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Sato Makito - - 2008
Postmenopausal frontal fibrosing alopecia (PFFA) is a rare alopecia that develops in the frontoparietal scalp of postmenopausal women. Etiology of PFFA is unknown. Most of cases of PFFA have been reported in European and North American countries. Herein, we report a Japanese case of PFFA associated with Sjögren's syndrome. A ...
Voulgarelis Michael - - 2008
Sjögren's syndrome is a chronic inflammatory disease primarily affecting the exocrine glands. Its association with lymphoma is well documented, with salivary extranodal marginal zone lymphomas of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue type being the most common and constituting a major disease complication. These neoplasms are antigen-stimulated B-cell lymphomas characterized by localized ...
Schlattmann P - - 2008
Background: In order to analyze the prevalence of Raynaud's syndrome in diseases such as scleroderma and Sjögren's syndrom - a meta-analysis of published data was performed. Methods: The PubMed data base of the National Library of Medicine was used for studies dealing with Raynaud's syndrome and scleroderma or Raynaud's syndroem ...
Parke Ann L - - 2008
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a systemic disease with a predilection for the exocrine glands. It also is considered to be an autoimmune epitheliitis, and, as the respiratory system is lined throughout with epithelial cells, it should not be surprising that patients who have SS may develop pulmonary disease. This article ...
Koike Kentaro - - 2008
A 49-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with mild proteinuria. Prior to admission, he had been diagnosed as having Sjögren's syndrome in association with primary biliary cirrhosis. Examination of a renal biopsy under light microscopy revealed diffuse and global mesangial cell proliferation and a spike and/or bubbling formation of ...
Mirshahi Ahmad - - 2009
Sjögren-Larsson syndrome (SLS) is a rare autosomal recessive neurocutaneous disorder characterized by the triad of intellectual disability, spastic diplegia or tetraplegia, and congenital ichthyosis with associated ocular features, which include macular glistening dots. Herein, two cases of SLS are presented and their fundus autofluorescence changes, which have not been reported ...
Gálvez José - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: Our objective is to carry out a clinical study of the performance of the preliminary European classification criteria for Sjögren Syndrome and that of the criteria proposed by the American European Consensus Group. METHODS: Eighty-eight patients who had undergone a biopsy of the salivary gland on suspicion that they ...
Stefanidis I - - 2008
Sjögren syndrome (SS) is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of exocrine glands, especially lacrimal and salivary. The immunologic process which occurs in this syndrome is B cell hyperactivity, which results in production of autoantibodies and immune complexes. SS can exist as a primary disorder or in ...
Béjot Y - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: The central nervous system involvement has been reported in 20% of cases of primary Sjogrën's syndrome (SS), a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by a disorder of the exocrine glands secondary to progressive lymphocyte infiltration. Classically described neurological manifestations include sensorimotor deficits, aseptic meningitis or meningoencephalitis, multiple sclerosis-like syndromes and ...
Ou Tsan-Teng - - 2008
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the association of IkBalpha promoter polymorphisms with the development of primary Sjögren's syndrome in Taiwan, 98 patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome and 110 unrelated healthy controls were enrolled in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The IkappaBalpha -881 A/G, IkappaBalpha -826 C/T, IkappaBalpha -550 A/T, IkappaBalpha -519 C/T, ...
Liu, Jingmei
Primary biliary cirrhosis(PBC) is a slowly progressive autoimmune disease of the liver which mainly affects women aged between 35 and 45 years.Prolonged liver inflammation can cause scarring, leading to cirrhosis. Although 50 to 60 percent of patients are asymptomatic at diagnosis, they will develop symptoms later. PBC can be associated ...
Szanto Antonia - - 2008
Presence of autoantibodies to alfa-fodrin was investigated in patients with Sjögren's syndrome (n = 61), Hashimoto thyroiditis (n = 27), Sjögren's syndrome associated with Hashimoto thyroiditis (n = 31) and in healthy persons (n = 77). In each group, level of alfa-fodrin antibodies was higher than in the controls. There ...
Mathews S A - - 2008
Sjögren's syndrome is a common autoimmune rheumatic disease. The most common symptoms of Sjögren's syndrome are extreme tiredness, along with dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca) and dry mouth (xerostomia). Saliva plays an essential role in numerous functions of the mouth. Xerostomia can be caused by medications, chronic diseases like Sjögren's syndrome, ...
