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Arch. argent. pediatr ; 120(1): e43-e48, feb 2022. tab, ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, BINACIS | ID: biblio-1353825

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La encefalitis por anticuerpos contra el receptor N-metilD-aspartato es un proceso inmunomediado en el que autoanticuerpos se dirigen contra la subunidad GluN1 del receptor de glutamato del sistema nervioso central. Se caracteriza por la aparición aguda o subaguda de síntomas psiquiátricos, como confusión, pérdida de la memoria a corto plazo, cambios de conducta, catatonía, seguidos por manifestaciones neurológicas, tales como convulsiones, alteraciones del movimiento, disfunciones autonómicas, coma y depresión respiratoria. Es grave y potencialmente mortal. Su asociación con teratoma de ovario como síndrome paraneoplásico fue descrita en mujeres jóvenes. En la población pediátrica, es mucho menos frecuente y se reporta en comunicaciones de 1 o 2 pacientes y en series de pocos casos. Se presenta una paciente de 13 años con encefalitis paraneoplásica por anticuerpos contra el receptor N-metil-Daspartato, secundaria a un teratoma ovárico maduro.


The encephalitis due to antibodies against the N-methylD-aspartate receptor is a process immune-mediated in which antibodies are directed against the GluN1 subunit of the glutamate receptor in the central nervous system. It is characterized by an acute or subacute onset of psychiatric symptoms such as confusion, short-term memory loss, behavioral changes, catatonia followed by neurological manifestations such as seizures, movement disturbances, autonomic dysfunctions, coma, and respiratory depression. It is serious and life threatening. Its association with ovarian teratoma as a paraneoplastic syndrome was described in youngwomen. In the pediatric population it is much less frequent and is reported in publications of one or two patients and in series of few cases. We present a 13-year-old patient with encephalitis paraneoplastic due to antibodies against the N-methyl-Daspartate receptor, secondary to a mature ovarian teratoma.


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Humans , Female , Adolescent , Ovarian Neoplasms/complications , Ovarian Neoplasms/diagnosis , Teratoma/complications , Teratoma/diagnosis , Encephalitis , Autoantibodies , Receptors, N-Methyl-D-Aspartate
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An. bras. dermatol ; 96(5): 581-590, Sept.-Oct. 2021. tab, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1345152

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Abstract Autoimmune bullous dermatoses are a heterogeneous group of diseases with autoantibodies against structural skin proteins. Although the occurrence of autoimmune bullous dermatoses during pregnancy is low, this topic deserves attention, since the immunological and hormonal alterations that occur during this period can produce alterations during the expected course of these dermatoses. The authors review the several aspects of autoimmune bullous dermatoses that affect pregnant women, including the therapeutic approach during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Gestational pemphigoid, a pregnancy-specific bullous disease, was not studied in this review.


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Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Autoimmune Diseases/epidemiology , Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous/therapy , Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous/epidemiology , Pemphigoid, Bullous , Skin , Autoantibodies
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Medicina (B.Aires) ; 81(4): 652-655, ago. 2021. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1346521

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Resumen La hemofilia adquirida A es un desorden hemorrágico inusual de origen autoinmune que resulta en la formación de autoanticuerpos dirigidos contra el factor VIII de la coagulación. Estos autoanticuer pos pueden actuar neutralizando parcial o completamente la activación o función del factor, o también pueden acelerar su eliminación de la circulación. La incidencia mundial de la enfermedad es de 1.5 casos por millón de habitantes por año. En cerca del 50% de los pacientes se puede detectar una enfermedad subyacente que se presume responsable de la producción de los autoanticuerpos. Se presenta el caso de un varón con hemofilia adquirida A, en contexto de adenocarcinoma de la ampolla de Vater.


Abstract Acquired hemophilia A is an unusual bleeding disorder of autoimmune origin resulting in the formation of autoantibodies directed against coagulation factor VIII. These autoantibodies can act by partially or completely neutralizing the activation or function of the factor, or they can also accelerate its elimination from the circulation. The global incidence of the disease is 1.5 cases per million inhabitants per year. In nearly 50% of cases, an underlying disease that is presumed responsible to produce autoantibodies can be detected. We report a case with acquired hemophilia A, in a patient with Vater's ampulla adenocarcinoma.


