184 results match your criteria Dermatologic Manifestations of Hematologic Disease


Cutaneous Manifestations of COVID-19.

Cutis 2021 Feb;107(2):90-94

Ms. Schwartzberg is from the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury. Dr. Lin is from the Department of Dermatology, St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway, New York. Dr. Jorizzo is from the Department of Dermatology, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Weill Cornell Medicine Dermatology, New York, New York.

Patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) present with multisystem signs and symptoms, including dermatologic manifestations. The recent literature has revealed that dermatologic manifestations of COVID-19 often are early onset and provide helpful cues to a timely diagnosis. We compiled the relevant emerging literature regarding the dermatologic manifestations of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) so that physicians can be aware of the various clinical cutaneous presentations in this time of high incidence of COVID-19. Read More

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February 2021

2021 Update on the Clinical Management and Diagnosis of Kawasaki Disease.

Curr Infect Dis Rep 2021 6;23(3). Epub 2021 Feb 6.

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI USA.

Purpose Of Review: Provide an updated review of the clinical management and diagnosis of Kawasaki disease with inclusion of potential diagnostic difficulties with multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Recent Findings: Adjunctive corticosteroid therapy has been shown to reduce the rate of coronary artery dilation in children at high risk for IVIG resistance in multiple Japanese clinical studies (most notably RAISE study group). Additional adjunctive therapies (etanercept, infliximab, cyclosporin) may also provide limited benefit, but data is limited to single studies and subgroups of patients with cardiac abnormalities. Read More

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February 2021

Clinical manifestations and long-term prognosis of Good syndrome: Results from a single-center cohort study from China.

Mod Rheumatol 2021 Feb 4:1-12. Epub 2021 Feb 4.

Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, The Ministry of Education Key Laboratory, Beijing, China.

Objective: To describe clinical features and long-term prognosis in patients with Good syndrome (GS).

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed medical records of GS patients at Peking Union Medical College Hospital from January 2001 to May 2019. Data regarding clinical manifestations and treatments were collected. Read More

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February 2021

Dermatologic Manifestations, Histologic Features and Disease Progression among Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Subtypes: A Prospective Observational Study in Asians.

Dermatol Ther (Heidelb) 2021 Feb 5;11(1):131-147. Epub 2020 Dec 5.

Division of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Introduction: Cutaneous manifestations are central to the primary diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, information on the clinical, histopathologic, and direct immunofluorescence (DIF) features among subtypes of cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE), as well as longitudinal prospective observational study to evaluate the natural history and the progression to SLE, is lacking among Asians. Our objectives are to summarize the differences in the clinical, histopathologic, and DIF characteristics and serological profiles between various subtypes of CLE, and to provide its natural history and the association with disease activity in our Asian population. Read More

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February 2021

Monoclonal gammopathies of clinical significance.

Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program 2020 12;2020(1):380-388

Division of Hematology and Division of Clinical Chemistry, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

"Monoclonal gammopathy of clinical significance" (MGCS) is the term used to describe nonmalignant monoclonal gammopathies causing important disease. MGCS is the differential diagnosis for any patient presenting with what appears to be a monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance but is also experiencing other unexplained symptoms. Broadly, these conditions can be separated into symptoms and signs referable to the nerves, the kidneys, and the skin. Read More

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December 2020

Extra-Gastric Manifestations of Infection.

J Clin Med 2020 Nov 30;9(12). Epub 2020 Nov 30.

Hepatogastroenterology Division, Department of Precision Medicine, University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, via Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy.

() is a Gram-negative flagellated microorganism that has been extensively studied since its first isolation due to its widespread diffusion and association with numerous diseases. While the bacterium is proved to be a causative factor for a number of gastric diseases such as gastritis, gastric adenocarcinoma, and MALT-lymphoma, its role at other gastrointestinal levels and in other systems is being thoroughly studied. In this article, we reviewed the latest published clinical and laboratory studies that investigated associations of with hematologic diseases such as Vitamin B12- and iron-deficiency anemia, primary immune thrombocytopenia, and with a number of dermatologic and ophthalmic diseases. Read More

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November 2020

Skin manifestations of COVID-19 in children: Part 3.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2021 Apr 18;46(3):462-472. Epub 2020 Nov 18.

Department of Dermatology, Dr Vasantrao Pawar Medical College, Nashik, India.

The current COVID-19 pandemic is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The initial recognized symptoms were respiratory, sometimes culminating in severe respiratory distress requiring ventilation, and causing death in a percentage of those infected. As time has passed, other symptoms have been recognized. Read More

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Cutaneous manifestations in pediatric oncology patients.

