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J Clin Med ; 10(6)2021 Mar 10.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33802067

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Although pulmonary events are considered to be frequently associated with malignant haemopathies, they have been sparsely studied in the specific context of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). We aimed to describe their different types, their relative proportions and their relative effects on overall survival (OS). We conducted a multicentre retrospective cohort study. Patients with MDS (diagnosed according to the 2016 WHO classification) and pulmonary events were included. The inclusion period was 1 January 2007 to 31 December 2017 and patients were monitored until August 2019. Fifty-five hospitalized patients were included in the analysis. They had 113 separate pulmonary events. Thirteen patients (23.6%) had a systemic autoimmune disease associated with MDS. Median age at diagnosis of MDS was 77 years. Median time to onset of pulmonary events was 13 months. Pulmonary events comprised: 70 infectious diseases (62%); 27 interstitial lung diseases (23.9%), including 13 non-specific interstitial pneumonias and seven secondary organizing pneumonias or respiratory bronchiolitis-interstitial lung diseases; 10 pleural effusions (8.8%), including four cases of chronic organizing pleuritis with exudative effusion; and six pulmonary hypertensions (5.3%). The median OS of the cohort was 29 months after MDS diagnosis but OS was only 10 months after a pulmonary event. The OS was similar to that of the general myelodysplastic population. However, the occurrence of a pulmonary event appeared to be either an accelerating factor of death or an indicator for the worsening of the underlying MDS in our study. More than a third of pulmonary events were non-infectious and could be systemic manifestations of MDS.

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Bull Cancer ; 2020 Oct 13.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33066955

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Crohn's Disease (CD) is an auto-inflammatory disease, which may involve the entire gastro-intestinal tract. CD is diagnosed on several clinical, biological, endoscopic and histological criteria. First line therapy is based on oral or iv steroids. In case of steroids dependence or resistance, several types of immunosuppressive or immunomodulating therapies are available: classical antimetabolites (thiopurines or methotrexate) or monoclonal antibodies against TNFα, against interleukin 12/23 or against integrin. Nonetheless, Crohn's disease may remain active despite the use of several lines of therapy. In such cases, autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) is an effective therapeutic option in highly selected CD patients with specific criteria. The MATHEC-SFGM-TC Good Clinical Practice Guidelines (GCPG) were developed by a multidisciplinary group of experts including gastroenterologists, hematologists and members of the reference center for stem cell therapy in auto-immune diseases (MATHEC), including members of the French groupe d'étude thérapeutique des affections inflammatoires du tube digestif(GETAID) under the auspices of the French speaking Society of bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapy (SFGM-TC). The aim of the present guidelines is to define the eligibility criteria for CD patients when candidates to AHCT, the procedures for mobilization of hematopoietic stem cell (HSC), conditioning regimen and standardized follow-up after AHCT including monitoring of gastroenterological treatments during AHCT and thereafter throughout all follow-up.

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Semin Arthritis Rheum ; 50(5): 879-884, 2020 Oct.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32896704

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INTRODUCTION: Our objective was to evaluate characteristics, treatment and outcome of vasculitis associated with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and chronic myelomonicytic leukemia (CMML) PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective descriptive analysis of MDS/CMML-related vasculitis and comparison with MDS/CMML patients without dysimmune features. RESULTS: Seventy patients with vasculitis and MDS/CMML were included, with median age of 71.5 [21-90] years and male/female ratio of 2.3. Vasculitis was diagnosed prior to MDS/CMML in 31 patients (44%), and after in 20 patients. In comparison with MDS/CMML without autoimmune/inflammatory features, vasculitis with MDS/MPN showed no difference in MDS/CMML subtypes distribution nor International Prognostic Scoring System and CMML-specific prognostic (IPSS/CPSS) scores. Vasculitis subtypes included Giant cell arteritis in 24 patients (34%), Behçet's-like syndrome in 11 patients (20%) and polyarteritis nodosa in 6 patients (9%). Glucocorticoids (GCs) were used as first-line therapy for MDS/CMML vasculitis in 64/70 patients (91%) and 41 (59%) received combined immunosuppressive therapies during the follow-up. After a median follow-up of 33.2 months [1-162], 31 patients (44%) achieved sustained remission. At least one relapse occurred in 43 patients (61%). Relapse rates were higher in patients treated with conventional Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug (DMARDs) (odds ratio 4.86 [95% CI 1.38 - 17.10]), but did not differ for biologics (odds ratio 0.59 [95% CI 0.11-3.20]) and azacytidine (odds ratio 1.44 [95% CI 0.21-9.76]) than under glucocorticoids. Overall survival in MDS/CMML vasculitis was not significantly different from MDS/CMML patients without autoimmune/inflammatory features (p = 0.5), but acute leukemia progression rates were decreased (log rank <0.05). CONCLUSION: This study shows no correlation of vasculitis diagnoses with subtypes and severity of MDS/CMML, and no significant impact of vasculitis on overall survival. Whereas conventional DMARDs seem to be less effective, biologics or azacytidine therapy could be considered for even low-risk MDS/CMML vasculitis.

