Visceral leishmaniasis mimicking systemic lupus erythematosus

We present the first case of autochthonous VL mimicking SLE in Santa Catarina in southern Brazil.
Source: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical - Category: Tropical Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 13 November 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Cecilia Nalli, Jessica Galli, Maria Grazia Lazzaroni, Laura Andreoli, Elisa Fazzi, Angela TincaniAbstractAutoimmune diseases often affect young women and this may represent a problem in the family planning. Pregnancies in these patients may carry several complications but nowadays the continue amelioration in treatment and management have greatly improved the pregnancy outcome. The main concern of these women obviously are the short- and long-term outcome of their children. A child born from...
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Publication date: Available online 12 November 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Maria G Tektonidou
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Researchers from two universities in Sao Paolo, Brazil studied the effects of piano instrumental versions of the singer's chart-toppers Hello and Someone Like You, as well as a tune by Enya.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Soccer players who exhibit lower sleep quality or nonrestorative sleep show associations with increased number and severity of musculoskeletal injuries. PMID: 31711034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Int J Sports Physiol Perform Source Type: research
Authors: Li S, Di D, Wu X, Zhang L, Liu R, Huang Q, Pan H, Ye D, Leng R Abstract Recent large-scale genetic association studies have identified that several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on X chromosome are correlated with risk of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in Chinese population. The aim of this study was to estimate association between these loci and clinical features in female patients with SLE. Six SNPs identified in previous studies were genotyped. Odds ratio (OR) was calculated with adjusting for potential confounding factors. A total of 772 SLE patients were included in the final analysis. Th...
Source: Autoimmunity - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Autoimmunity Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: MethodsAuthor(s): Jennifer I. Brown, Brent D.G. Page, Adam FrankelAbstractProtein arginine N-methyltransferases (PRMTs) are a family of 9 enzymes that catalyze mono- or di-methylation of arginine residues using S-adenosyl-L-methionine (SAM). Arginine methylation is an important post-translational modification that can regulate the activity and structure of target proteins. Altered PRMT activity can lead to a variety of health issues including neurodevelopmental disease, autoimmune disorders, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Thus, developing a robust mechanistic ...
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(Lund University) A research team at Lund University in Sweden has found the mechanism that controls the growth of B1-cells in mice. The findings, which may lead to a deeper understanding of certain forms of cancer and autoimmune diseases, was recently published in the journal Science Immunology.
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Authors: Costa A, Pais C, Cerqueira S, Salvador F Abstract Systemic lupus erythematosus is a heterogeneous and unpredictable autoimmune disease which can be complicated to approach and treat. Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and diffuse alveolar hemorrhage are rare disease complications. The authors describe a clinical case of a 32-year-old woman with lupus and fever of unknown origin. From the investigations performed, the myelogram revealed hemophagocytosis and Leishmania parasites, therefore liposomal amphotericin B was then started. In addition to directed therapy, she maintained fever tha...
Source: Acta Medica Portuguesa - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Med Port Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
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