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Data on the clinical spectrum and therapeutic management of noninfectious mixed cryoglobulinemia vasculitis (CryoVas) in the era of hepatitis C virus screening are lacking. We analyzed data from 242 patients with noninfectious mixed CryoVas included in the French multicenter CryoVas survey. Baseline manifestations were purpura (75%), peripheral neuropathy(More)
INTRODUCTION Treatment of giant cell arteritis is based on prolonged corticosteroid therapy but adverse side effects are common especially in the elderly. CASE REPORTS We report three patients with giant cell vasculitis treated by tocilizumab, an interleukin-6 receptor antibody, owing to resistance or intolerance to corticosteroid therapy. A favorable(More)
OBJECTIVE Although in most patients induction therapy leads to complete or partial remission, relapses in patients with non-infectious mixed cryoglobulinemia vasculitis (CryoVas) remain a major problem. We aimed to identify predictors of early relapses occurring within the first 12months of treatment in such patients. METHODS Patients included in the(More)
INTRODUCTION Necrotizing autoimmune myopathies (NAM) have recently been defined as a distinct group of severe acquired myopathies, characterized by prominent myofiber necrosis without significant muscle inflammation. Because of the lack of appropriate biomarkers, these diseases have been long misdiagnosed as atypical forms of myositis. NAM may be associated(More)
Tubulopathy can complicate autoimmune diseases. It is usually a distal tubular acidosis, but Fanconi syndrome or Bartter syndrome has been exceptionally reported. We report a case of acquired Gitelman syndrome in a 32-year-old male who also presented diffuse scleroderma autoimmune thyroiditis, and Sjögren's syndrome. Only three cases of Sjögren syndrome(More)
BACKGROUND Data on the prognosis of non-infectious mixed cryoglobulinaemia vasculitis (CryoVas) in the era of hepatitis C virus screening are lacking. METHODS The French multicentre and retrospective CryoVas survey included 242 patients with non-infectious mixed CryoVas. Causes of death and prognostic factors of survival were assessed and a prognostic(More)
Drug-mediated thrombotic microangiopathy may cause life-threatening medical emergencies. Novel targeted therapies have dramatically changed the prognosis of a number of oncological diseases. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors of the Breakpoint Cluster Region-Abelson (BCR-ABL) oncoprotein are used in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia or Philadelphia(More)
INTRODUCTION Statins or 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors (HMGCR) are among the most commonly prescribed treatment in France. They may be responsible for muscular intolerance with variable severity. They have been recently involved in the occurrence of an acquired inflammatory myopathy associated with anti-HMGCR antibodies. This(More)
Benjamin Terrier,1 Evguenia Krastinova,2 Isabelle Marie,3 David Launay,4 Adeline Lacraz,5 Pauline Belenotti,6 Luc de Saint-Martin,7 Thomas Quemeneur,8 Antoine Huart,9 Fabrice Bonnet,10 Guillaume Le Guenno,11 Jean-Emmanuel Kahn,12 Olivier Hinschberger,13 Patricia Rullier,14 Elisabeth Diot,15 Estibaliz Lazaro,10 Frank Bridoux,16 Thierry Zénone,17 Fabrice(More)