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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527263/-racemose-neurocysticercosis-neuroimaging-guides-the-diagnosis
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Carlos Hugo Zapata, Sergio Alberto Vargas, Carlos Santiago Uribe
Neurocysticercosis is the leading cause of parasitosis of the central nervous system and acquired epilepsy in developing countries. The clinical manifestations of neurocysticercosis, especially its racemose variant, are pleomorphic and unspecific, characteristics that hinder the diagnosis and make it a challenge for the clinician.The objective of this report was to describe two cases of racemose neurocysticercosis in which neuroimaging led to the definitive diagnosis. The first case involved a patient with persistent headache and focal neurological signs...
April 1, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527043/-new-biomarkers-for-large-vessel-vasculitis-and-spondyloarthropathies
#2
N T Baerlecken
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 19, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524639/high-dose-intravenous-steroid-pulse-therapy-in-ocular-involvement-of-behcet-s-disease-a-pilot-double-blind-control-study
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Mastaneh Mohammadi, Farhad Shahram, Hormoz Shams, Massoomeh Akhlaghi, Farimah Ashofteh, Fereydoun Davatchi
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy of intravenous high-dose pulses of methylprednisolone (IVPM) for treatment of ocular involvement in Behcet's disease (BD). METHOD: In a double-blind control study, we randomized BD patients with posterior uveitis (PU) and/or retinal vasculitis (RV) into two groups. They received either IVPM (1000 mg methylprednisolone) or placebo for 3 consecutive days. Both groups received combination therapy with IV cyclophosphamide, azathioprine and prednisolone for 6 months...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524121/-the-use-of-high-flow-extracranial-intracranial-artery-bypass-in-pathology-of-the-cerebral-and-brachiocephalic-arteries-technical-features-and-surgical-outcomes
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A V Dubovoy, K S Ovsyannikov, V E Guzhin, A V Cherepanov, D M Galaktionov, A M Perfil'ev, A O Sosnov
BACKGROUND: Poor outcomes of surgical treatment for complex cerebral aneurysms due to the development of cerebral ischemia were the cause to use cerebral revascularization surgery for this pathology. OBJECTIVE: the study objective was to master a high-flow extracranial-intracranial (EC-IC) artery bypass technique and evaluate its application in surgical treatment of complex and giant cerebral aneurysms as well as complex lesions of the brachiocephalic arteries. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty two patients underwent high-flow IC-EC bypass surgery; of these, 34 patients had complex cerebral aneurysms, and 18 patients had complex stenotic occlusive lesions of the brachiocephalic arteries...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523333/giant-cell-arteritis-with-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
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Horia Tudor Stanca, Elena Suvac, Mihnea Munteanu, Dragoş Cătălin Jianu, Andrei Gheorghe Marius Motoc, Gavril Cosmin Roşca, Ovidiu Boruga
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is an inflammatory vasculitis of unknown etiology that mainly involves large and medium arteries, particularly the cranial branches of the aorta. GCA with consecutive arteritic-anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (A-AION) has rarely been diagnosed in Romania. Recently, we encountered an 83-year-old patient who presented with left eye visual impairment and corresponding optic disc diffusely swollen and pale. He also had typical manifestations of GCA, such as malaise, and temporal headache, and a highly elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523199/de-novo-pten-mutation-in-a-young-boy-with-cutaneous-vasculitis
#6
Angela Mauro, Ebun Omoyinmi, Neil James Sebire, Angela Barnicoat, Paul Brogan
Phosphatase and tensin homolog (PTEN) is the protein encoded by the PTEN gene (10q23.3). PTEN mutations are related to a variety of rare diseases referred to collectively as PTEN hamartoma tumor syndromes (PHTS), which include Cowden Syndrome, Bannayan-Riley-Ruvalcaba syndrome, Proteus Syndrome, and Proteus-like syndrome. These diseases are associated with an increased risk of malignancy and for this reason an accurate and early diagnosis is essential in order to institute cancer surveillance. PTEN is a regulator of growth and homeostasis in immune system cells, although there are limited data describing immune dysregulation caused by PTEN mutations...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521688/vasculitis-following-influenza-vaccination-a-review-of-the-literature
#7
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/28516235/clinical-imaging-and-genotypical-features-of-three-deceased-and-five-surviving-cases-with-ada2-deficiency
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Sezgin Sahin, Amra Adrovic, Kenan Barut, Serdal Ugurlu, Eda Tahir Turanli, Huri Ozdogan, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Deficiency of adenosine deaminase type 2 (DADA2) is a rare form of autoinflammatory disorder with limited reported cases. In this paper, we have presented the clinico-immunological, radiological and genetic characteristics of five surviving and three deceased childhood-onset DADA2 patients. We aimed to compare surviving and deceased patients in terms of clinical features and treatment modalities. Moreover, we have evaluated the causes of death in our DADA2 subjects together with the previously reported cases...
