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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412927/widespread-subcutaneous-necrosis-in-spotted-fever-group-rickettsioses-from-the-coastal-belt-of-sri-lanka-a-case-report
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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/28391344/is-there-a-role-for-tnf%C3%AE-blockade-in-anca-associated-vasculitis-and-glomerulonephritis
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Stephen P McAdoo, Charles D Pusey
Tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) is a cytokine that is pivotal in the inflammatory response. Blockade of TNFα has been shown to be effective in a number of human autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, raising the question of whether this approach may be effective in inflammatory kidney disease, such as ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). In AAV, there is considerable evidence for the role of TNFα in the pathophysiology of disease, including increased expression of TNFα mRNA in leucocytes and in renal tissue...
January 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356675/thrombotic-microangiopathy-due-to-viperidae-bite-two-case-reports
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T Dineshkumar, J Dhanapriya, R Sakthirajan, K Thirumalvalavan, A A Kurien, T Balasubramaniyan, N Gopalakrishnan
Snake bite is mainly an occupational hazard and causes serious health problems in rural India. Acute kidney injury (AKI) occurs in 5-30% cases. Renal pathologic findings include acute tubular necrosis, cortical necrosis, interstitial nephritis, glomerulonephritis, and vasculitis. Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) occurrence after a snake bite is reported rarely. Here, we present two patients who developed TMA after viper bite treated with hemodialysis and plasmapheresis. Renal biopsy showed fibrin thrombi in glomeruli and arterioles with cortical necrosis...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348948/microscopic-polyangiitis-atypical-presentation-with-extensive-small-bowel-necrosis-diffuse-alveolar-hemorrhage-and-renal-failure
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Justin M Segraves, Vivek N Iyer
Microscopic polyangiitis is an uncommon systemic vasculitis of varying severity that is associated with myeloperoxidase (MPO) and perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic (p-ANCA) antibodies. The most commonly affected organs are the lungs and kidneys. We report on a very unusual case of microscopic polyangiitis presenting with severe mesenteric ischemia in addition to diffuse alveolar hemorrhage and acute renal failure. The patient was initially diagnosed with acute pancreatitis at an outside facility given his severe abdominal pain and elevated pancreatic enzymes...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289874/renal-vasculitis-presenting-with-acute-kidney-injury
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Javier Villacorta, Francisco Diaz-Crespo, Mercedes Acevedo, Teresa Cavero, Carmen Guerrero, Manuel Praga, Gema Fernandez-Juarez
Renal failure secondary to ANCA-associated vasculitis represents a clinical and therapeutic challenge. In this study, we aimed to assess the treatment response rates and long-term outcomes of vasculitis patients presenting with renal failure. This retrospective study included 151 patients with renal vasculitis from three hospitals who underwent a renal biopsy between 1997 and 2014. Patients with renal failure which required dialysis at the onset were compared to those presenting with more preserved renal function...
March 13, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210912/inhibitory-effects-of-emodin-thymol-and-astragalin-on-leptospira-interrogans-induced-inflammatory-response-in-the-uterine-and-endometrium-epithelial-cells-of-mice
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Wenlong Zhang, Xiaojie Lu, Wei Wang, Zhuang Ding, Yunhe Fu, Xiaofei Zhou, Naisheng Zhang, Yongguo Cao
Leptospirosis is a systemic infection that causes, among others, acute kidney injury, acute liver disease, muscle pain, vasculitis, bleeding disorders, and reproductive loss. In an effort to reduce uterine inflammatory responses induced by Leptospira, we evaluated the anti-inflammation effects of emodin, thymol, and astragalin in a mouse model. Our results showed that treatment with emodin, thymol, and astragalin alleviated uterine inflammation induced by leptospira infection via suppression of pro-inflammatory cytokine expression and prevented tissue damage...
