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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/28490787/the-changing-face-of-polyarteritis-nodosa-and-necrotizing-vasculitis
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REVIEW
Seza Ozen
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a vasculitic disease characterized primarily by necrotizing vasculitis - inflammatory lesions in blood vessels that lead to vessel wall necrosis. Our understanding of PAN and necrotizing vasculitis has evolved over time. In addition to PAN, necrotizing vasculitis is now a recognized feature of a broad range of diseases with different aetiopathogenesis. For example, necrotizing vasculitis associated with hepatitis B virus infection has a different aetiopathogeneis to PAN and is now classified as a separate disease...
June 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479458/true-ulnar-artery-aneurysm-in-the-proximal-forearm-case-report-and-literature-review
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S M McHugh, M A Moloney, E Greco, M Wheatcroft
INTRODUCTION: Ulnar artery aneurysms are rare with less than 150 previously reported. Previously ulnar aneurysms have been most commonly noted as occurring in the distal ulnar artery close to the palmar arch. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 47-year-old male with a background history of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who attended our outpatient clinic with symptoms of distal embolization from a proximal ulnar artery aneurysm. Pre-operatively the aneurysm was thought to arise from the distal brachial artery, and only intra-operatively was the diagnosis of ulnar aneurysm made...
May 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447661/the-nonsystemic-vasculitic-neuropathies
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REVIEW
Michael P Collins, Robert D Hadden
Nonsystemic vasculitic neuropathy (NSVN) is an under-recognized single-organ vasculitis of peripheral nerves that can only be diagnosed with a nerve biopsy. A Peripheral Nerve Society guideline group published consensus recommendations on the classification, diagnosis and treatment of NSVN in 2010, and new diagnostic criteria for vasculitic neuropathy were developed by the Brighton Collaboration in 2015. In this Review, we provide an update on the classification, diagnosis and treatment of NSVN. NSVN subtypes include Wartenberg migratory sensory neuropathy and postsurgical inflammatory neuropathy...
April 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444097/chronic-polyarthritis-as-the-first-manifestation-of-childhood-systemic-polyarteritis-nodosa
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Glaucia Vanessa Novak, Koken Hayashi, Kohei Sampa, Yosuke Okumura, Gabriela Ribeiro Viola Ferreira, Clovis Artur Silva
Arthritis has been reported as an acute pattern, generally evanescent with oligoarthritis, mostly affecting knees and ankles in childhood systemic polyarteritis nodosa. However, chronic polyarthritis with morning stiffness mimicking juvenile idiopathic arthritis has not been reported. We describe the case of a 4-year old girl who had additive and chronic polyarthritis with edema, tenderness, pain on motion and morning stiffness for 2 months. After 45 days, she also presented painful subcutaneous nodules and erythematous-violaceous lesions in the extensor region of upper and lower limbs...
January 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442217/vasculopathic-and-vasculitic-dermatoses
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REVIEW
Alejandro A Gru, Andrea L Salavaggione
The inflammatory and non-inflammatory disorders affecting the blood vessels are an important cause of death among patients. Additionally, some of the findings could be very subtle, while the consequences of misdiagnosis tragic. There is a limited number of factors by which the cutaneous blood vessels can be affected and the most common examples in the clinical practice will be discussed here: non-inflammatory purpuras; vascular-occlusive disorders; urticarias; vasculitides; and neutrophilic dermatoses.
April 7, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431106/ultrasound-cut-off-values-for-intima-media-thickness-of-temporal-facial-and-axillary-arteries-in-giant-cell-arteritis
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Valentin S Schäfer, Aaron Juche, Sofia Ramiro, Andreas Krause, Wolfgang A Schmidt
Objective.: To evaluate the intima-media thickness (IMT) of arteries involved in GCA for determining cut-off values. Methods.: Forty newly diagnosed GCA patients in a fast-track GCA clinic and 40 age- and sex-matched controls were included. IMT measurement was performed at or within 24 h after diagnosis. The common superficial temporal arteries with their frontal and parietal branches and the facial arteries were bilaterally examined with a 10-22 MHz probe and the axillary artery with a 6-18 MHz probe...
