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Yonsei Medical Journal ; : 424-430, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-904264

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Purpose@#To investigate correlations between myositis-specific autoantibodies (MSA) or myositis-associated antibodies (MAA) and clinical features, thereby demonstrating the utility of clinicoserologic classification in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) patients. @*Materials and Methods@#We conducted a multicenter study of 108 adult patients (age ≥18 years) who were diagnosed with IIM by Peter and Bohan criteria or 2004 European Neuromuscular Centre (ENMC) criteria. Clinical data were obtained by medical record review. Immunoblot assay with Euroline strip (EUROIMMUN, Germany) was performed using the sera of dermatomyositis (DM, n=56), polymyositis (PM, n=45), amyopathic DM (n=5), DM sine dermatitis (n=1), and immune mediated necrotizing myopathy (n=1) patients. Patients were classified based on two classifications: 2017 EULAR/ACR and novel clinicoserologic classification. @*Results@#According to 2017 EULAR/ACR criteria, DM and PM were the most and the second most frequent entities. Overlap myositis was the major entity of IIM, and the frequency of PM was significantly lower when applying clinicoserologic classification criteria. Sixty-nine (63.9%) patients had one or more MSA, and 61 (56.5%) patients had one or more MAA. Interstitial lung disease was closely associated with anti-MDA5 and anti-ARS, and DM-specific skin lesions were frequently observed in patients with antiTIF1γ, anti-SRP, and anti-MDA5. @*Conclusion@#The clinicoserologic criteria based on MSA/MAA positivity could reflect more precise clinical features of IIM. Establishment of a laboratory system routinely available to screen for MSA/MAA status will be beneficial to provide precise diagnosis and proper management of IIM patients.

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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-899878

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Background@#Patient-centered management is becoming increasingly important in gout, but there are limited studies exploring patients' perspectives and preferences. We aimed to investigate patients' perspectives and preferences regarding gout and gout management, and their impacts on adherence to urate lowering therapy (ULT). @*Methods@#A paper-based survey was performed in patients with gout seen at the rheumatology outpatient clinics of 16 tertiary hospitals. The survey included questions regarding demographics, comorbidities, gout attacks, current treatment and adherence, and patients' perspectives and preferences regarding gout and gout management. Multivariate regression analysis was performed to determine the factors associated with ULT adherence. @*Results@#Of 809 surveyed patients with gout, 755 (94.5%) were using ULT. Among those using ULT, 89.1% had ≥ 80% adherence to ULT. Majority of the patients knew management strategies to some extent (94.8%), perceived gout as a life-long disease (91.2%), and were making efforts toward practicing at least one lifestyle modification (89.2%). Most patients (71.9%) obtained information about gout management during their clinic visits.Approximately half of the patients (53.6%) preferred managing their disease with both ULT and lifestyle modification, 28.4% preferred ULT only, and 17.4% preferred lifestyle modification only. Adherence was better in patients with older age (odds ratio [OR], 1.03), those with better knowledge of gout management strategies (OR, 3.56), and those who had preference for ULT (OR, 2.07). @*Conclusion@#Patients' perspectives and management preferences had high impacts on adherence to ULT in gout. Consideration of patients' perspectives and preferences is important for achieving the desired clinical outcome in gout.

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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-892174

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Background@#Patient-centered management is becoming increasingly important in gout, but there are limited studies exploring patients' perspectives and preferences. We aimed to investigate patients' perspectives and preferences regarding gout and gout management, and their impacts on adherence to urate lowering therapy (ULT). @*Methods@#A paper-based survey was performed in patients with gout seen at the rheumatology outpatient clinics of 16 tertiary hospitals. The survey included questions regarding demographics, comorbidities, gout attacks, current treatment and adherence, and patients' perspectives and preferences regarding gout and gout management. Multivariate regression analysis was performed to determine the factors associated with ULT adherence. @*Results@#Of 809 surveyed patients with gout, 755 (94.5%) were using ULT. Among those using ULT, 89.1% had ≥ 80% adherence to ULT. Majority of the patients knew management strategies to some extent (94.8%), perceived gout as a life-long disease (91.2%), and were making efforts toward practicing at least one lifestyle modification (89.2%). Most patients (71.9%) obtained information about gout management during their clinic visits.Approximately half of the patients (53.6%) preferred managing their disease with both ULT and lifestyle modification, 28.4% preferred ULT only, and 17.4% preferred lifestyle modification only. Adherence was better in patients with older age (odds ratio [OR], 1.03), those with better knowledge of gout management strategies (OR, 3.56), and those who had preference for ULT (OR, 2.07). @*Conclusion@#Patients' perspectives and management preferences had high impacts on adherence to ULT in gout. Consideration of patients' perspectives and preferences is important for achieving the desired clinical outcome in gout.

