Neuro-Beh çet's disease presenting as an isolated progressive cognitive and behavioral syndrome.

We describe a case of Neuro-Behçet's disease characterized by progressive behavioral and cognitive deterioration prevailing over other neurological symptoms, without evident systemic involvement. PMID: 30583716 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurocase - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Neurocase Source Type: research

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Authors: Membrey B, Miranda S, Lévesque H, Cailleux N, Benhamou Y, Armengol G Abstract Giant cell arteritis is the most common primary vasculitis of large-vessel occurring in subjects over 50 years of age. Many imaging techniques has been evaluated to improve the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis. Among these imaging techniques, ultrasound has shown good performances to detect inflammatory involvement of the temporal arteries as well as branches of the aorta. Several publications and recent EULAR recommendations have emhasized the place of this tool in the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis. PMID: 31...
Source: Revue de Medecine Interne - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rev Med Interne Source Type: research
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Source: Immunologic Research - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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Source: Current Rheumatology Reports - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionsOverall, FDG PET has a good diagnostic performance for the detection of active disease in LVV. Future prospective studies, more consistent with the joint procedural recommendations in LVV, are needed to support the use of standardized procedures and reproducible criteria for defining the presence of LVV with FDG PET/CT. Hybrid imaging and novel radiopharmaceuticals, more specific than FDG, are the future of PET in this field.
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Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Autoimmunity ReviewsAuthor(s): Benoit Brilland, Anne-Sophie Garnier, Alain Chevailler, Pascale Jeannin, Jean-François Subra, Jean-François AugustoAbstractAnti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitides (AAVs) are small vessel vasculitides involving predominantly ear-nose-throat, kidneys, lungs and nerves. AAVs are life-threatening diseases, especially in their most severe forms such as necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis (GN) and/or intra-alveolar hemorrhage.Unlike immune complex GN or anti-glomerular basement membrane ...
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
The recommendations are undergoing peer review for publication in 2020, but delegates got a first glimpse here at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting.Medscape Medical News
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Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a rare systemic vasculitis of unknown cause involving the brain and accompanied by prominent eosinophilia. Intracardiac thrombosis is a major cardiac com...
Source: BMC Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to perform a systematic review of the literature on the association ofMycobacterium tuberculosis (MT) infection in patients with TA. The research was conducted using the PUBMED/Medline and LILACS databases including studies published until June 2019 and using the descriptors “takayasu arteritis”, “tuberculosis”, “mycobacterium tuberculosis”, “purified protein derivate” (PPD), “mantoux test”, “quantiferon tb gold”, and “interferon gamma release assay” (IGRA). A total of 113 publications were found, but only 38...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Insights and Images Source Type: research
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Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research
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