Red face revisited disorders of hair growth and the pilosebaceous unit
The authors review the recent literature on the diseases of the hair and pilosebaceous unit that may cause a red face. We will discuss the epidemiology, clinics, pathogenesis, and therapy of lichen planopilaris with its variants, discoid lupus erythematosus, folliculitis decalvans, dissecting folliculitis, acne keloidalis nuchae, pseudofolliculitis barbae, tinea capitis, tinea barbae, folliculitis of diverse etiologies and inflammatory follicular keratotic syndromes, ulerythema ophryogenes, atrophoderma vermiculatum, keratosis follicularis spinulosa decalvans, and folliculitis spinulosa decalvans.
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In PracticeAuthor(s): Naiya B. Patel, Lyda Cuervo-Pardo, Timothy L. Tan, Roopal V. Kundu, Sergio E. Chiarella
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2019Source: Veterinary MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Wang Bi, Xiao-Long WangAbstractParvovirus disease is a highly contagious infectious disease in dogs, which is often accompanied by acute hemorrhagic enteritis and other symptoms, and leads to changes in the faecal microbial flora. To explore these changes in the fecal microbial flora in infected dogs, we used real-time PCR to detect the viral copy numbers in dogs diagnosed with the disease, and measured their blood indices, blood coagulation time, serum calcium, phosphorus, and other biochemical indices. We also determined the specie...
CONCLUSION: Thrombophilias are inherited or acquired predispositions to vascular thrombosis and have been associated with thrombosis of the arteriovenous fistula. Patients on hemodialysis with recurrent vascular access thrombosis and presence of thrombophilia should be evaluated about the need for anticoagulant therapy with a vitamin K antagonist. PMID: 31419276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Wang P, Mao YM, Liu LN, Zhao CN, Li XM, Pan HF Abstract A growing body of data suggests that semaphorins are involved in both normal and pathological immune responses, as well as autoimmune pathologies. To investigate the plasma semaphorin 3A (Sema3A) and semaphorin 7A (Sema7A) levels in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients and their correlation with clinical manifestations and laboratory indexes, a two-step method was applied. First, 80 SLE patients and 80 healthy controls were recruited for comparing serum Sema3A and Sema7A concentrations. Second, 40 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and 40 sj&ou...
Prestigious Carol Nachman Prize for Research in Rheumatology Awarded to Ellen Gravallese On May 10, Ellen M. Gravallese, MD, the Myles J. McDonough Chair in Rheumatology and chief of the Division of Rheumatology at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, was awarded the prestigious Carol Nachman Prize for lifetime achievement in rheumatology research in Wiesbaden,... [Read More]
Toll-like receptors play an important role in host defense. TLR-7 recognizes viral ssRNA, but also plays a role in the development of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Genetic ablation of a similar receptor, TLR-9, results in opposite effects, with severe disease and kidney involvement. The mechanism of how this works remains unknown. Anna-Marie Fairhurst, PhD, from... [Read More]
ConclusionsThe combination of platelet-rich plasma plus erbium-YAG laser is superior to either treatment alone for acne scars, with trivial side effects for all treatment modalities.Trial RegistrationClinicalTrials.gov identifier; NCT03933033.
ConclusionThis study provides evidence that hsa_circRNA_001264, hsa_circRNA_104121, and hsa_circRNA_045355 might be biomarkers for pSS, correlate with pSS etiology.Key Points•Many circRNAs were dysregulated in pSS patients.•Differentially expressed circRNAs correlated with pSS clinical, laboratory features.•CircRNAs may be biomarkers for pSS.
Conclusions: A low glycemic load diet did not result in any significant improvement in acne counts.
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2019Source: Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative MedicineAuthor(s): D. Gururaja, Veeraj HegdeAbstractSystemic Lupus erythematosus is the classic prototype of multisystem disease of autoimmune origin. SLE may be associated Vasculitis as an overlap syndrome. In this paper, a patient diagnosed as SLE with Vasculitis, which was managed successfully by Ayurveda treatment was discussed. A 39-year-old female patient came to hospital with complaint of severe pain and burning sensation in both the legs for two months, associated with ulceration and gangrene of toes of both the legs for th...