Association of HLA-B27 and Behcet ’s disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsThere is a significant correlation between HLA-B27 and Behcet ’s Disease, but it was weak. Environmental and genetic factors might determine which the “HLA-B27” alleles manifest Behcet’s disease progression. Future researches is required to perform about what factors can do to positively and separately influence Behcet’s disease.
Authors: Yan D, Liu J, Zhang Y, Yuan W, Xu Y, Shi J, Li C, Wang Y, Peng L, Yang Y, Zhou J, Wu D, Liu Z, Zeng X, Zhang F, Zheng W, Zhao Y Abstract To investigate the clinical features of parenchymal neuro-Behcet's disease (p-NBD), we retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 1009 BD patients admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 2000 to 2016. Forty-two patients (25 males and 17 females) with p-NBD and eighty-four age- and sex-matched BD patients without neurological involvement who were served as controls were enrolled. Neurological onset was concomitant with the onset of BD in six cases (14.3...
AbstractAryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR), a type of transcriptional factor, is widely expressed in immune cells. The activation of AhR signaling pathway depends on its ligands, which exist in environment and can also be produced by metabolism. Normal expressions of AhR and AhR-mediated signaling may be essential for immune responses, and effects of AhR signaling on the development and function of innate and adaptive immune cells have also been revealed in previous studies. Recent studies also indicate that aberrant AhR signaling may be related to autoimmune diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus eryth...
Conclusion: MiR-326 expression rate can be used as a biomarker for prediction of uveitis and severe eye involvement in patients with BD. PMID: 31599663 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractBeh çet’s syndrome (BS) is an autoimmune, rare, and severe multisystemic inflammatory disease characterized by recurrent oral aphthous ulcers, genital ulcers, skin lesions, and both anterior and posterior uveitis; articular, vascular, gastroenteric and neurological involvement may also occur. The mul ti-organ involvement and the wide range of clinical spectrum make the diagnosis of BS challenging. As other systemic chronic diseases, BS can affect all aspects of patients’ life, including sexual dysfunction (SD). So far, SD has been deeply studied among patients affected by many rheumatic diseas es...
CONCLUSIONS: HA20 is a monogenic autoinflammatory disease with highly variable clinical manifestations. This extensive heterogeneity makes it difficult to set a clinical diagnostic criteria, and genetic sequencing is necessary for a definitive diagnosis of HA20. PMID: 31587140 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The recognition of autoimmune encephalitis has highlighted the role of the immune system as a potential target for new-onset neuropsychiatric symptoms. However, many conditions other than autoimmune encephalitis can cause similar clinical presentations, imaging, and paraclinical markers. Given the overlap in these diseases, it is important to be familiar with the broader differential of autoimmune brain diseases and how to develop a more standardized approach to the workup.
CONCLUSIONS: Clinical diagnosis and management of aortic valve patients with arteritis require comprehensive considerations. For aortitis patients with aortic valve surgery, special surgical techniques can be used to reduce the risk of prosthetic valve detachment. PMID: 31596713 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: Immunological factors showing the most significant increase in expression during NBD attacks were primarily associated with innate immunity functions. DEFA1B and NLRP3 can be used as biomarkers for estimation of disease activity in NBD.
Condition: Behcet's Disease Intervention: Drug: Low-dose IL-2 Sponsor: Peking University People's Hospital Not yet recruiting