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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077839/atypical-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-rare-neurological-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Viki Kumar, Jaspinder Kaur, Pallavi Pothuri, Sahiba Bandagi
BACKGROUND Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disorder of unknown etiology which can present at any age with symptoms of mucocutaneous, musculoskeletal, renal, central nervous system, and nonspecific clinical pictures making the disease a "master of mimicry". CASE REPORT A 53-year-old female, who was recently diagnosed with SLE, presented with right-sided sharp and electric shock-like facial pain starting at the side of her right nostril and traveling down the naso-labial fold and then back to the angle of the jaw, mostly in the region of V2-V3 distribution with no radiation beyond trigeminal distribution...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072955/-clinical-analysis-of-12-patients-with-pediatric-antiphospholipid-syndrome-with-pulmonary-embolism
#2
J R Ma, H M Song, J Xiao, X Y Tang, Y Y He, M Wei
Objective: To identify the clinical and immunological characteristics of pediatric antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) patients with pulmonary embolism. Method: Among 47 pediatric APS patients from Peking Union Medical College Hospital during the year of 2000 to 2015, 12 patients were diagnosed of pulmonary embolism, who were investigated and compared with APS patients without pulmonary embolism. Result: Twelve patients (among whom 6 cases were primary and the other 6 were secondary APS)had pulmonary embolism and all of them were non-shock type, which was the first presenting manifestation in 6 of them...
January 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069555/self-assembled-protein-nanocarrier-for-intracellular-delivery-of-antibody
#3
Sung In Lim, Cyril I Lukianov, Julie A Champion
Despite the great potential of antibodies as intracellular therapeutics, there is a significant, unmet challenge in delivering sufficient amounts of folded antibodies inside cells. We describe an all-protein self-assembled nanocarrier capable of delivering functional antibodies to the cytosol. By combining an α-helical peptide that self-assembles into a hexameric coiled-coil bundle and an Fc-binding Protein A fragment, we generated the Hex nanocarrier that is efficiently internalized by cells without cytotoxicity...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058749/is-psoriasis-an-autoimmune-disease-interpretations-from-an-immunofluorescence-based-study
#4
Shashi Anand, Parikshaa Gupta, Ranjeet Bhardwaj, Tarun Narang, Sunil Dogra, Ranjana W Minz, Biman Saikia, Seema Chhabra
INTRODUCTION: Psoriasis is a multisystem, immune-mediated inflammatory disease. Some authors have proposed an autoimmune basis for psoriasis; however, till date, it has not been definitely established. The present study was conducted to explore the autoimmune nature of psoriasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study in which 43 psoriasis patients were assessed for detailed clinical, histopathological and immunopathological features to explore the diagnostic utility of subtypes, intensity, and number of immunoreactants in lesional and non-lesional skin in these patients...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058540/juvenile-dermatomyositis-a-tertiary-center-experience
#5
Kenan Barut, Pinar Ozge Avar Aydin, Amra Adrovic, Sezgin Sahin, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is a rare chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology and primarily involves muscle and skin. It is the most common idiopathic inflammatory myopathy of childhood. This study aimed to evaluate demographic and clinical features, laboratory data, treatment modalities, and outcome of patients with JDM at a referral pediatric rheumatology center in Turkey. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of patients diagnosed with JDM between the years 2003-2016 at the Pediatric Rheumatology Department Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049044/lymphocytes-contribute-to-biliary-injury-and-fibrosis-in-experimental-xenobiotic-induced-cholestasis
#6
Nikita Joshi, Anna K Kopec, Holly Cline-Fedewa, James P Luyendyk
The etiology of chronic bile duct injury and fibrosis in patients with autoimmune cholestatic liver diseases is complex, and likely involves immune cells such as lymphocytes. However, most models of biliary fibrosis are not autoimmune in nature. Biliary fibrosis can be induced experimentally by prolonged exposure of mice to the bile duct toxicant alpha-naphthylisothiocyanate (ANIT). We determined whether lymphocytes contributed to ANIT-mediated biliary hyperplasia and fibrosis in mice. Hepatic accumulation of T-lymphocytes and increased serum levels of anti-nuclear-autoantibodies were evident in wild-type mice exposed to ANIT (0...
