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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427414/observational-study-of-interleukin-21-il-21-does-not-distinguish-kawasaki-disease-from-other-causes-of-fever-in-children
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Rachel Engelberg, Meghan Martin, Brian H Wrotniak, Mark Daniel Hicar
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease (KD) is a febrile childhood vasculitis of unknown etiology. The diagnosis is highly concerning as over a quarter of children who fail to receive timely treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) will develop coronary aneurysms. Diagnosis relies on proper symptomatology and is supported by non-specific markers of inflammation. Previous studies have identified elevated plasma levels of interleukin-21 (IL-21) as a sensitive and specific biomarker in KD...
April 20, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426486/neutrophilic-figurate-erythema
#2
Yu-Hung Wu, Pa-Fan Hsiao
Neutrophilic figurate erythema (NFE) has been rarely reported. This study aimed to identify the clinical and pathological features of NFE. We retrospectively reviewed the information from diagnostic cases from 2000 to 2013. The diagnosis of NFE includes clinically annular rash, histopathologically predominant neutrophilic perivascular and interstitial infiltrate in the dermis without evidence of vasculitis, and exclusion of other known specific entities. Fifteen cases of NFE were identified, including 11 women and 4 men...
May 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424735/tongue-necrosis-secondary-to-giant-cell-arteritis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Rafael Alex Barbosa de Siqueira Sobrinho, Karolina Cayres Alvino de Lima, Helena Carvalho Moura, Mônica Modesto Araújo, Christyanne Maria Rodrigues Barreto de Assis, Pedro Alves da Cruz Gouveia
Giant cell arteritis is a form of vasculitis involving the medium- and large-sized arteries that chiefly affects older people. Clinical findings are headache, jaw claudication, fever, pain, and thickening of the temporal artery. The most feared complication is visual loss due to impairment of the ophthalmic artery and posterior ciliary arteries. This a case report of an 85-year-old male presenting with headache and jaw pain, who was admitted with tongue necrosis as an initial manifestation of giant cell arteritis...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424040/challenges-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-pregnancy-a-case-report
#4
Sarah Soo-Hoo, Jenny Seong, Brandon R Porten, Nedaa Skeik
Takayasu arteritis is a rare, chronic vasculitis of unknown etiology characterized by inflammation of the aorta and its main branches. Although Takayasu arteritis mostly affects women of childbearing age, there is a paucity in the literature on pregnancy associated with Takayasu arteritis. Pregnant patients are at increased risk of cardiovascular complications, including hypertension and congestive heart failure, which may jeopardize both maternal and fetal outcomes. Furthermore, optimal management has not yet been established for pregnant patients with Takayasu arteritis, posing a clinical challenge...
May 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422001/microscopic-polyangiitis-and-non-hbv-polyarteritis-nodosa-with-poor-prognosis-factors-10-year-results-of-the-prospective-chuspan-trial
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Maxime Samson, Xavier Puéchal, Luc Mouthon, Hervé Devilliers, Pascal Cohen, Boris Bienvenu, Kim Heang Ly, Alain Bruet, Brigitte Gilson, Marc Ruivard, Edouard Pertuiset, Mohamed Hamidou, Christian Pagnoux, Benjamin Terrier, Loïc Guillevin
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the 10-year outcomes of 64 patients with non-HBV polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) or microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and Five-Factor Score-defined poor-prognosis factors enrolled (1994-2000) in the prospective, randomised, open-label CHUSPAN trial. METHODS: The 64 patients were randomised to receive 12 (33: 23 MPA, 10 PAN) or 6 (31: 17 MPA, 14 PAN) cyclophosphamide (CYC) pulses combined with glucocorticoids. Ten-year follow-up of these patients included times to relapse(s), failure(s) and/or deaths calculated from treatment onset...
April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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/28421357/incidence-of-autoimmune-diseases-in-patients-with-scabies-a-nationwide-population-based-study-in-taiwan
#7
Jui-Ming Liu, Feng-Hsiang Chiu, Chien-Yu Lin, Fung-Wei Chang, Ren-Jun Hsu
Scabies is a commonly occurring infectious immune-mediated inflammatory skin disease. Immune-mediated inflammatory processes are also observed in autoimmune diseases. There have been very few previous studies; however, that have investigated the possible association between scabies and autoimmune diseases. To address this research gap, we conducted a nationwide population-based cohort study that included a total of 4481 scabies patients and 16,559 control subjects matched by gender, age, insured region, urbanization and income...