May 17, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516076/primary-central-nervous-system-vasculitis-mimicking-a-cortical-brain-tumor-a-case-report
#9
Joo-Seok Lee, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Seul-Kee Kim
We report a case of primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV) mimicking a cortical brain tumor. A 25-year-old woman presented with a 2-week history of headache and transient right hemiparesis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a cortical-involving lesion on the left frontal lobe. The 6-cm sized lesion showed low signal intensity on T1-weighted images and high signal intensity on T2-weighted images. The lesion had continual linear enhancement on the subcortical white matter and leptomeninges...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515556/subacute-noninfective-inflammatory-encephalopathy-our-experience-and-diagnostic-problems
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Sadanandavalli Retnaswami Chandra, Lakshminarayanapuram Gopal Viswanathan, Dodmalur Malikarjuna Sindhu, Anupama Ramakanth Pai
INTRODUCTION: Immune dysregulation associated encephalopathies present with significant psychiatric manifestations and only a few soft neurological and general systemic features. They are generally resistant to treatment with psychiatric medications. Generalized orthostatic myoclonus and faciobrachial dystonic seizures are mistaken as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease and subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-two patients seen during 2010-2015 and diagnosed as noninfective encephalopathy were analyzed...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515509/anti-nuclear-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-vasculitis-a-probable-adverse-effect-of-sofosbuvir-treatment-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-patients
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Youssef K Ahmad, Salwa Tawfeek, Mohamed Sharaf-Eldin, Hassan E Elbatea, Abdelrahman Kobtan, Ferial El-Kalla, Rehab Badawi, Sherief Abd-Elsalam
Background: Egypt has the largest hepatitis C virus (HCV) epidemic worldwide. Sofosbuvir is an antiviral drug acting by inhibition of the HCV NS5B polymerase. It has shown high efficacy in combination with several other drugs and has a low reported rate of side effects. Objective: The aim of this prospective cohort study was to assess the safety of sofosbuvir-based treatment regimens used to treat chronic hepatitis C infections and to detect any side effects of sofosbuvir not previously reported. Methods: We studied treatment side effects in 3,000 patients with chronic HCV infection treated with sofosbuvir and ribavirin for 24 weeks or treated by pegylated interferon, sofosbuvir, and ribavirin triple therapy for 12 weeks...
April 2017: Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515226/a-neutralizing-anti-g-csfr-antibody-blocks-g-csf-induced-neutrophilia-without-inducing-neutropenia-in-nonhuman-primates
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Karen Scalzo-Inguanti, Katherine Monaghan, Kirsten Edwards, Eva Herzog, Danijela Mirosa, Matthew Hardy, Vicki Sorto, Huy Huynh, Steven Rakar, Daria Kurtov, Hal Braley, Nick Wilson, Samantha Busfield, Andrew Nash, Arna Andrews
Neutrophils are the most abundant WBCs and have an essential role in the clearance of pathogens. Tight regulation of neutrophil numbers and their recruitment to sites of inflammation is critical in maintaining a balanced immune response. In various inflammatory conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis, cystic fibrosis, and inflammatory bowel disease, increased serum G-CSF correlates with neutrophilia and enhanced neutrophil infiltration into inflamed tissues. We describe a fully human therapeutic anti-G-CSFR antibody (CSL324) that is safe and well tolerated when administered via i...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515156/anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-disease
#13
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/28514601/mepolizumab-or-placebo-for-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Michael E Wechsler, Praveen Akuthota, David Jayne, Paneez Khoury, Amy Klion, Carol A Langford, Peter A Merkel, Frank Moosig, Ulrich Specks, Maria C Cid, Raashid Luqmani, Judith Brown, Stephen Mallett, Richard Philipson, Steve W Yancey, Jonathan Steinfeld, Peter F Weller, Gerald J Gleich
BACKGROUND: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis is an eosinophilic vasculitis. Mepolizumab, an anti-interleukin-5 monoclonal antibody, reduces blood eosinophil counts and may have value in the treatment of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis. METHODS: In this multicenter, double-blind, parallel-group, phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned participants with relapsing or refractory eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis who had received treatment for at least 4 weeks and were taking a stable prednisolone or prednisone dose to receive 300 mg of mepolizumab or placebo, administered subcutaneously every 4 weeks, plus standard care, for 52 weeks...