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Yonsei Medical Journal ; : 424-430, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-896560

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Purpose@#To investigate correlations between myositis-specific autoantibodies (MSA) or myositis-associated antibodies (MAA) and clinical features, thereby demonstrating the utility of clinicoserologic classification in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM) patients. @*Materials and Methods@#We conducted a multicenter study of 108 adult patients (age ≥18 years) who were diagnosed with IIM by Peter and Bohan criteria or 2004 European Neuromuscular Centre (ENMC) criteria. Clinical data were obtained by medical record review. Immunoblot assay with Euroline strip (EUROIMMUN, Germany) was performed using the sera of dermatomyositis (DM, n=56), polymyositis (PM, n=45), amyopathic DM (n=5), DM sine dermatitis (n=1), and immune mediated necrotizing myopathy (n=1) patients. Patients were classified based on two classifications: 2017 EULAR/ACR and novel clinicoserologic classification. @*Results@#According to 2017 EULAR/ACR criteria, DM and PM were the most and the second most frequent entities. Overlap myositis was the major entity of IIM, and the frequency of PM was significantly lower when applying clinicoserologic classification criteria. Sixty-nine (63.9%) patients had one or more MSA, and 61 (56.5%) patients had one or more MAA. Interstitial lung disease was closely associated with anti-MDA5 and anti-ARS, and DM-specific skin lesions were frequently observed in patients with antiTIF1γ, anti-SRP, and anti-MDA5. @*Conclusion@#The clinicoserologic criteria based on MSA/MAA positivity could reflect more precise clinical features of IIM. Establishment of a laboratory system routinely available to screen for MSA/MAA status will be beneficial to provide precise diagnosis and proper management of IIM patients.

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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-766179

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Dermatomyositis (DM) and polymyositis (PM) are representative idiopathic inflammatory myopathies characterized by symmetric and progressive proximal muscle weakness. Especially, DM is identified by characteristic skin lesions and has many extramuscular manifestations including various cardiac abnormalities, interstitial lung disease, and malignancy. However, involvement of peripheral nervous system in DM/PM is very rare and less known. The term “Neuromyositis” was introduced by Senator in 1893 to describe the concomitant involvement of the peripheral nervous system in DM/PM. Since then, a very few cases of neuromyositis have been reported mainly in the United States and Europe. Therefore, the pathogenetic mechanism and disease progression are unclear. In recent years, a few more cases were reported in Asia, specifically, China and Japan; however, none in Korea. Here, we describe a case of DM-associated neuromyositis in a 42-year-old man in Korea and review previous publications through literature research.


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Adult , Asia , China , Dermatomyositis , Disease Progression , Electromyography , Europe , Humans , Japan , Korea , Lung Diseases, Interstitial , Muscle Weakness , Myositis , Neural Conduction , Peripheral Nervous System , Peripheral Nervous System Diseases , Polymyositis , Skin , United States
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-719462

