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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630891/frequency-of-neurological-disorders-in-bullous-pemphigoid-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sheida Khosravani, Farhad Handjani, Reyhaneh Alimohammadi, Nasrin Saki
BACKGROUND: Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune subepidermal blistering skin disorder which occurs mostly in the elderly. Several studies have reported an association between BP and neurological disorders (ND). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association between BP and neurological disorders in Iranian patients. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 87 patients with BP were enrolled. They were compared to 184 controls...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607533/cysteinyl-leukotrienes-as-potential-pharmacological-targets-for-cerebral-diseases
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Paolo Gelosa, Francesca Colazzo, Elena Tremoli, Luigi Sironi, Laura Castiglioni
Cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs) are potent lipid mediators widely known for their actions in asthma and in allergic rhinitis. Accumulating data highlights their involvement in a broader range of inflammation-associated diseases such as cancer, atopic dermatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and cardiovascular diseases. The reported elevated levels of CysLTs in acute and chronic brain lesions, the association between the genetic polymorphisms in the LTs biosynthesis pathways and the risk of cerebral pathological events, and the evidence from animal models link also CysLTs and brain diseases...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572227/medical-problems-in-pregnancy
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Bhaskar Narayan, Catherine Nelson-Piercy
The prevalence of medical problems in pregnancy is increasing because of a complex interplay between demographic and lifestyle factors, and developments in modern medicine. Maternal mortality and morbidity resulting from treatable medical conditions, such as venous thromboembolism, epilepsy and autoimmune disease, have not decreased in recent years. This is despite a marked decrease in overall maternal mortality. It is vital that all physicians acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of medical problems in pregnancy...
June 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570327/gastroenterology-and-neurology
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Ronald F Pfeiffer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Just as gastrointestinal dysfunction may develop in the setting of neurologic disease, neurologic dysfunction may become evident in the setting of gastrointestinal disease. This article describes the range of neurologic features that have been described in three primary gastrointestinal diseases: celiac disease and gluten-related disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and Whipple disease. Particular emphasis is placed on the controversial and evolving clinical picture of neurologic dysfunction in disorders of gluten sensitivity...
June 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556688/severe-and-rapidly-progressive-lafora-disease-associated-with-nhlrc1-mutation-a-case-report
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Sara Casciato, Stefano Gambardella, Addolorata Mascia, Pier Paolo Quarato, Alfredo D'Aniello, Yana Ackurina, Veronica Albano, Francesco Fornai, Simona Scala, Giancarlo Di Gennaro
Lafora disease (LD), also known as progressive myoclonic epilepsy-2 (EPM2), is a rare, fatal autosomal recessive disorder typically starting during adolescence in otherwise neurologically normal individuals. It is clinically characterized by insidious of progressive neurological features including seizures, action myoclonus, visual hallucination, ataxia and dementia. Mutations in the laforin (EPM2A) gene on chromosome 6q24 or in the malin gene (NHLRC1) on chromosome 6p22 are responsible of LD phenotype. Diagnostic workup includes genetic analysis as well as axillary skin biopsy with evidence of typical periodic acid-Schiff (PAS)-positive polyglucosan inclusion bodies (Lafora bodies) in the apocrine glands and/or in the eccrine duct...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555833/predictive-models-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-autoimmune-epilepsy
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Divyanshu Dubey, Jaysingh Singh, Jeffrey W Britton, Sean J Pittock, Eoin P Flanagan, Vanda A Lennon, Jan-Mendelt Tillema, Elaine Wirrell, Cheolsu Shin, Elson So, Gregory D Cascino, Dean M Wingerchuk, Matthew T Hoerth, Jerry J Shih, Katherine C Nickels, Andrew McKeon
OBJECTIVE: To validate predictive models for neural antibody positivity and immunotherapy response in epilepsy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of epilepsy cases at Mayo Clinic (Rochester-MN; Scottsdale-AZ, and Jacksonville-FL) in whom autoimmune encephalopathy/epilepsy/dementia autoantibody testing profiles were requested (06/30/2014-06/30/2016). An Antibody Prevalence in Epilepsy (APE) score, based on clinical characteristics, was assigned to each patient...
