Vasculitis - 2001 National Meeting Reports

Title: Vasculitis - 2001 National Meeting ReportsCategory: Doctor's&Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 11/24/2001 2:59:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 6/13/2018 2:55:10 PM
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

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AbstractHenoch –Schönlein purpura (HSP), the most common childhood vasculitis is characterized by non-thrombocytopenic palpable purpura, arthritis/arthralgia, abdominal pain and renal involvement. Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) are heterogeneous disease spectrum with unclear etiology and include the most common subtypes: functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional abdominal pain and functional constipation. Formerly, FGIDs were known as non-organic disorders; however, recent advances revealed that low-grade inflammation may also play a role. We aimed to clarify whether HSP pre...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
Purpose of review Sarcoidosis is a rare, multisystem granulomatous disease of incompletely understood pathogenesis. Clinically, it shares common features with several systemic and organ-specific autoimmune diseases, although known autoantibodies or useful serologic markers for diagnosis and monitoring of disease activity are lacking. Sarcoidosis can both coexist with or mimic connective tissue diseases or vasculitis. Here, we review possible common etiologic factors between sarcoidosis and autoimmune disease, comparing clinical, laboratory and imaging features. Recent findings Autoimmune diseases may precede or follow...
Source: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: SARCOIDOSIS: Edited by Peter Korsten and Marjolein Drent Source Type: research
​BY AN​UMEHA SINGH, MDA 56-year-old man presented to the ED with shortness of breath and pleural effusions diagnosed by an outside treating physician. The workup included urinalysis, which showed proteinuria, and the exam was consistent with myxedema and pedal edema. He had a history of rheumatoid arthritis, leukocytoclastic vasculitis and Sjögren's syndrome, diabetes, and monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance (MGUS).The patient also had shortness of breath for a month and pleural effusions on outpatient chest x-ray. He had taken Humira, methotrexate (MTX), and steroids, but his arthritis and Sjögren'...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
Patient Presentation A 3.5-year-old female came to clinic with a 2-day history fever up to 101°F. The evening before she had complained of a sore throat but had no rhinorrhea, cough or rash. She was drinking reasonably well and was urinating frequently. She had been to a birthday party where an older child had had strep throat. The past medical history was positive for Kawasaki Disease diagnosed at 17 months of age and treated with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) on day 6 of fever. Her echocardiograms had been negative and she was being appropriately monitored by cardiology. The family history was positive for heart...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
ConclusionSLE was the most frequent cause of ICU admission; infections are the leading causes prompting admission. RDs patients often had multi-organ involvement with a high mortality rate.
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study underlines the relevance of a systematic screening of multimorbidities in chronic inflammatory rheumatic diseases and its feasibility in a 1-day clinic. Spirometry and sleep apnea screening should be added to EULAR points to consider. The long-term impact of such screening needs to be evaluated.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 31 January 2018Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Gabriela Medina, Olga Vera-Lastra, Ana Lilia Peralta-Amaro, María Pilar Jiménez-Arellano, Miguel Angel Saavedra, María Pilar Cruz-Domínguez, Luis J. JaraAbstractMetabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of metabolic and cardiovascular (CV) risk factors including obesity and visceral adiposity, insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and hypertension contributing to CV mortality. The interface between the metabolic and immune systems has been of great interest recently. These interactions are regulated through gene...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Discussion/conclusionHigh fever flares and digestive involvement starting in early childhood seem to be hallmarks of HA20 clinical features. Response to colchicine is unpredictable and biotherapies like anti-TNFα and anti IL1 appear to be treatments of choice, like for other auto-inflammatory diseases. Prospective description of larger cohort of HA20 cases is needed to understand better when this disease must be looked for and how to treat these patients.
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Publication date: June 2018Source: Autoimmunity Reviews, Volume 17, Issue 6Author(s): Milena Tocut, Ronen Brenner, Gisele Zandman-GoddardAbstractThe discovery and approved treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) for a variety of cancers has changed dramatically the morbidity and mortality rates for these patients.Despite the obvious benefits, their use is associated with unique immune-related adverse effects (irAEs), including autoimmune conditions such as: inflammatory arthritis, myositis, vasculitis and Sicca syndrome.The appearance of ICIs-induced autoimmune irAE requires from oncologists and rheumatologists ...
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Although advances in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis have made rheumatoid vasculitis less common than it once was, the complication should retain a secure place in the differential diagnosis. A 45-year-old woman presented to her physician's office with painful leg ulcers. Her medical history included long-term, double seropositive, erosive rheumatoid arthritis, treated latent tuberculosis, type 1 renal tubular acidosis, upper-extremity deep venous thrombosis, and recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Diagnostic Dilemma Source Type: research
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