Disseminated Nocardia farcinica Infection in a Patient with Steroid-dependent Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia: Case Report and Literature Review

We describe a 64-year-old female with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) who was steroid dependent and on cyclosporine immunosuppressive therapy. Nocardia farcinica was recovered from the patient's bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) specimen and several blood cultures.
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - Category: Microbiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

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Abstract Objective: Autoimmune conditions tend to cluster in subjects with Addison's disease (AD) and probably also among their relatives. The aim of the study was to estimate the frequency of the endocrine gland-specific autoantibodies in first-degree relatives of patients with AD. Methods: Autoantibodies were investigated in 113 family members using RIA and ELISA assays. The control group comprised 143 age-matched volunteers. Results: Autoimmune diseases were diagnosed in 38.1% relatives. Hashimoto's thyroiditis was found in 20.3%, Graves' disease in 8.0%, vitiligo and type 1 diabetes in 3.5%, whereas ...
Source: European Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Eur J Endocrinol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: PNH should be considered during differential diagnosis among patients with idiopathic PVT. Small PNH clones can be detected in PVT patients that we cannot clearly determine its relationship with PVT. We need furthermore studies to explore the potential role of this finding. PMID: 32490645 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
We present a case of severe vitD deficiency-osteomalacia after gastric bypass operation for morbid obesity, treated with ergocalciferol intramuscularly. A 45-year-old woman was presented with hip pain and muscle weakness, which led ultimately to immobilization in a wheelchair. Fifteen years ago, she underwent roux-en-Y gastric by-pass for morbid obesity. Occasionally, she was treated with multivitamin supplements. On admission, iron deficiency anaemia, vitD deficiency (25OHD: 3.7 ng/ml) and secondary hyperparathyroidism were revealed. Bone turnover markers (BTM) were elevated. Radiological evaluation demonstrated insuffici...
Source: Journal of Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions - Category: Neurology Tags: J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our observation further confirmed Yasuj district as a human endemic area for fascioliasis in Iran. The study also highlighted the importance of clinical features together with eosinophilia, as key parameters, in the diagnosis of human fascioliasis. Clinicians need to be aware of this disease and should keep in mind fascioliasis when hypereosinophilia present in patients in such endemic areas. PMID: 32489379 [PubMed]
Source: Iranian Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Tags: Iran J Parasitol Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2020Source: Phytochemistry Letters, Volume 38Author(s): Yin Zhang, Jianfeng Shi, Qianqian Fei, Yiping Huang, Fenxia Zhu, Jing Wang, Daoquan Tang, Bin Chen
Source: Phytochemistry Letters - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
VITAMIN B12 aids the body in essential ways yet some people struggle to absorb the vitamin due to an underlying condition called pernicious anaemia. This can raise one's risk of developing B12 deficiency - here are five early warning signs.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ACS Medicinal Chemistry LettersDOI: 10.1021/acsmedchemlett.0c00108
Source: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe extent of this patient ’s light chain deposition disease was thought to be caused by a combination of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, and the interval decrease in lung nodule size after restarting antiretroviral therapy confirms this hypothesis and also highligh ts a potentially unique contribution of the hypergammaglobulinemia to this disease process in patients with human immunodeficiency virus and patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome .
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: This expanded 50-patient cohort of men with extensive prior therapy confirms our earlier report of high response rates, low toxicity, and improved quality of life with 177Lu-PSMA radioligand therapy. On progression, rechallenge 177Lu-PSMA demonstrated higher response rates than other systemic therapies.
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Clinical Source Type: research
AbstractParkinson ’s disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by loss of dopaminergic neurons. Dopaminergic system is interconnected with the hypothalamic–pituitary–thyroid axis. Dopamine (DA) upregulates thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) while downregulating thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH ) and thyroid hormones. Moreover, TRH stimulates DA release. PD is associated with impaired regulation of TSH and thyroid hormones (TH) levels, which in turn associate with severity and different subtypes of PD, while levodopa and bromocriptine treatment can interfere with hypothalamic–pituit...
Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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