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the fate of abstracts presented at scientific meetings of the Korean College of Rheumatology (KCR). METHODS: This study examined the abstracts presented at annual meetings of the KCR from 2005 to 2014. Only original studies were selected, excluding case reports. A manual search was conducted using PubMed, KoreaMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase to track the published articles. The abstracts were considered to have been published if the authors, title, study design, and results were the same for a published article. In addition, they were considered published if the author and the study design matched, even if the results of the abstract and the results of the published articles were not identical. RESULTS: A total of 928 abstracts from 2005 to 2014 were analyzed. Of the 928 abstracts, 468 (50.43%) abstracts were published in a peer-reviewed journal and the mean time to publication was 19 months. Of the 468 abstracts, 414 were published in a science citation index extended (SCI[E]) journal, and 54 were published in non-SCI(E) journals. The proportion of SCI(E) articles increased annually. The average impact factor for the SCI(E) journals was 2.93. In subgroup analysis, the abstracts that were awarded the best oral or best poster presentation were more likely to be published as full-length articles with a higher impact factor than the abstracts not awarded. CONCLUSION: Half of the abstracts presented in the KCR annual meetings were published in a peer-reviewed journal. Approximately 90% of the articles were published in a SCI(E) journal.


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Awards and Prizes , Korea , Publications , Rheumatology
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Korean Journal of Medicine ; : 575-581, 2018.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-718857

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Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare disease characterized by marked fibro-inflammatory tissue in the retroperitoneum. Approximately 70% of cases of RPF are idiopathic, while the rest can be secondary to several other causes. The diagnosis is mainly obtained by imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT). However, histological examination should be considered when the clinical manifestations and imaging studies suggest malignancy. In particular, in malignant diseases with retroperitoneal metastases, abnormal collagen plaques are formed from an exuberant desmoplastic response, which may not be distinguishable from RPF on CT scans. Therefore, even if CT suggests RPF, biopsy is essential to identify malignant disease because it typically results in a fatal prognosis. Here, we report a case of metastatic adenocarcinoma of unknown primary site that developed only in the retroperitoneum and was initially diagnosed as RPF based on CT findings.


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Adenocarcinoma , Biopsy , Collagen , Diagnosis , Neoplasm Metastasis , Neoplasms, Unknown Primary , Prognosis , Rare Diseases , Retroperitoneal Fibrosis , Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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Immune Network ; : e39-2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-717673

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Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) plays an important role in trafficking leukocytes and developing immune disorders including autoimmunity. In the synovium of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, increased expression of S1P was reported, and the interaction between S1P and S1P receptor 1 (S1P1) has been suggested to regulate the expression of inflammatory genes and the proliferation of synovial cells. In this study, we investigated the level of S1P1 mRNA expression in the blood leukocytes of RA patients. In contrast to the previous reports, the expression level of this gene was not correlated to their clinical scores, disease durations and ages. However, S1P1 was transcribed at a significantly lower level in the circulating leukocytes of RA patients when compared to age-, and sex-matched healthy controls. Since these data may suggest the participation of S1P1, further studies are needed to determine the role of this receptor in the pathogenesis of RA.


Subject(s)
Arthritis, Rheumatoid , Autoimmunity , Humans , Immune System Diseases , Leukocytes , Receptors, Lysosphingolipid , RNA, Messenger , Synovial Membrane
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-713818

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OBJECTIVE: Coexisting chronic hepatitis C can be problematic when treating rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This study examined the changes in the transaminase and viral load in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-infected RA patients after initiating biologic agents. METHODS: A multicenter retrospective study was conducted at 12 University Hospitals in Korea between November 2014 and November 2015, and 78 RA patients, who met the 2010 American College of Rheumatology and European League Against Rheumatism classification criteria for RA and were concomitantly infected with HCV, were identified. The baseline and longitudinal clinical data, changes in liver function, and viral RNA titers were evaluated. RESULTS: Seventeen (21.8%) patients were treated with biologic agents, including etanercept (n=8), adalimumab (n=8), infliximab (n=2), tocilizumab (n=2), abatacept (n=1), and golimumab (n=1) (median 1.5 patient-years). Four patients experienced marked increases in transaminase during treatment with adalimumab (n=2) and tocilizumab (n=2). Two patients (one using adalimumab, the other using tocilizumab) were treated with anti-viral agents and showed dramatic improvement in both the viral RNA and transaminase. One patient discontinued adalimumab due to the repeated elevated transaminase levels along with a twofold increase in the viral RNA titer, and the transaminase level subsequently normalized. No case of overt viral reactivation was identified. CONCLUSION: The data support that changes in transaminase and/or viral load associated with biologic agents in HCV-infected RA patients are possible. Therefore, the liver function and viral RNA titer should be followed regularly during biologic therapy.