Subject(s)
Humans , Ampulla of Vater , Adenocarcinoma/complications , Adenocarcinoma/diagnosis , Common Bile Duct Neoplasms , Hemophilia A/complications , Hemophilia A/diagnosis , Autoantibodies
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Arq. gastroenterol ; 58(2): 164-167, Apr.-June 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1285334

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ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Celiac disease (CD) is an immune-mediated systemic disorder elicited by the ingestion of gluten. The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) guidelines published in 2012 suggested a no-biopsy pathway (NBP) for symptomatic children with IgA tissue transglutaminase (TGA-IgA) ≥10x upper limit of normal (ULN). Biopsy confirmation remained mandatory for other cases. OBJECTIVE: This retrospective case note study was aimed at evaluating the adherence to the ESPGHAN 2012 guidelines for diagnosing CD in our unit. METHODS: Forty-three cases with positive TGA-IgA were identified by a laboratory database search from January 2013 to December 2019. 6 of 43 patients were not referred for a confirmation of CD diagnosis. Data was collected on the diagnostic pathways followed, and appropriateness of adherence was compared with the existing ESPGHAN guidelines. RESULTS: A total of 37 cases were included with 35 children diagnosed with CD. 29/35 (83%) were diagnosed via the NBP;15/29 (52%) children did not meet all the criteria required for NBP, but were diagnosed and managed as having CD. 20/35 (57%) children were diagnosed with CD in adherence to the 2012 guidelines. CONCLUSION: The recommended diagnostic guidelines were frequently not implemented; adherence to the guidelines may improve following regular educational sessions. The revised 2020 ESPGHAN guidelines which exclude HLA-DQ2/DQ8 testing would address the issue of diagnosis for the 10/15 NBP cases (with TGA-IgA >10xULN) in our study who did not have HLA testing and were therefore non-adherent to the 2012 diagnostic guidelines. NBP, with the reduced need for endoscopy may be beneficial in resource limited settings.


RESUMO CONTEXTO: A doença celíaca (DC) é uma doença sistêmica imuno-mediada provocada pela ingestão de glúten. As diretrizes da Sociedade Europeia de Gastroenterologia Pediátrica, Hepatologia e Nutrição (ESPGHAN) publicadas em 2012 sugeriram uma via sem biópsia (VSB) para crianças sintomáticas com transglutaminase de tecido IgA (TGA-IgA) ≥10x limite superior do normal (LSN). A confirmação da biópsia permaneceu obrigatória para outros casos. OBJETIVO: Este estudo retrospectivo de dados de caso teve como objetivo avaliar a adesão às diretrizes da ESPGHAN 2012 para o diagnóstico de DC em nossa unidade. MÉTODOS: Quarenta e três casos com TGA-IgA positivo foram identificados por uma pesquisa laboratorial de banco de dados de janeiro de 2013 a dezembro de 2019. Seis de 43 pacientes não foram encaminhados para confirmação do diagnóstico de DC. Os dados foram coletados nas vias diagnósticas seguidas, e a adequação da adesão foi comparada com as diretrizes ESPGHAN existentes. RESULTADOS: Foram incluídos 37 casos com 35 crianças diagnosticadas com DC. Foram diagnosticados 29 (83%) de 35 VSB; 15 (52%) de 29 crianças não atenderam a todos os critérios exigidos para a VSB, mas foram diagnosticadas e gerenciadas como tendo DC. Vinte (57%) em 35 foram diagnosticadas com DC em adesão às diretrizes de 2012. CONCLUSÃO: As diretrizes diagnósticas recomendadas não foram frequentemente implementadas; a adesão às diretrizes pode melhorar após sessões educativas regulares. As diretrizes revisadas ESPGHAN de 2020 que excluem os testes HLA-DQ2/DQ8 abordariam a questão do diagnóstico para 10 em 15 casos VSB (com TGA-IgA >10x LSN) em nosso estudo os quais não fizeram testes de HLA e, portanto, não aderiram às diretrizes de diagnóstico de 2012. A VSB, com a necessidade reduzida de endoscopia, pode ser benéfica em configurações limitadas de recursos.


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Humans , Child , Celiac Disease/diagnosis , Gastroenterology , Autoantibodies , Biopsy , Transglutaminases , Retrospective Studies , Glutens
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Arq. gastroenterol ; 58(2): 214-216, Apr.-June 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1285320

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ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Celiac disease (CD) is an autoimmune disease characterized by immune reaction mostly to wheat gluten. The diagnosis is based on clinical, serological and histological findings in patients ingesting gluten. Cases that the clinical profile indicates CD and the autoantibodies are negative bring so a dilemma for the professional, as the risk of missed the diagnosis or a delay at the same. OBJECTIVE: To show the importance of correct diagnosis of cases with seronegative celiac disease (SNCD). METHODS: Ten cases of SNCD Brazilian patients were retrospectively studied (2013 to 2019). Data of clinical complaints, autoantibodies, IgA serum levels, histological findings and HLA-DQ2/DQ-8 were compiled. Dual-X densitometry, delay at diagnosis, previous autoimmune diseases and family history of CD were also checked. RESULTS: All SNCD patients presented clinical symptoms of CD, with confirmed diagnosis by histological findings of the duodenal mucosa and HLA-DQ2 and/or HLA-DQ8 positivity. All patients had normal IgA levels and negative autoantibodies (IgA-anti-transglutaminase and anti-endomysial). Dual-X densitometry detected osteopenia in two women and osteoporosis in two males, all with low levels of vitamin D. Delay diagnostic ranged from 1 to 19 years. Familiar occurrence of CD was reported in 40% of the cases. After one year of gluten-free diet, eight patients refer improve of symptoms, while duodenal biopsies, done in five cases, showed histological improvement. CONCLUSION: Patients who demonstrate the clinical profile of celiac disease with negative serology and normal levels of IgA, especially those who have family members with celiac disease, should be submitted to duodenal biopsies to look for histological findings.