December 31, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046052/integrative-analysis-of-immunological-data-to-explore-chronic-immune-t-cell-activation-in-successfully-treated-hiv-patients
#7
Marie-Quitterie Picat, Isabelle Pellegrin, Juliette Bitard, Linda Wittkop, Cécile Proust-Lima, Benoît Liquet, Jean-François Moreau, Fabrice Bonnet, Patrick Blanco, Rodolphe Thiébaut
OBJECTIVES: To unravel the complex relationships between cytomegalovirus-induced-, autoimmune-induced responses, microbial translocation and chronic immune activation (CIA) in successfully treated HIV-infected patients and to explore the mediating role of alpha-interferon in these processes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study nested in the ANRS CO3 Aquitaine Cohort, a prospective hospital-based cohort of HIV-1-infected patients in South-Western France. METHODS: Patients initiated antiretroviral therapy between 2005 and 2008 and were treated with sustained virological suppression for at least two years...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035990/dysregulation-of-cell-death-and-its-epigenetic-mechanisms-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#8
REVIEW
Haijing Wu, Siqi Fu, Ming Zhao, Liwei Lu, Qianjin Lu
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease involving multiple organs and tissues, which is characterized by the presence of excessive anti-nuclear autoantibodies. The pathogenesis of SLE has been intensively studied but remains far from clear. Increasing evidence has shown that the genetic susceptibilities and environmental factors-induced abnormalities in immune cells, dysregulation of apoptosis, and defects in the clearance of apoptotic materials contribute to the development of SLE...
December 27, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957241/recent-advances-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-primary-biliary-cholangitis
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REVIEW
Ying-Qiu Huang
Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), formerly referred to as primary biliary cirrhosis, is an infrequent progressive intrahepatic cholestatic autoimmune illness that can evolve into hepatic fibrosis, hepatic cirrhosis, hepatic failure, and, in some cases, hepatocellular carcinoma. The disease itself is characterized by T-lymphocyte-mediated chronic non-suppurative destructive cholangitis and elevated serum levels of extremely specific anti-mitochondrial autoantibodies (AMAs). In this article, we will not only review epidemiology, risk factors, natural history, predictive scores, radiologic approaches (e...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893674/relapsing-remitting-lesions-in-a-woman-with-progressive-hemifacial-atrophy-and-chronic-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-a-case-report
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Ying Zhang, Mingqin Zhu, Xiaozhen Li, Jing Miao, Chenchen Duan, Li Cui, Xuefan Yu
INTRODUCTION: Progressive hemifacial atrophy (PHA) is a rare disorder characterized by unilateral facial atrophy affecting the skin, subcutaneous tissue, and fat, muscle, and osteocartilagenous structures creating a sunken hemiface appearance.Etiopathogenesis of PHA is poorly understood; no definitive treatment is currently available. CLINICAL FINDINGS: We report a 41-year-old woman with PHA who showed an uncharacteristic "relapsing-remitting" evolution of brain lesions and was seropositive for hepatitis B virus (HBV)...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891378/isoniazid-induced-lupus-presenting-as-oral-mucosal-ulcers-with-pancytopenia
#11
Ria Shah, Padmaraj Ankale, Kanishk Sinha, Aparna Iyer, T K Jayalakshmi
Drug Induced Lupus Erythematous (DILE) is a rare adverse reaction to a large variety of drugs including Isoniazid (INH), with features resembling idiopathic Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Diagnosis require identification of a temporal relationship between drug administered and symptom. It is an idiosyncratic reaction, with no pre-existing lupus. Our case highlights a rare presentation of isoniazid induced lupus with profound pancytopenia and mucosal ulcers, thus posing a diagnostic challenge. The patient was on multidrug treatment for pulmonary and knee joint tuberculosis...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886093/hmgb1-promotes-intraoral-palatal-wound-healing-through-rage-dependent-mechanisms
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Salunya Tancharoen, Satoshi Gando, Shrestha Binita, Tomoka Nagasato, Kiyoshi Kikuchi, Yuko Nawa, Pornpen Dararat, Mika Yamamoto, Somphong Narkpinit, Ikuro Maruyama
High mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is tightly connected to the process of tissue organization upon tissue injury. Here we show that HMGB1 controls epithelium and connective tissue regeneration both in vivo and in vitro during palatal wound healing. Heterozygous HMGB1 (Hmgb1(+/-)) mice and Wild-type (WT) mice were subjected to palatal injury. Maxillary tissues were stained with Mallory Azan or immunostained with anti-HMGB1, anti-proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), anti-nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) p50 and anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibodies...
November 23, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867431/the-avise-lupus-test-and-cell-bound-complement-activation-products-aid-the-diagnosis-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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James Mossell, John A Goldman, Derren Barken, Roberta Vezza Alexander
BACKGROUND: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multifaceted disease, and its diagnosis may be challenging. A blood test for the diagnosis of SLE, the Avise Lupus test, has been recently commercialized and validated in clinical studies. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the use of the Avise Lupus test by community rheumatologists. METHODS: The study is a longitudinal, case-control, retrospective review of medical charts. Cases had a positive test result, and controls had a negative result; all patients were anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) positive but negative for SLE-specific autoantibodies...
2016: Open Rheumatology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864836/choroidal-and-central-foveal-thickness-in-patients-with-scleroderma-and-its-systemic-associations
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Erdinc Aydin, Sevinc Atik, Feray Koc, Melike Balikoglu-Yilmaz, Sirin Akin Sari, Mustafa Ozmen, Servet Akar
BACKGROUND: The aim was to investigate the morphological changes in the fovea and choroid in patients with scleroderma and its systemic associations. METHODS: Thirty-four scleroderma patients and 31 healthy controls were enrolled. Choroidal thickness (CT) at five defined points (subfoveal [sfCT] and 1.0 [N1.0] and 3.0 µm nasal [N3.0] and 1.0 [T1.0] and 3.0 µm temporal [T3.0] from the centre of the fovea) and central foveal thickness were measured. RESULTS: The mean central foveal thickness (right eye 229...
