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    Epidemiology and Characteristics of Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease in the African-Descent Population of Martinique, French West Indies.
    Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken) 2016 Dec 21;68(12):1883-1887. Epub 2016 Oct 21.
    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Pierre Zobda Quitman, Fort de France, Martinique.
    Objective: To provide an epidemiologic description of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD), and to describe its relationship with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a population of sub-Saharan origin.

    Methods: Patients were retrospectively included on the basis of lymph node histology compatible with KFD reported in Martinique from 1991 until 2013. In order to describe the characteristics of the disease in a larger cohort, we subsequently included more patients of Afro-Caribbean origin from Guadeloupe and French Guiana. Read More

    Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease: a diagnostic dilemma.
    Int J Dermatol 2016 Oct 21;55(10):1069-75. Epub 2016 May 21.
    Dermatology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration, Newark, NJ, USA.
    Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease is a benign, self-limiting condition characterized by lymphadenopathy and fever. Its diagnosis can be challenging, as the disease must be differentiated from lymphoma and systemic lupus erythematosus. Patients can present with nonspecific cutaneous lesions. Read More

    Anti-RNA polymerase III antibody-associated scleroderma renal crisis in a patient with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis: A case report.
    Mod Rheumatol 2016 Mar 4:1-4. Epub 2016 Mar 4.
    a Nephrology Center, Toranomon Hospital , Japan .
    A 69-year-old Japanese man was presented with hypertensive crisis. Renal histology revealed malignant nephrosclerosis, including an onion skin pattern with fibrinoid necrosis of the small arteries from arterioles up to interlobular arteries. Immunological investigation clarified positive anti-RNA polymerase (RNAP) III antibody, and limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (Lc SSc) was diagnosed by skin biopsy as the underlying disease causing scleroderma renal crisis (SRC). Read More

    Simultaneous development of sarcoidosis and cutaneous vasculitis in a patient with refractory Crohn's disease during infliximab therapy.
    BMC Pulm Med 2016 Feb 11;16:30. Epub 2016 Feb 11.
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryo-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8574, Japan.
    Background: Paradoxical inflammations during anti-TNF-α therapy are defined as adverse effects such as psoriasiform skin lesions, uveitis and sarcoidosis-like granulomas induced by immune reactions, not by infectious agents. Here, we report a very rare case of the simultaneous development of sarcoidosis and cutaneous vasculitis in a patient with refractory Crohn's disease during infliximab therapy and both of which resolved spontaneously without the cessation of infliximab.

    Case Presentation: In September 2000, 23-year old Japanese male was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Read More

    Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease Associated With Subcutaneous Panniculitis-Like T-Cell Lymphoma.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2016 Jun;38(6):e77-80
    *Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; †Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; ‡Division of Hematopathology, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and §Division of Dermatopathology, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
    Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma (SPTL) is a variant of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that can mimic inflammatory panniculitis, particularly lupus erythematosus panniculitis, clinically and histologically. Patients with SPTL generally have a benign course, though SPTL can be complicated by hemophagocytic syndrome, which can negatively impact prognosis. We report a patient with recurrent SPTL and hemophagocytic syndrome accompanied by a necrotizing lymphadenitis consistent with Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease. Read More

    Kikuchi Disease-Like Inflammatory Pattern in Cutaneous Inflammatory Infiltrates Without Lymph Node Involvement: A New Clue for the Diagnosis of Lupus?
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2015 Nov;94(46):e2065
    From the Department of Internal Medicine (L-HT, BG, NL); Department of Dermatology (SI-H-O, PW, OC); Department of Pathology (NO), AP-HP, CHU Henri-Mondor, UPEC University; EA EpiDermE (Epidemiology in Dermatology and Evaluation of Therapeutics), INSERM, CIC 1430 (SI-H-O, PW, OC); INSERM U955 team 9, Créteil (NO); C. Cap Orléans Laboratory, Orléans (LR, JK); and Department of Dermatology, CHG de Dreux, Dreux, France (VP).
    Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a rare and benign disorder that usually occurs in young adults with enlarged lymph nodes containing infiltrate of cytotoxic T cells and nuclear debris. It can be a manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) although the strength of this association has varied among studies. Although specific KFD cutaneous lesions are well described, pure cutaneous lesions have never been reported. Read More

