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May 2017 Autoimmune News

Causes of peripheral cytopenia in hepatitic cirrhosis and portal hypertensive splenomegaly. Our results verify that hypersplenism is a major, but not exclusive, cause of peripheral cytopenias, and provides important clinical evidence for investigating the cause of peripheral cytopenias. PubMed, Exp Biol Med (Maywood), 2017 Apr;242(7):744-749. (Also see Liver and Spleen Involvement)

Sedentary behaviour (SB) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA): definition, measurement and implications for health. The aim of this narrative review is to provide an overview of the definition, measurement and health relevance of SB in the context of RA. PubMed, Rheumatology (Oxford), 04/07/2017. (Also see Rheumatoid Arthritis)

Case Report: Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We report a case of APS manifesting as cutaneous ulceration and necrosis in a patient with severe RA. PubMed, Cutis. (Also see Symptoms and Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Antiphospholipid Syndrome)

Association between fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) and peptic ulcer disease (PUD) development. FMS patients exhibit a higher risk of PUD than that of patients without FMS. PubMed, PLoS One, 2017 Apr 6;12(4):e0175370. (Also see Fibromyalgia)

The problem in differentiation between psoriatic–related polyenthesitis and fibromyalgia (FMS). The unmet needs in the differentiation between FM and enthesitis in psoriatic disease patients are highlighted and critically evaluated in this article. PubMed, Rheumatology (Oxford), 04/05/2017. (Also see Fibromyalgia and Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis)

Undifferentiated connective tissue disease (UCTD), fibromyalgia and the environmental factors. Environmental factors are gaining increasing attention since the description of Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (ASIA), a syndrome that includes symptoms typically seen in patients with fibromyalgia and UCTD. PubMed, Curr Opin Rheumatol, 03/31/2017. (Also see Fibromyalgia and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease)

Etiology, pathophysiology and biomarkers of interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. It could be suggested to classify the patients with emphasis on the phenotype, as well as their symptom clusters, to tailor the diagnostic and management choices according to the observed biomarkers. PubMed, Arch Gynecol Obstet, 04/08/2017. (Also see Interstitial Cystitis)

Intravesical liposome therapy for interstitial cystitis. The present review discusses the properties of liposomes that are important for their intrinsic therapeutic effect, summarizes the recently completed clinical studies with intravesical liposomes and covers the latest developments in this field. PubMed, Int J Urol, 2017 Apr;24(4):262-271. (Also see Interstitial Cystitis)

Ocular Motor Manifestations of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The high prevalence of ocular motor manifestations emphasizes the importance of neuro–ophthalmological examination among patients with MS. PubMed, J Neuroophthalmol, 04/13/2017. (Also see Multiple Sclerosis)

Sarcoidosis : Renal manifestations. Renal involvement in sarcoidosis is much more common than generally assumed from old epidemiological studies and is often only detected when actively searched for. PubMed, Z Rheumatol, 04/12/2017. (Also see Sarcoidosis)

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