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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043872/a-rare-case-of-polyglandular-autoimmune-syndrome-type-iiic-with-primary-antibody-failure
#1
Adina Elena Stanciu, Florentina Sava, Gergely Toldi
Primary antibody deficiency syndromes are a rare group of disorders present at any age, with complex polygenic disorders. We report the forth case of polyglandular autoimmune syndrome (PAS) type IIIc worldwide with complex clinical features and no family history of endocrine disorders or primary immunodeficiencies. Our patient, a 44-year-old Caucasian female was diagnosed with PAS type IIIc due to the presence of autoimmune thyroiditis, autoimmune alopecia diffusa and primary ovarian insufficiency, associated with lymphoproliferative disease and primary antibody failure...
October 18, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032605/non-apoptotic-functions-of-fas-cd95-in-the-immune-response
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REVIEW
Jean-Philippe Guégan, Patrick Legembre
CD95 (also known as Fas) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR) superfamily. Its cognate ligand, CD95L, is implicated in immune homeostasis and immune surveillance. Mutations in this receptor are associated with a loss of apoptotic signaling and have been detected in an autoimmune disorder called autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) type Ia, which shares some clinical features with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In addition, deletions and mutations of CD95 have been described in many cancers, which led researchers to initially classify this receptor as a tumor suppressor...
October 15, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991130/autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-masquerading-as-posttransplant-lymphoproliferative-disorder
#3
Sarah M Jeffreys, Rebecca A Levy, Shelley E Crary
We present a case of a 2-year-old female presenting with diffuse lymphadenopathy 2 years following orthotopic heart transplant. Initially, she was diagnosed with posttransplant lymphoproliferative disease based on clinical presentation and pathology and she was treated accordingly. Because of persistent lymphadenopathy following the completion of chemotherapy and new onset of autoimmune cytopenias, repeat flow of the lymph node showed an elevated double negative T-cell population prompting evaluation for autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS)...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960754/genetic-heterogeneity-of-uncharacterized-childhood-autoimmune-diseases-with-lymphoproliferation
#4
Masatoshi Takagi, Akihiro Hoshino, Kenichi Yoshida, Hiroo Ueno, Kohsuke Imai, Jinhua Piao, Hirokazu Kanegane, Motoi Yamashita, Tsubasa Okano, Hideki Muramatsu, Yusuke Okuno, Yuichi Shiraishi, Kenichi Chiba, Hiroko Tanaka, Satoru Miyano, Seishi Ogawa, Yasuhide Hayashi, Seiji Kojima, Tomohiro Morio
Autoimmune diseases in children are rare and can be difficult to diagnose.  Single causative genes have been identified for some pediatric autoimmune diseases. Such orphan diseases may not be diagnosed properly due to the variability of patients' phenotypes. Guidelines for the diagnostic process need to be developed. Fifteen patients with uncharacterized childhood autoimmune diseases with lymphoproliferation that had negative testing for autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome were subjected to whole-exome sequencing to identify genes associated with these conditions...
September 29, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937520/evans-syndrome-as-first-manifestation-of-primary-immunodeficiency-in-clinical-practice
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Libny Martínez-Valdez, Angela Deyà-Martínez, María T Giner, Rubén Berrueco, Ana Esteve-Solé, Manel Juan, Ana M Plaza-Martín, Laia Alsina
BACKGROUND: Evans syndrome (ES) is a rare immune disorder in children, manifested by simultaneous or sequential autoimmune cytopenias (ACs) of unknown cause and having a chronic course with periods of exacerbation and remission. Some primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) may present with autoimmune manifestations without infections, masking suspicion of them. The PIDs that can typically manifest as ES are autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome and common variable immunodeficiency (CVID)...
