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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734473/treatment-for-hepatitis-c-virus-associated-mixed-cryoglobulinaemia
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REVIEW
Nuria Montero, Alexandre Favà, Eva Rodriguez, Clara Barrios, Josep M Cruzado, Julio Pascual, Maria Jose Soler
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV)-associated mixed cryoglobulinaemia is the manifestation of an inflammation of small and medium-sized vessels produced by a pathogenic IgM with rheumatoid factor activity generated by an expansion of B-cells. The immune complexes formed precipitate mainly in the skin, joints, kidneys or peripheral nerve fibres. Current therapeutic approaches are aimed at elimination of HCV infection, removal of cryoglobulins and also of the B-cell clonal expansions. The optimal treatment for it has not been established...
May 7, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29718374/epidemiology-of-hypocomplementaemic-urticarial-vasculitis-anti-c1q-vasculitis
#2
Christopher Sjöwall, Thomas Mandl, Lillemor Skattum, Martin Olsson, Aladdin J Mohammad
Objectives: The aim was to describe the clinical characteristics and epidemiology of hypocomplementaemic urticarial vasculitis (HUV; anti-C1q vasculitis) in two geographically defined areas of Sweden. Methods: In the health-care districts surrounding Skåne University Hospital (mean population 950 560) and Linköping University Hospital (mean population 428 503), all incident cases of HUV residing within the study areas at the onset of disease were identified during the years 2000-15...
April 30, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648680/what-is-the-current-evidence-for-disease-subsets-in-giant-cell-arteritis
#3
REVIEW
Kornelis S M van der Geest, Maria Sandovici, Yannick van Sleen, Jan-Stephan Sanders, Nicolaas A Bos, Wayel H Abdulahad, Coen A Stegeman, Peter Heeringa, Abraham Rutgers, Cees G M Kallenberg, Annemieke M H Boots, Elisabeth Brouwer
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is an autoimmune vasculitis affecting large and medium-sized arteries. Ample evidence indicates that GCA is a heterogeneous disease in terms of symptoms, immune pathology and response to treatment. In the current review, we discuss the evidence for disease subsets in GCA. We describe clinical and immunological characteristics that may impact the risk for cranial ischemic symptoms, relapse rates and long-term glucocorticoid requirements in GCA patients. In addition, we discuss both proven and putative immunological targets for therapy in GCA patients with an unfavourable prognosis...
April 12, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625968/2018-update-of-the-eular-recommendations-for-the-management-of-beh%C3%A3-et-s-syndrome
#4
Gulen Hatemi, Robin Christensen, Dongsik Bang, Bahram Bodaghi, Aykut Ferhat Celik, Farida Fortune, Julien Gaudric, Ahmet Gul, Ina Kötter, Pietro Leccese, Alfred Mahr, Robert Moots, Yesim Ozguler, Jutta Richter, David Saadoun, Carlo Salvarani, Francesco Scuderi, Petros P Sfikakis, Aksel Siva, Miles Stanford, Ilknur Tugal-Tutkun, Richard West, Sebahattin Yurdakul, Ignazio Olivieri, Hasan Yazici
Several new treatment modalities with different mechanisms of action have been studied in patients with Behçet's syndrome (BS). The aim of the current effort was to update the recommendations in the light of these new data under the auspices of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) Standing Committee for Clinical Affairs. A task force was formed that included BS experts from different specialties including internal medicine, rheumatology, ophthalmology, dermatology, neurology, gastroenterology, oral health medicine and vascular surgery, along with a methodologist, a health professional, two patients and two fellows in charge of the systematic literature search...
June 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535124/efficacy-and-safety-of-biologics-in-relapsing-polychondritis-a-french-national-multicentre-study
#5
Guillaume Moulis, Grégory Pugnet, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau, Alexis Mathian, Gaëlle Leroux, Jonathan Boutémy, Olivier Espitia, Laurence Bouillet, Sabine Berthier, Jean-Baptiste Gaultier, Pierre-Yves Jeandel, Amadou Konaté, Arsène Mékinian, Elisabeth Solau-Gervais, Benjamin Terrier, Daniel Wendling, Fanny Andry, Camille Garnier, Pascal Cathébras, Laurent Arnaud, Aurore Palmaro, Patrice Cacoub, Zahir Amoura, Jean-Charles Piette, Philippe Arlet, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre, Laurent Sailler
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and the safety of biologics in a cohort of patients with relapsing polychondritis (RP). METHODS: We conducted a French multicentre retrospective cohort study including patients treated with biologics for RP. Efficacy outcomes were clinical response (partial or complete) and complete response during the first 6 months of exposure, plus daily corticosteroid dose at 6 months. Other outcomes were adverse drug reactions (ADRs), persistence of biologics and factors associated with a response...
