West Nile virus-associated vasculitis and intracranial hemorrhage
West Nile virus (WNV) is a neurotropic flavivirus and the leading cause of mosquito-borne diseases in North America. In approximately 20% of cases, infection leads to a self-limited febrile illness and, in less than 1%, to a neuroinvasive disease often manifesting as meningoencephalitis with or without acute flaccid paralysis.1 Herein, we report the first case of WNV-associated CNS vasculitis and intracranial hemorrhage, thus expanding the spectrum of WNV infection.
Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: Veterinary Immunology and ImmunopathologyAuthor(s): Tatianna F.S. De Nardo, Paulo H.L. Bertolo, Priscila A. Bernardes, Danísio P. Munari, Gisele F. Machado, Luciana S. Jardim, Pamela R.R. Moreira, Mayara C. Rosolem, Rosemeri O. VasconcelosABSTRACTMacrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pleiotropic cytokine that is produced by many cell types in situations of homeostasis or disease. One of its functions is to act as a proinflammatory molecule. In humans, several studies have shown that MIF levels become elevated in the serum, urine, cerebrospinal flu...
In this study, we established a continuous epithelial cell line, named PT cell, from the pig tonsil. This cell is susceptible to JEV. We determined the growth characteristics, molecular properties, microstructure profiles of PT cell. JEV is easy to enter PT cell which may partly explain the reason of persist infection. We further determined that LMAN2L, a mannose lectin proteins, is the primary viral receptors for JEV entry in PT cell. IFITM3, an cellular surface antiviral factor, is underexpression in PT cell after JEV infection. All these results provide solid evidence that PT cell will promote additional research on JEV...
Conclusions[18F]DPA-714-PET imaging may facilitate the diagnosis and treatment monitoring of PACNS. Further studies are needed to fully understand the potential of TSPO-PET in deciphering the heterogeneity of the disease.
ConclusionComplete microsurgical in bloc resection has been performed. Postoperative course was uneventful.
eacute;ter Kertész Anett Kepner Máté Martina Tamás Süli Zsófia Lanszki Gábor Endre Tóth Anett Kuczmog Balázs Somogyi Ferenc Jakab Gábor Kemenesi The West Nile virus is endemic in multiple European countries and responsible for several epidemics throughout the European region. Its evolution into local or even widespread epidemics is driven by multiple factors from genetic diversification of the virus to environmental conditions. The year of 2018 was characterized by an extraordinary increase in human and animal cases in the Central-Eas...
Conclusions: In this cohort of patients with granulomatosis with polyangiitis and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, both traditional and disease related risk factors were predictive of cardiovascular events. Further prospective studies should elucidate the impact of these and other modifiable risk factors on cardiovascular risk in ANCA-associated vasculitis.