    Kikuchi's disease of the xanthomathous type with cutaneous manifestations.
    An Bras Dermatol 2015 Mar-Apr;90(2):245-7
    Hospital de Braga, Braga, Portugal.
    Kikuchi's disease is a benign, self-limiting disease, whose pathogenesis remains unknown. Patients most often present with cervical lymphadenopathy, sometimes associated with fever and leukopenia. It has been reported that up to 40% of patients with Kikuchi's disease have also cutaneous eruptions, but no specific skin changes have been described. Read More

    Transplanted bone marrow-derived circulating PDGFRα+ cells restore type VII collagen in recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa mouse skin graft.
    J Immunol 2015 Feb 19;194(4):1996-2003. Epub 2015 Jan 19.
    Division of Gene Therapy Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Suita 565-0871, Japan;
    Recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB) is an intractable genetic blistering skin disease in which the epithelial structure easily separates from the underlying dermis because of genetic loss of functional type VII collagen (Col7) in the cutaneous basement membrane zone. Recent studies have demonstrated that allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) ameliorates the skin blistering phenotype of RDEB patients by restoring Col7. However, the exact therapeutic mechanism of BMT in RDEB remains unclear. Read More

    Cutaneous lesions of Kikuchi's disease: evolution of histopathological findings.
    J Dermatol 2014 Aug 9;41(8):736-8. Epub 2014 Jul 9.
    Department of Dermatology, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan.
    We report a 38-year-old male patient who presented with cutaneous lesions mimicking widespread discoid lupus erythematosus with high-grade fever, arthralgia and lymphadenopathy. Additional lymph node and skin biopsies, however, revealed karyorrhectic debris without neutrophils and numerous CD68-positive cells, a characteristic finding of Kikuchi's disease (KD). Comparing skin biopsies on different occasions, we could see different forms of histopathology. Read More

    Persistent pruritic papules and plaques associated with adult-onset Still's disease: report of six cases.
    J Dermatol 2014 May 15;41(5):407-10. Epub 2014 Mar 15.
    Department of Dermatology, Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan.
    Typical skin rash, which appears and disappears along with respective rise and fall of fever, is well-known, and included as one of the major criteria of adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) (Yamaguchi's criteria). In addition, various skin lesions are occasionally observed in association with AOSD. Persistent pruritic eruptions present with some clinical features, such as urticarial erythema, flagellate erythema, erythematous, slightly scaly or crusted papules, and/or plaques on the trunk and extremities. Read More

    Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus onset preceded by Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease.
    Dermatol Pract Concept 2014 Jan 31;4(1):47-9. Epub 2014 Jan 31.
    Pathology Unit, Arcispedale Santa Maria Nuova-IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy.
    Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is an uncommon clinicopathological entity characterized by fever and lymphadenopathy, predominantly involving cervical lymph nodes, accompanied by chills and leukopenia. The diagnosis relies primarily on the presence of typical morphological features in the swelling lymph nodes. KFD can occur as a benign and self-limiting lymphadenopathy, but it can sporadically precede, postdate or coincide with the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Read More

    Mimics of cutaneous lymphoma: report of the 2011 Society for Hematopathology/European Association for Haematopathology workshop.
    Am J Clin Pathol 2013 Apr;139(4):536-51
    AS-255C, UCLA Medical Center, CHS, 10833 LeConte Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA.
    The Society for Hematopathology and European Association for Haematopathology workshop, from October 27 to 29, 2011, in Los Angeles, CA, exhibited many exemplary skin biopsy specimens with interesting inflammatory changes mimicking features of cutaneous lymphoma. This article reviews features observed in cutaneous lymphoid hyperplasia, cutaneous drug reactions, lupus-associated panniculitis, pityriasis lichenoides, hypereosinophilic syndrome, histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, traumatic ulcerative granuloma with stromal eosinophils, and pigmented purpuric dermatosis, as well as a brief review of the pertinent literature and discussion of submitted conference cases. For the pathologist, it is important to be aware of diagnostic pitfalls as well as the limitations of ancillary testing (eg, clonality studies). Read More

    [An atypical presentation of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease].
    Rev Med Interne 2013 Jun 29;34(6):373-6. Epub 2012 Nov 29.
    Service de médecine interne A, hôpital Lariboisière, université Paris Cité-Diderot, AP-HP, 2, rue Ambroise-Paré, 75010 Paris, France.
    Introduction: Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease) is a rare clinical entity characterized by the association of enlarged lymph nodes in the posterior cervical region and fever. The disease is more frequent in young women.