March 13, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29526627/cryoglobulins-an-update-on-detection-mechanisms-and-clinical-contribution
#6
REVIEW
Marie-Nathalie Kolopp-Sarda, Pierre Miossec
Cryoglobulins are immunoglobulins precipitating in cold condition. They are classified in 3 types according to the Brouet classification and may lead to vasculitis of small and medium size vessels. Vasculitis is related to vessel obstruction by monoclonal cryoglobulin aggregates in type I cryoglobulins and immune complex deposition in type II and III mixed cryoglobulins. This phenomenon is favored by low temperature, especially in skin, joints, and peripheral nerves, or increased cryoglobulin concentration in kidneys...
May 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465365/polyarteritis-nodosa-revisited-a-review-of-historical-approaches-subphenotypes-and-a-research-agenda
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REVIEW
Omer Karadag, David J Jayne
Polyarteritis nodosa (PAN) is a rare form of primary systemic vasculitis with heterogeneous presentations, treatments and disease course. Historical approaches to classification and diagnostic terminology are reviewed. Since differentiation of PAN from microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) and other ANCA vasculitides by the Chapel Hill conference statements, and with hepatitis associated PAN defined as a secondary vasculitis, the phenotyping and subclassification of PAN has received little attention. Monogenic disorders similar to PAN have been described (familial Mediterranean fever, Adenosine Deaminase-2 deficiency), and cutaneous PAN and single organ vasculitis, discussed...
February 20, 2018: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453944/clinical-features-of-extrapulmonary-sarcoidosis-without-lung-involvement
#8
Walter Ennis James, Efstratios Koutroumpakis, Biplab Saha, Alireza Nathani, Leahruth Saavedra, Recai M Yucel, Marc A Judson
BACKGROUND: Compared with pulmonary sarcoidosis, sarcoidosis without lung involvement may involve other immunopathologic mechanisms and be associated with other demographic and clinical features. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of clinical data collected in real time on 1,686 patients with biopsy-proven sarcoidosis from two large university sarcoidosis outpatient clinics in the United States. We compared differences in demographics characteristics and clinical presentation between pulmonary and nonpulmonary sarcoidosis (NPS)...
February 14, 2018: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905861/giant-cell-arteritis-and-polymyalgia-rheumatica-current-challenges-and-opportunities
#9
REVIEW
Christian Dejaco, Elisabeth Brouwer, Justin C Mason, Frank Buttgereit, Eric L Matteson, Bhaskar Dasgupta
The fields of giant cell arteritis (GCA) and polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) have advanced rapidly, resulting in a new understanding of these diseases. Fast-track strategies and improved awareness programmes that prevent irreversible sight loss through early diagnosis and treatment are a notable advance. Ultrasonography and other imaging techniques have been introduced into routine clinical practice and there have been promising reports on the efficacy of biologic agents, particularly IL-6 antagonists such as tocilizumab, in treating these conditions...
October 2017: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296024/beh%C3%A3-et-syndrome-a-contemporary-view
#10
REVIEW
Hasan Yazici, Emire Seyahi, Gulen Hatemi, Yusuf Yazici
The presence of symptom clusters, regional differences in disease expression and similarities with, for example, Crohn's disease suggest multiple pathological pathways are involved in Behçet syndrome. These features also make formulating disease criteria difficult. Genetic studies have identified HLA-B*51 to be the important genetic risk factor. However, the low prevalence of HLA-B*51 in many patients with bone fide disease, especially in non-endemic regions, suggests other factors must also be operative in Behçet syndrome...
February 2018: Nature Reviews. Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148423/non-invasive-vascular-biomarkers-in-patients-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-review-of-the-data-and-future-perspectives
#11
REVIEW
Athanase D Protogerou, Efthimia G Nasothimiou, Petros P Sfikakis, Athanasios G Tzioufas
Vascular inflammation in small to large veins and arteries contributes substantially to mortality above that of the general population in Behçet's disease. Recent data verified also the presence of accelerated classical subclinical arterial damage (atheromatosis, arteriosclerosis, arterial hypertrophy) even in patients free of overt vascular complications, and may be complementary to that of vasculitis. Early detection of such vascular damage might provide helpful pathophysiological insight and potentially even guide treatment management...
