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Lancet 1975; 2: tients with epilepsy: the infuence of dose discount 100mg extra super cialis mastercard erectile dysfunction diabetes type 2 treatment, age order extra super cialis cheap erectile dysfunction pump surgery, and comedication. Molecular pharmacology of topiramate: managing seizures and pre- lations with serum levels of diphenylhydantoin. Reassessment of stiripentol pharmacokinetics Rev Contemp Pharmacother 1995; 6: 447–456. Lacosamide serum concentrations in and pharmacogenetic tests as tools in pharmacovigilance. Drug Saf 2006; 29: adult patients with epilepsy: the infuence of gender, age, dose, and concomitant 735–768. Phar- ampanel plasma concentrations: pharmacokinetic modeling from clinical studies. This new patients, in contrast to the poorer response in chronic active is a common condition, afecting at a rough approximation 5000 cases, however, has been repeatedly confrmed on many occasions persons per million in a typical population, occurring in all coun- since. In a review of prognosis in epilepsy by the author in 1984 tries of the world and in all social and ethnic groups. The condition [3], it was pointed out that the most important single predictor of also comprises a signifcant burden of cases in paediatric and adult prognosis in non-syndromic epilepsy was the temporal stage that neurological practice, and comprises a substantial health-economic the epilepsy had reached – i. It was demonstrated, inter alia, that with contempo- of treatment and care provision of chronic active epilepsy are given. An caused chronicity, in other words, in his famous phrase, that ‘sei- updated review of the temporal aspects of prognosis was published zures beget seizures’ [1], but the extent to which chronicity develops in 2007 [6]. An alternative expla- greatly expanded, the outlook for chronic epilepsy may well have nation of the diference in outcome of newly diagnosed and chronic improved. One recent study modelling long-term prognosis found epilepsy is that this simply refects selection bias, and the inherent that about 60% of patients entered remission within a few years of ‘severity’ of an epilepsy, present at its onset. It is clear that, drugs ofen reduced the frequency of seizures, long-term seizure with modern therapy, many patients obtain worthwhile seizure re- remission was uncommon. Because of this, he emphasized the im- ductions, a further substantial number obtain prolonged remission portance of early diagnosis and early treatment, and indeed went on therapy and in many quality of life can be greatly improved by further by recognizing a ‘prodromal stage’ before seizures actually appropriate therapy (these studies are reviewed later in the chapter). However, if epi- consider chronic epilepsy to be ‘untreatable’ – nothing could be fur- lepsy is an evolving process, it is entirely plausible to consider that ther from the truth and the question of ‘treatability’ is much more this process starts before the onset of overt seizures. Indeed, The blanket term chronic epilepsy encompasses a wide range of this seems very likely to be the case, although no recent large-scale diferent conditions, syndromes and aetiologies. Some syndromes long-term studies in unselected populations have been carried out have an almost inevitably poor prognosis, but in others prolonged to confrm this. Severity also varies, and therapy may markedly reduce the sever- In several recent hospital-based studies, in selected populations of ity of a seizures even if not altering the frequency, for instance, not patients with chronic epilepsy, it has been shown that a substantial uncommonly converting secondarily generalized seizures to simple number of patients whose epilepsy is not initially controlled can partial seizures. Patients with mild focal epilepsy, even if chronic, achieve long-term remission with new drug introductions. In the are not inevitably troubled by the condition and may not require a frst study of this issue, 155 patients with chronic epilepsy (ofen change in therapy. The response to therapy also depends on age and severe) were entered prospectively into a regime of active therapy on aetiology. The introduction of a new antiepileptic drug resulted in seizure re- Extent of response to therapy in chronic active epilepsy mission (defned as a 12-month or longer period without seizures) In the last two decades or so, 17 new antiepileptic drugs have been in 28%. In this group, over an observation period of 5 years or so, licensed, all of which have shown unequivocal efcacy in clinical even if the frst change did not result in seizure response, when a trials (Table 11. This greater range of second drug introduction was made a further 14% of the patients Table 11. This conception is based largely on data from one original cohort of 155 patients, over a nearly 7-year follow-up peri- unaudited study, but carries with it the unfortunate consequence od, 26 (19%) of individuals had been seizure-free for 12 months or that, by extrapolation, it is now sometimes considered that a patient more, and 41 (29%) had 50–99% improvement in seizure frequency. This In those who entered remission the probability of remaining sei- is not the case, and it is common clinical experience to witness great