Pediatr Dermatol 2021 Jan 12;38(1):58-65. Epub 2020 Nov 12.

Dermatology Department, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey.

Background/objectives: Oncology patients present with various skin manifestations related to primary disease and treatments. Although these skin toxicities are well described in adults, studies of pediatric oncology patients are limited. The objective of this study was to evaluate the cutaneous findings in pediatric oncology patients receiving chemotherapy. Read More

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January 2021

Non-respiratory presentations of COVID-19, a clinical review.

Am J Emerg Med 2020 Nov 24;38(11):2444-2454. Epub 2020 Sep 24.

Department of Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, United States. Electronic address:

Introduction: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19) is a highly infectious viral syndrome currently threatening millions of people worldwide. It is widely recognized as a disease of the pulmonary system, presenting with fever, cough, and shortness of breath. However, a number of extrapulmonary manifestations have been described in the literature. Read More

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November 2020

Multisystem Imaging Manifestations of COVID-19, Part 1: Viral Pathogenesis and Pulmonary and Vascular System Complications.

Radiographics 2020 10;40(6):1574-1599

From the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Yale University School of Medicine, 333 Cedar St, PO Box 208042, Room TE-2, New Haven, CT 06520 (M.V.R., A.S.B., A.M.); Department of Radiology, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Northwell Health System, Manhasset, NY (S.R., R.W., C.D., R.D.P., K.C., C.K., J.S.P.); and Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Danbury Radiological Associates, PC, Danbury, Conn (N.C.S.).

Infection with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) results in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which was declared an official pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. The infection has been reported in most countries around the world. As of August 2020, there have been over 21 million cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide, with over 800 000 COVID-19-associated deaths. Read More

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October 2020

Covid-19 pandemic and the skin.

Int J Dermatol 2020 Nov 21;59(11):1312-1319. Epub 2020 Sep 21.

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital "Alexandrovska", Medical University - Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria.

In the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, skin manifestations, if present, were not paid enough attention. Then, the focus moved toward the impact of the prolonged use of personal protective measures in both healthcare workers and patients. In the meantime, attention is increasingly paid to dermatology as a result of the concern for certain groups of dermatologic patients, including those whose condition may worsen by the thorough disinfection measures and those treated with immunosuppressants or immunomodulators. Read More

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November 2020

Monogenic Primary Immunodeficiency Disorder Associated with Common Variable Immunodeficiency and Autoimmunity.

Int Arch Allergy Immunol 2020 2;181(9):706-714. Epub 2020 Jul 2.

Allergy Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Background: Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most frequent primary immunodeficiency disorder mainly characterized by recurrent bacterial infections besides other immunological defects including loss of or dysfunction of B cells and decreased immunoglobulin levels. In this study, our aim is to evaluate clinical, immunological, and molecular data of patients with a primary clinical diagnosis of CVID and autoimmune phenotype with a confirmed genetic diagnosis.

Methods: Among 297 patients with CVID, who were registered in the Iranian Primary Immunodeficiency Registry at Children's Medical Center Hospital in Iran, 83 patients have been genetically examined and 27 patients with autoimmunity and confirmed genetic mutations were selected for analysis. Read More

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February 2021

Cutaneous Manifestations of Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibody-Associated Vasculitis.

Arthritis Rheumatol 2020 10 28;72(10):1741-1747. Epub 2020 Aug 28.

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Objective: Cutaneous manifestations of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), including granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), are poorly characterized. This report describes the dermatologic features of AAV and their association with systemic manifestations of vasculitis.

Methods: A cross-sectional study identifying and comparing the cutaneous manifestations of AAV was performed using data from a large, international, collaborative effort in order to collect comprehensive clinical data on patients with vasculitis. Read More

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October 2020

Eosinophilic Dermatoses: Recognition and Management.

Am J Clin Dermatol 2020 Aug;21(4):525-539

Dermatology Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.

Eosinophilic dermatoses encompass a broad spectrum of diseases of different etiologies hallmarked by eosinophilic infiltration of the skin and/or mucous membranes, with or without associated blood eosinophilia. The wide range of dermatological manifestations of this spectrum, including nodules and plaques, pustules, blisters, ulcers, and urticarial lesions, is reflected in a non-univocal classification system. We identified six groups of eosinophilic dermatoses based on the predominant anatomic level of involvement: (1) epidermal; (2) of the dermal-epidermal junction; (3) dermal; (4) of the hypodermis and muscle fascia; (5) of the pilosebaceous unit; and (6) vascular/perivascular. Read More

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Hepatitis C: Does Successful Treatment Alter the Natural History and Quality of Life?