    Case Report: We report a 41-year-old African patient who presented with atypical features of Kikuchi's disease including cutaneous lupus, haemophagocytosis, and lymphocytic meningitis. Read More

    Tuberculous cellulitis in a patient with chronic kidney disease and polymyalgia rheumatica.
    Intern Med 2012 15;51(22):3203-6. Epub 2012 Nov 15.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Mishuku Hospital, Japan.
    An 89-year-old man with advanced renal failure, polymyalgia rheumatica and a past history of tuberculosis was admitted with a high fever. Erythema and swelling appeared in the femoral region. Since the cellulitis failed to respond to antibiotic therapy, a skin biopsy was performed. Read More

    Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease with cutaneous presentation in a patient with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
    Dermatol Online J 2012 Sep 15;18(9). Epub 2012 Sep 15.
    Department of Dermatology, Westmead Hospital, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia.
    We report the case of a 45-year-old female patient previously diagnosed with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus who presented with a one-week history of fever, tender erythematous nodules on her limbs, and palpable lymphadenopathy. Two incisional biopsies showed histiocytic infiltrates with abundant nuclear debris in the dermis and at the dermosubcutaneous junction with absence of neutrophils, characteristic of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD). The dermatologic and dermopathologic details of KFD are very heterogeneous and yet poorly described. Read More

    Cutaneous manifestations associated with adult-onset Still's disease: important diagnostic values.
    Rheumatol Int 2012 Aug 25;32(8):2233-7. Epub 2011 Dec 25.
    Department of Dermatology, Fukushima Medical University, Hikarigaoka 1, Fukushima 960-1295, Japan.
    Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a systemic inflammatory condition, characterized by a high spiking fever, leukocytosis with neutrophilia, arthralgia, and skin rash. Typical skin rash is an evanescent, salmon-pink erythema predominantly involving extremities, which is included as one of the diagnostic criteria; however, recent findings show that not only typical evanescent rash but also various skin lesions are associated with AOSD. The representative characteristic skin lesion among the non-classical skin rash is called persistent pruritic papules and plaques, which presents erythematous, slightly scaly papules with linear configuration on the trunk. Read More

    Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis in the context of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE): Is histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis in SLE associated with skin lesions?
    Lupus 2011 Jul 11;20(8):809-19. Epub 2011 May 11.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Arthritis and Autoimmunity Research Center, Catholic University of Daegu School of Medicine, Daegu, South Korea.
    Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (HNL), or Kikuchi's disease, is a benign and self-limiting lymphadenopathy that typically affects young Asian females. It presents with lymphadenopathy, usually cervical, accompanied by fever, chills and leukopenia. Although the association between systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and HNL is rare, the number of reports of HNL in SLE patients is increasing. Read More

    Exogenous coproporphyrin III production by Corynebacterium aurimucosum and Microbacterium oxydans in erythrasma lesions.
    J Med Microbiol 2011 Jul 10;60(Pt 7):1038-42. Epub 2011 Mar 10.
    Department of Dermatology, Surugadai Nihon University Hospital, 1-8-13 Surugadai, Kanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8309, Japan.
    Erythrasma is a superficial skin disease caused by Gram-positive Corynebacterium species. Coral-red fluorescence under Wood's light, strongly suggestive of erythrasma, can be attributed to the presence of porphyrins. Fractionated porphyrin analysis in erythrasma lesions is yet to be reported. Read More

    Whole-body 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography images before and after chemotherapy for Kaposi sarcoma and highly active antiretrovirus therapy.
    Jpn J Radiol 2010 Dec 30;28(10):759-62. Epub 2010 Dec 30.
    Division of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Radiology, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 162-8655, Japan.
    Kaposi sarcoma is an acquired immunodeficiency syndrome-related disease that mainly involves the skin, gastrointestinal gut, and lungs. Whole-body 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography and computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) scanning is useful for simultaneous detection of multiple lesions of Kaposi sarcoma. We present a 67-year-old man with a history of infection with human immunodeficiency virus who presented with numerous cutaneous lesions. Read More