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Blood ; 2020 Aug 19.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32814348

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Management of immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) during pregnancy can be challenging since treatment choices are limited. Thrombopoietin receptor agonists (Tpo-RAs), which likely cross the placenta, are not recommended during pregnancy. To better assess safety and efficacy of off-label use of Tpo-RA during pregnancy, a multicenter observational and retrospective study was set up. Results from 15 pregnant women with ITP (17 pregnancies and 18 neonates) treated with either eltrombopag (N=8) or romiplostim (n=7) during pregnancy, including 2 patients with secondary ITP, were analyzed. Median time of Tpo-RA exposure during pregnancy was 4.4 weeks [range: 1-39 weeks]; the indication for starting Tpo-RA was preparation for delivery in 10/17 (58%) pregnancies whereas 4 had chronic refractory symptomatic ITP and 3 were on eltrombopag when the pregnancy started. Regarding safety, neither thromboembolic events among mothers nor Tpo-RA-related fetal or neonatal complications were observed except for one case of neonatal thrombocytosis. Response to Tpo-RA was achieved in 77% of cases, mostly in combination (70% of responders) with concomitant ITP therapy. Based on these preliminary findings, temporary off-label use of a Tpo-RA for severe and/or refractory ITP during pregnancy seems safe for both mother and neonate and likely to be helpful especially prior to delivery.

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Am J Hematol ; 95(11): 1314-1323, 2020 Nov.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32720700

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FIP1L1-PDGFRA-positive myeloid neoplasm with eosinophilia (F/P+ MN-eo) is a rare disease: robust epidemiological data are lacking and reported issues are scarce, of low sample-size and limited follow-up. Imatinib mesylate (IM) is highly efficient but no predictive factor of relapse after discontinuation has yet been identified. One hundred and fifty-one patients with F/P+ MN-eo (143 males; mean age at diagnosis 49 years; mean annual incidence: 0.18 case per million population) were included in this retrospective nationwide study involving all French laboratories who perform the search of F/P fusion gene (study period: 2003-2019). The main organs involved included the spleen (44%), skin (32%), lungs (30%), heart (19%) and central nervous system (9%). Serum vitamin B12 and tryptase levels were elevated in 74/79 (94%) and 45/57 (79%) patients, respectively, and none of the 31 patients initially treated with corticosteroids achieved complete hematologic remission. All 148 (98%) IM-treated patients achieved complete hematologic and molecular (when tested, n = 84) responses. Forty-six patients eventually discontinued IM, among whom 20 (57%) relapsed. In multivariate analysis, time to IM initiation (continuous HR: 1,01 [0.99-1,03]; P = .05) and duration of IM treatment (continuous HR: 0,97 [0,95-0,99]; P = .004) were independent factors of relapse after discontinuation of IM. After a mean follow-up of 80 (56) months, the 1, 5- and 10-year overall survival rates in IM-treated patients were 99%, 95% and 84% respectively. In F/P+ MN-eo, prompt initiation of IM and longer treatment durations may prevent relapses after discontinuation of IM.