RESUMO CONTEXTO: A doença celíaca (DC) é uma doença autoimune caracterizada por reação imune principalmente ao glúten do trigo. O diagnóstico é baseado em achados clínicos, sorológicos e histológicos em pacientes que ingerem glúten. Casos em que o perfil clínico indica DC e os autoanticorpos são negativos trazem um dilema para o profissional, como o risco de não realizar ou atrasar o diagnóstico da DC. OBJETIVO: Mostrar a importância do diagnóstico correto de casos com doença celíaca soronegativa (DCSN). MÉTODOS: Dez casos de pacientes brasileiros com DCSN foram estudados retrospectivamente (2013 a 2019). Foram compilados dados de queixas clínicas, autoanticorpos, níveis séricos de IgA, achados histológicos e HLA-DQ2 / DQ-8. Densitometria, atraso no diagnóstico, doenças autoimunes prévias e histórico familiar de DC também foram verificados. RESULTADOS: Todos os pacientes com DCSN apresentaram sintomas clínicos de DC, com diagnóstico confirmado por achados histológicos da mucosa duodenal e positividade para HLA-DQ2 e/ou HLA-DQ8. Todos os pacientes apresentavam níveis normais de IgA e autoanticorpos negativos (IgA-anti-transglutaminase e anti-endomisial). A densitometria detectou osteopenia em duas mulheres e osteoporose em dois homens, todos com baixos níveis de vitamina D. O atraso no diagnóstico variou de 1 a 19 anos. A ocorrência familiar de DC foi relatada em 40% dos casos. Após 1 ano de dieta isenta em glúten, oito pacientes referem melhora dos sintomas, enquanto as biópsias duodenais, realizadas em cinco casos, mostraram melhora histológica. CONCLUSÃO: Pacientes que apresentam quadro clínico de doença celíaca com sorologia negativa e níveis normais de IgA, principalmente aqueles que possuem familiares com doença celíaca, devem ser submetidos à biópsia duodenal para pesquisa de achados histológicos.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Celiac Disease/diagnosis , Autoantibodies , Transglutaminases , Retrospective Studies , Diet, Gluten-Free , Glutens
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Adv Rheumatol ; 61: 12, 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1152748

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Abstract Background: To assess the prevalence and clinical relevance of anti-Jo-1 autoantibodies in a representative sample of patients with definite dermatomyositis (DM). Methods: This retrospective cohort study took place from 2005 to 2020 and assessed 118 adult patients from a tertiary center who were diagnosed with definite DM. A commercial kit was used to detect anti-Jo-1 autoantibodies. Results: The presence of anti-Jo-1 autoantibodies was observed in 10 out of 118 (8.5%) patients with definite DM. The following variables were comparable between individuals with and without anti-Jo-1 autoantibodies: age at diagnosis, sex, ethnicity, disease duration, follow-up period, recurrence rate, complete clinical response, death rate, and cancer incidence. There was no difference in clinical features between groups, except for an increased prevalence of "mechanic's hands," joint involvement, and lung disease, as well as a reduced occurrence of skin findings in patients positive for anti-Jo-1 autoantibodies. No anti-Jo-1-positive patients went into remission; they required greater use of glucocorticoids and immunosuppressive drugs. Conclusions: Anti-Jo-1 positivity was found in 8.5% of patients with definite DM. This autoantibody was associated with an antisynthetase syndrome phenotype and might predict clinical outcomes in patients with definite DM.(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Adult , Autoantibodies/analysis , Dermatomyositis/physiopathology , Histidine-tRNA Ligase/blood , Retrospective Studies , Cohort Studies , Muscular Diseases/physiopathology
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Clinics ; 76: e2228, 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1153999

