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Hailey-Hailey disease

N J Deenen, J Damman, T E C Nijsten
A 62-year-old man presented with a 10-year history of itchy erosions starting in the axillary region and inguinal area with progression to the trunk. He was previously diagnosed with Hailey-Hailey disease after clinicopathological correlation. Treatment with different combinations of topical and systemic antibiotics and corticosteroids showed no response. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
February 11, 2019: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
D Boehmer, K Eyerich, U Darsow, T Biedermann, A Zink
BACKGROUND: Darier disease is a rare autosomal-dominant genodermatosis with a loss of function of a Ca2+ -ATPase pump (SERCA2-pump). Clinically, the disease is characterized by red-brown keratotic papules mainly in seborrheic areas and has only limited and unsatisfactory treatment options. Previously, low-dose naltrexone was described as a successful treatment option in Hailey-Hailey-disease, a genodermatosis with a genetic mutation coding for a similar loss of function of a Ca2+ -ATPase pump (hSPCA1-pump)...
February 3, 2019: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Heng Xiao, Xiangjun Huang, Hongbo Xu, Xiang Chen, Wei Xiong, Zhijian Yang, Xiong Deng, Zhenghao He, Hao Deng
Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD), also known as familial benign chronic pemphigus, is an autosomal dominant genodermatosis. It is characterized by erosions, blisters and erythematous plaques at sites of friction or intertriginous areas. The pathogenic gene of HHD has been revealed as the ATPase secretory pathway Ca2+ transporting 1 gene ( ATP2C1), which encodes the protein, secretory pathway Ca 2+ /Mn 2+ -ATPase 1 (SPCA1). ATP2C1 gene mutations are responsible for HHD by resulting in abnormal Ca 2+ homeostasis in the skin and giving rise to acantholysis, a characteristic pathology of HHD...
March 2019: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Silvija P Gottesman, Syed M Abedi, Jason R Rosen, Geoffrey J Gottlieb
Hailey-Hailey disease (familial benign chronic pemphigus) is a genodermatosis with a typical clinical presentation of macerated plaques involving intertriginous areas of the body and affects multiple family members. Epidermal acanthosis, incipient, and completed acantholysis of many of the spinous keratinocytes of the epidermis and foci of dyskeratosis are well-recognized histologic findings. We have observed solitary lesions on the "scalp" of patients having a Hailey-Hailey-like pattern, and not the suprabasilar clefting of pemphigus represents the first manifestation of pemphigus vulgaris, which was confirmed with direct immunofluorescence in all our patients...
January 11, 2019: American Journal of Dermatopathology
Martin Mackasey, Emmanuel E Egom, Hailey J Jansen, Rui Hua, Motahareh Moghtadaei, Yingjie Liu, Jaspreet Kaur, Megan D McRae, Oleg Bogachev, Sara A Rafferty, Gibanananda Ray, Adam W Kirkby, Robert A Rose
Sinoatrial node (SAN) disease mechanisms are poorly understood, and therapeutic options are limited. Natriuretic peptide(s) (NP) are cardioprotective hormones whose effects can be mediated partly by the NP receptor C (NPR-C). We investigated the role of NPR-C in angiotensin II (Ang II)-mediated SAN disease in mice. Ang II caused SAN disease due to impaired electrical activity in SAN myocytes and increased SAN fibrosis. Strikingly, Ang II treatment in NPR-C-/- mice worsened SAN disease, whereas co-treatment of wild-type mice with Ang II and a selective NPR-C agonist (cANF) prevented SAN dysfunction...
December 2018: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
Hailey Theeuwen, Mark Whipple, Jamie R Litvack
OBJECTIVES: To describe the clinical characteristics of patients presenting with a new diagnosis of otosyphilis over the past 10 years in a large, urban, safety-net hospital affiliated with a large county sexually transmitted disease clinic. METHODS: Retrospective case series. A chart review was performed of all patients who presented to an adult otolaryngology clinic with a new diagnosis of syphilis and hearing loss from January 2008 to December 2017. RESULTS: Twelve patients met the criteria for "suspected" or "likely" otosyphilis based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definitions...
December 28, 2018: Laryngoscope
Hailey A Baker, Alexandra R Brown, Jonathan D Mahnken, Theresa I Shireman, Carol E Webb, Brea C Lipe
INTRODUCTION: Within the first year of diagnosis, up to 1 in 3 multiple myeloma (MM) patients will experience a venous thromboembolism (VTE). The International Myeloma Working Group (IMWG) has thromboprophylaxis guidelines that stratify patients into low or high risk for thrombosis and subsequently recommend thromboprophylaxis, but it is unknown if these recommendations are being followed or if they are effective. The purpose of this study was to assess efficacy of the IMWG guidelines and investigate other potential VTE risk factors...