zure-free 5 years later was 0. The authors improvements in seizure control when a drug regimen is adjusted concluded that about half of people with apparent drug-resistant in patients who have not responded to initial therapy [8,10]. Some will subsequently relapse, but long pe- factors and to label such people as therapy-resistant is inaccurate riods of seizure freedom or signifcantly improved seizure control and potentially harmful. One reason for the formulation of a defni- in the absence of complete seizure control can occur [10]. Lennox–Gastaut syndrome, West syndrome) and others later remission, and Berg et al. In non-syndromic epilepsy, the prognosis can also be therapy when faced with a patient with chronic epilepsy, and this gauged by clinical factors. As these studies show, it is important to take an frequent seizures, mixed seizure types, additional intellectual im- active and explorative approach to drug therapy in these patients pairment, structural pathologies, pathologies with a large extent, (and there are many), in whom the search for seizure freedom is cortical pathologies (especially in frontal and temporal regions), the major priority. It can not be overstressed that the application additional neurological handicaps or severe psychiatric disorder. Tere are many patients with chronic epilepsy who present to epilepsy clinics the term ‘drug-resistant epilepsy’ in whom an accurate prediction of outcome is not possible, and in The terms drug-resistant or intractable or refractory epilepsy are whom epilepsy is ultimately controlled despite the presence of neg- widely used, but difcult to defne. When new therapy is introduced, Prediction of pharmacoresistance by pharmacogenomics the seizures in some patients with hitherto refractory epilepsy do One oversimplistic concept is that drug resistance is genetically become controlled, as they do afer successful epilepsy surgery. In other words, are at least 9 frst-line antiepileptic drugs for refractory partial sei- single polymorphisms will be present which, if identifed, could be zures, and far more combinations (with 9 frst-line antiepileptic used to predict response to therapy. Although an initially attrac- drugs there are 45 diferent two-drug and 36 diferent three-drug tive hypothesis, this theory ignores the other factors that can have combinations), and it is well known that some patients respond to a strong infuence on drug response – for instance, aetiopathology combinations where individual drugs have failed. One excellent suggestion is to defne intractability by uration, time-linked expression of epilepsy, seizure type or syn- the number of inefective drugs tried; thus, second-level intracta- drome, brain damage and network changes caused by the epilep- bility is defned as the failure of two drugs, third-level intractability sy). For these reasons, single pharmacogenetic mechanisms are not by the failure of three drugs, and so on. A recent study by Berg and likely to account for drug resistance or to be useful in predicting Rychlik [18] shows that response to drugs in children can be a com- drug response, except in exceptional circumstances, and in fact plex and dynamic phenomenon. Most but the principles apply to many countries, and are enumerated would accept that key to best management is the provision of an ex- here as they represent the sort of organizational developments that perienced epilepsy team, and that this is best carried out by subspe- would improve epilepsy care worldwide. In the author’s view, however, Population served One epilepsy centre should cover a population extreme subspecialization should be avoided, and the physicians of about 250 000–500 000 people. Estimates of the number of med- should not become wholly ‘epileptologists’ but their practice should ical consultations dealt with by the centres are given in Table 11. This tension between generalization and specialization is a rologist with a particular interest in epilepsy or, sometimes, by other core issue to take account of in developing epilepsy services. Other clinical staf The historical evolution of care provision for chronic epilepsy has, include neurological/medical training grade medical staf, epilepsy on the whole, been erratic and slow around the world. It has taken specialist nurses, counsellors and volunteers, and administrative diferent courses in diferent countries, infuenced primarily by po- staf. Links with learning disability and paediatric services should litical, social and economic factors. Up until the mid nineteenth century, there the larger centres, it is recommended that the centres include psy- were no special services for people with epilepsy, who were severely chiatry and neurosurgical services. Neurophysiological, neuropsy- stigmatized and indeed partly excluded from hospitals and the gen- chological and neuroimaging facilities should be available. In an atmosphere of reform and public philanthropy in the decades afer 1850, a range of voluntary hospitals Focus The centre should formally have a local focus, with clear were established as a result of public concern about the treatment of well-defned links to local primary care and community services various conditions. The foundation of the National Hospital, Queen (medical, social services, voluntary).

