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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418334/juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Kenan Barut, Amra Adrovic, Sezgin Şahin, Özgür Kasapçopur
Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common chronic rheumatic disease of unknown aetiology in childhood and predominantly presents with peripheral arthritis. The disease is divided into several subgroups, according to demographic characteristics, clinical features, treatment modalities and disease prognosis. Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, which is one of the most frequent disease subtypes, is characterized by recurrent fever and rash. Oligoarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis, common among young female patients, is usually accompanied by anti-nuclear antibodie positivity and anterior uveitis...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408984/b-cell-tolerance-and-autoimmunity
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REVIEW
Takeshi Tsubata
Self-reactive B cells are tolerized at various stages of B-cell development and differentiation, including the immature B-cell stage (central tolerance) and the germinal center (GC) B-cell stage, and B-cell tolerance involves various mechanisms such as deletion, anergy, and receptor editing. Self-reactive B cells generated by random immunoglobulin variable gene rearrangements are tolerized by central tolerance and anergy in the periphery, and these processes involve apoptosis regulated by Bim, a pro-apoptotic member of the Bcl-2 family, and regulation of B-cell signaling by various phosphatases, including SHIP-1 and SHP-1...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395724/-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-of-stat4-rs7574865-is-associated-with-the-susceptibility-of-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-in-han-population-of-partial-regions-of-jiangsu-province
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Liming Zheng, Hong Zhou
Objective To investigate the correlation of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) rs7574865 gene with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) in Han population of Jiangsu province. Methods The peripheral blood samples were collected from 138 inpatients with PBC and 116 unrelated healthy donors in the Third People's Hospital of Changzhou City in Jiangsu province. The STAT4 rs7574865 SNP was determined by polymerase chain reaction-sequence specific primer (PCR-SSP) assay...
April 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384257/serum-th1-and-th17-related-cytokines-and-autoantibodies-in-patients-with-posner-schlossman-syndrome
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Jun Zhao, Wenchieh Chen, Xiaosheng Huang, Shiming Peng, Tianhui Zhu, Zhihui Deng, Ping Liang, Hui Chang, Bao Jian Fan
Posner-Schlossman syndrome (PSS) shares some clinical features with uveitis and open angle glaucoma. Cytokines and autoantibodies have been associated with uveitis and open angle glaucoma. However, the role of serum cytokines and autoantibodies in the pathogenesis of PSS remains unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the associations of type 1 T helper (Th1) and Th17 related cytokines and autoantibodies with PSS. Peripheral blood serum samples were collected from 81 patients with PSS and 97 gender- and age-matched healthy blood donors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367173/cognitive-dysfunction-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Bilal Azeem Butt, Sumaira Farman, Saira Elaine Anwer Khan, Muhammad Ahmed Saeed, Nighat Mir Ahmad
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of cognitive dysfunction in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a Pakistani population, presenting at a tertiary care Rheumatology setting. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Division of Rheumatology, Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore, from March to June 2016. A total of 43 consecutive patients, who fulfilled the 2012 SLICC (Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics) classification criteria for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), were enrolled...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337388/the-clinical-significance-of-anti-mitotic-spindle-apparatus-antibody-msa-and-anti-centromere-antibody-aca-detected-in-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer-sclc
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Liming Tan, Yuhong Zhang, Yongqing Jiang, Hua Li, Juanjuan Chen, Feng Ming, Waimei Wang, Jianlin Yu, Tingting Zeng, Yongjian Tian, Yang Wu
PURPOSE: The project is aimed to detect anti-mitotic spindle apparatus antibody (MSA) and anti-centromere antibody (ACA) and explore the clinical value for the diagnosis of small cell lung cancer (SCLC), providing clinical evidence for molecular studies of SCLC. METHODS: 93 SCLC patients, 208 patients with other cancers and 50 healthy controls were enrolled in this study. MSA antibodies were detected by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). MSA, ACA and anti nuclear antibodies (ANA) were examined by indirect immuno-fluorescence (IIF)...
2017: American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332072/are-the-autoimmune-inflammatory-syndrome-induced-by-adjuvants-asia-and-the-undifferentiated-connective-tissue-disease-uctd-related-to-each-other-a-case-control-study-of-environmental-exposures
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F Scanzi, L Andreoli, M Martinelli, M Taraborelli, I Cavazzana, N Carabellese, R Ottaviani, F Allegri, F Franceschini, N Agmon-Levin, Y Shoenfeld, Angela Tincani
The autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA) is an entity that includes different autoimmune conditions observed after exposure to an adjuvant. Patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) present many signs and symptoms of ASIA, alluding to the idea that an exposure to adjuvants can be a trigger also for UCTD. The aim of this case-control study was to investigate exposure to adjuvants prior to disease onset in patients affected by UCTD. Ninety-two UCTD patients and 92 age- and sex-matched controls with no malignancy, chronic infections, autoimmune disease nor family history of autoimmune diseases were investigated for exposure to adjuvants...