Shimizu Mayumi - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of the vascularity in parotid glands in sonographic diagnosis for Sjögren syndrome. STUDY DESIGN: Sonographic images of 72 cases of previously suspected Sjögren syndrome (including 43 actual cases) were analyzed retrospectively for the abnormal vascularity in the parotid gland parenchyma. The relationships between the vascularity ...
Comer D M - - 2008
A 43-year-old woman presented with a sudden onset of hypokalaemic paralysis requiring intubation and ventilatory support. Subsequent biochemical and clinical assessments established a diagnosis of distal renal tubular acidosis (RTA) in association with underlying Sjögren's syndrome as the aetiology of her profound hypokalaemia. Distal RTA is rare, but Sjögren's syndrome ...
Katsikas Georgios A - - 2008
We describe a 62-year-old female with primary Sjögren syndrome and myopathy, severe osteoporosis, and vertebral fractures that were attributed to celiac disease. A year after the diagnosis, she developed a skin nodule on the extensor surface of her right elbow, which was due to an amyloid deposit of AA type. ...
El-Gamal Yehia - - 2008
The rate of reporting of childhood Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) has increased lately because of either increased awareness to the disease or a real increase in incidence. It is defined as one of the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides, but the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody positivity is less reported in pediatric cases. The ...
Rigante Donato - - 2008
The aberrant induction of salivary/lacrimal proteins is considered to be crucial in the pathogenesis of sicca-symptoms related to primary Sjögren syndrome (SS). We report the case of an 11-year-old boy who was admitted to hospital due to recurrent bilateral parotid gland enlargement and keratoconjunctivitis, which were diagnosed as primary SS ...
Sahlin Sven - - 2008
The injection of botulinum toxin into the medial lower eyelid causes a local paralysis of the orbicularis oculi muscle. The paralysis leads to a decreased action of the lacrimal pump and an improved lubrication of the ocular surface. The injection reduces the discomfort in eyes of patients with Sjögren's syndrome.
Lima Isabella - - 2008
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that is characterized by lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine glands, mainly the salivary and lachrymal glands, usually manifesting with xerostomia and xerophthalmia. Around 50% of patients with primary SS develop systemic complications, lymphoma being the most feared of these. The majority of ...
Kobayashi Hideo - - 2008
A 53-year-old woman reported having a persistent cough and bloody sputum. She did not smoke but had received a diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome. Chest CT revealed middle lobe syndrome, bronchiectasis and diffuse centrilobular nodular lesions. Bronchoscopy displayed multiple whitish polypoid lesions protruding from the cartilage rings and tracheobronchopathia osteochondroplastica was ...
Yaguchi Hiroaki - - 2008
OBJECTIVE: This study was to clarify the neuropathological findings of acute encephalomyelopathy with Sjögren's syndrome. METHODS: We examined an autopsied case of acute encephalomyelopathy with Sjögren's syndrome. CASE REPORT: A 40-year-old woman developed acute myelopathy and brainstem dysfunction. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed high-intensity lesions on T2-weighted axial images (T2WI) ...
Weber Juliane - - 2008
Cevimeline is an orally administered muscarinic receptor agonist that is indicated for the treatment of symptoms of dry mouth in patients with Sjogren's syndrome. Several well designed placebo-controlled trials demonstrated that 4-12 weeks' therapy with cevimeline 30 mg three times daily improved symptoms of dry mouth in patients with Sjogren's ...
Teshigawara Katsunobu - - 2008
Sjogren's syndrome can cause many organic changes, but is rarely accompanied by pleuritis. We report a 65-year-old patient with primary Sjogren's syndrome who developed bilateral pleuritis with moderately large effusions. He was diagnosed as having Sjogren's syndrome, based on xerophthalmia, xerostomia, positive results for anti-Sjogren's syndrome (anti-SS-A/SS-B) antibodies, the Schirmer ...
Kinoshita Naoe - - 2008
A 68-year-old Japanese man with Sjögren's syndrome was pointed out to have a nodular shadow in the anterior mediastinum. The tumor was resected under video-assisted thoracoscopy and it was pathologically diagnosed to be thymic mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma. There has been no recurrence for 17 months after surgery. Mucosa-associated ...