April 20, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405208/a-case-of-atypical-kawasaki-disease-with-giant-coronary-artery-aneurysm-containing-thrombus
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Eynaud S Micallef, Montalto S Attard, V Grech
INTRODUCTION: Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute febrile, systemic vasculitic syndrome of unknown etiology, occurring primarily in children younger than 5 years of age. Administration of IVIG within the first 10 days after onset of fever in combination with high dose aspirin reduces the risk of coronary artery damage in KD. Though rare, giant aneurysms of the coronary arteries may develop in untreated cases and prove extremely challenging to manage. CASE PRESENTATION: A 9-month-old Caucasian boy presented to our paediatric emergency department with a 4-week history of intermittent pyrexia and irritability...
July 2016: Images in Paediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362518/role-of-angiography-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-induced-choroiditis
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Kenneth Rohan Lee, Lai Yin Peng, Tajunisah Begum Iqbal, Visvaraja Subrayan
PURPOSE: To report a case of systemic lupus erythematosus-induced choroidal vasculitis. METHODS: A 34-year-old woman with a long-standing history of systemic lupus erythematosus had a sudden painless loss of vision in the right eye over 12 hours. Ocular examination revealed a visual acuity of counting fingers of 1 foot on the right eye and 20/20 on the left. There was a relative afferent pupillary defect on the right side with a pink, distinct optic disk margin...
March 31, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322426/diagnostic-value-of-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-angiography-in-large-vessel-vasculitis
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Sabine Adler, Marco Sprecher, Felix Wermelinger, Thorsten Klink, Harald Bonel, Peter M Villiger
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in diagnosis of inflammatory aortic involvement in patients with clinical suspicion of large-vessel vasculitis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-five patients, mean age 62 years (range 16-82 years), 44 female and 31 male, underwent gadolinium-enhanced MRA and were evaluated retrospectively. Thoracic MRA was performed in 32 patients, abdominal MRA in 7 patients and both thoracic and abdominal MRA in 36 patients...
March 21, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321337/salivary-distinctiveness-and-modifications-in-males-with-diabetes-and-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Loai Aljerf, Iyad Alhaffar
Oral diseases associated with systematic diseases as metabolic and vasculitic have been included in this paper. This will enhance our understanding of the salivary function in promoting healthy oral condition. The study investigates the effects of type I and type II diabetes mellitus in well-controlled diabetic patients, in addition to Behçet disease (BD) on saliva flow rate (SFR), pH, the decay, missing, and filled tooth (DMFT) index, glucose, and major earth-alkaline ions (Ca(2+) and Mg(2+)) compared to healthy males and age-matched controls...
2017: Biochemistry Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291241/efficacy-and-safety-of-direct-acting-antivirals-for-the-treatment-of-mixed-cryoglobulinemia
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Joel S Emery, Magdalena Kuczynski, Danie La, Saeed Almarzooqi, Matthew Kowgier, Hemant Shah, David Wong, Harry L A Janssen, Jordan J Feld
OBJECTIVES: Mixed cryoglobulinemia is strongly associated with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and ranges from being asymptomatic to causing life-threatening vasculitis. In those with symptoms, treatment with pegylated interferon (pegIFN) and ribavirin (RBV) reduces mortality. However, few data are available on the safety and efficacy of antiviral therapy with direct acting antivirals (DAAs) in the treatment of HCV-related cryoglobulinemia. METHODS: Patients treated for HCV-related cryoglobulinemia with DAA±pegIFN were retrospectively evaluated at a tertiary care center...
March 14, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290633/proteinuria-in-children-evaluation-and-differential-diagnosis
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Alexander K C Leung, Alex H C Wong, Stefani S N Barg
Although proteinuria is usually benign in the form of transient or orthostatic proteinuria, persistent proteinuria may be associated with more serious renal diseases. Proteinuria may be an independent risk factor for the progression of chronic kidney disease in children. Mechanisms of proteinuria can be categorized as glomerular, tubular, secretory, or overflow. A history, a physical examination, and laboratory tests help determine the cause. Transient (functional) proteinuria is temporary. It can occur with fever, exercise, stress, or cold exposure, and it resolves when the inciting factor is removed...