April 18, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420068/pentraxin-3-levels-are-associated-with-vasculitis-and-disease-activity-in-childhood-onset-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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S Sahin, A Adrovic, K Barut, S Durmus, R Gelisgen, H Uzun, O Kasapcopur
Objectives Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is a multisystemic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammatory organ damage by means of vasculitis. Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) is expressed locally at the sites of inflammatory processes, predominantly from endothelial cells. In adult studies, PTX3 has shown to be an indicator of active vasculitis both in large-vessel and small-vessel vasculitides, as well as in SLE. Moreover, in SLE it has found to be correlated with disease activity, and with some of the clinical manifestations and laboratory parameters...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420057/central-nervous-system-vasculitis-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-a-case-series-report-in-a-tertiary-referral-centre
#9
M Rodrigues, O Galego, C Costa, D Jesus, P Carvalho, M Santiago, A Malcata, L Inês
Central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis (CNS) in systemic erythematosus lupus (SLE) is a rare and challenging diagnosis. We report four cases of CNS vasculitis that occurred 5 to 16 years after the diagnosis of SLE. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detected different features suggestive of CNS vasculitis: enhancement and thickening of the vascular wall, vascular stenosis, ischemic brain lesions and intracerebral haemorrhage unlikely to correspond to other mimic aetiologies. Three patients received combination therapy with glucocorticoids (GC) and cyclophosphamide (CYC)...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417923/anemia-in-kawasaki-disease-hepcidin-as-a-potential-biomarker
#10
REVIEW
Ying-Hsien Huang, Ho-Chang Kuo
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an autoimmune-like disease and acute childhood vasculitis syndrome that affects various systems but has unknown etiology. In addition to the standard diagnostic criteria, anemia is among the most common clinical features of KD patients and is thought to have a more prolonged duration of active inflammation. In 2001, the discovery of a liver-derived peptide hormone known as hepcidin began revolutionizing our understanding of anemia's relation to a number of inflammatory diseases, including KD...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416962/cutaneous-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-with-gastrointestinal-involvement-after-anti-tuberculosis-treatment
#11
Sangwoo Shim, Chi Young Jung
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April 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416516/semaphorin-4d-inhibits-neutrophil-activation-and-is-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-neutrophil-mediated-autoimmune-vasculitis
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Masayuki Nishide, Satoshi Nojima, Daisuke Ito, Hyota Takamatsu, Shohei Koyama, Sujin Kang, Tetsuya Kimura, Keiko Morimoto, Takashi Hosokawa, Yoshitomo Hayama, Yuhei Kinehara, Yasuhiro Kato, Takeshi Nakatani, Yoshimitsu Nakanishi, Takeshi Tsuda, Jeong Hoon Park, Toru Hirano, Yoshihito Shima, Masashi Narazaki, Eiichi Morii, Atsushi Kumanogoh
OBJECTIVES: Inappropriate activation of neutrophils plays a pathological role in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV). The aim of this study was to investigate the functions of semaphorin 4D (SEMA4D) in regulation of neutrophil activation, and its involvement in AAV pathogenesis. METHODS: Serum levels of soluble SEMA4D were evaluated by ELISA. Blood cell-surface expression of membrane SEMA4D was evaluated by flow cytometry. To determine the functional interactions between neutrophil membrane SEMA4D and endothelial plexin B2, wild-type and SEMA4D(-/-) mice neutrophils were cultured with an endothelial cell line (MS1) stained with SYTOX green, and subjected to neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation assays...
April 17, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416004/clinical-study-of-children-with-takayasu-arteritis-a-retrospective-study-from-a-single-center-in-china
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Ye Feng, Xuemei Tang, Mingyue Liu, Juan Zhou, Xiaodong Zhao, Qiu Li
BACKGROUND: Delayed diagnosis of childhood Takayasu arteritis (TA) is common due to its atypical symptoms. The objective of the present study was to summarize the clinical features of childhood TA to raise awareness and improve management. METHODS: Eleven children diagnosed with TA at our hospital were enrolled. Clinical information, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome were then examined retrospectively. The Pediatric Vasculitis Activity Score (PVAS) and the Indian Takayasu Clinical Activity Score (ITAS2010) were used to assess disease activity...
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414558/th17-inducing-conditions-lead-to-in-vitro-activation-of-both-th17-and-th1-responses-in-behcet-s-disease
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Rabia Deniz, Aysın Tulunay-Virlan, Filiz Ture Ozdemir, Ali Ugur Unal, Gulsen Ozen, Fatma Alibaz-Oner, Imren Aydin-Tatli, Gonca Mumcu, Tulin Ergun, Haner Direskeneli
OBJECTIVES: Interleukin-17 (IL-17) has been associated with the pathogenesis of various autoimmune/inflammatory diseases. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of Th17-related immunity in an innate immunity-dominated vasculitis, namely Behcet's disease (BD). METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells from 37 patients (age: 38.5 ± 9.8 years) with BD, and 25 healthy controls (HC) (age: 39.1 ± 9.3 years), were cultured in Th17-inducing conditions (IL-6, Phytohemagglutinin (PHA), IL-1β, and IL-23) for 6 days...