April 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149647/hepatitis-c-and-kidney-disease-a-narrative-review
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Rashad S Barsoum, Emad A William, Soha S Khalil
Hepatitis-C (HCV) infection can induce kidney injury, mostly due to formation of immune-complexes and cryoglobulins, and possibly to a direct cytopathic effect. It may cause acute kidney injury (AKI) as a part of systemic vasculitis, and augments the risk of AKI due to other etiologies. It is responsible for mesangiocapillary or membranous glomerulonephritis, and accelerates the progression of chronic kidney disease due to other causes. HCV infection increases cardiovascular and liver-related mortality in patients on regular dialysis...
March 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132051/anca-associated-vasculitis-secondary-to-levamisole-adultered-cocaine-with-associated-membranous-nephropathy-a-case-series
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David Collister, Christie Sathianathan, Krista Ryz, Martin Karpinski, Keevin Bernstein, Ian W Gibson
BACKGROUND: Cocaine is a risk factor for acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease with progression to end-stage renal disease. Levamisole is an adulterant that is added to cocaine to enhance its euphoric effects. Levamisole-adulterated cocaine (LAC) is associated with the distinct clinical syndromes of agranulocytosis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, cocaine-induced midline destructive lesions (CIMDL), and ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV) with pauci-immune necrotizing glomerulonephritis...
2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917269/ecstasy-mdma-and-its-effects-on-kidneys-and-their-treatment-a-review
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REVIEW
Feyza Bora, Fatih Yılmaz, Taner Bora
Ecstasy (MDMA; 3,4-methylenedioxymethylamphetamine) is an illicit drug that has been increasingly abused by young people. Its effects include euphoria, enhanced sociability and heightened mental awareness. These come about via the increase of serotonin in both the central nervous system and the sympathetic nervous system. Despite the drug's prevalent abuse, serious or adverse effects are rare. Due to personal pharmacokinetics, effects from the same dosage vary according to the individual. Fatal instances may include acute hyponatremia, hyperthermia (>42 °C), disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) resulting from hyperthermia affecting the kidneys, and non-traumatic rhabdomyolysis...
November 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915351/the-role-of-nephrologist-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Zoltán H Endre
Participation by nephrologists is needed in most intensive care units, even when such units are 'closed'. This participation should assist with diagnosis and management of intrinsic and complex renal diseases such as vasculitis, complex metabolic and electrolyte disorders including hyponatremia, and acute kidney injury (AKI) with and without underlying chronic kidney disease (CKD). Early nephrologist involvement will also facilitate transition to continuing care and follow-up after an episode of AKI, but may also assist in avoiding dialysis where treatment is futile...
2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914701/il-2-anti-il-2-complexes-ameliorate-lupus-nephritis-by-expansion-of-cd4-cd25-foxp3-regulatory-t%C3%A2-cells
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Ji-Jing Yan, Jae-Ghi Lee, Joon Young Jang, Tai Yeon Koo, Curie Ahn, Jaeseok Yang
Adoptive transfer of regulatory T cells (Tregs) can delay disease progression and reduce mortality in lupus-prone mice. Here, we tested whether complex (IL-2C) consisting of IL-2 and anti-IL-2 monoclonal antibody (JES6-1) ameliorates lupus nephritis by expanding Tregs as an alternative to problematic Treg infusion therapy. IL-2C treatment of NZB/W F1 mice induced an effective and sustained expansion of CD4(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+) Tregs in both the kidneys and spleen along with decreased renal infiltration of T cells, B cells, and innate immune cells...
March 2017: Kidney International
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/27801920/hydralazine-induced-anca-vasculitis-in-the-setting-of-acute-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Somwail Rasla, Amr El Meligy, Dragos F Cucu
We report a rare case of Hydralazine-induced ANCA associated glomerulonephritis with alveolar hemorrhage in the setting of acute Clostridium Difficile Infection. A 71-year-old Caucasian woman with hypertension, who was being treated with hydralazine 25 mg twice a day for six years, presented to the hospital with diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and anemia. She had acute kidney injury and urinalysis showed proteinuria, dysmorphic RBCs, and rare RBC cast. She was found to have Clostridium difficile colitis which was successfully treated...