Lorazepam has no place in the chronic long-term treatment of ep- The results of this trial extra super cialis 100mg visa erectile dysfunction by age statistics, which provide evidence for the superiori- ilepsy because of its sedating efects generic 100 mg extra super cialis mastercard impotence pumps. However, it is a very valuable ty of intramuscular midazolam over intravenous lorazepam in the agent for the treatment of status epilepticus. Its binding discussed in more detail in the section dedicated to intramuscu- characteristics to the benzodiazepine receptor are quite similar lar midazolam. Finally, a small randomized open-label study that to clonazepam [162], but the longer duration (up to 72 h) of the compared intravenous lorazepam with intravenous levetiracetam clinical efect of lorazepam suggest that other mechanisms may be in 79 patients with early (stage 1) status epilepticus [185] reported involved in its action. The longer duration of action of lorazepam is that both drugs were equally efective in reaching clinical seizure a very important advantage over diazepam because, when used in- cessation within 10 min of administration (75. The favourable pharmacokinetics of intranasal loraze- efect of lorazepam might be slow, because of lower lipid solubility of pam in relation to standard (intravenous) administration has been the drug compared with diazepam [31,163]. However, this concern confrmed in a randomized open-label non-inferiority trial con- is not supported by results of clinical studies, which showed a rapid ducted in 141 children, showing that intranasal lorazepam was not onset of action within 3 min (range 1–15 min) in neonates [164], inferior to intravenous lorazepam in terms of clinical seizure remis- children [165,166,167] and adults [30,142]. Sublingual refractory status epilepticus treated with intravenous midazolam, lorazepam therefore is not recommended for emergency treatment propofol or pentobarbital and found an overall initial response rate of seizures. Soon afer, given intravenous midazolam experienced signifcantly fewer epi- midazolam was ofen used in early status epilepticus despite its short sodes of hypotension requiring pressor agents (30%, 42% and 77%, duration of action and high risk of recurrence of seizure activity. The authors concluded that none of these drugs is refractory status epilepticus, midazolam is used as a high-dose con- superior to the others, and that the lower response rate with mi- tinuous infusion, to overcome its short-lasting efects. Ferlisi and Shorvon of intravenous midazolam in acute seizure emergencies has been [231] reviewed all available studies that reported the outcomes of demonstrated in 22 non-randomized [140,191,192,193,194,195,196, patients treated with intravenous midazolam (n = 585), propofol 197,198,199,200,201,202,203,204,205,206,207,208,209,210,211] and (n = 143) and barbiturates (n = 192) for refractory and super-re- two randomized trials [212,213], including more than 900 patients. Tey found control of status epilepticus Because of the water solubility of midazolam, which is unique in 78% (458 out of 585) for midazolam, 68% (97 out of 143) for among the clinically used benzodiazepines, alternative routes of propofol and 64% (123 out of192) for barbiturates, while death rates administration (intramuscular, intranasal, buccal or sublingual) are during therapy were 2% (12 out of 585), 8% (12 out of 143) and 19% feasible and ofer an advantage over other benzodiazepines. The authors concluded that midazolam of 12 non-randomized [214,215,216,217,218,219,220,221,222,223, given by continuous infusion is the preferred choice for most cases, 224] and 11 randomized trials using intranasal [156,157,225,226,227], while barbiturates and propofol should be restricted to the most buccal [158,160,161] and intramuscular [184,228] midazolam have severe or super-refractory cases. Most studies included children, and some includ- Naritoku and Sinha [211] found an unexpectedly slow clear- ed neonates [184,208,210]. This could contribute to a more delayed awakening afer a continuous infusion included patients with refractory and su- long-term treatment of refractory status epilepticus. Overall, more than 2000 patients In an open-label trial conducted in 40 children aged 2–12 years treated with midazolam in various forms for acute seizures or status with refractory status epilepticus (motor seizures uncontrolled af- epilepticus have been reported. Small case series using intravenous midazolam in the treatment of Status was controlled in 86% of children with midazolam and 89% early status epilepticus found excellent response rates of up to 100% with diazepam, but relapse rates were signifcantly higher in the [207] but, as expected, the short duration of action led to a disap- midazolam group (57% versus 16%). About half of the patients pointingly high number of relapses (75%) within a short time. A sub- study from a large centre in Serbia, fve