Two novel mutations in ADAMTS13 in a Chinese boy with congenital thrombocytopenic purpura: a case report

Mutations in the ADAMTS13 gene family have been reported to cause congenital thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (cTTP), a rare disease characterized by thrombocytopenia and hemolytic anemia. Nearly 150 causative...
Source: BMC Medical Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research

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Abstract Thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia with thrombocytopenia. In addition to the primary TMA syndromes, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia with thrombocytopenia can be seen in many systemic diseases. Transplant associated TMA (TA-TMA) affects patients following stem cell or solid organ transplant. A 48-year-old male who underwent autologous stem cell transplant for nonsecretory multiple myeloma was admitted to our hospital with worsening anemia, thrombocytopenia, renal dysfunction and hepatosplenomegaly. Initial blood work revealed rare schistocytes and norma...
Source: The American Journal of the Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Am J Med Sci Source Type: research
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare disease characterized by systemic thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) reflected by hemolysis, anemia, thrombocytopenia and systemic organ injury. The optimal ma...
Source: BMC Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
Abstract PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this report is to review recent research findings on APS in children and neonates. RECENT FINDINGS: European evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric APS has recently been published by the SHARE Initiative. Recent studies have shown a high prevalence of non-thrombotic manifestations in children with aPL, domains 4/5 specificity of 'innocent' anti-β2GPI antibodies in infants, and a higher risk for developmental delays and learning disabilities, hence, the need for neurodevelopmental monitoring in children born to mothers with APS. A...
Source: Epilepsy Curr - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Rheumatol Rep Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this report is to review recent research findings on APS in children and neonates.Recent FindingsEuropean evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of pediatric APS has recently been published by the SHARE Initiative. Recent studies have shown a high prevalence of non-thrombotic manifestations in children with aPL, domains 4/5 specificity of ‘innocent’ anti-β2GPI antibodies in infants, and a higher risk for developmental delays and learning disabilities, hence, the need for neurodevelopmental monitoring in children born to mothers with APS. An Intern...
Source: Current Rheumatology Reports - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome is a rare disease entity requiring a high index of suspicion to diagnose. It is a diagnosis of exclusion. Early diagnosis with prompt treatment will render a better outcome. The atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome needs to be considered in all patients with thrombotic microangiopathy.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Discussion Gaucher disease (GD) was first described by Philippe Gaucher in 1882. It was the first lysosomal storage disease (LSD) described and is the comparison prototype for many variations and their treatment. There are about 50 LSD and more well-known ones include Fabry, Niemann-Pick and Pompe diseases. LSDs currently have more than 300 different enzymes or membrane proteins affected which cause central nervous system and visceral disease. Overall the frequency of LSDs in aggregate is 1:3000 – 7000 live births. GD has an estimated prevalence of 1:57,000 – 111,000. It is higher within the Ashkenazi Jewish po...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Mauro Nicola Laforgia Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia Coli (STEC) infections routinely run as a common gastroenteritis, but in many cases they may evolve towards hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS is a rare disease characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenia, and acute renal failure. Gut microorganisms have a fundamental impact on human physiology, because they modulate normal intestinal functions and play a pivotal role in influencing the local and systemic immune responses. Despite surveillance established in many countries and major progresses in the understanding of STEC-HUS mechanism...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
In conclusion, we have confirmed in our cohort of patients, the strong association between FHR1 deficiency and aHUS with anti-FH autoantibodies. Through an innovative approach based on the comparison with “supercontrols” carrying the homozygous CFHR1 deletion, identified by screening a large number of healthy adult subjects, we have documented that patients with anti-FHs aHUS are enriched in complement gene LPVs. This observation indicates that the pathogenesis of anti-FHs aHUS is complex and multiple “hits” are required for its clinical manifestation. We also document that the CFH H3 and the CD46GG...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
IntroductionThe diagnosis of TTP requires thrombocytopenia without an underlying cause and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA)1. TTP is usually confirmed with a low ADAMTS level. However, the turnaround time for an ADAMTS level is several days and treatment for this rare disease cannot be delayed, since it is uniformly fatal if left untreated but highly responsive to plasma exchange therapy. A rapid diagnosis is required and still must be made on clinical findings and peripheral smear morphology. The degree of MAHA that is seen with TTP, though, has not been well defined, or correlated with ADAMTS results. Automated f...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 311. Disorders of Platelet Number or Function Source Type: research
Complement-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), also known as atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) is a rare, hereditary, progressive, life-threatening disorder caused by a disruption in regulation of the alternative pathway of the complement system. Eculizumab, a terminal complement inhibitor, has emerged as a first-line therapy, however data are limited to small case series (Brocklebank et al., 2017). Here, we present a diagnostically challenging case of complement-mediated TMA, who received eculizumab therapy with excellent hematologic response.A 68-year-old female with history of possible Sjogren's syndrome,...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 311. Disorders of Platelet Number or Function Source Type: research
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