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Arch Pathol Lab Med ; 2020 Jun 15.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32539437

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CONTEXT.­: Distinguishing the different types of amyloid is clinically important, because treatments and outcomes are different. Mass spectrometry is the new gold standard for amyloid typing, but it is costly and not widely available. Therefore, immunolabeling remains the first step in identifying the most common types of amyloidosis. In amyloid subtyping, direct immunofluorescence works well when applied to frozen sections, but immunohistochemistry on formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded material often yields poor results, particularly for light chain amyloidosis. Recently, paraffin immunofluorescence has been described as a valuable salvage technique in renal pathology when frozen sections are not available but it has not been evaluated for extra-renal diseases. OBJECTIVES.­: To evaluate the use of paraffin immunofluorescence for light-chain detection in extra-renal amyloidosis and other light-chain-associated diseases. DESIGN.­: First, we compared the staining intensity of both light chains between paraffin immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry on a retrospective cohort of 28 cases of amyloidosis that have been previously typed. Then, we studied the role of paraffin immunofluorescence as an addition to our classical immunohistochemistry panel for amyloidosis typing. RESULTS.­: In the retrospective cohort, we found that paraffin immunofluorescence outperformed immunohistochemistry for light-chain detection. Then, in the prospective part of the study, we showed that the proportion of correctly classified cases increased from 50% to 71.9% with the adjunction of second-intention paraffin immunofluorescence to the immunohistochemistry procedure. CONCLUSIONS.­: We therefore view paraffin immunofluorescence as a significant addition to the routine workflow for detection of light-chain-related diseases.

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Clin Infect Dis ; 2020 Feb 18.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-32067031

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BACKGROUND: Rituximab (RTX) is widely administered to patients with autoimmune diseases (AID). This study aimed to estimate the incidence of serious infectious events (SIE) after RTX initiation in patients with AID. We also described the characteristics and risk factors of SIE, and immunoglobulin replacement therapy (IgRT) strategies. METHODS: Patients treated between 2005 and 2016 were included in this retrospective monocentric cohort study. An RTX-course was defined as the complete RTX treatment regimen received by a given patient for AID. SIE and IgRT were right-censored at 24 months after RTX initiation. RESULTS: Two hundred and twenty-one patients were included (corresponding to 276 RTX-courses). Reasons for RTX initiation included connective tissue disease (38%), systemic vasculitis (36%), and autoimmune cytopenia (22%). The 1- and 2-year incidences of SIE were 17.3 (12.0-22.5) and 11.3 (8.1-14.5) per 100 person-years, respectively. Forty-seven SIE were observed, mostly comprising pneumonias (45%) and bacteremias (21%). When documented, the microorganisms were bacterial (55%) and fungal (12%). Identified risk factors of SIE were age, history of diabetes, history of cancer, concomitant steroid treatment and low CD4 lymphocyte count at RTX initiation. IgRT was started in 22 RTX-courses (8%). CONCLUSION: In patients with AID treated with RTX, the 1- and 2-year incidence of SIE were 17.3 and 11.3 per 100 person-years, respectively. Reports of SIE characteristics, risk factors and IgRT strategies highlights the need for an appropriate and individualized assessment prior to and following RTX to prevent SIE, particularly in patients with comorbidities.

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Bull Cancer ; 107(1S): S104-S113, 2020 Jan.
Artigo em Francês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31818426

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Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a chronic autoimmune disease involving the peripheral nervous system, characterized by focal and segmental demyelination accounting for neurological deficit. CIDP diagnosis is based on several criteria and requires the presence of specific clinical symptoms and of demyelinating criteria on the electroneuromyogram (ENMG) or of additional supportive criteria (spinal fluid examination with dissociation between albumin level and cellular abnormalities, nervous abnormalities on MRI or other minor abnormalities on ENMG, demyelinating features on nerve biopsy or patient improvement under so-called first-line therapy with immunodulator treatment). After failure of two successive first line immunomodulating drug therapies (corticosteroids, immunomodulating immunoglobulins, or plasma exchange), several options can be considered as second line therapies. The efficacy of autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (AHCT) has been shown in CIDP patients. The aim of these recommendations established by a working group of experts from the "Société française de greffe de moelle osseuse et thérapie cellulaire (SFGM-TC)", the group "maladies auto-immunes et thérapie cellulaire (MATHEC)" and the "filière de santé maladies rares neuromusculaire (FILNEMUS)" is to specify the eligibility criteria for AHCT in CIPD patients, to describe the mobilization and the conditioning regimen for the AHCT procedure, as well as the patient standardized post-transplant follow-up and the management of neurological treatment throughout the all procedure.