of seven patients with early sequent randomized trial has been conducted in 120 children aged status epilepticus experienced severe respiratory depression and hy- 6 months to 14 years with persisting seizures at arrival to the emer- poventilation afer 15 mg midazolam given intravenously at a rate gency department. Numbers of patients with seizure cessation were signifcantly continuous infusion most ofen started at 0. No signifcant diferences in mean duration to clinical sei- activity [191,194,196,197,200,202,213] with overall response rates zure cessation or in side-efects were found except excessive somno- of 64. In one study, exceptionally high continuous infusion lence, which was signifcantly higher in the diazepam group. In children, there have been virtually no reports of local reactions or systemic adverse Intramuscular use events in these case series, except for one study which found a 3% Early reports using intramuscular midazolam for acute seizures or rate of respiratory depression requiring ventilator support [197]. Benzodiazepines Used in the Treatment of Epilepsy 409 In two studies [219,228], one of which was randomized [228], in- 93. Although response rates did zolam is now a widely accepted and efective treatment for acute not difer signifcantly, patients in the midazolam group received seizures in childhood. Nitrazepam used as chronic treatment has been reported to be ef- A subsequent large, double-blind, randomized, non-inferiority fective against myoclonic, atonic and atypical absence seizures in trial compared intramuscular midazolam with intravenous loraze- West syndrome [238,239] and Lennox–Gastaut syndrome [36,37]. At the time of drome, a malformation syndrome ofen with refractory seizures arrival in the emergency department, seizures were absent without and status epilepticus [240]. The two treatment groups were compared with baseline (75% of children had >50% reduction) similar with regards to need for endotracheal intubation (14. The efcacy of nitrazepam in Lennox–Gastaut syndrome, subjects with midazolam and 14. A previous open-label midazolam group because an intramuscular injection is faster to study conducted in 20 children with medically refractory infantile accomplish, although the onset of action (i. Intranasal use Adverse effects Intranasal application is easy to use and has the advantage of rapid Because all benzodiazepines share a common mode of action, it access in the early phase of status or in the treatment of prolonged is not surprising that these compounds show a similar adverse ef- or acute repetitive seizures in childhood. The adverse efects of benzo- [156,157,233,233] and prolonged febrile convulsions (>10 min) diazepines also vary in relation to dosage, duration of treatment, [224,225]. The initial response rate was uniformly excellent, 67– presence of absence of concomitant medications, route of admin- 100%, and midazolam was at least as efective as the comparator. In istration and specifc clinical context in which these drugs are one study, intranasal midazolam was even superior to rectal diaze- used (e. Adverse efects of particular rele- studies [157,225], whereas in others seizures were controlled more vance during chronic treatment include sedation, drowsiness, quickly with intravenous diazepam than with intranasal midazolam incoordination, cognitive impairment, fatigue, muscle weakness, [226,227]. Some of these efects, Four randomized controlled trials, including 564 patients, com- particularly sedation and drowsiness, tend to be more marked at pared the efcacy of buccal midazolam with rectal diazepam in early initiation of treatment and to decrease gradually during prolonged childhood status epilepticus [158,159,160,161]. Tree studies found administration because of development of pharmacodynamic tol- no diference in efcacy (buccal midazolam versus rectal diazepam: erance. In 75% versus 59% [158], 57% versus 67% [160] and 78% versus 85% particular, behavioural disturbances, including hyperactivity, rest- [161], respectively). However, all authors concluded that the buccal lessness, irritability and aggression, occur much more frequently route was easier to use and socially more acceptable for initial treat- in children than in adults. Hypersecretion in the tracheobronchial ment of early status epilepticus in childhood. In addition, one study tree and drooling are also well-recognized side-efects of benzo- found buccal midazolam even more efective than rectal diazepam diazepines in children, but they are virtually absent or negligible (56% versus 27%) [159]. A randomized study compared buccal midazolam with intrave- To minimize the occurrence of dose-related toxicity, benzodiaz- nous diazepam in 120 children with seizures persisting at arrival at epines should be initiated at a low dosage in elderly people, and emergency department. On the other hand, the In a comparative study, clorazepate was better tolerated than phe- risk of withdrawal