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OBJECTIVES: To determine the frequency of the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (ANCA), antiproteinase-3 and antimyeloperoxidase, in primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) with or without inflammatory bowel disease (IBD+ or IBD-) and in different types of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). Additionally, to verify the agreement between ANCA patterns by indirect immunofluorescence and their antigenic specificities by ELISA. METHODS: For this study, 249 patients were enrolled (42 PSC/IBD+; 33 PSC/IBD-; 31 AIH type-1; 30 AIH type-2; 31 AIH type-3; 52 primary biliary cirrhosis; 30 healthy controls) whose serum samples were tested for ANCA autoantibodies. RESULTS: There were fewer female subjects in the PSC/IBD- group (p=0.034). Atypical perinuclear-ANCA was detected more frequently in PSC/IBD+ patients than in PSC/IBD- patients (p=0.005), and was significantly more frequent in type-1 (p<0.001) and type-3 AIH (p=0.012) than in type-2 AIH. Proteinase-3-ANCA was detected in 25 samples (only one with cytoplasmic-ANCA pattern), and more frequently in PSC/IBD+ than in PSC/IBD- patients (p=0.025). Myeloperoxidase-ANCA was identified in eight samples (none with the perinuclear-ANCA pattern). Among the 62 reactive samples for atypical perinuclear-ANCA, 13 had antigenic specific reactions for proteinase-3 and myeloperoxidase. CONCLUSIONS: PSC/IBD+ differed from PSC/IBD- in terms of sex and proteinase 3-ANCA and atypical perinuclear-ANCA reactivity, the latter of which was more frequently detected in type-1 and type-3 AIH than in type-2 AIH. There was no agreement between ANCA patterns and antigenic specificities in IBD and autoimmune liver diseases, which reinforces the need for proteinase-3 and myeloperoxidase antibody testing.


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Humans , Male , Female , Cholangitis, Sclerosing , Hepatitis, Autoimmune , Autoantibodies , Fluorescent Antibody Technique, Indirect , Antibodies, Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic
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Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922392

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Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM) is an autoimmune disease manifesting as proximal muscle weakness and skin rash and can involve multiple systems and visceral organs. Myositis-specific autoantibodies (MSAs) are highly associated with various complications and prognosis in JDM. Patients with anti-Mi-2 antibodies tend to have good prognosis and typical clinical symptoms. Patients with anti-MDA5 antibodies often have diffuse interstitial lung disease and skin ulcer, with mild symptoms of myositis. Patients with anti-NXP2 antibodies often have calcinosis, and such antibodies are associated with gastrointestinal bleeding and perforation. Patients with anti-TIF1-γ antibodies have diffuse and refractory skin lesions. Anti-SAE antibodies are rarely detected in children, with few reports of such cases. This article reviews the features of clinical phenotypes in JDM children with these five types of MSAs, so as to provide a basis for the clinical treatment and follow-up management of children with JDM.


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Autoantibodies , Dermatomyositis , Humans , Lung Diseases, Interstitial/etiology , Myositis , Prognosis
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1935-1939, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-922227

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OBJECTIVE@#To analyze the causes of positive irregular antibody screening test and incompatibility of cross matching in one patient with autoimmune hemolytic anemia complicated with neonatal hemolytic disease, and to accurately identify the type of antibodies in patients, and to select a reasonable strategy for blood transfusion.@*METHODS@#One children was enrolled, blood group positive and reverse typing, Rh typing, direct anti-human globulin test, free test, dispersal test and cross matching test were carried out by test tube method and microcolumn gel card; irregular antibodies were identified by the reaction of DTT treatment and untreated panel cells with patients' plasma.@*RESULTS@#The blood group of the patient was RhD positive B and irregular antibody screening positive, while the blood group of the mother was RhD positive O and irregular anti-screening negative, the result showed that the anti-LW detected in the plasma of the patient was autoantibody and ABO neonatal hemolytic disease (ABO-HDN) was present. Both O type RhD positive washing RBCs and B type RhD negative RBCs were transfused effectively.@*CONCLUSION@#Irregular antibodies in patients are anti-LW antibodies, and transfusion of homotype RhD negative suspended erythrocytes after the exclusion of ABO-HDN shows a better effect.


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Anemia, Hemolytic, Autoimmune , Autoantibodies , Blood Group Incompatibility , Blood Transfusion , Erythroblastosis, Fetal , Humans
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Chinese Journal of Biotechnology ; (12): 4075-4082, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921488

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The rapid screening of tumor markers is a challenging task for early diagnosis of cancer. This study aims to use highly sensitive chemiluminescent protein microarray technology to efficiently screen a variety of low abundance tumor related markers. A new material, termed integrated polydimethylsiloxane modified silica gel (iPDMS), was obtained by adding a surface polymerization initiator with olefin end to the conventional polydimethylsiloxane, and fixing into the three-dimensional structure of polydimethylsiloxane by thermal crosslinking through silicon hydrogen bonding. In order to make the iPDMS material resistant to non-specific protein adsorption, a poly(OEGMA) polymer brush was synthesized by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization at the active initiation site. Finally, 20 tumor-related antigens were printed into the specific areas of the microarray by high-throughput spray printing technology, and assembled into 48-well detection microtiterplates of the iPDMS microarray. It was found the VEGFR and VEGF121 autoantibodies that obtained from 8 common tumors (breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, gastric cancer, liver cancer, leukemia, lymphoma and ovarian cancer) can be used as potential tumor markers. The chemiluminescence labeled iPDMS protein microarray can be used for the screening of tumor autoantibodies at early stage.


