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L M Masterson, I A Srouji, P Musonda, D G I Scott
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and severity of globus-type symptoms in individuals who have a prior diagnosis of autoimmune disease. DESIGN: Cross-sectional questionnaire. PARTICIPANTS AND SETTING:   One hundred and nine patients with autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis, seronegative spondarthritis, connective tissue disease, systemic vasculitis) and 41 patients with non-autoimmune disease (osteoarthritis/osteoporosis) attending a rheumatology tertiary referral clinic at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust...
February 2011: Clinical Otolaryngology
Juan Carlos Cisneros, Uiara Gomes Cabral, Frikkie de Beer, Ross Damiani, Daniel Costa Fortier
BACKGROUND: The evidence of several forms of arthritis has been well documented in the fossil record. However, for pre-Cenozoic vertebrates, especially regarding reptiles, this record is rather scarce. In this work we present a case report of spondarthritis found in a vertebral series that belonged to a carnivorous archosaurian reptile from the Lower Triassic (∼245 million years old) of the South African Karoo. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Neutron tomography confirmed macroscopic data, revealing the ossification of the entire intervertebral disc space (both annulus fibrosus and nucleus pulposus), which supports the diagnosis of spondarthritis...
2010: PloS One
J P Devraj, U Shankarkumar, K Ghosh
Seronegative spondarthritis (SSA) is a group of inflammatory disorders that shares certain clinical features and has a strong association with the human leucocyte antigen (HLA)-B27 allele. Serologically, HLA-B27, HLA-B22, HLA-B7, HLA-B40 and HLA-B42 antigens belong to the HLA-B cross-reacting antigen group (CREG). In addition to B27, other B locus antigens are associated with B27-negative American black, Brazilian, French and Chinese SSA patients. Many B27-negative individuals in India have developed SSA with severe clinical and radiological findings...
2009: British Journal of Biomedical Science
J M H Moll
In the 1960s, Professor Verna Wright became increasingly interested in possible relationships between certain seronegative "variants of rheumatoid arthritis", as they were then generally known. At the Rheumatism Research Unit, a department within the division of medicine at Leeds University, he gathered around him a succession of research workers, whom he inspired to study aspects of these relationships. The focus was on family studies, as it was thought that genetic factors could be important. The striking association previously noted between sacroiliitis or full-blown ankylosing spondylitis and several of these disorders to be studied - e...
2007: Reumatismo
U Shankarkumar, K Ghosh, D Mohanty
HLA B27 association with seronegative spondarthritis (SSA) has been recognized for over a decade and its association with chronic synovitis in Haemophilia patients has been recently reported. We characterized the HLA B27 subtypes in a cohort of 98 B27 positive individuals with SSA (n = 45), haemophilia with chronic synovitis (n = 21) and normal controls (n = 32), using polymerase chain reaction-based sequence specific primers (PCR-SSP) and reverse line strip (RLS) techniques. The results revealed a significant association for a novel allele B*2714 in SSA along with the previously reported B*2705 allele...
August 2003: Tissue Antigens
Gerald Wolf, Reingard Maria Aigner, Thomas Schwarz, Mark Peter Lorbach
We report about an 18-year-old man, suffering from acne on his face and trunk and complaining about indefinite bone pains--without any trauma. SAPHO-syndrome was diagnosed which consists of synovitis, acne, pustulosis, hyperostosis and osteitis. Five types of this syndrome can be differentiated: spondarthritis hyperostotica pustulo-psoriatica, chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis, inflammatory chest wall syndrome, isolated sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis, and the combined form of acne-associated spondarthritis and chronic recurrent osteomyelitis...
May 15, 2002: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
U Shankarkumar, J P Devraj, K Ghosh, D Mohanty
The human leucocyte antigen (HLA) B27 has been associated with seronegative spondarthritis universally, but the associations varies (19-94%) in different Indian population groups. It is possible that this variation is due to patient selection bias. Here, we use strict clinical, radiological and serological criteria to select 79 patients with seronegative spondarthritis (SSA) and compare them with 110 healthy, normal individuals from the same ethnic background. The standard National Institute of Health (NIH) microlymphocytotoxicity assay is used to evaluate HLA B27 status in both groups...
2002: British Journal of Biomedical Science
S Iannello, M Camuto, A Cavaleri, S Fagone, F Belfiore
Aim of this paper is to discuss, on the basis of an extensive critical review of the recent literature, the case of a 56-yr-old male patient who suffered from cutaneous psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis mutilans (PA) (polyarticular, symmetric, destruent and erosive) with involvement of the hands, feet and spine, associated with android obesity and mild type 2 diabetes mellitus. HLA typing of the patient showed the HLA-A3-Ax, B14-B63 and Cw4-Cw6 haplotypes, some of which are associated or correlated with susceptibility to PA...
September 2000: Minerva Medica
F Schilling, KesslerS
Synovitis (inflammatory arthritis), acne (pustulosa), pustulosis (psoriasis, palmoplantar pustulosis), hyperostosis (acquired), and ostitis (bland osteomyelitis) are symptoms forming the acronym SAPHO, which is a syndrome of nosologic heterogeneity. All entities forming the SAPHO syndrome are connected by a non-obligate dermatoskeletal association with an aseptic pustulous character. 86 cases were analyzed clinically, radiologically and by histology/histopathology. 31 adult patients showed the typical triad of pustulosis palmo-plantaris (psoriatica, PPP), sterno-costo-clavicular hyperostosis (SCCH), and "productive" spondylopathy, which we define as entity I...