November 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973844/brief-report-rituximab-for-the-treatment-of-adult-onset-iga-vasculitis-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein
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Federica Maritati, Roberta Fenoglio, Evangeline Pillebout, Giacomo Emmi, Maria L Urban, Rossana Rocco, Maria Nicastro, Monia Incerti, Matteo Goldoni, Giorgio Trivioli, Elena Silvestri, Aladdin J Mohammad, David Jayne, Per Eriksson, Mårten Segelmark, Pavel Novikov, Helen Harris, Dario Roccatello, Augusto Vaglio
OBJECTIVE: Adult-onset IgA vasculitis (Henoch-Schönlein) (IgAV) is a rare systemic vasculitis characterized by IgA1-dominant deposits. The treatment of adult-onset IgAV is controversial and is based on the combination of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressive agents, but many patients have refractory or relapsing disease despite treatment. Rituximab (RTX) is a B cell-depleting antibody of proven efficacy in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis. We undertook this study to test the efficacy and safety of RTX in a multicenter cohort of patients with adult-onset IgAV...
January 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136340/nomenclature-of-cutaneous-vasculitis-dermatologic-addendum-to-the-2012-revised-international-chapel-hill-consensus-conference-nomenclature-of-vasculitides
#13
Cord H Sunderkötter, Bernhard Zelger, Ko-Ron Chen, Luis Requena, Warren Piette, J Andrew Carlson, Jan Dutz, Peter Lamprecht, Alfred Mahr, Elisabeth Aberer, Victoria P Werth, David A Wetter, Seiji Kawana, Raashid Luqmani, Camille Frances, Joseph Jorizzo, J Richard Watts, Dieter Metze, Marzia Caproni, Erkan Alpsoy, Jeffrey P Callen, David Fiorentino, Peter A Merkel, Ronald J Falk, J Charles Jennette
OBJECTIVE: To prepare a dermatologic addendum to the 2012 revised International Chapel Hill Consensus Conference Nomenclature of Vasculitides (CHCC2012) to address vasculitides affecting the skin (D-CHCC). The goal was to standardize the names and definitions for cutaneous vasculitis. METHODS: A nominal group technique with a facilitator was used to reach consensus on the D-CHCC nomenclature, using multiple face-to-face meetings, e-mail discussions, and teleconferences...
February 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126262/relapsing-polychondritis-a-clinical-review-for-rheumatologists
#14
Jack Kingdon, Joseph Roscamp, Shirish Sangle, David D'Cruz
Relapsing polychondritis (RPC) is a rare autoimmune rheumatic disorder that is traditionally classified as a systemic vasculitis. It is characterized by inflammation of cartilage, and typical presenting features include chondritis of the nasal bridge, auricular chondritis, ocular inflammation and involvement of the bronchial tree. Its rarity often leads to considerable delay in establishing a diagnosis and poses a significant management challenge to clinicians, as no conventional guidelines exist. This review summarizes the clinical features of RPC and provides guidance for rheumatologists on making the diagnosis and assessing organ involvement...
November 6, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460064/the-use-of-ultrasound-to-assess-giant-cell-arteritis-review-of-the-current-evidence-and-practical-guide-for-the-rheumatologist
#15
Sara Monti, Alberto Floris, Cristina Ponte, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Andreas P Diamantopoulos, Claudio Pereira, Jennifer Piper, Raashid Luqmani
Colour duplex sonography (CDS) of temporal arteries and large vessels is an emerging diagnostic tool for GCA. CDS can detect wall oedema, known as a halo, throughout the length of the vessel and shows higher sensitivity compared with biopsy. Specificity reaches 100% in case of bilateral halos. A positive compression sign has been demonstrated to be a robust marker with excellent inter-observer agreement. The assessment of other large vessels, particularly the axillary arteries, is recognized to further increase the sensitivity and to reliably represent extra-cranial involvement in other areas...