Gastroenterol Clin North Am 2020 06 29;49(2):301-314. Epub 2020 Mar 29.

Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Henry Ford Hospital, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA; Wayne State University School of Medicine, 42 W Warren Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, USA. Electronic address:

The cure of chronic hepatitis C infection has a major impact on the morbidity and mortality of infected patients. It is now clear that sustained virologic response improves overall survival and significantly reduces the risk of liver failure, fibrosis progression, need of liver transplantation, and incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma. Moreover, hepatitis C eradication improves a broad range of extrahepatic manifestations, such as dermatologic, neoplastic, cardiovascular, and endocrine, and improves quality of life. Read More

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The Prevalence of the Chimeric TNXA/TNXB Gene and Clinical Symptoms of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome with 21-Hydroxylase Deficiency.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2020 07;105(7)

NHC key laboratory of Endocrinology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital; Department of Endocrinology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.

Purpose: Defects in both CYP21A2 and TNXB genes can cause congenital adrenal hyperplasia combined with hypermobility-type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS), which has recently been named CAH-X syndrome. The purpose of this study is to assess the prevalence of the chimeric TNXA/TNXB gene and clinical symptoms in a Chinese cohort with 21-hydroxylase deficiency (21-OHD).

Methods: A total of 424 patients with 21-OHD who were genetically diagnosed were recruited for this study. Read More

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Recurrent sterile abscesses in a case of X-linked neutropenia.

Pediatr Dermatol 2020 Jul 23;37(4):742-744. Epub 2020 Mar 23.

Division of Allergy & Immunology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Cutaneous manifestations are common in monogenic immune disorders, including both infectious and non-infectious etiologies. We report follow-up of a case initially published in Pediatric Dermatology in 2001 of a 13-year-old boy with a history of inflammatory skin lesions and neutropenia who developed neutrophilic dermatoses precipitated by G-CSF. Whole exome sequencing performed at 36 years of age revealed a gain-of-function mutation in the WAS gene, leading to a diagnosis of X-linked neutropenia. Read More

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Dermatologic Manifestations of the 1918-1919 Influenza Pandemic.

Skinmed 2019;17(5):296-297. Epub 2019 Sep 1.

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA;

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Oral mucosal changes associated with primary diseases in other body systems.

Periodontol 2000 2019 06;80(1):28-48

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Systemic diseases may manifest in the oral cavity. This chapter reviews the oral mucosal pathology in blood diseases, gastrohepatic diseases, kidney diseases, immunologic and connective tissue diseases, endocrine diseases, pulmonary diseases, nutritional deficiencies, dermatologic diseases, as well as cancer-associated oral mucosal conditions. The oral mucosa is one of the most commonly affected tissues and may present with unique clinical appearances. Read More

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A Review of the Dermatologic Symptoms of Idiopathic Mast Cell Activation Syndrome

J Drugs Dermatol 2019 Feb;18(2):162-168

Since the first reported cases in 2007, idiopathic mast cell activation syndrome has been increasingly recognized. Understanding of the cutaneous manifestations of this condition is imperative for dermatologists given the substantial clinical heterogeneity in its presentation and high estimated prevalence. A review of PubMed® and SCOPUS® databases was performed in order to investigate the most common dermatologic manifestations of idiopathic mast cell activation syndrome. Read More

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February 2019

Cutaneous manifestations of hematologic malignancies the experience of an Italian dermatology department.

Hematol Oncol 2019 Aug 14;37(3):285-290. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Di.S.Sal. Section of Dermatology, University of Genoa, San Martino Polyclinic Hospital, Genoa, Italy.

In recent years, dermatologic manifestations in oncohematologic patients have become more common. The aim of our study was to determine the incidence and heterogeneity of skin manifestations in patients followed at our Hematology Department. This observational monocentrical study was conducted on 60 patients. Read More

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Dietary Pyrophosphate Modulates Calcification in a Mouse Model of Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum: Implication for Treatment of Patients.

J Invest Dermatol 2019 05 20;139(5):1082-1088. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Electronic address:

Pseudoxanthoma elasticum is a heritable disease caused by ABCC6 deficiency. Patients develop ectopic calcification in skin, eyes, and vascular tissues. ABCC6, primarily found in liver and kidneys, mediates the cellular efflux of ATP, which is rapidly converted into inorganic pyrophosphate (PPi), a potent inhibitor of calcification. Read More

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Uncommon immune-mediated extrahepatic manifestations of HCV infection.

Expert Rev Clin Immunol 2018 12 26;14(12):1089-1099. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

a Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences , "Luigi Vanvitelli" University of Campania , Naples , Italy.

