Defining Polysaccharide Antibody Deficiency: Measurement of Anti-Pneumococcal Antibodies and Anti- Salmonella typhi Antibodies in a Cohort of Patients with Recurrent Infections

ConclusionThe lack of evidence-based gold standards for the diagnosis of SAD represents a challenge in clinical practice. In our cohort, we confirmed the insufficient correlation between different methods of specific PPV response measurement, and showed that theS. typhi Vi response was not contributive. Caution in the interpretation of results is warranted until more reliable diagnostic methods can be validated.
Source: Journal of Clinical Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research

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Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial diseases (MSMD) is an autosomal recessive primary immunodeficiency caused by defects in the IFN-g axis resulting in increased susceptibility to weakly virulent pathogens. Patients with disorder are vulnerable to infections from non-tuberculous mycobacteria, Salmonella, and other intracellular pathogens.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
Alessandro Poggi1*, Roberto Benelli2, Roberta Venè1, Delfina Costa1, Nicoletta Ferrari1, Francesca Tosetti1 and Maria Raffaella Zocchi3 1Molecular Oncology and Angiogenesis Unit, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy 2Immunology Unit, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genoa, Italy 3Division of Immunology, Transplantation and Infectious Diseases, IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy It is well established that natural killer (NK) cells are involved in both innate and adaptive immunity. Indeed, they can recognize molecules induced at the cell surface by stress signals ...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Ricardo U. Sorensen1,2,3* 1Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA, United States 2Louisiana Primary Immunodeficiency Network, New Orleans, LA, United States 3Honorary Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile In thisopinion manuscript the author postulates that the present definition of Specific Antibody Deficiency (SAD) needs to be revised and expanded. It is presently defined as a syndrome of low IgG antibody responses to purified Streptococcus pneumoniae capsular polysaccharides vaccine...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
This study showed a good safety and tolerability profile of the studied substance (Monteleone et al., 2012). Since TGFβ has been described to induce the profibrogenetic response of fibroblasts, patients were monitored for 6 months with intestinal ultrasonography, not showing signs of intestinal stenosis. Moreover, half of the patients maintained remission during the 6 months follow up period (Zorzi et al., 2012). Afterwards, a randomized, double-blind, phase 2 study was conducted in CD patients with inflammatory lesions in the terminal ileum and/or right colon, with steroid-dependence/resistance, randomized to three ...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusion In Table 1, an overview is presented of the complex roles of AAs described in this review regarding the microbiome-gut-immune-brain axis in ASD. Besides behavioral deficits, people with ASD are characterized by systemic inflammation, gastrointestinal immune-related disturbances and changes in the gut microbiota composition. Moreover, differences in levels of specific AAs in various body compartments, including the intestinal tract, blood, urine and brain have been reported in patients with ASD, as well as in rodent models for ASD. This review described that specific AAs can modulate the intestinal epithelial im...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
In this study we found blocking autophagy led to increased CP growth in both macrophages and mouse embryonic fibroblasts. In vivo, loss of the autophagy elongation component ATG16L1 specifically in myeloid cells led to increased mortality in response to CP infection, characterized by greater numbers of neutrophils and dendritic cells, but no change in the CP burden in the lungs. This was accompanied by an increase in inflammasome-active macrophages and IL-1β production. While induction of autophagy in macrophages led to reduced CP growth in vitro, in vivo treatment with rapamycin led to increased mortality of infected...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
T helper 1 (TH1) and IFN-g are key players in the cell-mediated immune response. Furthermore, IL-12 is an important cytokine that promotes TH1 cell differentiation and mediates its affects through signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4). Mutations in the gene encoding the IL-12 receptor beta1 subunit have been identified in patients with disseminated Salmonella and nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infections or disseminated Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) infection following vaccine administration.
Source: Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: M236 Source Type: research
The patient is a 17-year-old girl referred to our primary immunodeficiency consult service after the diagnosis of a complicated left deltoid abscess due to Salmonella Typhimurium. Three months earlier she had noticed a stiff lesion in the left upper arm similar to an insect sting, which was diagnosed as cellulitis and treated with oral flucloxacillin for 8 days. Two weeks later she presented with fever and a local abscess. The abscess was drained and treated with oral amoxicillin-clavulanic acid.
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Spring is in the air a little earlier this year, but don’t go celebrating just yet. This year’s weather is shattering norms. Washington, D.C., for example, not only had the warmest February on record, but last month’s temps already surpassed the average records for March, too. The situation is similar for a lot of other spots across the country, and that could be bad news when it comes to public health. Experts theorize climate change may be part of the cause of this year’s early spring phenomenon, and warn the overall warming of the planet can have physical and mental health consequences....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion: Going beyond the powerful scientific and economic arguments for urgent action to reduce the burning of fossil fuels is the strong moral imperative to protect our most vulnerable populations. Citation: Perera FP. 2017. Multiple threats to child health from fossil fuel combustion: impacts of air pollution and climate change. Environ Health Perspect 125:141–148; Address correspondence to F.P. Perera, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, 722 West 168th St. ...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Commentaries Children's Health February 2017 Source Type: research
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