March 22, 2017: Immunologic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321418/ana-iif-automation-moving-towards-harmonization-results-of-a-multicenter-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Stefanie Van den Bremt, Sofie Schouwers, Marjan Van Blerk, Lieve Van Hoovels
Background. Our study aimed to investigate whether the introduction of automated anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) analysis decreases the interlaboratory variability of ANA titer results. Method. Three serum samples were sent to 10 laboratories using the QUANTA-Lyser® in combination with the NOVA View®. Each laboratory performed the ANA IIF analysis 10x in 1 run and 1x in 10 different runs and determined the endpoint titer by dilution. One of the three samples had been sent in 2012, before the era of ANA IIF automation, by the Belgian National External Quality Assessment (EQA) Scheme...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300860/annular-elastolytic-giant-cell-granuloma-successfully-treated-with-adalimumab-subsequently-complicated-by-drug-induced-lupus
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Adele Haimovic, Hideko Kamino, David E Cohen
We report a 51-year-old female with a 3-year history of recalcitrant annular elastolytic giant cell granuloma (AEGCG) who was effectively treated with the anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha antibody, adalimumab. Her disease was refractory to topical glucocorticoids, intralesional glucocorticoids, narrow-band ultraviolet light (UV)-B phototherapy and cyclosporine. During her treatment with adalimumab she developed a positive anti-nuclear-antibody and double-stranded-DNA antibody and her treatment was terminated...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296514/can-unilateral-progressive-or-sudden-hearing-loss-be-immune-mediated-in-origin
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Francesca Atturo, Roberta Colangeli, Giorgio Bandiera, Maurizio Barbara, Simonetta Monini
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to demonstrate that the positivity of nonspecific immunological tests could be found not only in bilateral hearing loss but also in unilateral cases, either sudden or progressive. METHOD: An observational case series study included subjects suffering from unilateral or bilateral, sudden or progressive, symmetric or asymmetric sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). All the patients underwent pure tone audiometry and the following battery of blood exams: anti-nuclear antibody (ANA), extractable nuclear antigen (ENA) antibody screening, anti-thyroperoxidase (anti-TPO), anti-thyroglobulin and anti-smooth muscle antibody (ASMA)...
March 15, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295452/presumed-lupus-erythematosus-cells-identified-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-from-a-mexican-hairless-dog
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Laura J Black, Ashley C Hechler, Maura E Duffy, Sarah S K Beatty
A neutered male Mexican Hairless dog was presented for generalized weight loss and weakness. Initial laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging revealed thrombocytopenia and an interstitial to miliary lung pattern affecting all lung fields. Mild joint effusion was found on physical examination affecting the stifle, tarsal, carpal, and elbow joints. Examination of synovial fluid demonstrated an inflammatory polyarthropathy in 3 joints. Cytocentrifuged and direct preparations of the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid sample were made and cells consistent with lupus erythematosus (LE) cells and ragocytes were found...
March 13, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295231/deficiency-in-irak4-activity-attenuates-manifestations-of-murine-lupus
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Michael Murphy, Goutham Pattabiraman, Tissa T Manavalan, Andrei E Medvedev
Interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase (IRAK) 4 mediates host defense against infections. As an active kinase, IRAK4 elicits full spectra of myeloid differentiation primary response protein (MyD) 88-dependent responses, while kinase-inactive IRAK4 induces a subset of cytokines and negative regulators whose expression is not regulated by mRNA stability. IRAK4 kinase activity is critical for resistance against Streptococcus pneumoniae, but its involvement in autoimmunity is incompletely understood. In this study, we determined the role of IRAK4 kinase activity in murine lupus...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261880/pirfenidone-combined-with-corticosteroids-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-associated-interstitial-lung-disease
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LETTER
B-B Yang, X-Y Man, M Zheng
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 6, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261031/human-endogenous-retroviruses-and-chosen-disease-parameters-in-morphea
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Michał J Kowalczyk, Aleksandra Dańczak-Pazdrowska, Beata Szramka-Pawlak, Ryszard Żaba, Agnieszka Osmola-Mańkowska, Wojciech Silny
INTRODUCTION: Morphea (localized scleroderma) is a relatively rare disease characterized by excessive skin fibrosis. Human endogenous retroviruses (HERV) are largely distributed within the human genome with hundreds of thousands of elements. The HERV have been widely studied in autoimmune disorders, yet hardly ever assessed in diseases with a good prognosis such as morphea. AIM: In this study we focus on the possible relations between the expression of chosen HERV and factors influencing the pathomechanism of the disease, such as age, sex, titres of anti-nuclear antibodies, as well as duration, activity, and severity of the disease (LoSSI index)...