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Adsorption , Autoantibodies , Dimethylpolysiloxanes , Protein Array Analysis , Silica Gel , Surface Properties
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Chinese Medical Journal ; (24): 2985-2991, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-921244

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BACKGROUND@#The scale assessment was helpful in predicting the presence of antibodies to autoimmune encephalitis. This study aimed to evaluate the application of antibody prevalence in Chinese patients with epilepsy and encephalopathy (APE2-CHN) and response to immunotherapy in Chinese patients with epilepsy and encephalopathy (RITE2-CHN) for patients with different neuronal surface antibodies.@*METHODS@#A total of 1365 patients with epileptic seizures as the prominent feature in Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, from June 2016 to June 2020 were enrolled in our study. Of these, 915 patients with epilepsy of unknown etiology whose serum and/or cerebrospinal fluid samples were examined for autoimmune antibodies were selected. All patients were scored with antibody prevalence in patients with epilepsy and encephalopathy (APE2), response to immunotherapy with epilepsy and encephalopathy (RITE2), APE2-CHN, and RITE2-CHN scores.@*RESULTS@#Of the 915 patients, 191 patients were positive for neural-surface specific antibodies (115 N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) Ab, 47 leucine-rich glioma-inactivated protein 1 (LGI1) Ab, 8 contactin-associated protein 2 (CASPR2) Ab, 4 AMPA2R-Ab, and 11 GABAR-B-Ab; 3 CASPR2-Ab and LGI1-Ab, 2 NMDAR-Ab and CASPR2-Ab, and 1 NMDAR-Ab and myelin-oligodendrocyte glycoprotein [MOG] Ab). The sensitivity and specificity of APE2 ≥4 in predicting the presence of neural-surface specific antibodies in our study were 74.35% and 81.77%, respectively, and the sensitivity and specificity of APE2-CHN ≥4 were 75.92% and 84.53%, respectively. Eight cases had an APE2 score <4 and APE2-CHN score ≥5; all these patients had memory decline as the prominent manifestation. We divided the patients into six groups according to the different antibodies. APE2-CHN scores showed higher sensitivity for the prediction of NMDAR-Ab, but lower sensitivity for LGI1-Ab. A total of 187/191 (97.91%) patients received immunotherapy and 142/191 (74.35%) patients benefited from the treatments. The patients who were positive for LGI1-Ab with RITE2-CHN ≥8 responded well to immunotherapy.@*CONCLUSIONS@#APE2-CHN had the highest value for predicting the positivity of NMDAR-Ab and RITE2-CHN evaluated the response of immunotherapy for anti-LGI1 encephalitis appropriately. However, RITE2 and RITE2-CHN do not appear to be good predictors of immunotherapy outcomes for patients with specific neuronal-surface antibodies and high APE2-CHN scores are often indicative of a poor response to immunotherapy.


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Autoantibodies , China , Epilepsy/therapy , Humans , Immunotherapy , Prevalence , Seizures
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878715

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Objective To investigate the clinical manifestations,diagnosis,treatment,and laboratory examination characteristics of 8 pemphigus patients with high titers of anti-desmoglein antibodies in remission. Methods A retrospective study was conducted for the pemphigus patients diagnosed and treated in the department of dermatology from January 2013 to September 2020.The patients should have the serum anti-desmoglein antibodies ≥150 U/ml in remission or the antibody levels dropped less than 20%(calculated based on the maximum detection limit of 150 U/ml)of their initial ones detected before treatment,and the clinical and laboratory data of patients eligible for the inclusion criteria were collected. Results Among the 134 pemphigus patients with available follow-up data during this period,a total of 8 patients met the criteria,with the follow-up period of 21-85 months and the remission duration of 18-70 months.They all received less than or equal to 10 mg/d prednisone and had high titers of anti-desmoglein antibodies.At their first visit,the number of patients with positive anti-desmoglein 1/desmoglein 3 antibodies was 7.Two patients still had high titers of anti-desmoglein 1 antibodies 19 months and 21 months after they achieved remission,and 5 patients had high titers of anti-desmoglein 3 antibodies in 18-70 months.There was one patient showing high titers of both antibodies,especially for anti-desmoglein 1 antibodies.This patient relapsed after 19 months' remission while other patients were still in clinical remission. Conclusions Some pemphigus patients showed persistent high titers of anti-desmoglein antibodies in remission.Anti-desmoglein 3 antibodies were more common to keep positive,while high titer of anti-desmoglein 1 antibodies was less observed.The high titer of anti-desmoglein 1 antibodies had a correlation with recurrence.For the pemphigus patients with long-term clinical remission but high antibody titer,the dosages of corticosteroids should be adjusted carefully according to their actual clinical manifestations and the positive antibody type.For the patients with high titer of anti-desmoglein 1 antibodies,the dosage reduction of corticosteroids should be appropriately slower.