October 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935848/clinical-relevance-of-silent-red-blood-cell-autoantibodies
#6
Francesca R Mauro, Fabio Trastulli, Cristiano Alessandri, Guido Valesini, Gianluca Giovannetti, Costantino Riemma, Marika Porrazzo, Sara Pepe, Gioia Colafigli, Maria D Caputo, Maria S De Propris, Anna R Guarini, Gabriella Girelli, Serelina Coluzzi, Robin Foà
To evaluate the clinical significance of RBC autoantibodies in the absence of clinical signs of autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AHIA), we retrospectively analyzed the clinical course of 60 subjects with silent RBC autoantibodies (IgG, 24; IgM, 35; IgG+IgM, 1) diagnosed and followed at our institute. Asymptomatic RBC autoantibodies were detected in 5 (8.3%) pregnant females, 34 (56.7%) healthy individuals (blood donors, 32; subjects with abnormal agglutination of blood samples, 2) and 21 (35%) patients screened prior to surgery (benign disorders, 16; tumors, 5)...
September 21, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871434/cutaneous-and-mucosal-manifestations-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#7
REVIEW
Elena Generali, Antonio Costanzo, Carlo Mainetti, Carlo Selmi
Sjögren's syndrome is currently considered an "autoimmune epithelitis," as exocrine glands, especially salivary and lacrimal, are progressively destructed by an immune-mediated process associated with specific serum autoantibodies and local lymphocyte infiltrate. Xerostomia remains a key complain in patients with Sjögren's syndrome but should be evaluated also for other causes such as xerogenic medications, followed by radiation and chemotherapy for head and neck cancers, hormone disorders, infections, or other connective tissue diseases...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814155/frequency-of-a-fas-ligand-gene-variant-associated-with-inherited-feline-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-in-british-shorthair-cats-in-new-zealand
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D Aberdein, J S Munday, K E Dittmer, R W Heathcott, L A Lyons
AIMS To determine the frequency of the FAS-ligand gene (FASLG) variant associated with feline autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (FALPS) and the proportion of carriers of the variant in three British shorthair (BSH) breeding catteries in New Zealand. METHODS Buccal swabs were collected from all cats in two BSH breeding catteries from the South Island and one from the North Island of New Zealand. DNA was extracted and was tested for the presence of the FASLG variant using PCR. Cats with the FASLG variant were identified and the frequency of the FASLG variant allele calculated...
August 30, 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769137/is-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-a-risk-factor-for-malignancies-different-from-lymphomas-what-does-the-literature-highlight-about-it
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REVIEW
Ciro Manzo, Melek Kechida
BACKGROUND: Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease with an elevated risk of developing lymphoproliferative malignancies (LM). Whether pSS is a risk factor or not for non-lymphoma malignancies (NLM) has been scarcely evaluated in the literature. Age is per se a risk factor for malignancies: patients over 70 years old have 4 times higher risk for cancers than adults. Even if the mean age of pSS onset usually is in the 4(th) and 5(th) decade, its onset in patients aged over 65 years (Elderly Onset pSS - EOpSS) is not uncommon...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736547/thyroid-involvement-in-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-patients-with-without-mixed-cryoglobulinemia
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REVIEW
Clodoveo Ferri, Michele Colaci, Poupak Fallahi, Silvia Martina Ferrari, Alessandro Antonelli, Dilia Giuggioli
Thyroid involvement is a common condition that can be recorded during the natural course of different systemic rheumatic diseases, including the mixed cryoglobulinemia (MC) syndrome or cryoglobulinemic vasculitis. MC is triggered by hepatitis C virus (HCV) chronic infection in the majority of cases; it represents the prototype of autoimmune-lymphoproliferative disorders complicating a significant proportion of patients with chronic HCV infection. HCV is both hepato- and lymphotropic virus responsible for a great number of autoimmune/lymphoproliferative and/or neoplastic disorders...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702026/lessons-from-genetic-studies-of-primary-immunodeficiencies-in-a-highly-consanguineous-population
#11
REVIEW
Mohamed-Ridha Barbouche, Najla Mekki, Meriem Ben-Ali, Imen Ben-Mustapha
During the last decades, the study of primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) has contributed tremendously to unravel novel pathways involved in a variety of immune responses. Many of these PIDs have an autosomal recessive (AR) mode of inheritance. Thus, the investigation of the molecular basis of PIDs is particularly relevant in consanguineous populations from Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Although significant efforts have been made in recent years to develop genetic testing across the MENA region, few comprehensive studies reporting molecular basis of PIDs in these settings are available...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684198/flow-cytometry-based-diagnosis-of-primary-immunodeficiency-diseases
#12
REVIEW
Hirokazu Kanegane, Akihiro Hoshino, Tsubasa Okano, Takahiro Yasumi, Taizo Wada, Hidetoshi Takada, Satoshi Okada, Motoi Yamashita, Tzu-Wen Yeh, Ryuta Nishikomori, Masatoshi Takagi, Kohsuke Imai, Hans D Ochs, Tomohiro Morio
Primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) are a heterogeneous group of inherited diseases of the immune system. The definite diagnosis of PID is ascertained by genetic analysis; however, this takes time and is costly. Flow cytometry provides a rapid and highly sensitive tool for diagnosis of PIDs. Flow cytometry can evaluate specific cell populations and subpopulations, cell surface, intracellular and intranuclear proteins, biologic effects associated with specific immune defects, and certain functional immune characteristics, each being useful for the diagnosis and evaluation of PIDs...