February 1, 2018: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375833/clinical-assessment-in-takayasu-s-arteritis-major-challenges-and-controversies
#16
REVIEW
Haner Direskeneli
Takayasu's arteritis (TAK) is a rare, chronic, large-vessel vasculitis (LVV) that predominantly affects aorta, its major branches and the pulmonary arteries. Recent controversial issues in the diagnosis, disease assessment and prognosis in TAK are discussed in this review. In recent years, conventional angiography, the standard method for the initial diagnosis, seems to have been replaced by the new imaging modalities, such as MRI and 18F-FDG-PET. Less invasive techniques (CT/MRI) are now suggested first, compared to conventional angiography, and MRI is preferable to CT with less contrast load/radiation...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375834/the-role-of-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-and-follow-up-of-large-vessel-vasculitis-an-update
#17
REVIEW
Giuseppe Germanò, Sara Monti, Cristina Ponte, Niccolo' Possemato, Roberto Caporali, Carlo Salvarani, Pierluigi Macchioni, Nicolò Pipitone
Large-vessel vasculitides comprise giant cell arteritis and Takayasu's arteritis. In both conditions, early changes consist of transmural inflammation of the arterial wall, while later complications include lumen changes, such as stenoses or aneurysms. Colour Doppler sonography has the ability to depict the arterial wall as well as the lumen, and is therefore ideally suited both to diagnose early vasculitis and to monitor patients over time. In this review article, we addressed the following issues: 1) the role of colour Doppler sonography in the diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitis and its common pitfalls; 2) whether colour Doppler sonography can increase the yield of temporal artery biopsy in giant cell arteritis; 3) the role of colour Doppler sonography in monitoring patients with LVV over time; and 4) how colour Doppler sonography performs compared to other imaging techniques...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466806/hcv-unrelated-cryoglobulinaemic-vasculitis-the-results-of-a-prospective-observational-study-by-the-italian-group-for-the-study-of-cryoglobulinaemias-gisc
#18
MULTICENTER STUDY
Massimo Galli, Letizia Oreni, Francesco Saccardo, Laura Castelnovo, Davide Filippini, Piero Marson, Maria Teresa Mascia, Cesare Mazzaro, Laura Origgi, Elena Ossi, Maurizio Pietrogrande, Piero Pioltelli, Luca Quartuccio, Salvatore Scarpato, Salvatore Sollima, Agostino Riva, Paolo Fraticelli, Roberta Zani, Dilia Giuggioli, Marco Sebastiani, Piercarlo Sarzi Puttini, Armando Gabrielli, Anna Linda Zignego, Patrizia Scaini, Clodoveo Ferri, Salvatore De Vita, Giuseppe Monti
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical and laboratory patterns of HCV-unrelated cryoglobulinaemic vasculitis (CV), and the factors influencing its outcome. METHODS: Prospective study of all anti-HCV and HCV-RNA negative patients with CV who have been observed since January 2004 in 17 centres participating in the Italian Group for the Study of Cryoglobulinaemias (GISC). RESULTS: 175 enrolled were followed up for 677 person-years. The associated conditions were primary Sjögren's syndrome (21...
March 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479485/new-insights-into-the-pathogenesis-of-giant-cell-arteritis
#19
REVIEW
Francesco Ciccia, Aroldo Rizzo, Angelo Ferrante, Giuliana Guggino, Stefania Croci, Alberto Cavazza, Carlo Salvarani, Giovanni Triolo
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is an inflammatory chronic disease occurring exclusively in elderly individuals. Until recently, the disease has been considered a unique disease resulting from the interaction in the walls of susceptible arteries, between an unknown infectious agents with local dendritic cells (DCs), activated CD4 T cells and effector macrophages. Recent evidence has shown that this view was too simplistic and has clarified many of the pathogenetic aspects of the disease. Many genetic studies recently published have identified different new genes, including cytokines, adhesion molecules and regulators of innate immunity, as crucial players in the development and progression of GCA...
July 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780080/-how-i-treat-autoimmune-diseases-state-of-the-art-on-the-management-of-rare-rheumatic-diseases-and-anca-associated-systemic-idiopathic-vasculitis
#20
EDITORIAL
Dario Roccatello
This Special Issue of Autoimmunity Reviews constitutes summaries of presentations at the 20th International Meeting on Immunopathology and Orphan Diseases, held in Torino, Italy, 25-28th January 2017. As such, these presentations represent the state of the art on the pathophysiology of autoimmune diseases as well as the most recent insights into the management of these pathologic conditions. The latter includes both the optimal use of established drugs and approaches as well as novel knowledge on the means and consequences of targeted blocking of molecules or cellular mechanisms...
October 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
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