Rashtak Shadi - - 2008
Autoimmune diseases present with varied and broad-ranging cutaneous manifestations. Connective tissue disorders have a plethora of skin manifestations such as rheumatoid nodules in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic plaques in psoriatic arthritis, acne and pustulosis in SAPHO syndrome, livedo reticularis and ulceration in antiphospholipid antibody syndrome and xerosis in Sjögren syndrome. Cutaneous ...
Assimakopoulos Stelios F - - 2007
Patients with primary Sjögren syndrome frequently present hematologic abnormalities, consisting mainly of immune cytopenias. Pure red cell aplasia is a very rare complication of primary Sjögren syndrome. This is the first report in the literature describing the development of pure red cell aplasia combined with autoimmune hemolytic anemia in a ...
Giusti Laura - - 2007
In the last few years, a growing interest has arisen in the application of proteomic analysis to rheumatic disease. Sjögren's syndrome is a systemic disease that affects exocrine glands directly, and is therefore expected to influence the composition of the whole human saliva and lachrymal fluid. Therefore, a rising number ...
Fernandes Merle - - 2007
A 21-year-old febrile lady presented to the emergency service with severe lid oedema, conjunctivitis, dry mouth and abdominal skin rash. Over 5 days, she developed silvery scales and pustules on the lids, and generalized pustules on an erythematous base. Multiple focal sterile corneal infiltrates were seen. Haematological investigations and a ...
Migita Kiyoshi - - 2008
Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a hereditary syndrome characterized by recurrent episodes of fever and serositis. In this report, we describe a Japanese patient with FMF and Sjögren's syndrome, in whom acute elevations of transaminase occurred. The histological findings from the liver biopsy specimens demonstrated a nonspecific hepatitis, with liver ...
Laroche Michel - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: Since the results of the ATAC study, women who have undergone surgery for breast cancer and who require adjuvant hormone therapy are often treated with aromatase inhibitors. With these treatments, joint pain is frequent (30% to 40%) and quite often disabling (5% to 10%). Our objective was to investigate ...
Hyon Joon Young - - 2007
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of anti-inflammatory therapy in the management of primary Sjögren syndrome. METHODS: Thirty-eight patients with primary Sjögren syndrome were included in this study. The diagnosis of Sjögren syndrome was made on the basis of the classification criteria of the American-European Consensus Group. Fluorescein staining score, ...
Coaccioli S - - 2007
The Sjogren's syndrome (SS) is an chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease of the exocrine glands as well as of internal apparatus. The therapy of exocrinopathy is represented by parasympathomimetic drugs such as pilocarpine and cevimeline. The therapy of systemic manifestations, actually is represented by the inhibitors of TNF alfa, as well ...
Coha Bozena - - 2007
Relapsing polychondritis is an autoimmune disease that primarily manifests as cartilaginous tissue destruction. However, the immune impairment may also involve noncartilaginous tissues such as kidneys, blood vessels, etc. The disease may occur as a primary disorder or in association with other diseases. The case of a female patient with concurrent ...
Soyfoo M S - - 2007
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by ocular and oral dryness as well as systemic manifestations. The immunopathogenesis of SS is complex with different intricate factors. Because of the delay in the appearance of symptoms and due to ethical issues it is very difficult to study the wide ...
Srinivasan Sathish - - 2007
Sjögren syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder of the exocrine glands with associated lymphocytic infiltration of the affected glands. The exocrinopathy can be encountered alone (primary Sjögren syndrome or in association with other autoimmune disorders, the three most common ones being rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and progressive systemic sclerosis ...
Natsuga Ken - - 2007
Amicrobial pustulosis is a rare clinical entity characterized by a relapsing pustular eruption, primarily involving the skin folds. We describe a case of amicrobial pustulosis associated with autoimmune diseases (APAD). The patient suffered from IgA nephropathy and Sjögren's syndrome. Skin symptoms were alleviated dramatically after corticosteroid pulse therapy and tonsillectomy.
Jonsson Roland - - 2007
Primary Sjögren's syndrome is a complex autoimmune disorder, considered to represent an ideal disease with which to study the mechanisms underlying autoimmunity because its manifestations are both organ specific and systemic in nature. The characteristic histologic finding in target organs is a progressive focal infiltration of mononuclear lymphoid cells, replacing ...