December 25, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Brigette Lee, Dirk Elston
BACKGROUND: Naltrexone in standard and reduced doses is efficacious in many inflammatory and acantholytic disorders. OBJECTIVE: We summarized current data of naltrexone relevant to dermatological practice. METHODS: An English language PubMed literature search was performed using the terms naltrexone, low-dose naltrexone, Hailey-Hailey, psoriasis, lichen planopilaris, alopecia, opioid, opioid receptor, treatment, dermatology, monitoring, side effect, skin, pruritus, cutaneous, acantholytic, and Darier...
December 21, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Eman A El-Nabarawy, Nadia Saleh, Mona R E Abdel-Halim
CLINICAL QUESTION: A 26-year-old woman presented with asymptomatic skin coloured to whitish keratotic papules on the vulva, inguinal folds and inner thighs of 6 years duration. She had no similar lesions elsewhere and no family history. A biopsy was taken from one of the papules.Review the high-quality, interactive digital Aperio slide at and consider your diagnosis. WHAT IS YOUR DIAGNOSIS?: Darrier's diseaseHailey-Hailey diseaseGenital wartsPapular acantholytic dyskeratosis of genitocrural areaPemphigus vegetansThe correct answer is after the discussion...
December 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Pathology
Jennifer M Coughlin, Ting Yang, Alison W Rebman, Kathleen T Bechtold, Yong Du, William B Mathews, Wojciech G Lesniak, Erica A Mihm, Sarah M Frey, Erica S Marshall, Hailey B Rosenthal, Tristan A Reekie, Michael Kassiou, Robert F Dannals, Mark J Soloski, John N Aucott, Martin G Pomper
The pathophysiology of post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS) may be linked to overactive immunity including aberrant activity of the brain's resident immune cells, microglia. Here we used [11 C]DPA-713 and positron emission tomography to quantify the 18 kDa translocator protein, a marker of activated microglia or reactive astrocytes, in the brains of patients with post-treatment Lyme disease symptoms of any duration compared to healthy controls. Genotyping for the TSPO rs6971 polymorphism was completed, and individuals with the rare, low affinity binding genotype were excluded...
December 19, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Eric T Wang, Daniel Treacy, Katy Eichinger, Adam Struck, Joseph Estabrook, Hailey Olafson, Thomas T Wang, Kirti Bhatt, Tony Westbrook, Sam Sedehizadeh, Amanda Ward, John Day, David Brook, J Andrew Berglund, Thomas Cooper, David Housman, Charles Thornton, Christopher Burge
Myotonic dystrophy (dystrophia myotonica, DM) is a multi-systemic disease caused by expanded CTG or CCTG microsatellite repeats. Characterized by symptoms in muscle, heart, and central nervous system, among others, it is one of the most variable diseases known. A major pathogenic event in DM is the sequestration of Muscleblind-like proteins by CUG or CCUG repeat-containing RNAs transcribed from expanded repeats, and differences in the extent of MBNL sequestration dependent on repeat length and expression level may account for some portion of the variability...
December 17, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
Amelia K Haj, Jaren M Arbanas, Aaron P Yamniuk, Julie A Karl, Hailey E Bussan, Kenneth Y Drinkwater, Michael E Graham, Adam J Ericsen, Trent M Prall, Kristina Moore, Lin Cheng, Mian Gao, Robert F Graziano, John T Loffredo, Roger W Wiseman, David H O'Connor
The FcγRs are immune cell surface proteins that bind IgG and facilitate cytokine production, phagocytosis, and Ab-dependent, cell-mediated cytotoxicity. FcγRs play a critical role in immunity; variation in these genes is implicated in autoimmunity and other diseases. Cynomolgus macaques are an excellent animal model for many human diseases, and Mauritian cynomolgus macaques (MCMs) are particularly useful because of their restricted genetic diversity. Previous studies of MCM immune gene diversity have focused on the MHC and killer cell Ig-like receptor...