symptoms, including rebound aggravation of nobarbital [255] based on a non-standardized score that included seizures, which occur when benzodiazepines are discontinued too diferent symptoms ranging from ‘sleepiness’ to ‘grossly impaired rapidly, does complicate clinical management in some cases [63]. In a study comparing add-on clobazam (55 patients) When benzodiazepines are used as emergency treatment, most with add-on clorazepate (n = 170), fewer adverse efects were ob- of the adverse efects listed are of lesser importance, and the major served in those treated with clorazepate (31% versus 47%) [247]. Tese Idiosyncratic reactions, including skin rashes and blood dyscra- efects were related to high initial doses and rapid titration. Use of benzodiazepines during pregnancy is not con- sidered to be associated with a high risk of teratogenicity, although Diazepam a possible association with oral clefs has been reported in some Respiratory depression, hypotension and sedation are the main studies [63]. Afer intravenous administration of diazepam for status epilep- Clobazam ticus and other indications, mild to severe hypotension or respirato- The most common side-efect reported with the use of clobazam ry depression occurred in 5. Browne and Penry [116] re- 1,5-benzodiazepine, is usually less severe than that occurring with viewed the reports on 439 patients in 35 articles and found 16 cases 1,4-benzodiazepines such as nitrazepam and clonazepam [243,244]. In three reports, previous treatment clobazam was 38%, with drug discontinuation because of side-ef- with barbiturates was regarded as a predisposing factor for diaze- fects being reported in 4% of patients [245]. In the randomized clobazam with carbamazepine and phenytoin [66], no signifcant trials using intravenous diazepam, 7 out of 100 (7%) of the patients had diference was observed in occurrence of side-efects such as som- hypotension [54,143] and 15 out of 153 (10%) patients had respiratory nolence or ataxia [246].

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T2 axial fat suppressed image demonstrating tendinitis and synovitis at the point of intersection of the extensor carpi radialis longus buy 100mg extra super cialis free shipping erectile dysfunction icd 9 code 2013, the extensor carpi radialis brevis discount 100 mg extra super cialis overnight delivery erectile dysfunction neurological causes, the extensor pollicis brevis, and the abductor pollicis longus tendons (arrow). With the patient in the above position, the Lister tubercle of the radius is identified by palpation (Fig. Identification of the affected tendons is facilitated by having the patient extend the wrist against the examiner’s resistance. At the level of Lister tubercle, a high-frequency linear ultrasound transducer is placed in a transverse position over the intersection of the extensor carpi radialis longus, the extensor carpi radialis brevis, the extensor pollicis brevis, and the abductor pollicis longus tendons (Figs. The tendons will appear as the hyperechoic “hole” in the hypoechoic tendon sheath. The ultrasound transducer may be turned into the longitudinal axis to further delineate the point of intersection (Fig. When the point of intersection is identified, the tendons are evaluated for tendinopathy, tendinitis, abnormal fluid collections, soft tissue masses, and extrinsic compression (Figs. Proper transverse position of the linear high-frequency ultrasound transducer to perform ultrasound evaluation for intersection syndrome. Transverse ultrasound image demonstrating the relationship of the tendon and tendon sheaths of the first and second extensor compartments and their point of intersection. Edema and fluid at the musculotendinous junction of the extensor compartment 1 as it crosses compartment 2 (arrow). The use of ultrasound imaging and magnetic resonance imaging combined with a careful history and physical examination can distinguish intersection syndrome from de Quervain tenosynovitis and other causes of radial-sided wrist and hand pain. Statistically, there is a predilection for ganglion cyst development over the dorsal scapholunate interval (Figs. Ganglion cysts also frequently occur on the volar aspect of the wrist and fingers (Figs. There is a predilection for ganglion cyst development over the dorsal scapholunate interval. Transverse ultrasound image demonstrating classic ganglion cyst on the dorsal wrist. A: A lump (arrow) over the dorsal aspect of the wrist that was evident only during palmar flexion. Longitudinal image of the volar aspect of the fourth digit demonstrates an anechoic ganglion cyst (large arrow) associated with the flexor tendon (small arrows). The differential diagnosis can be difficult solely on clinical grounds as benign ganglion cysts that present in areas other than the wrist and the ankle are often misdiagnosed as solid tumors and solid tumors that appear over the wrist and ankle are often misdiagnosed as benign