, but in addition also pro-inflammatory functions of RORγt(+) Foxp3(+) Tregs...
November 23, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870802/intravitreal-infliximab-in-refractory-uveitis-in-behcet-s-disease-a-safety-and-efficacy-clinical-study
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Mostafa M E Hamza, Tamer A Macky, Mohamed Karim Sidky, Gaafar Ragab, Mahmoud M Soliman
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of intravitreal infliximab (1 mg/0.05 mL) in patients with refractory posterior uveitis in Behcet's disease. METHODS: Twenty patients were included in this study. Best corrected visual acuity (BCVA), vitreous haze (graded 0-4), vasculitis, retinitis, and papillopathy (presence or absence) were assessed at baseline, Day 1 and Week 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, and 18. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) central foveal thickness, fluorescein angiography, and flash electroretinogram were done at baseline and 4, 12, and 18 weeks...
December 2016: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870601/t-cell-immunity-to-varicella-zoster-virus-in-the-setting-of-advanced-hiv-and-multiple-varicella-zoster-virus-recurrences
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Rachel A Bender Ignacio, Meena S Ramchandani, Kerry J Laing, Christine M Johnston, David M Koelle
A woman presented with at least four manifestations of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection, including central nervous system vasculitis, during her first 2 years of HIV infection. We evaluated her CD4 T cell responses to VZV given the infrequency with which multiple recurrences of VZV occurred, especially following immune reconstitution on antiretroviral therapy.
November 21, 2016: Viral Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864582/-skin-diseases-due-to-systemic-vasculitides-and-vasculopathies
#17
REVIEW
S Volc, J C Maier, M Röcken
Vasculitis and vasculopathy are two distinct disease entities. Each entity comprises a large number of heterogeneous diseases, which can occur alone or associated with autoimmune, infectious or neoplastic diseases. The terms vasculitis and vasculopathy are often falsely used synonymously. A vasculitis initially causes inflammation of the vessel walls that may result in a secondary occlusion. In contrast, a vasculopathy is a primary occlusion of the vascular lumen, which is followed by inflammation after ischemia and ulceration...
December 2016: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863214/type-ii-natural-killer-t-cells-that-recognize-sterol-carrier-protein-2-are-implicated-in-vascular-inflammation-in-the-rat-model-of-systemic-connective-tissue-diseases
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Yusuke Nishioka, Madoka Yamaguchi, Ai Kawakami, Maya Munehiro, Sakiko Masuda, Utano Tomaru, Akihiro Ishizu
We previously generated a rat model that developed systemic connective tissue diseases, including synovitis, myositis, and small-vessel vasculitis (SVV), and established a vascular endothelial cell-reactive T-cell clone, VASC-1, from the model. VASC-1 was determined to be a type II natural killer T-cell clone. In this study, we attempted to identify the antigen recognized by VASC-1. The monkey-derived cell line COS-7 was used because VASC-1 does not bind naturally to COS-7, although the amino acid sequences are well conserved between monkey CD1d and rat CD1d...
November 15, 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862977/low-dose-il-2-increase-regulatory-t-cells-and-elevate-platelets-in-a-patient-with-immune-thrombocytopenia
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Jiakui Zhang, Yanjie Ruan, Yuanyuan Shen, Qianshan Tao, Huiping Wang, Lili Tao, Yin Pan, Huizi Fang, Yiping Wang, Zhimin Zhai
Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder in which its immune system destroy platelets and lead to haemorrhage symptom. Recent studies have found that regulatory T cells (Tregs) in peripheral blood, bone marrow, and spleen were reduced in ITP patients and recovered after effective ITP therapy. Low-dose Interleukin-2 (IL-2) has been reported recently to increase Tregs and used to treat autoimmune disease including graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) after organ transplantation and HCV-related autoimmune vasculitis...
November 9, 2016: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861332/systemic-vasculitis-associated-with-vemurafenib-treatment-case-report-and-literature-review
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Adrien Mirouse, Léa Savey, Fanny Domont, Cloé Comarmond, Stéphane Barete, Emmanuelle Plaisier, Philippe Rouvier, Patrice Cacoub, David Saadoun
RATIONALE: Vemurafenib, an inhibitor of mutated B-rapidly accelerated fibrosarcoma, is frequently used in the treatment of melanoma and Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) patients. Inflammatory adverse effects have been increasingly reported after vemurafenib treatment. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSE: We report 6 cases of vemurafenib-associated vasculitis, of whom a personal case of a 75-year-old man with history of ECD who developed purpura and rapidly progressive pauci-immune glomerulonephritis during treatment with vemurafenib...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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