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Autoantibodies , Drug Therapy, Combination , Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay , Humans , Pemphigus/drug therapy , Recurrence , Retrospective Studies
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-878714

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Objective To investigate the clinical features of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders(NMOSD)with connective tissue diseases(CTD). Methods Clinical data of 16 NMOSD-CTD patients and 54 NMOSD patients admitted to the Second Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University from January 2015 to February 2020 were collected.The initial symptom,intracranial lesion,spinal cord lesion,laboratory examination and treatment response were compared between the two groups. Results The incidence of Sjögren's syndrome(SS)was the highest(10/16,62.5%)in NMOSD-CTD group.The NMOSD-CTD group had significantly higher positive rate of aquaporin-4 immunoglobulin G(AQP4-IgG)in serum or cerebrospinal fluid(100% vs. 70.2%,P=0.009),higher positive rates of serum anti-nuclear antibodies,anti Sjögren's syndrome A antibodies and anti-Ro52 autoantibodies(P0.05).Conclusions NMOSD is often complicated with CTD,and SS is the most common one.The positive rate of serum or cerebrospinal AQP4-IgG and the seropositivity of several other autoantibodies in NMOSD-CTD patients were higher than those in NMOSD patients.Neurological impairment in NMOSD-CTD patients were severer,which should arouse attention of clinicians.


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Aquaporin 4 , Autoantibodies , Connective Tissue Diseases/epidemiology , Humans , Immunoglobulin G , Neuromyelitis Optica/epidemiology
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1325-1329, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888560

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OBJECTIVE@#To explore the clinical application of screening cell combination method in the prediction of red blood cell alloantibody, so as to provide basis for clinical diagnosis.@*METHODS@#From October 2018 to April 2020, 9 680 samples were screened with automatic blood group instrument, 79 patients with positive alloantibodies were identified by 4 sets of screening cells from different manufacturers (referred to as combined method). At the same time, cell panel Panocell-16 was used for comparative analysis. Meanwhile, the combined method was also used to identify the antibodies of 20 samples from National Center for Clinical Laboratories external quality assessment (EQA) in China and 12 samples from WHO EQA.@*RESULTS@#The 79 alloantibodies included anti-Mia antibody (7 cases), anti-M antibody (13 cases), anti-Le@*CONCLUSION@#The combined method can identify the alloantibodies of red blood cells in Chinese population. The screening cells can be used for screening of irregular antibodies without wasting reagents at the same time.


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Autoantibodies , Blood Group Antigens , China , Erythrocytes , Humans , Isoantibodies
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Journal of Experimental Hematology ; (6): 1301-1307, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888556

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OBJECTIVE@#To understand the characteristics of patients with mimicking specificity autoantibodies through the analysis of the causes of autoantibodies, specificity of antibodies, strategy of blood transfusion, effect of transfusion and distribution of antibodies in China and abroad.@*METHODS@#A total of 23 patients who applied for blood in our hospital from January 2017 to June 2019 were identified as mimicking specificity autoantibodies by antibody identification or absorption-elution test. The causes of mimicking specificity autoantibodies, antibody specificity, blood transfusion strategy and blood transfusion effect were analyzed. The relevant articles on antibodies published in China and abroad were summarized and sorted out, and the distribution of antibodies was analyzed.@*RESULTS@#All the 23 patients with mimicking specificity autoantibodies were Rh blood group system antibodies, of which mimicking anti-Ce autoantibodies were the most common (34.8%), followed by mimicking anti-e autoantibodies (26.1%), mimicking anti-D autoantibodies (21.7%), mimicking anti-C autoantibodies (8.7%) and mimicking anti-E autoantibodies (8.7%). Except for 2 cases with suspected history of blood transfusion, the other 21 cases had a history of blood transfusion / pregnancy. The most common cause of mimicking autoantibodies was drug, followed by infection and autoimmune diseases. The hemoglobin (Hb) of pretransfusion in the blood transfusion group was (48.4±23.9) g/L, which was significantly lower than (86.0±38.9) g/L in the non-transfusion group (P<0.01). Except for 2 cases who could not evaluate the effect of blood transfusion, the effective rate of transfusion was 100%. According to the retrospective statistics of 32 related articles published in China and abroad, the most type of mimicking antibodies were in Rh blood group system, accounting for 79.28%, among which anti-E was the main part of all mimicking autoantibodies, accounting for 21.95%. The following ones were in Kidd system MNSs system, and Kell system.@*CONCLUSION@#Combined with the clinical symptoms and the degree of difficulty of blood matching, the best strategy of blood transfusion should be selected to ensure the safety of blood transfusion.