May 26, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547540/investigation-of-anti-neuronal-antibodies-in-status-epilepticus-of-unknown-etiology-a-prospective-study
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Murat Mert Atmaca, Erdem Tuzun, Ece Erdag, Nerses Bebek, Betul Baykan, Candan Gurses
There have been recent reports of antibody-mediated status epilepticus. The objective of our study was to investigate the prevalence of neuronal autoantibodies in patients with status epilepticus (SE) with unresolved etiology. The presence of neuronal autoantibodies was investigated prospectively in adult patients with SE who presented to our clinic between February 2012 and December 2013 with unresolved etiology. Clinical and electrophysiologic features of seropositive patients were recorded. Also, seronegative and seropositive patient groups were compared in terms of demographic and clinical features, treatment responses, and outcomes...
May 25, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545366/role-of-positron-emission-tomography-for-central-nervous-system-involvement-in-systemic-autoimmune-diseases-status-and-perspectives
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Daniele Mauro, Gaetano Barbagallo, Salvatore D'Angelo, Sannino Pasqualina, Saverio Naty, Caterina Bruno, Ignazio Olivieri, Rosa Daniela Grembiale, Francesco Ursini
In the last years, an increasing interest in molecular imaging has been raised by the extending potential of positron emission tomography (PET). The role of PET imaging, originally confined to the oncology setting, is continuously extending thanks to the development of novel radiopharmaceutical and to the implementation of hybrid imaging techniques, where PET scans are combined with computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) in order to improve spatial resolution. Early preclinical studies suggested that 18F-FDG PET can detect neuroinflammation; new developing radiopharmaceuticals targeting more specifically inflammation-related molecules are moving in this direction...
May 23, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528202/microrna-129-5p-inhibits-the-development-of-autoimmune-encephalomyelitis-related-epilepsy-by-targeting-hmgb1-through-the-tlr4-nf-kb-signaling-pathway
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Ai-Hua Liu, Ya-Ting Wu, Yu-Ping Wang
The study aimed to explore the effects of microRNA-129-5p (miR-129-5p) on the development of autoimmune encephalomyelitis (AE)-related epilepsy by targeting HMGB1 through the TLR4/NF-kB signaling pathway in a rat model. AE-related epilepsy models were established. Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into control, model, miR-129-5p mimics, miR-129-5p inhibitor, HMGB1 shRNA, TLR4/NF-kB (TLR4/NF-kB signaling pathway was inhibited) and miR-129-5p mimics+HMGB1 shRNA groups respectively. Latency to a first epilepsy seizure attack was recorded...
May 17, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526280/an-overview-of-medical-risk-factors-for-childhood-psychosis-implications-for-research-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Marianna Giannitelli, Angèle Consoli, Marie Raffin, Renaud Jardri, Douglas F Levinson, David Cohen, Claudine Laurent-Levinson
OBJECTIVE: Psychotic disorders in childhood and early adolescence often progress to chronic schizophrenia, but in many cases there are diagnosable medical and genetic causes or risk factors. We reviewed our clinical experience and the relevant literature to identify these factors and to define their clinical features, appropriate work-up and treatment. METHOD: We reviewed the results of comprehensive medical evaluations of 160 psychotic children and adolescents in our center...
May 16, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524218/-autoimmune-pathology-in-neuropaediatrics-what-aspects-have-really-undergone-a-change
#11
V Cantarin-Extremera
Autoimmune neurological diseases are an important group of pathologies in neuropaediatrics. The central nervous system was considered to be an immunologically privileged organ, as it protects itself from the surroundings by means of the blood-brain barrier. In recent years, however, reports have been published of a growing number of disorders produced by antibodies that react against neuronal or glial proteins and give rise to a wide variety of clinical conditions (epilepsy, encephalopathy, movement disorders, etc...
