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Although more than 45 years have passed since hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis (HUVS) was first described by McDuffie and colleagues at the Mayo clinic, data on epidemiology, disease outcomes, prognosis and clinical features are scarce. Recently, we published the first epidemiological study of HUVS including data on incidence, prevalence, disease outcomes, prognosis and clinical features using data from two separate Swedish regions during a period of 16 years. The estimation of incidence and prevalence rates indicates that HUVS is rare but not always benign. Renal and lung manifestations were severe in some cases, highlighting the need for careful screening and monitoring of this potentially serious condition. It is reasonable to suspect HUVS in patients with unexplained systemic inflammation combined with >6 months of urticaria. Special attention should be paid to patients with recent-onset dyspnea and proteinuria.
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Neutrophilic urticarial dermatosis (NUD) has been described in 2009. Clinically, it is an eruption of rose or red macules or slightly elevated plaques, vanishing within 24 hours. It occurs mostly on t...
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A condition consisting of inflammatory eye disease usually presenting as interstitial KERATITIS, vestibuloauditory dysfunction, and large- to medium-vessel vasculitis.
Rare chronic inflammatory disease involving the small blood vessels. It is of unknown etiology and characterized by mucocutaneous ulceration in the mouth and genital region and uveitis with hypopyon. The neuro-ocular form may cause blindness and death. SYNOVITIS; THROMBOPHLEBITIS; gastrointestinal ulcerations; RETINAL VASCULITIS; and OPTIC ATROPHY may occur as well.
A rare condition characterized by the presence of yellow nails, LYMPHEDEMA, and/or PLEURAL EFFUSION with respiratory tract involvement. Abnormal lymphatic network may play a role in its etiology. Occasionally inherited, yellow nail syndrome mostly is sporadic without apparent family history.
A rare condition characterized by recurrent hypersomnias associated with hyperphagia, occurring primarily in males in the second to third decade of life. Clinical features include mental confusion, excessive sleep requirements (approximately 18 hours per day), restlessness, and in some cases hallucinations. Episodes have a duration of days to weeks, and may recur several times per year. This condition may resolve spontaneously over several years. (From Adams, et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p569)
Rare autosomal recessive congenital malformation syndrome characterized by cryptophthalmos, SYNDACTYLY and UROGENITAL ABNORMALITIES. Other anomalies of bone, ear, lung, and nose are common. Mutations on FRAS1 and FREM2 are associated with the syndrome.
Nephrology - kidney function
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