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Ashok Kumar, Anshul Goel, Mehul Lapsiwala
Polyarteritis nodosa is a medium artery vasculitis that can cause fatal complications. It commonly follows an acute monophasic course that may remit after treatment or cause serious morbidity or death. A 24-year-old patient described here had many vasculitic episodes in the past 16 years causing infarction of different organs. The last episode was most serious which caused mononeuritis multiplex, digital gangrene, bowel gangrene and subsequent perforations. There was strong clinical suspicion of this disease right from the beginning...
October 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
Levent Karataş, Gönen Mengi, Özden Özyemişçi-Taşkıran
Spinal vascular events related to Behçet's disease are relatively uncommon. Deep vein thrombosis is the most frequent vascular involvement. Anticoagulant therapy is a debated issue in Behçet's disease. In this case report, we present a patient with a delayed diagnosis of Behçet's disease after development of cervical epidural hematoma following anticoagulant therapy due to deep venous thrombosis. Anticoagulant therapy without immunosuppressive therapy leading to uncontrolled systemic inflammation may be the cause of spinal epidural hematoma...
December 2015: Eur J Rheumatol
Pietro Emanuele Napoli, Alberto Cuccu, Roberta Farci, Maurizio Fossarello
BACKGROUND: Cilioretinal artery (CRA) occlusions are rare in young patients. In these cases, the most commonly associated causes are considered to be the same as those implicated in central retina artery occlusions, such as vasculitic processes, migraine, cardiac disorder, and coagulation abnormality. The aim of this article was to report for the first time the medical records and investigational results of an unusual case of simultaneous occlusion of three CRAs after scleral buckling surgery under local anesthesia...
2016: International Medical Case Reports Journal
Vincent Cottin, Elisabeth Bel, Paolo Bottero, Klaus Dalhoff, Marc Humbert, Romain Lazor, Renato A Sinico, Pasupathy Sivasothy, Michael E Wechsler, Matthieu Groh, Sylvain Marchand-Adam, Chahéra Khouatra, Benoit Wallaert, Camille Taillé, Philippe Delaval, Jacques Cadranel, Philippe Bonniaud, Grégoire Prévot, Sandrine Hirschi, Anne Gondouin, Bertrand Dunogué, Gérard Chatté, Christophe Briault, Christian Pagnoux, David Jayne, Loïc Guillevin, Jean-François Cordier
OBJECTIVE: To guide nosology and classification of patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) based on phenotype and presence or absence of ANCA. METHODS: Organ manifestations and ANCA status were retrospectively analyzed based on the presence or not of predefined definite vasculitis features or surrogates of vasculitis in patients asthma, eosinophilia, and at least one systemic organ manifestation attributable to systemic disease. RESULTS: The study population included 157 patients (mean age 49...
September 23, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
Ryu Watanabe, Ebru Hosgur, Hui Zhang, Zhenke Wen, Gerald Berry, Jörg J Goronzy, Cornelia M Weyand
Giant cell arteritis is an autoimmune disease defined by explicit tissue tropism to the walls of medium and large arteries. Pathognomic inflammatory lesions are granulomatous in nature, emphasizing the functional role of CD4T cells and macrophages. Evidence for a pathogenic role of antibodies and immune complexes is missing. Analysis of T cell populations in giant cell arteritis, both in the tissue lesions and in the circulation, has supported a model of broad, polyclonal T cell activation, involving an array of functional T cell lineages...
September 20, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
Kristin Samuelsson, Ayman A M Osman, Maria Angeria, Mårten Risling, Simin Mohseni, Rayomand Press
Twenty-five percent of polyneuropathies are idiopathic. Microangiopathy has been suggested to be a possible pathogenic cause of chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy (CIAP). Dysfunction of the autophagy pathway has been implicated as a marker of neurodegeneration in the central nervous system, but the autophagy process is not explored in the peripheral nervous system. In the current study, we examined the presence of microangiopathy and autophagy-related structures in sural nerve biopsies of 10 patients with CIAP, 11 controls with inflammatory neuropathy and 10 controls without sensory polyneuropathy...