May 17, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487693/advances-in-autoimmune-epilepsy-associated-with-antibodies-their-potential-pathogenic-molecular-mechanisms-and-current-recommended-immunotherapies
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REVIEW
Zhiwei Fang, Yunqi Yang, Xuan Chen, Weiwang Zhang, Yangmei Xie, Yinghui Chen, Zhenguo Liu, Weien Yuan
In this comprehensive article, we present an overview of some most common autoimmune antibodies believed to be potentially pathogenic for autoimmune epilepsies and elaborate their pathogenic mode of action in molecular levels based on the existing knowledge. Findings of the studies of immunemodulatory treatments for epilepsy are also discussed, and guidelines for immunotherapy are sorted out. We aim to summarize the emerging understanding of different pathogenic mechanisms of autoantibodies and clinical immunotherapy regimens to open up therapeutic possibilities for future optimum therapy...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434922/association-of-autoimmune-thyroiditis-and-celiac-disease-with-juvenile-polyposis-due-to-10q23-1q23-31-deletion-potential-role-of-pi3k-akt-pathway-dysregulation
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Federica Guaraldi, Giovanni Di Nardo, Luigi Tarani, Luca Bertelli, Francesco Claudio Susca, Rosanna Bagnulo, Nicoletta Resta
Juvenile Polyposis (JP) is a rare hereditary condition characterized by diffuse hamartomatous gastrointestinal polyposis, associated with a significantly increased risk of neoplastic transformation. Most of the cases are caused by SMAD and BMPR1A mutations, while 10q23 microdeletions, encompassing both PTEN and BMPR1A oncogenes, are extremely rare, typically associated with more aggressive JP, and extraintestinal features overlapping with PTEN Hamartoma Tumor Syndrome. We present the first case of a young female with multiple autoimmune disorders (i...
April 18, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396650/new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus-with-claustrum-damage-definition-of-the-clinical-and-neuroimaging-features
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Stefano Meletti, Giada Giovannini, Giuseppe d'Orsi, Lisa Toran, Giulia Monti, Rahul Guha, Andreas Kiryttopoulos, Maria Grazia Pascarella, Tommaso Martino, Haris Alexopoulos, Martha Spilioti, Jana Slonkova
New-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) is a rare but challenging condition occurring in a previously healthy patient, often with no identifiable cause. We describe the electro-clinical features and outcomes in a group of patients with NORSE who all demonstrated a typical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sign characterized by bilateral lesions of the claustrum. The group includes 31 patients (12 personal and 19 previously published cases; 17 females; mean age of 25 years). Fever preceded status epilepticus (SE) in 28 patients, by a mean of 6 days...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395090/immune-cell-infiltrates-in-hippocampal-sclerosis-correlation-with-neuronal-loss
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Jian-Qiang Lu, Trevor A Steve, Matt Wheatley, Donald W Gross
Immune mechanisms have been increasingly recognized in the pathogenesis of hippocampal sclerosis (HS), but infiltration of cytotoxic T-cells and its pathological significance in patients with HS has not been explored. We examined 30 cases of surgically resected hippocampi, including 16 International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) type 1, 9 ILAE type 2, 1 ILAE type 3 HS, and 4 ILAE No-HS, as well as 6 autopsy No-HS hippocampi. The HS hippocampi showed sparse to scattered CD8-positive T-cells, rare CD4-positive T-cells, and a modest increase in CD68-positive microglia/macrophages, which were significantly more numerous than those in the No-HS controls...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394231/long-term-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-children-born-to-prospectively-followed-pregnancies-of-women-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-or-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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C Nalli, A Iodice, L Andreoli, J Galli, A Lojacono, M Motta, E Fazzi, A Tincani
Background Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) are autoimmune diseases that affect women of childbearing age. Maternal IgG antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) can cross the placenta during pregnancy and theoretically reach the fetal brain. Some studies showed an increased number of learning disabilities in these children. Objectives To evaluate the long-term neurodevelopmental outcome of 40 children (median age 7.4 years) born to mothers with SLE and/or APS carrying positive IgG aPL during the third trimester of pregnancy...