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Autoantibodies , Blood Group Antigens , Blood Transfusion , Female , Humans , Isoantibodies , Pregnancy , Retrospective Studies
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-888472

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OBJECTIVE@#To study the clinical features and recurrence factors of myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) antibody disease in children and the effect of recurrence prevention regimens.@*METHODS@#A retrospective analysis was performed on the medical data of 41 children with MOG antibody disease who were hospitalized in the Department of Pediatric Neurology, Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, from December 2014 to September 2020. According to the presence or absence of recurrence, they were divided into a monophasic course group (@*RESULTS@#For these 41 children, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis was the most common initial manifestation and was observed in 23 children (56%). Of the 41 children, 22 (54%) experienced recurrence, with 57 recurrence events in total, among which optic neuritis was the most common event (17/57, 30%). The proportion of children in the recurrence group who were treated with corticosteroids for less than 3 months in the acute phase was higher than that in the monophasic course group (64% @*CONCLUSIONS@#More than half of the children with MOG antibody disease may experience recurrence. Most children with recurrence are treated with corticosteroids for less than 3 months in the acute phase. Rituximab and azathioprine may reduce the risk of recurrence.


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Autoantibodies , Child , Humans , Myelin-Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein , Optic Neuritis , Recurrence , Retrospective Studies
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879888

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A boy, aged 3 years and 8 months, had recurrent thrombocytopenia with hemolytic anemia for more than 3 years. The physical examination showed no enlargement of the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes or finger deformities. Laboratory results showed a negative result of the direct antiglobulin test, normal coagulation function, and increases in bilirubin, lactate dehydrogenase and reticulocytes. The results of von Willebrand factor-cleaving protease ADAMTS13 activity assay showed extreme deficiency, and antibody assay showed negative ADAMTS13 inhibitory autoantibodies. Next-generation sequence showed compound heterozygous mutation in the


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ADAM Proteins/genetics , ADAMTS13 Protein , Anemia, Hemolytic , Autoantibodies , Child , Child, Preschool , Humans , Infant, Newborn , Male , Mutation , Purpura, Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic
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Rev. Hosp. Ital. B. Aires (2004) ; 40(4): 199-207, dic. 2020. ilus, tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1145501

ABSTRACT

La encefalitis límbica es una enfermedad infrecuente y potencialmente grave, que puede o no ser paraneoplásica y se caracteriza por déficit de la memoria reciente, alteraciones psiquiátricas y convulsiones. De origen autoinmunitario, está asociada a anticuerpos séricos e intratecales contra antígenos neuronales intracelulares y de superficie, con especial afectación de zonas límbicas. En este artículo se revisan aspectos históricos y epidemiológicos, patogenia, síndromes más frecuentes y mejor delimitados, histopatología y estudios complementarios. Se repasan también las dificultades del diagnóstico diferencial y la necesidad de descartar siempre un tumor subyacente. La detección de autoanticuerpos neuronales es importante para el diagnóstico, la planificación terapéutica y el pronóstico. La inmunoterapia y, si corresponde, el tratamiento de la neoplasia son cruciales para lograr una recuperación neurológica sustancial. La encefalitis límbica es una entidad probablemente subdiagnosticada, con un pronóstico más favorable si se trata de forma temprana. El actual conocimiento de su patogenia puede además aportar claridad para la mejor comprensión de otros síndromes neurológicos y psiquiátricos que puedan compartir mecanismos autoinmunitarios, como algunos trastornos psicóticos y epilepsias farmacorresistentes. (AU)


Limbic encephalitis is a rare and potentially serious disease, which may or may not be paraneoplastic and is characterized by recent memory deficits, psychiatric disturbances and seizures. Of autoimmune origin, it is associated with serum and intrathecal antibodies against intracellular and surface neuronal antigens, with special involvement of limbic areas. This article reviews historical and epidemiological aspects, pathogenesis, more frequent and better defined syndromes, histopathology and complementary studies. The difficulties of differential diagnosis and the need to always rule out an underlying tumor are also reviewed. Detection of neuronal autoantibodies is important for diagnosis, therapeutic planning and prognosis. Immunotherapy and, if appropriate, neoplasm treatment, are crucial to achieve substantial neurological recovery. Limbic encephalitis is probably an underdiagnosed entity, with a more favorable prognosis if treated early. The current knowledge of its pathogenesis may also provide clarity for a better understanding of other neurological and psychiatric syndromes that may share autoimmune mechanisms, such as some psychotic disorders and drug-resistant epilepsies. (AU)