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Mobilização de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/normas , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/normas , Polirradiculoneuropatia Desmielinizante Inflamatória Crônica/terapia , Condicionamento Pré-Transplante , Transplante de Células-Tronco Hematopoéticas/métodos , Humanos , Polirradiculoneuropatia Desmielinizante Inflamatória Crônica/diagnóstico , Polirradiculoneuropatia Desmielinizante Inflamatória Crônica/imunologia , Transplante Autólogo
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Autoimmun Rev ; 19(2): 102446, 2020 Feb.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31838164

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INTRODUCTION: Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and MDS/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) can be associated with giant cell arteritis (GCA). In this nationwide study by the "French Network of dysimmune disorders associated with hemopathies" (MINHEMON) the objective was to evaluate characteristics, treatment and outcome of GCA MDS-MDS/MPN. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients that presented a MDS or MDS/MPN associated with GCA. Treatment efficiency, relapse-free and overall survival of GCA MDS-MDS/MPN were compared to GCA alone. RESULTS: Twenty-one patients with GCA MDS-MDS/MPN were included with median age 76 [42-92], M/F ratio 2.5, 8 MDS with multilineage dysplasia (38%), 4 chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (19%), at low or intermediate risk according to IPPS and IPSS-R. The prevalence of headaches, jaw claudication and anterior ischemic optic neuropathy was significantly lower in patients with GCA MDS-MDS/MPN compared to idiopathic GCA (14.3%, 0% and 0% versus 30%, 25%, and 25%, respectively; p < .05). Other clinical and histology findings were similar. All GCA patients received steroid therapy as first-line treatment. Complete or partial response was observed in 14 GCA MDS-MDS/MPN patients (66.7%), of whom 6 (28.6%) received combined immunosuppressive therapies (versus 10% of idiopathic GCA; p = .07). Relapse incidence was similar in the two groups. Steroid dependence was more frequent among GCA MDS-MDS/MPN patients (12 (57%) versus 18 (22.5%); p < .05). Relapse-free and steroid-free survivals were significantly decreased in GCA MDS-MDS/MPN patients (log rank 0.002 and 0.049 respectively), but not overall survival. CONCLUSION: Characteristics of GCA MDS-MDS/MPN seem different than idiopathic GCA, with a distinct clinical phenotype and poorer outcome with a higher risk of steroid dependence and relapse.


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Arterite de Células Gigantes/complicações , Síndromes Mielodisplásicas/complicações , Doenças Mieloproliferativas-Mielodisplásicas/complicações , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Feminino , Arterite de Células Gigantes/tratamento farmacológico , Arterite de Células Gigantes/patologia , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Síndromes Mielodisplásicas/tratamento farmacológico , Síndromes Mielodisplásicas/patologia , Doenças Mieloproliferativas-Mielodisplásicas/tratamento farmacológico , Doenças Mieloproliferativas-Mielodisplásicas/patologia , Recidiva , Estudos Retrospectivos , Resultado do Tratamento
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J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract ; 8(4): 1329-1340.e3, 2020 Apr.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31863912