ganglion cysts. Such misdiagnosis can lead to disastrous consequences if a malignant solid tumor is erroneously diagnosed as a benign ganglion cyst (Fig. Ultrasound imaging of painless palpable soft tissue masses provides the clinician with immediate help with the solid tumor versus cystic mass differential diagnosis and its increasing clinical use represents a great advance in the treatment of these sometimes confusing soft tissue abnormalities (Fig. Ultrasound also allows the differentiation of simple versus complex multiloculated ganglion cysts that may require more involved treatment (Fig. Ultrasound imaging also allows identification of adjacent structures that may be traumatized during injections, drainage, or surgical treatment of otherwise benign ganglion cysts (Fig. Simple anechoic ganglion cyst of the ventral side of the wrist seen on a transverse ultrasound image. The posterior acoustic enhancement (curved arrows) and internal hyperechoic structures are consistent with mucin (arrowhead). As this ectopic connective tissue becomes chronically inflamed, its synovial components may begin producing increased amounts of synovial fluid, which can pool in cyst-like cavities overlying the tendons and joint space (Fig. A one-way valve phenomenon may cause these cyst-like cavities to expand because the fluid cannot flow freely back into the synovial cavity. These cyst-like cavities can develop as simple thin-walled cysts or can become complex multiloculated structures that can be difficult to treat (see Figs. Ganglion cysts can form anywhere where these structures exist, with the dorsum of the wrist the most common site for the development of ganglion cysts (Fig. Ganglion cysts may also occur on the volar aspect of the wrist, fingers, feet, and over all joints (see Figs. Longitudinal ultrasound image demonstrating large dorsal ganglion cyst arising from the radiolunate joint. Classic dorsal ganglion cyst in a 20-year-old woman arising from the scapholunate interval. Rest of the affected part and the application of local heat may provide some relief. It is often the unsightly nature of the ganglion cyst, rather than the pain, that causes the patient to seek medical attention. The ganglion is smooth to palpation and transilluminates with a penlight in contradistinction to solid tumors, which do not transilluminate. A: Transverse view of the flexor carpi radialis tendon (T) demonstrates a cyst (C) located superficially that is intimately related to the tendon. Based on the patient’s clinical presentation, additional testing may be indicated, including complete blood cell count, sedimentation rate, and antinuclear antibody testing. Magnetic resonance imaging or ultrasound imaging of the wrist and hand is indicated to confirm that the palpable soft tissue mass is in fact a ganglion cyst and not a solid tumor that may be malignant. With the patient in this position, the dorsal ganglion of the wrist is identified and a high-frequency linear ultrasound transducer is placed in a transverse position over the cyst and an ultrasound survey scan is taken (Fig. The ganglion cyst will appear most commonly as a thin-walled anechoic cystic structure, although hypoechoic and hyperechoic presentations are not that rare, especially in more complex multiloculated cysts (Figs. In general, the larger the ganglion cyst, the more likely it is that it will appear anechoic and present with posterior acoustic enhancement due to increased sound transmission through the large fluid filled cyst. Once the cyst is identified, careful attention is paid to its relationship to surrounding structures (see Figs. Color Doppler will help identify adjacent vessels and vascularity involving the ganglion itself that may be damaged during injection, drainage, or surgical removal (Figs. Proper ultrasound transducer placement for evaluation and localization of ganglion cysts of the dorsal wrist. Transverse ultrasound image of the wrist demonstrating the clasic anechoic appearance of a ganglion cyct that arises from the scapholunate joint. Note the posterior acoustic enhancement, which is characteristic of larger ganglion cysts. Transverse ultrasound image demonstrating a palmar wrist ganglion involving the radial artery. Transverse color Doppler image demonstrating the radial artery lying within the ganglion cyst. Longitudinal Doppler ultrasound showing a small superficial artery coursing over a low echogenicity volar radial aspect ganglion. A: Transverse sonogram shows a well- circumscribed oval-shaped mass of mixed echogenicity. Gray-scale and color Doppler sonographic appearances of nonsubungual soft-tissue glomus tumors. Longitudinal view of the dorsal wrist demonstrates a tortuous neck (arrows) extending from a ganglion cyst (C) toward the deep joint space. Sagittal sonogram over the dorsal radiocarpal joint shows an anechoic ganglion cyst (arrow) with lobular margins and communication to the adjacent radiocarpal joint (arrowheads).