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Humans , Autoantibodies/metabolism , Autoimmune Diseases/pathology , Paraneoplastic Syndromes, Nervous System/pathology , Limbic Encephalitis/pathology , Psychotic Disorders/diagnosis , Psychotic Disorders/etiology , Autoimmune Diseases/diagnosis , Autoimmune Diseases/etiology , Autoimmune Diseases/therapy , Review Literature as Topic , Paraneoplastic Syndromes, Nervous System/diagnosis , Paraneoplastic Syndromes, Nervous System/etiology , Paraneoplastic Syndromes, Nervous System/therapy , Limbic Encephalitis/diagnosis , Limbic Encephalitis/etiology , Limbic Encephalitis/history , Limbic Encephalitis/therapy , Epilepsy/diagnosis , Epilepsy/etiology
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Arq. ciências saúde UNIPAR ; 24(3): 133-138, set-dez. 2020.
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1129455

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Quando um indivíduo é exposto a antígenos eritrocitários não próprios, ocorre uma resposta imunológica, que leva à produção de anticorpos irregulares voltados contra esses antígenos. Esse processo é conhecido como aloimunização eritrocitária e acontece em decorrência de transfusões de sangue ou gestações incompatíveis. Na medicina transfusional a pesquisa de anticorpos irregulares é fundamental, pois a falha na detecção de um aloanticorpo pode provocar reações transfusionais, aloimunizações, anemias hemolíticas autoimunes e doença hemolítica perinatal. Este estudo tem por objetivo analisar a frequência de anticorpos irregulares de pacientes atendidos no Hemocentro Regional de Francisco Beltrão, Paraná, no ano de 2017. Os dados foram coletados a partir da revisão de registros em arquivos do Laboratório de Imunohematologia do Hemonúcleo. Foram avaliados dados de 49 protocolos de pacientes que apresentaram dificuldades transfusionais no ano de 2017. Dentre os pesquisados, 37 pacientes (75,5%) apresentaram anticorpos irregulares. Dentre os anticorpos anti-eritrocitários observados neste estudo, evidenciou-se a presença de doze pacientes com anti-D (27,2%), seis pacientes com anti-K (13,6%), quatro pacientes com anti-C (9,0%) e em seis pacientes (13,6%) foi observada a presença de autoanticorpos. Este estudo indica que, nos pacientes transfundidos, os anticorpos mais frequentes foram os aloanticorpos Anti-D do Sistema Rh, provavelmente devido ao seu alto grau de imunogenicidade. A prevalência desses anticorpos é semelhante a vários estudos encontrados na literatura.


When an individual is exposed to not-self red blood cell antigens, an immune response occurs, which leads to the production of irregular antibodies directed against these antigens. This process is known as erythrocyte alloimmunization and occurs as a result of blood transfusions or incompatible pregnancies. In transfusion medicine, the search for irregular antibodies is essential, since failure to detect an alloantibody can cause transfusion reactions, alloimmunizations, autoimmune hemolytic anemias, and perinatal hemolytic disease. This study aims at analyzing the frequency of irregular antibodies of patients seen at the Regional Blood Center of Francisco Beltrão, Paraná, in 2017. The data were collected from the review of records in files of the Immunohematology Laboratory of Hemonúcleo. Data from 49 protocols of patients who had transfusion difficulties in 2017 were evaluated. Among those surveyed, 37 patients (75.5%) had irregular antibodies. Among the anti-erythrocyte antibodies observed in this study, the presence of twelve patients with anti-D (27.2%), six patients with anti-K (13.6%), four patients with anti-C (9.0 %), and in six patients (13.6%) with the presence of autoantibodies were observed. This study indicates that, in transfused patients, the most frequent antibodies were the Rh System Anti-D alloantibodies, probably due to their high degree of immunogenicity. The prevalence of these antibodies is similar to several studies found in the literature.


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Humans , Male , Female , Child , Adolescent , Adult , Middle Aged , Aged , Aged, 80 and over , Young Adult , Autoantibodies/immunology , Isoantibodies/immunology , Autoantibodies/isolation & purification , Blood Transfusion , Retrospective Studies , Sex Distribution , Age Distribution , Erythrocytes/immunology , Transfusion Reaction/immunology , Isoantibodies/isolation & purification , Antibodies/isolation & purification , Antibodies/immunology
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