February 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273992/anca-associated-mononeuritis-multiplex-with-overlap-in-vasculitic-syndromes
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Ravi Anadure, Coimbatore Narayanan, Govindraj Varadraj, Bevinahalli Nandeesh
Mononeuritis multiplex is a common manifestation of many illnesses which includes Hansen's disease and certain types of systemic vasculitis. The Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody (ANCA)-Associated Vasculitis (AAV) is a group of rare diseases which show typical characteristic inflammatory cell infiltration and blood vessel wall necrosis. AAV syndromes include Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA), Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA) and Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA). We describe a patient who presented with mononeuritis multiplex and had features of overlap between EGPA and MPA...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226286/peripheral-nerve-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-transthyretin-amyloidosis
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Simon Podnar, Stayko Sarafov, Ivailo Tournev, Gregor Omejec, Janez Zidar
OBJECTIVE: To systematically study peripheral nerve morphology in patients with transthyretin (TTR) amyloidosis and TTR gene mutation carriers using high-resolution ultrasonography (US). METHODS: In this prospective cross-sectional study we took a structured history, performed neurological examination, and measured peripheral nerve cross-sectional areas (CSAs) bilaterally at 28 standard locations using US. Demographic and US findings were compared to controls. RESULTS: Peripheral nerve CSAs were significantly larger in 33 patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy (FAP) compared to 50 controls, most dramatically at the common entrapment sites (median nerve at the wrist, ulnar nerve at the elbow), and in the proximal nerve segments (median nerve in the upper arm, sciatic nerve in the thigh)...
April 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214498/vasculitic-and-autoimmune-wounds
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REVIEW
Victoria K Shanmugam, Divya Angra, Hamza Rahimi, Sean McNish
OBJECTIVE: Chronic wounds are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Approximately 20% to 23% of nonhealing wounds that are refractory to vascular intervention have other causes, including vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, and other autoimmune diseases. The purpose of this article was to review the literature across medical and surgical specialties with regard to refractory chronic wounds associated with vasculitis and autoimmune diseases and to delineate clinical outcomes of these wounds in response to vascular and other interventions...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194438/a-role-for-muscarinic-receptors-in-neutrophil-extracellular-trap-formation-and-levamisole-induced-autoimmunity
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Carmelo Carmona-Rivera, Monica M Purmalek, Erica Moore, Meryl Waldman, Peter J Walter, H Martin Garraffo, Karran A Phillips, Kenzie L Preston, Jonathan Graf, Mariana J Kaplan, Peter C Grayson
Levamisole, an anthelmintic drug with cholinergic properties, has been implicated in cases of drug-induced vasculitis when added to cocaine for profit purposes. Neutrophil extracellular trap (NET) formation is a cell death mechanism characterized by extrusion of chromatin decorated with granule proteins. Aberrant NET formation and degradation have been implicated in idiopathic autoimmune diseases that share features with levamisole-induced autoimmunity as well as in drug-induced autoimmunity. This study's objective was to determine how levamisole modulates neutrophil biology and its putative effects on the vasculature...
February 9, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174414/a-case-of-henoch-schonlein-purpura-associated-with-rotavirus-infection-in-an-elderly-asian-male-and-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Chen Tang, Daphne Scaramangas-Plumley, Cynthia C Nast, Zab Mosenifar, Marc A Edelstein, Michael Weisman
BACKGROUND Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP), a small vessel vasculitis mediated by deposition of immune-complexes containing IgA in the skin, gut, and glomeruli, often presents with abdominal pain, purpuric rash in the lower extremities and buttocks, joint pain, and hematuria. The disease most commonly targets children but can affect adults who tend to have a worse prognosis. CASE REPORT We discuss a case of HSP in an elderly Chinese male who presented with severe proximal bowel inflammation, vasculitic rash, and proteinuria; he was found to have positive stool rotavirus and giardia...
February 8, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149646/vasculitic-syndromes-in-hepatitis-c-virus-a-review
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REVIEW
Gaafar Ragab, Mohamed A Hussein
Vasculitis is a remarkable presentation of the extrahepatic manifestations of HCV. According to the presence or absence of cryoglobulins it is subdivided into two main types: cryoglobulinemic vasculitis and non cryoglobulinemic vasculitis based on the attribution of vasculitis to serum cryoglobulins as a pathogenic factor. The attribution of cryoglobulinemia to HCV represents a success story in the history of immunology, microbiology, and clinical medicine. HCV can bind to and invade lymphocytes, consequently triggering an immune response through different mechanisms...
March 2017: Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129926/panniculitis-a-summary
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Mark R Wick
The diagnosis of panniculitis is felt to be a confusing topic by some pathologists. This summarical article presents inflammatory diseases of the subcutis in a systematic fashion, based on whether they are centered on fibrovascular septa or the adipose lobules, and whether morphologic vasculitis is present or not. Septocentric, non-vasculitis disorders include erythema nodosum, panniculitis that follows the use of "biological" therapeutic agents, lipodermatosclerosis, post-irradiation panniculitis, morphea profunda, and necrobiosis lipodica profunda...
December 27, 2016: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
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