July 3, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679991/acquired-immune-mediated-von-willebrand-syndrome-accompanied-by-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Nobuhiko Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Ogawa, Kunio Yanagisawa, Takuma Ishizaki, Hideki Uchiumi, Nobuaki Suzuki, Tadashi Matsushita, Akitada Ichinose, Hiroshi Handa
Acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AvWS) is a rare bleeding disorder with laboratory findings resembling those of congenital von Willebrand disease. AvWS usually occurs in association with a variety of underlying disorders, such as lymphoproliferative disease or cardiovascular disease, but autoimmune AvWS is very rare. We now describe the case of a 42-year-old woman with autoimmune AvWS with concurrent antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). The patient was suffering from epistaxis and menorrhagia from few years prior to referral...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672090/efficacy-of-mycophenolate-on-lung-disease-and-autoimmunity-in-children-with-immunodeficiency
#14
Giorgia Bucciol, Angelamaria Petrone, Maria Caterina Putti
The autoimmune manifestations of primary immunodeficiencies, such as autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) and common variable immunodeficiency (CVID), often constitute a great therapeutic challenge and have a significant impact on patients' morbidity and mortality. The most common autoimmune presentations are autoimmune cytopenias, but organ-related autoimmunity is also frequently observed. From a pulmonology perspective, granulomatous/lymphocytic interstitial lung disease (GLILD) is a severe immunological complication which significantly worsens the clinical outcome of these patients and for which there are currently few guidelines or protocols for treatment...
October 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668589/rare-splicing-defects-of-fas-underly-severe-recessive-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome
#15
N Agrebi, I Ben-Mustapha, N Matoussi, N Dhouib, M Ben-Ali, N Mekki, M Ben-Ahmed, B Larguèche, S Ben Becher, M Béjaoui, M R Barbouche
Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) is a prototypic disorder of impaired apoptosis characterized by autoimmune features and lymphoproliferation. Heterozygous germline or somatic FAS mutations associated with preserved protein expression have been described. Very rare cases of homozygous germline FAS mutations causing severe autosomal recessive form of ALPS with a complete defect of Fas expression have been reported. We report two unrelated patients from highly inbred North African population showing a severe ALPS phenotype and an undetectable Fas surface expression...
June 29, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668112/pearls-and-pitfalls-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-and-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-like-disease
#16
Anne K Bartels, Taylor A Banks, Jeannie L Bay
A case of autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) was presented, followed by a discussion of the clinical characteristics, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of this disease. Clinical pearls and pitfalls are emphasized for the use of the practicing allergist and the fellow in-training. The diagnosis of ALPS was guided by published criteria. A careful history and workup were needed to exclude other possible etiologies for the patient's symptoms and physical findings. ALPS often carries significant morbidity and is best managed through a multidisciplinary approach...