2016: PloS One
Audrey Dionne, Baher Hanna, Frédérick Trinh Tan, Laurent Desjardins, Chantale Lapierre, Julie Déry, Anne Fournier, Nagib Dahdah
: Introduction In Kawasaki disease, although coronary dilatation is attributed to vasculitis, the effect of myocardial inflammation is underestimated. Coronary dilatations are determined by Z-scores, which do not take into account dominance. The aim of the present study was to describe the impact of coronary dominance on dilatation in Kawasaki disease. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of coronary dilatations according to angiography categorisation of dominance...
September 19, 2016: Cardiology in the Young
Gokce Gur, Nilgun Cakar, Saba Kiremitci, Aysel Taktak, Ozge Basaran, Nermin Uncu
Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is the most common vasculitis in children. Vasculitic processes can involve the lung. Although diffuse alveolar hemorrhage may be seen as one of the manifestation of HSP, it is not a frequent presentation. Here we reported the case of a 10-year-old girl with HSP nephritis who developed pulmonary hemorrhage. The patient was treated successfully with intravenous methylprednisolone. A review of the literature revealed that young age may be a good prognostic sign and that immunosuppressive drugs and supportive management are essential in the treatment...
October 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Ari Morimoto, Ko-Ron Chen
BACKGROUND: There is controversy on whether lymphocytic thrombophilic arteritis (LTA) and macular arteritis (MA) are a different entity from cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa (C-PAN). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the controversy on LTA/MA by examining the morphologic changes during the dynamic inflammatory process. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A clinical and histopathological investigation of 46 biopsy specimens from 21 histopathologically proven C-PAN patients at our hospital was performed...
September 4, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Anish Lawrence, Madhu Nagappa, Anita Mahadevan, Arun B Taly
OBJECTIVE: To describe clinical, electrophysiological, and histopathological profile of vasculitic neuropathy in elderly subjects aged 65 years or more. DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. SETTING: Departments of Neurology and Neuropathology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Elderly subjects, diagnosed vasculitic neuropathy by nerve biopsy over one decade, were studied...
July 2016: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
Pandiarajan Vignesh, Deepti Suri, Amit Rawat, Yu Lung Lau, Anmol Bhatia, Ashim Das, Anirudh Srinivasan, Sivashanmugam Dhandapani
Patients with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS) are predisposed to malignancy and autoimmunity in addition to infections. We report a male child with WAS, who had presented with recurrent pneumonia, eczema, thrombocytopenia, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, and vasculitic skin lesions. Genetic analysis revealed a classical genotype WAS 155C>T; R41X. At 2 years of follow-up, he developed persistent headache and progressive hepatomegaly. Brain imaging showed a mass in the right frontal region, which on histopathology was shown to be high-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma...
August 27, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Emanuel Della-Torre, Marco Lanzillotta, Corrado Campochiaro, Emanuele Bozzalla, Enrica Bozzolo, Alessandro Bandiera, Elena Bazzigaluppi, Carla Canevari, Giulio Modorati, John H Stone, Angelo Manfredi, Claudio Doglioni
BACKGROUND: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a fibroinflammatory condition characterized by serum IgG4 elevation and tissue infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells. Substantial overlap between IgG4-RD and antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAV) exists in terms of organ involvement and histopathological features. A positive ANCA assay is regarded as a highly specific finding in favor of an AAV, and generally influences away from a diagnosis of IgG4-RD...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
D B Gandhi Babu, Sunanda Chavva, Shefali Waghray, Neeharika Satya Jyothi Allam, Marella Kondaiah
Behçet's disease (BD) is a chronic, relapsing multisystemic vascular condition. Behçet's disease was described by Hulusi Behçet in 1937. This rare multisystem relapsing-remitting inflammatory disease is poorly understood but is thought to be an autoimmune inflammatory vasculitic process in a genetically predisposed population. Diagnosis of Behçet's disease is based on International Criteria of Behçet's Disease (ICBD). The present paper describes a case report of Behçet's syndrome where aphthous stomatitis was treated with low level laser therapy...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
Sophia Lionaki, John N Boletis
BACKGROUND: Pauci-immune glomerulonephritis is the most common cause of aggressive glomerulonephritis and occurs as a renal-limited disease or as a component of systemic necrotizing small-vessel vasculitis. It is characterized by paucity of staining for immunoglobulins, by immunofluorescence along with fibrinoid necrosis and crescent formation by light microscopy, while the vast majority of patients have anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) in their circulation, which also participate in the pathogenesis of the disease...