Introduction: Chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has been associated with myriad extrahepatic manifestations, often resulting from aberrant immune responses. Among the most common immune-mediated manifestations of HCV infection, mixed cryoglobulinemia is the best known extra-hepatic complication. Areas covered: Here we review less common extrahepatic manifestations of HCV infection, with ascertained or presumed immune pathogenesis and the role of the new all oral direct-acting antiviral agents. Read More

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December 2018

Angioinvasive fungal infections impacting the skin: Background, epidemiology, and clinical presentation.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2019 Apr 10;80(4):869-880.e5. Epub 2018 Aug 10.

Department of Dermatology and Pathology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Electronic address:

Angioinvasive fungal infections cause significant morbidity and mortality because of their propensity to invade blood vessel walls, resulting in catastrophic tissue ischemia, infarct, and necrosis. While occasionally seen in immunocompetent hosts, opportunistic fungi are emerging in immunosuppressed hosts, including patients with hematologic malignancy, AIDS, organ transplant, and poorly controlled diabetes mellitus. The widespread use of antifungal prophylaxis has led to an "arms race" of emerging fungal resistance patterns. Read More

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Exploring relationships between joint hypermobility and neurodevelopment in children (4-13 years) with hereditary connective tissue disorders and developmental coordination disorder.

Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 2018 09 2;177(6):546-556. Epub 2018 Aug 2.

Division of Medical Genetics, IRCCS-Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, San Giovanni Rotondo, FG, Italy.

Joint hypermobility (JH) is a common, though largely ignored physical trait with increasing clinical reverberations. A few papers suggest a link between JH and selected neurodevelopmental disorders, such as developmental coordination disorder (DCD). JH is also the hallmark of various hereditary connective tissue disorders (HCTDs). Read More

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September 2018

Pattern of Use and Long-Term Safety of Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors: A Decade of Real-World Management of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia.

Clin Drug Investig 2018 Sep;38(9):837-844

Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.

Background And Objectives: First-line treatment of chronic phase (CP) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is based on the first-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) imatinib or the second-generation TKIs dasatinib or nilotinib. Thanks to the efficacy of TKIs, CML has switched from a fatal to a 'chronic' pathology, and data from clinical trials have become insufficient to drive physicians' prescription choices and address long-term treatment outcomes. On the brink of commercialization of generic imatinib, this study aims to evaluate the therapeutic pattern of CP-CML and the occurrence of adverse events (AEs) over a decade of local real clinical practice. Read More

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September 2018

Cutaneous manifestations in Egyptian children with beta-thalassemia major: Relationship with serum ferritin, thyroid profile, and treatment modalities.

Pediatr Dermatol 2018 Sep 26;35(5):639-643. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, and STDs, Faculty of Medicine, Fayoum University, Fayoum, Egypt.

Background: Cutaneous manifestations can be found in many patients with hematologic disorders, including thalassemia.

Methods: Patients with beta-thalassemia major attending the pediatric department of Fayoum University Hospital from April 2016 to October 2016 (n = 100) were compared with controls (n = 100). Both groups underwent detailed history evaluation, clinical examination, and laboratory investigations, including complete blood count, liver and kidney function, serum ferritin, and thyroid profile. Read More

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September 2018

[A rare and atypical cause of scrotal ulcerations].

Pan Afr Med J 2018 30;29:87. Epub 2018 Jan 30.

Service de Dermatologie-Vénéréologie, Hôpital Militaire d'Instruction Mohammed V, Rabat, Maroc.

Salmonelloses are bacterial infections of the faecal peril; they are endemic in some regions of the world. They can colonize almost any organ hematogenously, hence, severe forms may be observed. We report a case of typhoid fever in a 16-year old young adolescent with no medical history, sexually transmitted diseases or sexual intercourses, presenting with necrotic scrotal ulcerations evolving over the past 3 weeks in a context of fever, diarrhoea, weight loss and alteration of the general state. Read More

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Unique causes of esophageal inflammation: a histopathologic perspective.

Ann N Y Acad Sci 2018 12 16;1434(1):219-226. Epub 2018 May 16.

Department of Pathology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.

Gastroenterologists frequently perform endoscopic esophageal mucosal biopsies for pathologic diagnosis in patients experiencing symptoms of esophagitis. The more common causes of esophagitis diagnosed on esophageal mucosal biopsy include reflux esophagitis, eosinophilic esophagitis, and infectious esophagitis caused by Candida albicans, herpes simplex virus, and/or cytomegalovirus. However, there are several causes of esophagitis seen less frequently by pathologists that are very important to recognize. Read More

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December 2018