Nat Rev Rheumatol 2017 Sep 3;13(9):518-519. Epub 2017 Aug 3.
French Vasculitis Study Group, Referral Center for Rare Systemic and Autoimmune Diseases: Vasculitis and Scleroderma, Hôpital Cochin, APHP, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France.
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Autoimmun Rev 2017 Jan 23;16(1):1-9. Epub 2016 Sep 23.
Hospices civils de Lyon, Hôpital Louis Pradel, Service de pneumologie - centre national de référence des maladies pulmonaire rares, Université de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I, UCBL-INRA-ENVL-EPHE, UMR754, IFR128, Lyon, France.
Objective: To guide nosology and classification of patients with eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) based on phenotype and presence or absence of ANCA.
Methods: Organ manifestations and ANCA status were retrospectively analyzed based on the presence or not of predefined definite vasculitis features or surrogates of vasculitis in patients asthma, eosinophilia, and at least one systemic organ manifestation attributable to systemic disease.
Results: The study population included 157 patients (mean age 49. Read More
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2014 Nov 21;15:388. Epub 2014 Nov 21.
Department of Internal Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke, 3001 12e Avenue, Fleurimont, QC J1H 5N4, Canada.
Background: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis is a complex multisystemic syndrome with heterogeneous presentation. Most often, there is a clinical history of asthma or other atopic conditions, and current presentation generally includes signs of cutaneous or pulmonary involvement. Very few reports described myalgia or weakness as the chief complaint. Read More
Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova 2016 ;116(12. Vyp. 2):30-35
Pavlov First St.-Petersburg State Medical University, St.-Petersburg, Russia; Pavlov First St.-Petersburg State Medical University, St.-Petersburg, Russia.
A brief review of literature is made on the problem of modern classification, diagnosis and treatment of systemic vasculitis. The authors present a clinical case of a 40-YO male, in whom the disease started with focal neurological signs: epileptic seizures, disorder of consciousness, light euphoria, nasolabial fold insufficiency and left upper extremity hypoesthesia. Initial examination revealed upper sagittal sinus together with right lateral sinus thrombosis with forming of bilateral frontal lobe's hemorrhages; development of stable thrombocytopenia and platelet antibodies in blood species as well as hyperhomocysteinemia and a MTHFR gene mutation. Read More
Dermatol Clin 2015 Jul;33(3):475-87
Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India.
Vasculitides are uncommon disorders, characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels resulting either in ischemia or hemorrhage. They are commonly classified as small-, medium-, or large-vessel vasculitides. Antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis is an important group of small-vessel vasculitis. Read More