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BACKGROUND: The absence of asthma may rule out a diagnosis of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis in patients with hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) and features of vasculitis. OBJECTIVE: To describe eosinophilic vasculitis (EoV) as a possible manifestation of HES in asthma-free patients. METHODS: We screened our hospital database and the literature for patients with HES who met the following 4 criteria: (1) histopathological or clinical features of EoV (biopsy-proven vasculitis with predominant eosinophilic infiltration of the vessel wall and/or features of vasculitis with tissue and/or blood hypereosinophilia [absolute eosinophil count >1.5 G/L]); (2) no other obvious causes of reactive eosinophilia, organ damage, and vasculitis; (3) the absence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies; and (4) the absence of current asthma. RESULTS: Ten of our 83 (12%) asthma-free patients with HES and 107 additional cases in the literature met the criteria for EoV. After a critical analysis of the patients' clinical and laboratory characteristics and outcomes, we identified 41 cases of single-organ EoV (coronary arteritis, n = 29; temporal arteritis, n = 8; cerebral vasculitis, n = 4). Of the remaining 76 patients with EoV, the most frequent manifestations (>10%) were cutaneous vasculitis (56%), peripheral neuropathy (24%), thromboangiitis obliterans-like disease (16%), fever (13%), central nervous system involvement (13%), deep venous thrombosis (12%), and nonasthma lung manifestations (12%). Blood hypereosinophilia more than 1.5 G/L was observed in 79% of patients, and necrotizing vasculitis was observed in 44%. CONCLUSIONS: Our results suggest that idiopathic EoV (HES-associated vasculitis) can be classified as an eosinophilic-rich, necrotizing, systemic form of vasculitis that affects vessels of various sizes in asthma-free patients.

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Front Immunol ; 11: 558811, 2020.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33424828

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We report the observation of a 75-year-old patient referred for cervical lymphadenopathies. A pre-lymphadenectomy blood work revealed an asymptomatic elevation of aPTT with low factor VIII (FVIII) levels and high anti-FVIII antibodies titers, consistent with acquired hemophilia A (AHA). Histological work-up of a cervical lymphadenopathy revealed benign follicular hyperplasia with IgG4+ lymphoplasmacytic infiltration; and serum IgG4 levels were markedly elevated, compatible with IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD). He was successfully treated with a 9-month course of prednisone, secondarily associated with rituximab when an AHA relapse occurred. As this patient presented with an unusual association of rare diseases, we wondered whether there was a link between the two conditions. Our first hypothesis was that the anti-FVIII autoantibodies could be directly produced by the proliferating IgG4+ plasma cells as a result of broken tolerance to autologous FVIII. To test this assumption, we determined the anti-FVIII IgG subclasses in our patient and in a control group of 11 AHA patients without IgG4-RD. The FVIII inhibitor was mostly IgG4, with an anti-FVIII IgG4/IgG1 ratio of 42 at diagnosis and 268 at relapse in our patient; similar values were observed in non-IgG4-RD AHA patients. As a second hypothesis, we considered whether the anti-FVIII activity could be the result of a non-specific autoantibody production due to polyclonal IgG4+ plasma cell proliferation. To test this hypothesis, we measured the anti-FVIII IgG4/total IgG4 ratio in our patient, as well as in several control groups: 11 AHA patients without IgG4-RD, 8 IgG4-RD patients without AHA, and 11 healthy controls. We found that the median [min-max] ratio was higher in AHA-only controls (2.4 10-2 [5.7 10-4-1.79 10-1]), an oligoclonal setting in which only anti-FVIII plasma cells proliferate, than in IgG4-RD-only controls (3.0 10-5 [2.0 10-5-6.0 10-5]), a polyclonal setting in which all IgG4+ plasma cells proliferate equally. Our patient had intermediate ratio values (2.7 10-3 at diagnosis and 1.0 10-3 at relapse), which could plead for a combination of both mechanisms. Although no definitive conclusion can be drawn, we hypothesized that the anti-FVIII autoantibody production in our IgG4-RD AHA patient could be the result of both broken tolerance to FVIII and bystander polyclonal IgG4+ plasma cell proliferation.