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Abatacept , Adalimumab , Antirheumatic Agents , Arthritis, Rheumatoid , Biological Factors , Biological Therapy , Classification , Etanercept , Hepacivirus , Hepatitis C , Hepatitis C, Chronic , Hepatitis, Chronic , Hospitals, University , Humans , Infliximab , Korea , Liver , Retrospective Studies , Rheumatic Diseases , Rheumatology , RNA, Viral , Viral Load
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-656375

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OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to evaluate the long-term effect of anti-platelet treatment on the radiological progression of collagen-induced arthritis in rats. METHODS: Female Lewis rats with collagen-induced arthritis were divided into three experimental groups: saline, aspirin monotherapy (n = 12), and aspirin–clopidogrel dual therapy (n = 12). Drugs were administered daily and continued up to 70 days after the induction of arthritis. The clinical arthritis index (weight, morphology score, and paw thickness) and radiological scores were evaluated. RESULTS: The clinical arthritis index peaked on day 20, while the radiological scores peaked on day 35. No intergroup difference was observed in the clinical arthritis index throughout the experiment. The aspirin–clopidogrel dual therapy group had a significantly higher mean radiological score than the other groups (p = 0.045) on day 35. Further treatments resulted in significantly improved radiological findings in the aspirin monotherapy and aspirin–clopidogrel dual therapy groups on day 70 but no significant improvement in the saline group. CONCLUSION: Anti-platelet agent treatment improved radiological findings on day 70. These observations emphasize the importance of a future long-term study of the effects of anti-platelet agent treatment on arthritis.


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Animals , Arthritis , Arthritis, Experimental , Aspirin , Female , Humans , Rats
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-121470

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A 53-year-old male was admitted to our hospital for evaluation of the second kidney transplant. A Iliopsoas Bursitis was detected on diagnostic abdominopelvic computed tomography. He had undergone a coronary angiography (CAG) due to chest pain 1 month prior to his visit. At that time, he had experienced pain on his right back and flank for some time. We found no other causes or predisposing factors associated with that problem. Thus, we report on a case of iliopsoas bursitis after CAG.


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Bursitis , Causality , Chest Pain , Coronary Angiography , Humans , Kidney , Kidney Transplantation , Male , Middle Aged
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-80173

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BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc). Early detection and prompt treatment of PAH associated with SSc (SSc-PAH) result in better prognosis. We conducted echocardiographic study to presume the prevalence of PAH in Korean adult SSc patients and to diagnose SSc-PAH in their early stages with right heart catheterization (RHC). METHODS: We performed free of charge echocardiographic study including 37 adult SSc patients at the Chungnam National University Hospital. The possibility of PAH is determined by the estimation of pulmonary arterial pressure by peak tricuspid regurgitation velocity of > 3.0 m/s. Patients with possible PAH were recommended to undergo RHC to confirm the diagnosis. RESULTS: In 37 patients, 8 patients were suspected with PAH. Among them, 6 patients agreed to be examined with RHC, and 4 were confirmed with PAH. The prevalence of possible PAH was 21.6% (8 of 37 patients), and that of confirmed PAH was 10.8% (4 of 37 patients). Four patients who were confirmed with SSc-PAH through RHC have been treated with specific pulmonary vasodilators and maintained stable. CONCLUSION: Eight patients (21.6%) were possible PAH and 4 (10.8%) were diagnosed as SSc-PAH by RHC after the echocardiographic screening study of 37 adult SSc patients.