March 2016: Kidney Diseases
G Stoll, K Reiners
The Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) are the most common immune-mediated polyneuropathies, which can show variable clinical and electrophysiological manifestations. Rarer immune-mediated neuropathies encompass paraproteinemic neuropathies (PPN), multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) and vasculitic neuropathies. The diagnosis usually relies on the history of symptom evolution, distribution of nerve dysfunction and particularly on characteristic features in nerve conduction studies, aided by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination and nerve biopsy findings...
August 2016: Der Nervenarzt
Sankaran Sriram, Rajeswari Sankaralingam, Madeshwaran Mani, Tiruchengode Natesan Tamilselvam
AIM: To determine the role and efficacy of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the healing of recalcitrant vasculitic ulcers and to study the rapidity of ulcer healing with respect to platelet concentration in the prepared PRP. METHODS: This is a pilot study which included 20 patients with biopsy-proven vasculitic ulcers after excluding human immunodeficiency virus, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity, active smoking and platelet abnormalities in peripheral smear...
July 26, 2016: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
Daniel Söderberg, Mårten Segelmark
A group of pauci-immune vasculitides, characterized by neutrophil-rich necrotizing inflammation of small vessels and the presence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCAs), is referred to as ANCA-associated vasculitis (AAV). ANCAs against proteinase 3 (PR3) (PR3-ANCA) or myeloperoxidase (MPO) (MPO-ANCA) are found in over 90% of patients with active disease, and these ANCAs are implicated in the pathogenesis of AAV. Dying neutrophils surrounding the walls of small vessels are a histological hallmark of AAV...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
Gonca Keskindemirci, Nuray Aktay Ayaz, Neslihan Melikoğlu, Helen Bornaun, Çiğdem Aydoğmuş, Esin Aldemir, Gönül Aydoğan
Systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SoJIA) is characterized by arthritis, fever and visceral organ involvement including hepatosplenomegaly, lympadenopathy and serositis. This is a case of SoJIA misdiagnosed as Kawasaki disease (KD) and developed machrophage activation syndrome (MAS) secondary to Ebstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. It is presented to point out the conditions that may come along. First of all, SoJIA should be kept in mind while making the differential diagnosis of coronary arterial ectasias and dilatations usually seen in vasculitic diseases like KD...
September 2015: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
Daniela Leupold, Ansgar Felbecker, Barbara Tettenborn, Thomas Hundsberger
INTRODUCTION: The additional value of peripheral nerve ultrasound in acquired immune-mediated neuropathies has recently been reported. Its impact in vasculitic neuropathy is yet to be defined. We report electrophysiological and nerve ultrasound studies in a patient with nonsystemic vasculitic neuropathy at first diagnosis and in response to immunosuppression. CASE REPORT: A 44-year-old female presented with painful neuropathy and weakness of the intrinsic hand muscles...
May 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
Nurcan Üçeyler, Silvia Braunsdorf, Ekkehard Kunze, Nadja Riediger, Sarah Scheytt, Šarka Divisova, Can Ebru Bekircan-Kurt, Klaus Viktor Toyka, Claudia Sommer
INTRODUCTION: To analyze the diagnostic usefulness of skin punch biopsies with emphasis on visualization and quantification of T-cells and macrophages in patients with polyneuropathies. METHODS: We quantified inflammatory cells in skin samples (lower leg, upper thigh) of 187 patients and compared data with counts in their sural nerve biopsies and with skin biopsies from 32 healthy volunteers. RESULTS: Vessel-bound T-cells and macrophages were increased in proximal and distal skin samples of neuropathy patients compared to controls (P<0...
July 7, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
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