April 17, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414152/rituximab-for-immunologic-renal-disease-what-the-nephrologist-needs-to-know
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REVIEW
Andreas Kronbichler, Martin Windpessl, Herwig Pieringer, David R W Jayne
Rituximab (RTX), a chimeric, monoclonal anti-CD20 antibody, is increasingly used in immune-mediated renal diseases. While licensed in the induction treatment of ANCA-associated vasculitis, it represents one of the most commonly prescribed off-label drugs. Much of the information regarding its safety has been drawn from experience in hematology and rheumatology. Ample evidence illustrates the safety of RTX, however, rare but serious adverse events have emerged that include progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy and hepatitis B reactivation...
April 13, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413538/primary-cns-vasculitis-masquerading-as-glioblastoma-a-case-report-and-review
#16
Pelluru Pavan Kumar, Alugolu Rajesh, Rukmini Mrudula Kandadai, Aniruddh Kumar Purohit, Challa Sundaram
Isolated angitis of the central nervous system (IACNS)/primary angitis of central nervous system vasculitis (PACNS) is an uncommon vascular disease, sparingly presenting as an isolated inflammatory lesion on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The disease usually manifests as a long-drawn and progressive ischemic event. Delay in diagnosis due to focal nature of the lesion also contributes to the poor prognosis as the dismal natural history and immunosuppressive therapy. To date, only a few cases with tumor-like isolated angitis of CNS have been reported with clear and definitive diagnostic workup...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413403/two-cases-of-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy-with-marked-sheathing-of-the-retinal-arteries-following-vitrectomy
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Yuko Nishikawa, Seita Morishita, Kimitoshi Nakamura, Masanori Fukumoto, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Kensuke Tajiri, Takaki Sato, Takatoshi Kobayashi, Teruyo Kida, Hidehiro Oku, Tsunehiko Ikeda
PURPOSE: The aim of this paper was to report 2 patients (3 eyes) with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) who showed marked sheathing of the retinal arterioles that was ultimately attributed to calcification following vitrectomy. CASES: Case 1 involved a 65-year-old female with PDR who underwent bilateral vitrectomy for traction retinal detachment. Postoperatively, bilateral retinal redetachment (reRD) was observed. Sheathing of the retinal arterioles was observed at the same time, yet was not apparent preoperatively...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412927/widespread-subcutaneous-necrosis-in-spotted-fever-group-rickettsioses-from-the-coastal-belt-of-sri-lanka-a-case-report
#18
Nathasha Luke, Hasini Munasinghe, Lakshmi Balasooriya, Ranjan Premaratna
BACKGROUND: Spotted fever group rickettsioses (SFGR) transmitted mostly by ticks are increasingly discovered around the World and some of them are either re-emerging or emerging in Sri Lanka. Accidental human infections caused by these vector borne zoonotic diseases generally give rise to nonspecific acute febrile illnesses which can be complicated by multi organ involvement carrying high morbidity and mortality. Nonspecific clinical features and non-availability of early diagnostic facilities are known to result in delay in the diagnosis of rickettsial infections...
April 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412705/interferon-%C3%AE-for-induction-and-maintenance-of-remission-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-a-single-center-retrospective-observational-cohort-study
#19
Benjamin Seeliger, Martin Förster, Janett Happe, Thomas Forberg, Anne Moeser, Thomas Neumann, Claus Kroegel
OBJECTIVE: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is characterized by frequent relapses following induction therapy. Interferon-α (IFN-α) can reverse the underlying Th2-driven immune response and has successfully induced remission in previous reports. We undertook this study to investigate its efficacy and safety in patients with EGPA. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective monocentric cohort study including 30 patients (16 women) with active EGPA under IFN-α treatment...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412068/vitreous-amyloidosis-ocular-systemic-and-genetic-insights
#20
Pradeep Venkatesh, Harathy Selvan, Sundararajan Baskar Singh, Divya Gupta, Seema Kashyap, Shreyas Temkar, Varun Gogia, Koushik Tripathy, Rohan Chawla, Rajpal Vohra
PURPOSE: To report the unique clinical and surgical characteristics encountered in eyes with vitreous amyloidosis. Systemic evaluation and visual outcome after vitrectomy are discussed. A novel mutation in the transthyretin gene (TTR) in Indian patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) is described. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. PARTICIPANTS: Ten eyes of 5 patients from 2 pedigrees with a diagnosis of vitreous amyloidosis...
April 12, 2017: Ophthalmology
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