    Acute right heart failure and achalasia-like syndrome in a patient with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis and primary biliary cirrhosis.
    Intern Med 2010 13;49(16):1779-82. Epub 2010 Aug 13.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Takanoko Hospital, Matsuyama, Japan.
    We report a case of a 63-year-old woman who developed acute right heart failure and an achalasia-like syndrome with limited cutaneous systemic sclerosis (lcSSc) and primary biliary cirrhosis. Intravenous administration of diuretics improved her acute heart failure. Anti-centromere antibodies and anti-mitochondria antibodies were present. Read More

    Overview of common, rare and atypical manifestations of cutaneous lupus erythematosus and histopathological correlates.
    Lupus 2010 Aug;19(9):1050-70
    Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, Dallas, TX, USA.
    The skin is the second most frequently affected organ system in lupus erythematosus. Although only very rarely life threatening--an example is lupus erythematosus-associated toxic epidermal necrolysis--skin disease contributes disproportionally to disease burden in terms of personal and psychosocial wellbeing, vocational disability, and hence in medical and social costs. Since several manifestations are closely associated with the presence and activity of systemic lupus erythematosus, prompt and accurate diagnosis of cutaneous lupus erythematosus is essential. Read More

    A Case of Kikuchi's Disease Presenting with Unique Facial Involvement.
    Ann Dermatol 2010 May 18;22(2):196-8. Epub 2010 May 18.
    Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
    Kikuchi's disease (KD), or histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a rare, self-limited lymphadenopathy, typically in young women, that usually remits spontaneously and does not recur. KD is clinically characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy and a high fever. Extranodal involvement (skin, arthritis, meningitis) rarely occurs. Read More

    Production-scale purification of the recombinant major house dust mite allergen Der f 2 mutant C8/119S.
    J Biosci Bioeng 2010 Nov 12;110(5):597-601. Epub 2010 Jun 12.
    Biologics Development & Production Department, The Chemo-Sero-Therapeutic Research Institute (Kaketsuken), 1314-1 Kyokushikawabe, Kikuchi, Kumamoto 869-1298, Japan.
    A WHO position paper states that allergen immunotherapy is an effective treatment for allergic diseases, and well characterized allergens should be used in immunotherapy. The house dust mite is a major cause of allergic disease. However, the biological activity of the mite extracts currently used cannot be clearly determined, since these extracts contain various impurities. Read More

    The cutaneous lesions of Kikuchi's disease: a comprehensive analysis of 16 cases based on the clinicopathologic, immunohistochemical, and immunofluorescence studies with an emphasis on the differential diagnosis.
    Hum Pathol 2010 Sep;41(9):1245-54
    Department of Pathology, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, 443-721, Korea.
    Kikuchi's disease is a self-limited necrotizing lymphadenitis that is characterized by cervical lymphadenopathy and fever. Although it has been reported that some patients with Kikuchi's disease have cutaneous manifestations, the specific skin changes of patients with Kikuchi's disease have not been fully described. We report here on 16 patients of Kikuchi's disease with cutaneous manifestations. Read More

    Pneumonia due to varicella-zoster virus reinfection in a renal transplant recipient.
    Transplant Proc 2009 Nov;41(9):3959-61
    Department of Surgery, Sendai Shakaihoken Hospital, Sendai, Japan.
    Varicella pneumonia is one of the serious complications of primary varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in adults. A 36-year-old woman with end-stage renal disease underwent renal transplantation from a living donor in 1998, receiving immunosuppressive treatment with cyclosporine, mycophenolate mofetil, and methylprednisolone. She had a history of VZV infection during childhood. Read More

    Augmented cerebral activation by lumbar mechanical stimulus in chronic low back pain patients: an FMRI study.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2009 Oct;34(22):2431-6
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, Fukushima city, Fukushima, Japan.
    Study Design: Cerebral activation by lumbar mechanical stimulus was investigated by functional magnetic resonance imaging in healthy subjects and patients with chronic low back pain (LBP).

    Objectives: To characterize the cerebral substrates of LBP, and to explore a possible pathologic pattern of cerebral activation in chronic LBP patients.