December 10, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Morgan M McNeil, Amanda F Nahhas, Taylor L Braunberger, Iltefat H Hamzavi
Afamelanotide, an α-melanocyte stimulating hormone analogue, has become an emerging therapeutic option for a variety of skin conditions previously refractory to other treatments. Its efficacy has been demonstrated in several dermatologic conditions, including erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), solar urticaria, polymorphic light eruption (PMLE), vitiligo, acne, and Hailey-Hailey disease. Its relatively low risk side effect profile makes it an attractive treatment option and also paves the way for innovative use in other disorders...
November 2018: Skin Therapy Letter
Dingwei Zhang, Jia Huo, Ruilian Li, Yanfei Zhang, Zhenghui Wang, Xiaoli Li
Benign chronic familial pemphigus or Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD, OMIM 169600) is a rare, autosomal dominant blistering skin disorder characterized by suprabasal cell separation (acantholysis) of the epidermis. To date, the proteomic changes in skin lesions from HHD patients has not been reported yet. In this study, a sample of skin lesions from HHD patients was collected for isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation to analyze proteome changes compared with unaffected individuals. The 134 differentially expressed proteins were assigned to at least one Gene Ontology term, and 123 annotated proteins with significant matches were assigned to 187 known metabolic or signaling pathways listed in the Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes...
December 3, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
Chloe Ekelem, Margit Juhasz, Pooja Khera, Natasha Atanaskova Mesinkovska
Importance: Dermatology is encountering increasing rates of autoimmune disease manifesting in primary skin conditions that are difficult to treat without a risk of immunosuppression. Naltrexone is an orally active opioid antagonist that influences a variety of systemic pathways, including the immune system, in low doses of 1.5 to 4.0 mg/d. This phenomenon has piqued the interest of researchers and practitioners in regard to low-dose naltrexone's potential in the treatment of several autoimmune conditions...
November 28, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
Stefania Guida, Francesca Farnetani, Steven P Nisticò, Caterina Giorgio Mariarosaria, Graziella Babino, Giovanni Pellacani, Elisabetta Fulgione
Background: Recent studies have highlighted new botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) applications in the field of dermatology. Objective: To review current knowledge of BoNT use in dermatology. Methods: The literature of the last 5 five years has been reviewed. Results: We describe interesting protocols of BoNT treatment for hyperhidrosis (HH), hypertrophic scars and keloids, Raynaud phenomenon, facial flushing, oily skin, psoriasis, Hailey-Hailey disease, and cutaneous lesions like painful lesions and periorbital syringomas...
October 2018: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
Arthur R Chaves, Elizabeth M Wallack, Liam P Kelly, Ryan W Pretty, Hailey D Wiseman, Alice Chen, Craig S Moore, Mark Stefanelli, Michelle Ploughman
OBJECTIVES: Investigate whether asymmetrical corticospinal excitability exists in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and its association with MS symptoms. METHODS: Bilateral resting and active motor thresholds (RMT, AMT) were gathered using transcranial magnetic stimulation among 82 MS patients. Corticospinal excitability (CSE) asymmetry was expressed as the ratio between weaker and stronger sides' RMT and AMT. Stronger and weaker side was determined by pinch and grip strength...
November 6, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
Massimo Micaroni
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November 2018: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
Julie Kieffer, Florence Le Duff, Henri Montaudié, Christine Chiaverini, Jean-Philippe Lacour, Thierry Passeron
Importance: Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD) is a rare, autosomal-dominant acantholytic dermatosis characterized clinically by development of recurrent blisters and erosions in friction areas. Despite progression in our understanding of the molecular genetics of HHD, therapy remains suboptimal and there is no known cure. Objective: To determine whether the novel phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitor apremilast is effective in the treatment of HHD. Design, Setting, and Participants: Clinical case series of 4 patients with severe, treatment-resistant HHD at an outpatient clinic in the Department of Dermatology of Nice University Hospital, Nice, France...
December 1, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
Matteo Megna, Massimiliano Scalvenzi, Daniela Russo, Elena A Timoshchuk, Claudia Costa, Pietro Santoianni
Hailey-Hailey disease (HHD) also known as familial benign chronic pemphigus is a rare autosomal dominant genodermatosis. HHD treatment is often not satisfactory and hence, various modalities of treatment have been tried. We describe the case of a 37-year-old woman with a 2 years history of macerated erythematous plaques along with erosions, fissures, and crusts located on axillae and submammary areas, successfully treated with only oral supplementation of vitamin D (800 I.U./die) for 3 months. We reported this case to suggest that oral vitamin D may be enumerated in the various treatments proposed for HHD so far due to its rapid efficacy on skin lesions and symptoms...
October 5, 2018: Dermatologic Therapy
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