February 2017: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251541/profile-of-pediatric-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies-from-a-tertiary-care-center-of-eastern-india
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Sumantra Sarkar, Tanushree Mondal, Arpan Saha, Rakesh Mondal, Supratim Datta
OBJECTIVES: To report data on Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) from eastern India. METHODS: All IIM patients diagnosed over the last 5 y (2011-2016) were included through a retrospective review of records from the hospital and specialty clinic at Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (I.P.G.M.E.&R.), Kolkata. RESULTS: Out of the 11 IIM patients, 9 had Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) and 2 had overlap myositis (OM) [with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and scleroderma]...
March 2, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245862/presence-of-an-interferon-signature-in-individuals-who-are-anti-nuclear-antibody-positive-lacking-a-systemic-autoimmune-rheumatic-disease-diagnosis
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Joan Wither, Sindhu R Johnson, Tony Liu, Babak Noamani, Dennisse Bonilla, Larissa Lisnevskaia, Earl Silverman, Arthur Bookman, Carolina Landolt-Marticorena
BACKGROUND: Elevated levels of type I interferons (IFNs) are a characteristic feature of the systemic autoimmune rheumatic diseases (SARDs) and are thought to play an important pathogenic role. However, it is unknown whether these elevations are seen in anti-nuclear antibody-positive (ANA(+)) individuals who lack sufficient criteria for a SARD diagnosis. We examined IFN-induced gene expression in asymptomatic ANA(+) individuals and patients with undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD) to address this question...
February 28, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219801/ala-photodynamic-treatment-in-lichen-sclerosus-clinical-and-immunological-outcome-focusing-on-the-assesment-of-anti-nuclear-antibodies
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Anita Olejek, Iwona Gabriel, Anna Bilska-Janosik, Iwona Kozak-Darmas, Aleksandra Kawczyk-Krupka
BACKGROUND: Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a difficult to treat, often relapsing disease with unknown background. An autoimmune diseases coexist with LS. Over recent years photodynamic therapy (PDT) has been shown to be noninvasive and successful therapeutic approach for the effective treatment many conditions. However, the change of immune status of the patients based on ANA antibodies has not been yet reported. Our aim was to observe the clinical response followed by possible changes in autoimmune antibodies levels before and after PDT...
February 17, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219067/d-dimer-plasma-levels-parallel-the-clinical-response-to-omalizumab-in-patients-with-severe-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria
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Riccardo Asero, Angelo V Marzano, Silvia Ferrucci, Massimo Cugno
Omalizumab is very effective in the majority of patients with severe chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU), but its mechanism of action is still unclear. In CSU the coagulation cascade is activated with an intensity that parallels the disease severity, and elevated plasma D-dimer levels are associated with a poor response to both antihistamines and cyclosporin. We measured D-dimer plasma levels before and after the first administration of omalizumab in 32 patients with severe CSU. A number of clinical and laboratory parameters were recorded, including the urticaria activity score, presence of angioedema, disease duration, C-reactive protein, anti-nuclear, and anti-thyroid antibodies...
2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216725/autoantibodies-other-than-anti-desmogleins-in-pemphigus-vulgaris-patients
#19
Marwah Adly Saleh, Hedayat Salem, Hoda El Azizy
BACKGROUND: Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is an immunoglobulin G-mediated autoimmune bullous skin disease. Nonorgan-specific antibodies were detected in Tunisian and Brazilian pemphigus patients with different prevalence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty PV patients and fifty controls were screened for antinuclear antibodies (ANAs), anti-smooth muscle antibodies (ASMAs), anti-parietal antibodies (APAs), anti-mitochondrial antibodies, and Anti-nuclear cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA) by indirect immunofluorescence...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195263/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-clinicopathologic-update
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F Pepe, S Disma, C Teodoro, P Pepe, G Magro
Kikuchi-Fujmoto disease (KFD), also known as "histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis", is a rare lymphadenitis of unknown origin, but with an excellent prognosis. It is more common in Asia, but isolated cases are also reported in America, Africa and Europe. The disease can have an acute or subacute course, usually develops in 1 to 3 weeks, with spontaneous resolution in 1-4 months. The main clinical sign is cervical lymphadenopathy, especially in the posterior cervical triangle with bulky and painful lymph nodes, usually affecting only one side; rare cases of generalized lymphadenopathy can be seen...
September 2016: Pathologica
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