Porola Pauliina - - 2007
Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease affecting the exocrine glands, most typically salivary and lacrimal glands. In Sjögren's syndrome, the acinar cells of these glands are damaged and destroyed, leading to diminished secretion of saliva and tear fluid. Accordingly, the current American-European criteria of Sjögren's syndrome include xerostomia (dry mouth) ...
Williams Pamela H - - 2007
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a complex polygenic autoimmune disorder. A few major genetic effects have been identified. Historically, HLA and non-HLA genetic associations have been reported. Recently, the HLA region continued to reveal association findings. A new susceptibility region has been suggested by a study of a D6S349 microsatellite marker. ...
Adam Alexander C - - 2007
Jo-1 syndrome is an autoimmune disease with autoantibodies against the histidyl tRNA synthetase. Characteristic clinical findings include inflammatory myopathy and interstitial lung disease. We present the first case of a patient with Jo-1 syndrome (positive Jo-1 autoantibodies, myositis, interstitial alveolitis) who developed Hodgkin's lymphoma of nodular-sclerosing type. Thus, patients with ...
Civilibal Mahmut - - 2007
Primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) is an uncommon disease in childhood. Childhood pSS might have different clinical manifestations than adult pSS. We describe a 13-year-old girl with multiple episodes of bilateral parotid swelling lasting 2 years. Her history included severe arthralgia, local edema, and purpura episodes since 9 years of age. ...
Pournaras J-A C - - 2007
BACKGROUND: Neuro-ophthalmic findings are uncommon in the setting of Sjögren syndrome. We report the case of a patient with bilateral, sequential optic neuropathy as the initial manifestation of Sjögren syndrome. HISTORY AND SIGNS: A 38-year-old male presented with sudden painless visual loss in his left eye in May 2005. Fundus ...
Yurtseven Nuran - - 2007
OBJECTIVE: To compare oral sugar clearance, salivary flow rate, buffer capacity, salivary counts of mutans streptococci and lactobacilli in whole saliva, and root caries in subjects with secondary Sjögren syndrome with those of healthy subjects. METHOD AND MATERIALS: Twenty subjects with secondary Sjögren syndrome and 20 healthy subjects (age 30 ...
Wilson C - - 2007
We report the first case of Sjögren's syndrome causing gross lacrimal gland swelling and secondary hypoglobus and uncharacteristically absent sicca syndrome. Histopathological diagnosis of the excision biopsy of the orbital lobe of the gland confirmed a mixed T and B cell infiltrate of the gland with no lymphomatous transformation. The ...
Fox Philip C - - 2007
Autoimmune diseases include a diverse group of over 80 conditions. Sjögren's syndrome is the second most common autoimmune rheumatic disease, with an estimated prevalence in the United States of 2-4 million persons. There are prominent and consistent oral and dental findings in Sjögren's syndrome related to the autoimmune-mediated loss of ...
Daridon Capucine - - 2007
Analysis of salivary glands of patients with primary Sjögren's syndrome has yielded conflicting results with respect to T helper (Th)1/Th2 polarization. This balance might parallel the progress of the local lesions. B-cells are now taking center stage in this disease. They can also be primed to differentiate into two cytokine-production ...
Konstantinidis I - - 2007
The presence of multiple calculi in the major salivary glands is an uncommon finding. Sjögren's syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by lymphocyte-mediated destruction of the exocrine glands. The case is presented of a 49-year-old female with Sjogren's syndrome found to have bilateral multiple sialolithiasis in the parenchyma of ...
Miyachi Kiyomitsu - - 2007
IP(3)R2 and IP(3)R3 double knock-out mice present with exocrine dysfunctions such as secretion deficits of saliva and pancreatic juice. Therefore, we investigated whether the presence of antibodies to IP(3)Rs could be found in patients with Sjögren's syndrome, and the location of the epitopes. Subjects included 35 primary Sjögren's syndrome, 39 ...
Gökçay Figen - - 2007
This report presents a patient with Devics neuromyelitis optica associated with primary Sjögrens syndrome. Her first attack was right-sided optic neuritis at age 10 years. Attacks involving both optic nerves and medulla spinalis were recorded during the ensuing years. The diagnosis of Sjögrens syndrome could not be made until the ...
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