    Summary Of Background Data: The cerebral substrates of LBP have been poorly defined in contrast to those of cutaneous somatic pain. Read More

    Histologic features of cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
    Autoimmun Rev 2009 May 20;8(6):467-73. Epub 2009 Jan 20.
    Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
    Histologic examination of lesions plays a key role in the diagnostics of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (LE). LE has a broad spectrum of histopathological signs, which are related to the stages of the lesions. In addition to the main subtypes of LE, we report on special manifestations like Rowell's-syndrome and Chilblain LE, and give an account of Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis), which may be associated with systemic LE. Read More

    Interface dermatitis in skin lesions of Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease: a histopathological marker of evolution into systemic lupus erythematosus?
    Lupus 2008 Dec;17(12):1127-35
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital Juan Canalejo, La Coruña, Spain.
    Kikuchi's disease (KD) is a self-limiting histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (HNL). Cutaneous manifestations are frequent and usually show histopathological findings similar to those observed in the involved lymph nodes. HNL with superposed histological features to KD has been described in patients with lupus erythematosus (LE), and a group of healthy patients previously reported as having HNL may evolve into LE after several months. Read More

    Case of Sweet's syndrome with extensive necrosis and ulcers accompanied by myelodysplastic syndrome.
    J Nippon Med Sch 2008 Jun;75(3):162-5
    Department of Cutaneous and Mucosal Pathophysiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Sendagi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan.
    A 43-year-old woman presented with a persistent high fever of 39 degrees C and edematous erythema accompanied by pustules on the face, trunk and extremities. Conjunctivitis and nodules were also observed in the right eye. On the basis of the clinical symptoms and histopathological findings. Read More

    Kikuchi's disease: case report and systematic review of cutaneous and histopathologic presentations.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2008 Jul 7;59(1):130-6. Epub 2008 May 7.
    Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin 53715, USA.
    Kikuchi's disease, also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a systemic illness with classic clinical findings of cervical lymphadenopathy and fever. Diagnosis is confirmed by lymph node histology, which reveals paracortical foci of necrosis and a histiocytic infiltrate. Kikuchi's disease has been associated with a number of infections, but no single source has been identified. Read More

    Examination of percutaneous application in a 26-week carcinogenicity test in CB6F1-TG rasH2 mice.
    J Toxicol Sci 2007 Oct;32(4):367-75
    Central Institute for Experimental Animals, Kawasaki, Japan.
    We examined the possibility of expanding applications of rasH2 mice, which are genetically manipulated mice for short-term carcinogenicity tests, to percutaneous application. A 26-week short-term carcinogenicity study was performed on a total of 300 mice including 75 male and female rasH2 mice each, and 75 male and female non-Tg mice each from the same litter as the rasH2 mice divided into untreated group, an ethanol group, a white Vaseline group, an acetone group, and a phorbol 12-myristate 13-acetate (TPA) group. Only shaving of dorsal skin was performed on the untreated mice. Read More

    Clinicopathological study of Kikuchi's disease.
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2007 Jul;50(3):485-8
    Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka.
    Kikuchi's disease (KD) is a necrotizing lymphadenopathy with a self-limiting course commonly affecting young people. We conducted a clinico-pathological study of 20 cases of KD received at our department between July 2000 and December 2003. Our study confirmed that KD commonly involves the cervical lymph nodes of young adults, with a female predominance. Read More

    Adverse antibiotic-induced eruptions associated with epstein barr virus infection and showing Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease-like histology.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2006 Feb;28(1):48-55
    Division of Dermatology, Department of Pathology, Albany Medical College, Albany, New York 12208, USA.
    The antibiotic-induced eruption of infectious mononucleosis is a well-known clinical phenomenon. Latent viral infection with herpesviridae (eg, human herpes virus 6 (HHV-6) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)) is suspected to play a role in the drug hypersensitivity syndrome. The cutaneous pathologic findings have not been reported in the former, and are infrequently reported in the latter entity. Read More

    Terbinafine-induced subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
    Dermatology 2006 ;212(1):59-65
    Department of Dermatology 1, Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, France.
    Background: Nearly 10% of lupus erythematosus (LE) are drug induced. More than 60 different drugs are involved in iatrogenic LE. We report herein 3 cases of terbinafine-induced LE. Read More

    Kikuchi-Fujimoto's necrotizing lymphadenitis in association with discoid lupus erthematosus: a case report.
    J Cutan Med Surg 2004 Nov-Dec;8(6):442-5
    Division of Dermatology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
    Background: Kikuchi-Fujimoto's necrotizing lymphadenitis (KFNL) is a rare, benign, self-limited condition characterized by constitutional symptoms, lymphadenopathy, and skin lesions.