February 2000: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
F Schilling, S Kessler
Spondarthritis hyperostotica pustulo-psoriatica (Spond.hyp.pp-Schilling), corresponding nosologically to pustulotic arthroosteitis, is a dermato-skeletal "double system" disease of adults. It consists of the triad (a) palmo-plantar pustulosis (Ppp) or, alternatively, Königsbeck-Barber-type psoriasis, (b) sternocostoclavicular hyperostosis (SCCH), and (c) truncal-skeletal changes with syndesmophite-like, hyperostotic and/or parasyndesmophite-like ossifications of layers of the anterior vertebral ligament taken together in the sense of a desmophytal hyperostosis...
December 1998: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
J Wollenhaupt, S Schnarr, J G Kuipers
An aetiological diagnosis of reactive arthritis is based on the demonstration of recent or ongoing infection with the causative bacterium. This may be done by serological demonstration of antibacterial antibodies, demonstration of the causative microorganism at an extra-articular site or by identification of bacterial nucleic acids or antigens in joint material from patients with aseptic arthritis. The finding of elevated titres of bacteria-specific IgG- and IgA-class antibodies may indicate recent or persistent infection, but has some limitations due to the prevalence of such antibodies among apparently healthy individuals and the persistence of such antibodies after the infection...
November 1998: Baillière's Clinical Rheumatology
F Schilling, F Schweden
We report two cases of retroperitoneal fibrosis which were found in 38 patients with "spondarthritis hyperostotica pustulo-psoriatica" (spond.hyp.p.-p.). Spond.hyp.p.-p. is associated with sternocosto-clavicular hyperostosis and resembles pustulotic arthroosteitis and SAPHO syndrome. However, as dermatologically and osteo-histopathologically documented, it is an enthesiopathic and hyperostotic form of spondarthritis psoriatica. Both cases show a lumbosacroiliac hyperostosis (LSIH) which is a rare analogue to sternocosto-clavicular hyperostosis (SCCH)...
September 1996: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
C A Speed, I Haslock
A patient is described in whom ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and reactive arthritis (ReA) coincided. Follow-up five years later showed no progression of his AS. He demonstrates that some individuals do have the capacity to express seronegative spondarthritides in different ways, possibly dependent on the infective trigger. The lack of long term effect of the second disease is both clinically reassuring and theoretically intriguing.
May 1996: Clinical Rheumatology
S Alusík
The author describes a special inflammatory rheumatic disease in a 48-year-old female patient with Crouzon's syndrome which most probably could be included among seronegative spondarthritis. The author discusses the possible ratio of inborn disease in the atypical course of the rheumatic disease.
January 1996: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
T Nagel, G Eger, J R Kalden, B Manger
Pustulotic arthroosteitis is characterized by the association of inflammatory and hyperostotic skeletal changes, primarily of the anterior chest wall, and chronic recurrent skin lesions of the palms and soles known as pustulosis palmaris et plantaris. Since its first description by Sonozaki in 1981 in Japan, it has also been reported by several European authors and become widely accepted as a separate entity within the spectrum of the seronegative spondylarthropathies. In this report, we describe 11 cases seen in our clinic in the years 1985 to 1992...
November 1993: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
J M Moll
The place of psoriatic arthritis in the spondarthritides has been examined in terms of past, present and future aspects. It is concluded that: 1. PsA is a definite entity and separate from rheumatoid arthritis. 2. The spondarthritis concept is universally accepted, although still in an evolving stage. 3. A more definitive picture of the spondarthritides and of PsA itself could arise from a number of new approaches, some entirely novel, some extensions of work already in progress. Avenues of future research that are likely to be fruitful include those involving: more refined clinical studies; further applications of molecular mapping; and, common to both, conceptual advances using mathematical models to provide a more 'three-dimensional' picture...
May 1994: Baillière's Clinical Rheumatology
R J François, F Eulderink, E G Bywaters
OBJECTIVES: To redefine and comment on terms on a pathological basis, in order to avoid the confusion due to the use of terms with different meanings, to standardise usage among clinicians, radiologists and pathologists, and to facilitate literature searches. METHODS: Within the Committee of Pathology of the European League against Rheumatism, a study group was set up to analyse the medical literature and common practice concerning the nomenclature of rheumatic spinal diseases...
August 1995: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
R N Soman, G H Tilve, V V Jayakar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 1981: Journal of the Indian Medical Association
J C Gerster
A painful heel syndrome (plantar fasciitis and/or Achilles tendinitis) was found in 33 among 150 patients suffering from a seronegative spondarthritis. The clinical and radiological manifestations of this syndrome were similar in the nosological entities included in the seronegative spondarthritis group. HLA-B27 antigen was found in 91% of the patients, radiological sacroliitis in 64% and an asymmetric peripheral arthritis in all cases. By contrast, Achilles tendinitis was not encountered in 220 cases of rheumatoid arthritis; plantar fasciitis was exceptional in the same cases...
November 1980: Rheumatology and Rehabilitation
R N Soman, G H Tilve, V V Jayakar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1980: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
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