More Active Lupus Linked to Childhood Events

Title: More Active Lupus Linked to Childhood EventsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/10/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/13/2019 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

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Conclusions: Ocular involvement (mostly uveitis) in juvenile inflammatory arthritis and other pediatric rheumatic diseases varied between 3% and 50% depending on the underlying condition; and was highest in pediatric Bechet’s. In JIA, the highest frequency of uveitis was in oligoarticular JIA; with anterior uveitis being the most frequent type of uveitis. There was variation geographically for uveitis in JIA.
Source: Joint Bone Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Authors: Caraffa A, Gallenga CE, Kritas SK, Ronconi G, Conti P Abstract Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a complex chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease, with rheumatological manifestations, which afflicts mainly women. SLE presents various heterogeneous clinical aspects and different pathogeneses and involves the production of anti- DNA autoantibodies which are deposited as immune complexes in various organs and tissues, provoking inflammation. These diseases cause multiple tissue and organ damage in arthritis, skin lesions, hematologic changes, renal and neurologic disorders, and others (Table I). In SLE,...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
We describe a case of CA-ECM in Portugal in an adult patient with discoid lupus erythematosus under immunomodulatory therapy. A 73-year-old woman was admitted to the emergency department with fever and altered mental status over 48 hours. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis showed 185 leukocytes/μL, including 85% neutrophils, hypoglycorrhachia (less than 5 mg/dL) and elevated protein of 423 mg/dL with positive culture for Escherichia coli. She was treated with ceftriaxone. Imaging studies also demonstrated spondylodiscitis and arthritis. She responded well to antimicrobial therapy and completed the treatment as an outpatient.
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Increased concentrations of extracellular chromatin are observed in cancer, sepsis and inflammatory autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In SLE and RA, extracellular chromatin may behave as a danger-associated molecular pattern (DAMP). Polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) are described as typical pro-inflammatory cells but possess also immunoregulatory properties. They are activated in SLE and RA but surprisingly remain moderately studied in these diseases, and especially the disease-associated stimuli triggering PMN activation are still not completely characterized. PMN ...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
We report this case to raise the importance of clinical alertness for the rare but possibly underdiagnosed disease.
Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Purpose: To evaluate the infection incidence in breast cancer patients whether they have a major autoimmune disease or not.Methods: This retrospective cohort study compared the infection incidence of 174 breast cancer patients with an autoimmune disease, including Sjogren's Syndrome (SS), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), along with 4429 patients without an autoimmune disease, for the period 2000 to 2016. Six-hundred and ninety six, age-, stage-, and diagnosis era-matched patients without any autoimmune disease were analyzed to eliminate the effects of these confounding factors may have on ...
Source: Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
In this study, cytopenia or CBC abnormalities accompanied by elevated LDH values or anemia along with increased ESR were the most common indications for BM aspiration/biopsy. Further prospective studies are needed to determine the indications of BM aspiration/biopsy and establish the parameters that predict abnormal BM results in rheumatology practice.
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
AbstractThe disease burden, risk factors and clinical sequelae of CMV reactivation in patients with rheumatologic conditions is poorly understood. We have described a cohort with underlying rheumatic disease and CMV, and compared a subgroup with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) to controls to identify potential risk factors for CMV reactivation. Adults with rheumatic disease and CMV infection from 2000 –2015 were identified. SLE cases were matched 3:1 with controls based on age, sex and year of admission, and compared. Fourteen patients were included (6 SLE, 4 rheumatoid arthritis, 2 sarcoidosis, 1 psoriatic arthri...
Source: Rheumatology International - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
We report such a patient, who had been diagnosed as having RA seven years before and had suffered an acute ischaemic stroke one year previously and had echocardiographic evidence of LSE found during routine evaluation. However, she tested negative for aPA. PMID: 31180802 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Tropical Doctor - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Tags: Trop Doct Source Type: research
This study aimed to compare the applicability of FRAX for autoimmune disease patients. This retrospective study recruited rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) patients with bone mineral density (BMD) tests. Patients with any osteoporotic fractures were identified. Taiwan-specific FRAX with and without BMD were then calculated. In total, 802 patients (451 RA, 233 SLE and 118 pSS) were enrolled in this study. The cumulative incidences of osteoporotic fractures in the RA, SLE and pSS patients were 43.0%, 29.2% and 33.1%, respectively. For those with a previous o...
Source: Lupus - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Lupus Source Type: research
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