    Objective: We report a case of KFNL in a 43-year-old East Indian woman with a ten-year history of discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) of the scalp and a three-month history of a erythematous plaque on the left nasal bridge, cervical lymphadenopathy, and fever. Skin biopsy samples were taken from the face and lymph node. Read More

    Angiogenic cytokines in serum and cutaneous lesions of patients with polyarteritis nodosa.
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2005 Jul;53(1):57-61
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
    Background: Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) are angiogenic cytokines, that have been reported to elevate serum levels in patients with collagen diseases such as systemic sclerosis and dermatomyositis as well as in those with inflammatory bowel diseases.

    Objective: In this study, the serum levels of bFGF and VEGF were measured by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay in 20 patients with polyarteritis nodosa (PAN; 5 with systemic PAN and 15 with cutaneous PAN) and in 20 control subjects. We also investigated the expression of bFGF and VEGF in cutaneous lesions of patients by using immunohistochemical methods. Read More

    [Pathogenic links between Kikuchi's disease and lupus: a report of three new cases].
    Rev Med Interne 2005 Aug;26(8):651-5
    Service de médecine interne et maladies infectieuses, hôpital Haut-Lévêque, avenue de Magellan, 33604 Pessac, France.
    Introduction: Histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis or Kikuchi-Fujimoto's disease is a rare anatomoclinical entity whose etiology remains unknown. It is mainly reported in young adult female, presenting with cervical lymphadenopathies, fever and asthenia. The diagnosis is based on the histological examination of a lymph node biopsy. Read More

    Functional assessment of pathogenic IgG subclasses in chronic autoimmune urticaria.
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 2005 Apr;115(4):815-21
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425, USA.
    Background: Chronic urticaria is caused by a complement fixing, IgG antibody directed to the alpha-subunit of the IgE receptor, which is present in 35% to 45% of patients. This autoimmune subgroup can be identified by an autologous skin test or histamine release from human basophils or cutaneous mast cells. However, binding assays do not correlate with these functional assays. Read More

    Nadifloxacin, an antiacne quinolone antimicrobial, inhibits the production of proinflammatory cytokines by human peripheral blood mononuclear cells and normal human keratinocytes.
    J Dermatol Sci 2005 Apr;38(1):47-55
    Ako Research Institute, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., 1122-73 Nishihamakita-cho, Ako, Hyogo 678-0207, Japan.
    Background: Acne vulgaris is a chronic inflammatory disease involving colonization of Propionibacterium acnes (P. acnes), activation of neutrophils and lymphocytes. Circumstantial evidence suggests that antigen-independent and -dependent immune responses against P. Read More

    Efalizumab (anti-CD11a)-induced increase in peripheral blood leukocytes in psoriasis patients is preferentially mediated by altered trafficking of memory CD8+ T cells into lesional skin.
    Clin Immunol 2004 Oct;113(1):38-46
    Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, CA, USA.
    Therapeutic administration of efalizumab, a humanized antibody to CD11a, induces a marked but reversible increase of peripheral lymphocytes in psoriasis patients. In this study, 13 patients were treated with 12 weekly subcutaneous doses (2 mg/kg/week) of efalizumab, and all 13 patients had increases in leukocyte counts. This increased white blood cell count was mainly due to a 3- to 4-fold increase in the number of circulating CD3(+) lymphocytes during active treatment. Read More

    Kikuchi's disease (necrotizing lymphadenitis) with cutaneous involvement associated with subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
    Clin Exp Dermatol 2004 May;29(3):240-3
    Department of Dermatology, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain.
    Necrotizing histiocytic lymphadenopathy (Kikuchi's disease) is a rarely observed clinical entity characterized by fever, and solitary or multiple lymphadenopathy predominantly in the posterior cervical region. Kikuchi's disease has been reported to precede, coexist with or follow the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus. In only rare instances has its association with cutaneous lupus erythematosus without systemic involvement been reported. Read More

    Clinicopathologic differences between 22 cases of CD56-negative and CD56-positive subcutaneous panniculitis-like lymphoma in Japan.
    Hum Pathol 2004 Feb;35(2):231-9
    Department of Pathology and Clinical Research Institute, National Kyushu Medical Center, Fukuoka, Japan.
    CD56 is an important marker for prospecting clinicopathologic features of cytotoxic T-cell and natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphomas. We examined 22 cases of subcutaneous panniculitis-like lymphoma and classified these into CD56-positive and CD56-negative groups. The 11 CD56-negative cases were mainly in the younger age group and had systemic subcutaneous nodules without ulceration. Read More

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