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Am J Hematol ; 94(12): 1314-1324, 2019 12.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31489694

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Rituximab is a second-line option in adults with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), but the estimated 5-year response rate, only based on pooled retrospective data, is about 20%, and no studies have focused on long-term safety. We conducted a prospective multicenter registry of 248 adults with ITP treated with rituximab with 5 years of follow-up to assess its long-term safety and efficacy. The median follow-up was 68.4 [53.7-78.5] months. The incidence of severe infections was only 2/100 patient-years. Profound hypogammaglobulinemia (<5 g/L) developed in five patients at 15 to 31 months after the last rituximab infusion. In total, 25 patients died at a median age of 80 [69.5-83.9] years, corresponding to a mortality rate of 2.3/100 patient-years. Only three deaths related to infection that occurred 12 to 14 months after rituximab infusions could be due in part to rituximab. At 60 months of follow-up, 73 (29.4%) patients had a sustained response. On univariate and multivariate analysis, the only factor significantly associated with sustained response was a previous transient response to corticosteroids (P = .022). Overall, 24 patients with an initial response and then relapse received retreatment with rituximab, which gave a response in 92%, with a higher duration of response in 54%. As a result of its safety profile and its sustained response rate, rituximab remains an important option in the current therapeutic armamentarium for adult ITP. Retreatment could be an effective and safe option.


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Púrpura Trombocitopênica Idiopática/tratamento farmacológico , Rituximab/uso terapêutico , Corticosteroides/uso terapêutico , Adulto , Agamaglobulinemia/induzido quimicamente , Agamaglobulinemia/epidemiologia , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Doenças Autoimunes/epidemiologia , Doenças Autoimunes/etiologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/epidemiologia , Doenças Cardiovasculares/etiologia , Causas de Morte , Intervalo Livre de Doença , Erupção por Droga/epidemiologia , Erupção por Droga/etiologia , Substituição de Medicamentos , Feminino , Seguimentos , França/epidemiologia , Humanos , Infecções/epidemiologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Neoplasias/epidemiologia , Neoplasias/etiologia , Neoplasias/imunologia , Gravidez , Complicações na Gravidez/epidemiologia , Resultado da Gravidez , Estudos Prospectivos , Púrpura Trombocitopênica Idiopática/mortalidade , Sistema de Registros , Rituximab/efeitos adversos , Doença do Soro/induzido quimicamente , Doença do Soro/epidemiologia
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Front Immunol ; 10: 1489, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31316523

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Background: TAFRO syndrome is a clinical subtype of idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease (iMCD) that is characterized by thrombocytopenia, anasarca, fever and/or elevated serum C-reactive protein, renal dysfunction, and organomegaly. Case Presentation: A 28-year-old woman with fever, weight gain of 13 kgs, lower extremity edema, hepatosplenomegaly, and multicentric peripheral lymphadenopathy was referred to our center. Laboratory investigations revealed anemia, thrombocytopenia, creatinine at 1.19 mg/dL and hypoalbuminemia at 33 g/L. Proteinuria was measured at 2 g/day including albuminuria at 1.5 g/day. Urinary sediment examination found leukocyturia at 44,000/mL and hematuria at 645,000/mL. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) level was elevated. A cervical lymph node biopsy found features consistent with the mixed histopathological subtype of iMCD. A renal biopsy revealed a membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) pattern. We initiated 3 days of methylprednisolone pulse-therapy at 1,000 mg per day, followed by prednisone 1 mg/kg/day and evolution was favorable. Review of Literature: 19 iMCD patients with TAFRO syndrome had undergone a renal biopsy: 8 cases with author's diagnosis consistent with MPGN-like and 11 cases of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA)-like glomerulopathy without fibrin thrombi in glomerular capillaries or arterioles and without typical biological signs. Clinical, biological, and outcome characteristics were similar between the cases described as having MPGN and TMA-like presentation. After a thorough review of histopathological descriptions for each case, MPGN lesions seems to be the consequences of chronic glomerular endothelial injury in persistent TMA. We suspect that VEGF and IL-6 play a key role in the physiopathology of the spectrum of renal involvement from TMA-like to MPGN observed in TAFRO syndrome. Conclusion: We present a Caucasian iMCD patient with TAFRO syndrome with renal insufficiency secondary to MPGN, which might be secondary to a chronic TMA-like disease. We suspect that there is a continuum between TMA and MPGN lesions in TAFRO syndrome favored by VEGF and IL-6.


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Hiperplasia do Linfonodo Gigante/patologia , Glomerulonefrite Membranoproliferativa/patologia , Rim/patologia , Microangiopatias Trombóticas/patologia , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos
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