November 18, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859053/b-cell-intrinsic-function-of-tapp-adaptors-in-controlling-germinal-center-responses-and-autoantibody-production-in-mice
#15
Nipun Jayachandran, Ivan Landego, Sen Hou, Dario R Alessi, Aaron J Marshall
Control of B-cell signal transduction is critical to prevent production of pathological autoantibodies. Tandem PH domain containing proteins (TAPPs) specifically bind PI(3,4)P2, a phosphoinositide product generated by PI 3-kinases and the phosphatase SHIP. TAPP KI mice bearing PH domain-inactivating mutations in both TAPP1 and TAPP2 genes, uncoupling them from PI(3,4)P2, exhibit increased BCR-induced activation of the kinase Akt and develop lupus-like characteristics including anti-DNA antibodies and deposition of immune complexes in kidneys...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847518/adult-onset-still-s-disease-associated-with-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-infection-and-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis
#16
Abhishek Agnihotri, Allison Ruff, Lauren Gotterer, Addie Walker, Amy H McKenney, Andrei Brateanu
Adult Onset Still's Disease (AOSD) is a systemic inflammatory disorder that can be associated with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), a rare but potentially fatal disease of overactive histiocytes and lymphocytes. We present a unique case of AOSD complicated by Mycoplasma pneumonia infection and HLH. A 28-year-old female developed joint pains followed by a diffuse, erythematous, pruritic skin rash that quickly spread throughout the body. The patient deteriorated and developed fever, chills, cough, and dyspnea and had to be intubated...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837197/comparison-of-ethnicity-gender-age-of-onset-and-outcome-in-south-africans-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
A Budhoo, G M Mody, T Dubula, N Patel, P G Mody
Ethnicity, gender and age of onset are reported to influence the expression and outcome of systemic lupus erythematosus. We studied a multi-ethnic cohort of 408 South Africans (91.2% females) comprising 237 (58.1%) Indians, 137 (33.6%) African Blacks, 17 (4.2%) Mixed ethnicity and 17 (4.2%) Whites. The most common manifestations were arthritis (80.6%), photosensitivity (67.2%), oral ulcers (50.0%), malar rash (49.0%) and renal (39.2%). The common laboratory findings were positive anti-nuclear factor (96.8%), haematological (74...
November 10, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831539/incidence-and-prevalence-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-among-the-native-arab-population-in-uae
#18
A M Al Dhanhani, M Agarwal, Y S Othman, O Bakoush
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: There is a paucity of information about the epidemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) amongst Arabs. The objective of this study was to determine the incidence and prevalence of SLE among the native Arab population of United Arab Emirates (UAE). METHODS: Patients with SLE were identified from three sources: medical records of two local tertiary hospitals (four years; 2009 to 2012), laboratory requests for serum double stranded deoxyribonucleic acid and serum anti-nuclear antibody and confirmed histopathologic diagnosis of SLE (skin and kidney biopsy specimens)...
November 9, 2016: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822952/sprue-like-enteropathy-associated-with-olmesartan-in-a-patient-with-villous-atrophy-hla-dq2-genotype-and-antinuclear-antibodies
#19
Isidro Machado, María Reolid, Fernando Martínez de Juan, Carmen Martínez Lapiedra, Fernanda Maia de Alcántara
We describe a new case of enteropathy with villous atrophy in a patient suffering from arterial hypertension treated with olmesartan. The molecular and serological studies showed anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) and haplotype HLA-DQ2 positive, as well as negative results for anti-transglutaminase, anti-endomysium and anti-enterocytes antibodies. A duodenal villous atrophy was suspected by upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, which was confirmed by histopathology. The morphological picture was suggestive of sprue-like enteropathy with severe lymphoid infiltration and predominant T lymphoid cells...
November 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817092/comparisons-of-presentations-and-outcomes-of-neuromyelitis-optica-patients-with-and-without-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#20
Yu Hua Zhong, Zhi Gang Zhong, Zhou Zhou, Zhen Yu Ma, Meng Yao Qiu, Fu Hua Peng, Wei Xi Zhang
Patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO) often have an accompanying autoimmune disease, most commonly, but not limited to Sjögren's syndrome (SS). The aim of this study was to compare clinical and laboratory features between NMO patients with and without SS and to investigate the prognosis of NMO in patients with and without SS. Twenty-three NMO patients with SS and 42 NMO patients without SS were included. Clinical and laboratory profiles were compared, including annual relapse rate and time from onset of NMO to Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) scores of 4...
November 5, 2016: Neurological Sciences
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