July 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641577/a-case-report-of-septic-shock-syndrome-caused-by-s-pneumoniae-in-an-immunocompromised-patient-despite-of-vaccination
#17
Josef Singer, Christoph Testori, Peter Schellongowski, Ammon Handisurya, Catharina Müller, Eva-Maria Reitter, Wolfgang Graninger, Paul Knöbl, Thomas Staudinger, Stefan Winkler, Florian Thalhammer
BACKGROUND AND CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of septic shock syndrome caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae in a patient who had undergone splenectomy due to an autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS), which is characterized as a dysfunction of immunoregulation. Although the patient was vaccinated with a conjugated polysaccharide vaccine after the splenectomy, he was still susceptible to S. pneumoniae infection, because the isolated serovar (24F), a serovar long thought to be apathogenic, is not covered by any vaccine currently approved, neither a conjugated nor an unconjugated polysaccharide one...
June 22, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579554/stat3-gain-of-function-mutations-associated-with-autoimmune-lymphoproliferative-syndrome-like-disease-deregulate-lymphocyte-apoptosis-and-can-be-targeted-by-bh3-mimetic-compounds
#18
Schafiq Nabhani, Cyrill Schipp, Hagit Miskin, Carina Levin, Sergey Postovsky, Tal Dujovny, Ariel Koren, Dan Harlev, Anne-Marie Bis, Franziska Auer, Baerbel Keller, Klaus Warnatz, Michael Gombert, Sebastian Ginzel, Arndt Borkhardt, Polina Stepensky, Ute Fischer
Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) is typically caused by mutations in genes of the extrinsic FAS mediated apoptotic pathway, but for about 30% of ALPS-like patients the genetic diagnosis is lacking. We analyzed 30 children with ALPS-like disease of unknown cause and identified two dominant gain-of-function mutations of the Signal Transducer And Activator Of Transcription 3 (STAT3, p.R278H, p.M394T) leading to increased transcriptional activity. Hyperactivity of STAT3, a known repressor of FAS, was associated with decreased FAS-mediated apoptosis, mimicking ALPS caused by FAS mutations...
August 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573819/use-of-eltrombopag-for-secondary-immune-thrombocytopenia-in-clinical-practice
#19
MULTICENTER STUDY
Tomás J González-López, María T Alvarez-Román, Cristina Pascual, Blanca Sánchez-González, Fernando Fernández-Fuentes, Gloria Pérez-Rus, José A Hernández-Rivas, Silvia Bernat, José M Bastida, María P Martínez-Badas, Violeta Martínez-Robles, Inmaculada Soto, Pavel Olivera, Estefanía Bolaños, Rafael Alonso, Laura Entrena, Marta Gómez-Nuñez, Arancha Alonso, María Yera Cobo, Isabel Caparrós, María Tenorio, Esther Arrieta-Cerdán, Elsa Lopez-Ansoar, Javier García-Frade, José R González-Porras
Eltrombopag is a second-line treatment in primary immune thrombocytopenia (ITP). However, its role in secondary ITP is unknown. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of eltrombopag in secondary ITP in daily clinical practice. Eighty-seven secondary ITP patients (46 with ITP secondary to autoimmune syndromes, 23 with ITP secondary to a neoplastic disease subtype: lymphoproliferative disorders [LPDs] and 18 with ITP secondary to viral infections) who had been treated with eltrombopag were retrospectively evaluated...
September 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512017/a-case-of-autoimmune-severe-acquired-von-willebrand-syndrome-type-3-like
#20
Chakri Gavva, Prapti Patel, Yu-Min Shen, Eugene Frenkel, Ravi Sarode
Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the most common congenital bleeding disorder and is due to quantitative or qualitative defects of von Willebrand factor (VWF). Acquired defects of VWF, termed acquired von Willebrand syndrome (AVWS), are due to a host of different mechanisms. Autoantibody-mediated AVWS may be associated with lymphoproliferative or immunological disorders, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A large majority of AVWS cases are type 1 or type 2A-like and patients tend to have a mild to moderate bleeding tendency...
June 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
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