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Adult , Arterial Pressure , Cardiac Catheterization , Cardiac Catheters , Diagnosis , Echocardiography , Humans , Hypertension , Mass Screening , Mortality , Prevalence , Prognosis , Scleroderma, Systemic , Tricuspid Valve Insufficiency , Vasodilator Agents
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-215898

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OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine and compare the gastrointestinal (GI) risk factors and treatment patterns of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) patients in Korea. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional, observational study on RA and OA patients taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for at least 1 month. A total of 1,896 patients (981 RA patients, 915 OA patients) were recruited from 20 university hospitals. Data were collected through medical records and patient surveys. GI risk factors included age, prolonged (over 3 months) or high-dose use of NSAIDs, alcohol drinking, smoking, use of aspirin, anticoagulants or glucocorticoids, comorbidities, and history of Helicobacter pylori infection or other GI complications. Treatment patterns were classified according to groups using, selective cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 inhibitors+/-gastro-protective agents, non-selective COX-2 inhibitors+proton pump inhibitor, or non-selective COX-2 inhibitors+/-other gastro-protective agents. RESULTS: GI risk factors were highly present in both RA and OA patients. The proportion of prolonged use of NSAIDs, smoking, and glucocorticoid use were higher in RA patients (p<0.001). The proportion of comorbidities and use of aspirin were higher in OA patients (p<0.001). The remaining GI risk factors were present in similar proportions in both groups. Use of selective COX-2 inhibitors or gastro-protective agents was higher in RA patients. CONCLUSION: Prolonged use of NSAIDs and concomitant glucocorticoid use were higher in RA patients, while comorbidities and concomitant aspirin use were predominant in OA patients. These results will provide insights for use in development of future guidelines for proper selection of NSAIDs and effective prevention of GI complications in arthritis patients.


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Alcohol Drinking , Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal , Anticoagulants , Arthritis , Arthritis, Rheumatoid , Aspirin , Comorbidity , Cyclooxygenase 2 Inhibitors , Glucocorticoids , Helicobacter pylori , Hospitals, University , Humans , Korea , Medical Records , Observational Study , Osteoarthritis , Prostaglandin-Endoperoxide Synthases , Risk Factors , Smoke , Smoking
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-72806

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Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a systemic vasculitis which typically occurs in persons over 50 years old. GCA is closely related to polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). A temporal artery biopsy is the gold standard test for the diagnosis of GCA. Recently, there is increasing evidence for the role of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18F-FDG-PET) in diagnosis of vasculitis. Here, we report on a case of a 67-year-old Korean male who was diagnosed with atypical GCA in subclinical stage concomitant with PMR by 18F-FDG-PET. After treatment, abnormal findings of 18F-FDG-PET were improved.


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Aged , Biopsy , Diagnosis , Giant Cell Arteritis , Giant Cells , Humans , Male , Polymyalgia Rheumatica , Positron-Emission Tomography , Systemic Vasculitis , Temporal Arteries , Vasculitis
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Korean Journal of Medicine ; : 746-751, 2015.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-46988

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Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVLBCL) is a rare subtype of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and that progresses rapidly and is usually fatal. Because it usually presents with nonspecific symptoms, such as fever, the early diagnosis of IVLBCL is very difficult and it is often misdiagnosed as another disease. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that affects various organs. The clinical manifestation of SLE ranges from rash and arthritis through anemia and thrombocytopenia to serositis, nephritis, seizures, and psychosis. Thus, it can be easily confused with many other disorders. We report a case of IVLBCL mimicking SLE in the initial diagnosis.


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Anemia , Arthritis , Autoimmune Diseases , B-Lymphocytes , Diagnosis , Early Diagnosis , Exanthema , Fever , Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic , Lymphoma , Lymphoma, B-Cell , Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin , Nephritis , Psychotic Disorders , Seizures , Serositis , Thrombocytopenia
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Yonsei Medical Journal ; : 1354-1358, 2014.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-44330