April 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385184/cerebrospinal-fluid-markers-of-neuronal-and-glial-cell-damage-in-patients-with-autoimmune-neurologic-syndromes-with-and-without-underlying-malignancies
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Radu Constantinescu, David Krýsl, Kerstin Andrén, Fredrik Asztély, Filip Bergquist, Henrik Zetterberg, Ulf Andreasson, Markus Axelsson, Elinor Ben Menachem, Daniel Jons, Ubah Mahamud, Clas Malmeström, Lars Rosengren, Kaj Blennow
Autoimmune neurologic syndromes can be paraneoplastic (associated with malignancies and/or onconeural antibodies), or non-paraneoplastic. Their clinical presentation is often similar. As prognosis is related to malignancy treatment, better biomarkers are needed to identify patients with malignancy. We investigated cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) markers of neuronal (neurofilament light chain, NFL and total tau protein, T-tau) and glial (glial fibrillary acidic protein) damage. CSF-NFL and T-tau were increased in both paraneoplastic and non-paraneoplastic autoimmune syndromes...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373803/evaluation-of-glutamic-acid-decarboxylase-antibody-levels-in-patients-with-juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy-and-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Ayten Ceyhan Dirican, Sevilay Elibirlik, Ayhan Köksal, Musa Öztürk, Yavuz Altunkaynak, Sevim Baybaş, Ahmet Dirican
INTRODUCTION: Several clinical studies have been conducted to investigate the role of autoantibodies and immunological mechanisms in the etiology of treatment-resistant epilepsy in recent years. Some immunological treatments have been suggested as a result of these studies. In this study, we aimed to investigate the role of autoimmunity in partial and idiopathic generalized epilepsy and determine the relationship between drug resistance and autoimmune antibodies. METHODS: Twenty-eight patients (24 treatment-responsive and 4 treatment-resistant) with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME), 26 patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLEHS) resistant to antiepileptic drug treatment, and 26 age-matched healthy control subjects were included in a two-year cross sectional study...
September 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360810/brain-infiltration-of-immune-cells-in-caspr2-antibody-associated-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-with-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Gökçen Ünverengil, Ebru Nur Vanli Yavuz, Erdem Tüzün, Ece Erdağ, Sevil Kabadayi, Bilge Bilgiç, Betül Baykan
INTRODUCTION: Antibodies directed against neuronal surface antigens have recently been identified in patients with focal temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) of unknown cause and mesial TLE with hippocampal sclerosis (MTLE-HS), thereby emphasizing the role of autoimmunity in TLE. Antibodies to contactin-associated protein-like 2 (CASPR2) are prevalent in MTLE-HS patients. We aimed to find out whether anti-neuronal autoimmunity might be involved in CASPR2 antibody-related MTLE-HS. METHODS: Surgically resected medial temporal lobe specimens of seropositive and seronegative MTLE-HS patients were examined with hematoxylin and eosin and immunohistochemical staining using specific immune cell markers...
December 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287071/auditory-seizures-in-autoimmune-epilepsy-a-case-with-anti-thyroid-antibodies
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Claudia Varrasi, Domizia Vecchio, Luca Magistrelli, Gionata Strigaro, Laura Tassi, Roberto Cantello
In its classic presentation, Hashimoto's encephalopathy is an acute-subacute complex neuropsychiatric syndrome with cognitive impairment, hallucinations, myoclonus, tremor or ataxia, associated with elevated anti-thyroid antibodies. Corticoids and immunotherapy are dramatically effective. However, in some cases, not all the associated features are presented and this delays diagnosis and appropriate treatment. We describe a man with abrupt onset of recurrent auditory seizures resulting in refractory non-convulsive status epilepticus...
March 8, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
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