May 18, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514410/-cryoglobulinemic-vasculitis-in-chronic-hepatitis-c-genetic-aspects
#15
M G Artemova, D T Abdurakhmanov
Cryoglobulinemia (CG) is detected in more than 50% of patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC); however, only 15-25% of them develop cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CV) that is a systemic vasculitis due to the formation of immune deposits, which affects small (less than medium-sized) vessels and which is frequently fatal for the patient. The causes of CG only in some patients with CHC and the pathogenesis of CV remain unstudied; however, the accumulated data allow one to identify the special contribution of the patient's genetic factors to the development of the disease...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512743/proteinase-3-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibody-associated-cutaneous-vasculitis-without-systemic-involvement
#16
A Brown, R E Watchorn, N J Cope, A M R Downs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 17, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512385/association-of-pecam-1-gene-polymorphisms-with-kawasaki-disease-in-chinese-children
#17
Zhuoying Li, Dong Han, Jie Jiang, Jia Chen, Lang Tian, Zuocheng Yang
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute systemic vasculitis complicated by development of coronary artery lesions. PECAM-1 is a kind of cell adhesion molecule, which plays an important role in coronary artery disease. The relationship between PECAM-1 gene polymorphisms and their susceptibility to Kawasaki diseases (KD) is still unclear. In our study, we examined the PECAM-1 gene polymorphisms in 44 KD patients and 59 healthy children and revealed the correlation of PECAM-1 gene polymorphisms in KD children with and without coronary artery lesions (CAL)...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511440/portal-venous-thrombosis-eosinophilic-vasculitis
#18
Vasanthi Natarajan, David Jose, Kevin John, Ashok Kumar Das
Portal Vein Thrombosis (PVT) is caused by various thrombophilic states. PVT secondary to underlying vasculitis especially Churg-Strauss disease is among the rarest presentation. Here, we report a case of peripheral eosinophilia, eosinophilic ascitis and venous thrombosis involving portal vein and superior mesenteric vein diagnosed as Churg-Strauss Syndrome (CSS). He was managed with steroids and anticoagulants. Following initiation of steroids, eosinophilia and eosinophilic ascitis improved.
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509135/renal-limited-vasculitis-with-elevated-levels-of-multiple-antibodies
#19
Noriaki Sato, Hideki Yokoi, Hirotaka Imamaki, Eiichiro Uchino, Kaoru Sakai, Takeshi Matsubara, Tatsuo Tsukamoto, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Motoko Yanagita
Renal-limited vasculitis (RLV) is a type of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis that presents with crescentic glomerulonephritis with no other organ involvement. Although several studies reported patients with crescentic glomerulonephritis who were dual positive for proteinase 3 (PR3)-ANCA and myeloperoxidase (MPO)-ANCA or ANCA and anti-glomerular basement membrane (GBM) antibody, patients positive for all three antibodies, i.e., triple-positive patients, were rarely reported. We herein report the case of a male with pauci-immune type crescentic glomerulonephritis positive for MPO-ANCA, PR3-ANCA, and anti-GBM antibody...
March 3, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509134/two-cases-of-atypical-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-ahus-and-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-egpa-a-possible-relationship
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Mercedes Cao, Tamara Ferreiro, Bruna N Leite, Francisco Pita, Luis Bolaños, Francisco Valdés, Angel Alonso, Eduardo Vázquez, Juan Mosquera, María Trigás, Santiago Rodríguez
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disease characterized by hemolysis, thrombocytopenia, and renal failure. It is related to genetic mutations of the alternative complement pathway and is difficult to differentiate from other prothrombotic microangiopathies. Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) (Churg-Strauss syndrome, CSS) is a systemic ANCA-associated vasculitis and a hypereosinophilic disorder where eosinophils seem to induce cell apoptosis and necrosis and therefore, vasculitis...
March 1, 2017: CEN Case Reports
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