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PURPOSE: The function of regulatory B lymphocytes is known to be abnormal in inflammatory diseases. However, a recent study indicates that IL-10+ B cells seem to be expanded in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Therefore, the state of IL-10+ B cells in the peripheral blood from RA patients and healthy controls were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: CD19+ cells in peripheral blood mononuclear cells were purified from blood samples of RA patients and age and gender-matched healthy controls, and stimulated with CD40 ligand and CpG for 48 hours. Then, intracellular IL-10 in CD19+ cells was analyzed using flow cytometry. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in the proportion of IL-10+ B cells between 10 RA patients and 10 healthy controls (RA, 0.300+/-0.07 vs. healthy control 0.459+/-0.07, p=0.114). The proportion of induced IL-10+ B cells to total B cells in RA patients was significantly higher than those in controls (RA, 4.44+/-3.44% vs. healthy control 2.44+/-1.64%, p=0.033). However, the proportion of IL-10+ B cells to total B cells correlated negatively with disease activity in RA patients (r=-0.398, p=0.040). Erythrocyte sedimentation rate or C-reactive protein or medication was not associated with the proportion of IL-10+ B cells. CONCLUSION: The proportion of induced IL-10+ B cell increased in RA patients compared to healthy control, however, negatively correlated with disease activity in RA.


Subject(s)
Adult , Aged , Antigens, CD19/metabolism , Arthritis, Rheumatoid/blood , B-Lymphocytes, Regulatory/metabolism , Biomarkers/blood , Female , Humans , Interleukin-10/metabolism , Male , Middle Aged , Severity of Illness Index
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-109419

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A 79-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for shoulder pain. A physical examination revealed a tender right shoulder with limitation of active, and preservation of passive, motion. She had undergone a cerebral angiography with coil embolization two months prior to admission. After the procedure, she was presented with pain in the right upper arm and shoulder. Due to persistent shoulder pain, an MRI of the shoulder was performed, and osteonecrosis of the humeral head was detected. We present a case of osteonecrosis of the humeral head after cerebral angiography.


Subject(s)
Aged , Arm , Cerebral Angiography , Embolization, Therapeutic , Female , Humans , Humeral Head , Magnetic Resonance Imaging , Osteonecrosis , Physical Examination , Shoulder , Shoulder Pain
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Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-217193

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Hypertrophic osteoarthropathy is a syndrome characterized by periosteal new bone formation, arthritis, and clubbing of the fingers and toes. The majority of cases occur secondarily to the conditions associated with pulmonary, cardiac, gastrointestinal disorders or other systemic diseases. There are many cases with malignancy worldwide. We report the first patient who had hypertrophic osteoarthropathy due to metastatic cancer after surgical removal for mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the parotid gland.


Subject(s)
Arthritis , Carcinoma, Mucoepidermoid , Fingers , Humans , Lung , Neoplasm Metastasis , Osteogenesis , Parotid Gland , Toes
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-217192

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Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is an uncommon disorder characterized by bilateral pain and stiffness in the shoulder and pelvic girdles. Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis (GCA) occur in the same patient population and share a common pathogenesis. Giant cell arteritis predominantly affects the cranial arteries and rarely involves the gastrointestinal tract. Moreover, giant cell arteritis has rarely been reported in Asians. Here, we present a case with 62-year-old Asian woman who developed polymyalgia rheumatica with localized vasculitis in the mesenteric arteries.


Subject(s)
Arteries , Asians , Female , Gastrointestinal Tract , Giant Cell Arteritis , Humans , Mesenteric Arteries , Middle Aged , Polymyalgia Rheumatica , Shoulder , Vasculitis
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Korean Journal of Medicine ; : 523-527, 2014.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-192825

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Dermatomyositis (DM) is an autoimmune disease characterized by subacute-onset proximal symmetric muscle weakness, skin abnormalities, and muscle inflammation. Descriptions of DM as a complication of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) are very rare. We report a 50-year-old woman who developed DM associated with cGVHD after allogeneic stem cell transplantation.


Subject(s)
Autoimmune Diseases , Dermatomyositis , Female , Graft vs Host Disease , Humans , Inflammation , Middle Aged , Muscle Weakness , Skin Abnormalities , Stem Cell Transplantation , Stem Cells , Transplantation
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