November 1, 2016: Rhode Island Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27596627/biopsy-proven-kidney-diseases-in-the-elderly-clinical-characteristics-renal-histopathological-spectrum-and-prognostic-factors
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Yue Chen, Ping Li, Chunli Cui, Aihong Yuan, Kun Zhang, Chen Yu
Objective To explore the clinical characteristics, renal histopathological spectrum and prognostic factors of biopsy-proven kidney diseases in the elderly. Methods A retrospective observational study was conducted in elderly patients who had received renal biopsies. Demographic, clinical and pathological data at the time of the biopsy were collected from the medical records. Follow-up records and prognostic factors were studied. Results The elderly (≥60 years) accounted for 74 of 434 (17.1%) native renal biopsies that were performed in a 9-year period...
October 2016: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27433990/outcomes-of-elderly-patients-with-anti-neutrophil-cytoplasmic-autoantibody-associated-vasculitis-treated-with-immunosuppressive-therapy
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Parminder K Judge, Michael E Reschen, Richard Haynes, Edward J Sharples
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibody-associated vasculitis (AAV) is a cause of biopsy-proven acute kidney injury, more common in the elderly. Treatment requires immunosuppression, which can have significant toxic effects. The aim of this study was to assess whether morbidity and mortality that are associated with immunosuppression for AAV varied with age. METHODS: A retrospective review of 232 patients given induction therapy with prednisolone and cyclophosphamide was conducted...
2016: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27340822/a-probabilistic-approach-to-histologic-diagnosis-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-kidney-transplant-biopsies
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P F Halloran, K S Famulski, J Chang
Histologic diagnosis of antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) in kidney transplant biopsies uses lesion score cutoffs such as 0 versus >0 rather than actual scores and requires donor-specific antibody (DSA); however, cutoffs lose information, and DSA is not always reliable. Using microarray-derived molecular ABMR scores as a histology-independent estimate of ABMR in 703 biopsies, we reassessed criteria for ABMR to determine relative importance of various lesions, the utility of equations using actual scores rather than cutoffs, and the potential for diagnosing ABMR when DSA is unknown or negative...
January 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27316915/french-intensive-care-society-international-congress-r%C3%A3-animation-2016
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June 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27313916/a-case-of-leukocytoclastic-vasculitis-caused-by-listeria-monocytogenes-bacteremia
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Daniel R Bunker, Timothy Sullivan
Importance. Infections can cause leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Observations. We report the case of a patient with a left ventricular assist device who presented with acute kidney injury and biopsy proven leukocytoclastic vasculitis. Blood cultures grew Listeria monocytogenes. The patient's rash improved with treatment of the underlying Listeria infection. Conclusion. Clinicians should be aware that there are a number of broad categories of disease associated with the histologic finding of vasculitis, including infection...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27293925/granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-presenting-as-pauci-immune-crescentic-glomerulonephritis-in-pregnancy
#19
Ryan Kunjal, Raafat Makary, Andreea Poenariu
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) associated vasculitis rarely affects females of reproductive age. A 28-year-old African American woman presented at 8 weeks of gestation with intractable vomiting attributed to hyperemesis gravidarum. She was found to have acute kidney injury that was unresponsive to vigorous fluid resuscitation and urine sediment examination was suggestive of an underlying glomerulonephritis. Serum c-ANCA and PR3 were elevated and there was no peripheral eosinophilia. During her course she also developed one episode of small volume hemoptysis with right upper lobe infiltrates on CT Chest...
2016: Case Reports in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27282826/queensland-tick-typhus-in-rural-new-south-wales
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Bonnie Fergie, James Basha, Michelle McRae, Ian McCrossin
We report five cases of Rickettsia australis infection from southern coastal New South Wales, Australia. All patients presented with a cutaneous eruption of erythematous papules and pustules and systemic features of malaise, headache, lymphadenopathy and myalgia. Acute kidney injury (AKI) was present in two of five cases and one of five cases had acute delirium. Improvement was only seen after treatment with doxycycline 100 mg b.i.d. Positive serology for R. australis was present in four of five cases and a positive polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was seen in one of five cases...
June 10, 2016: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
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