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The actual immunogen in ated with stasis dermatitis, contact dermatitis, and eczema. With exposure to industrial compounds, an initial period of Poison ivy is a plant containing the chemical urushiol, increased sensitivity is followed by a gradual decrease in which may induce severe contact hypersensitivity of the reactivity. This phenomenon is called hardening and could skin in individuals who have come into contact with it represent a process of spontaneous desensitization. The chemical may remain of autoantibodies including IgE and β-adrenergic receptor impregnated in unwashed clothing for long periods of time autoantibodies. No necrosis Rhus catechols that differ according to pentadecyl side-chain is produced. It can be induced by the intradermal injection of a soluble antigen such as ovalbumin incorpo- Pentadecacatechol is the chemical constituent of the leaves rated into Freund’s incomplete adjuvant. Swelling of the skin of poison ivy plants that induces cell-mediated immunity reaches a maximal between 7 and 10 d following induction associated with hypersensitivity to poison ivy. Histologically, baso- phils predominate, but lymphocytes and mononuclear cells Cutaneous basophil hypersensitivity (Jones-Mote hyper- are also present. Histologically, basophils predominate, but lymphocytes and mononuclear cells are also present. Jones-Mote hypersensi- tivity is greatly infuenced by lymphocytes that are sensitive to cyclophosphamide (suppressor lymphocytes). Penicillin derivatives may act as haptens by wheal and fare response signifes the presence of IgE anti- conjugating to tissue proteins to yield penicilloyl deriva- bodies, which mediate anaphylactic reactivity in man. These conjugates may induce antibody-mediated hypersensitivity manifested as an anaphylactic reaction Fixed drug eruption is a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug when the patient is subsequently exposed to penicillin, or it that appears at the same local site on the body surface regard- may be manifested as a serum sickness-type reaction with less of the route by which the drug is administered. Penicillin hypersensitiv- lesion is a clearly circumscribed plaque that is reddish-brown ity may also be manifested as hemolytic anemia in which or purple and edematous (Figure 12. It may be covered by the penicillin derivatives have become conjugated to the a bulla. Common sites of occurrence include the extremities, patient’s red blood cells or as allergic contact dermatitis, hands, and glans penis. Drugs that may induce this reaction especially in pharmacists or nurses who come into contact include sufonamides, barbiturates, quinine, and tetracycline. Proof of contra- antibody regulation described by Niels Jerne; feedback inhibi- suppressor and suppressor cell circuits awaits confrmation tion of antibody formation by antibody molecules; T cell recep- by molecular biologic techniques. Refers phoid cells to a particular antigen (tolerogen) as a result to control of both humoral and cellular limbs of the immune of the cells’ interaction with that antigen. The immune response by mechanisms such as antibody feedback inhibition, response to all other immunogens is unaffected. Thus, this the immunoglobulin idiotype andantiidiotype network, helper is an acquired nonresponsiveness to a specifc antigen. Results of these immu- inoculated into a fetus or a newborn, an antigenic substance noregulatory interactions may lead to either suppression or will be tolerated by the recipient in a manner that will pre- potentiation of one or the other limb of the immune response. This treatment Unresponsiveness describes the failure to respond to an has no suppressive effect on the response to other unrelated immunogenic (antigenic) stimulus. Immunologic tolerance is much more diffcult to be antigen-specifc as in immunological tolerance or nonspe- induce in an adult whose immune system is fully developed. Mechanisms of tolerance induction have been the subject of numerous investigations, and clonal dele- Immunological unresponsiveness is characterized by fail- tion is one of these mechanisms. Either helper T or B lym- ure to form antibodies or develop a lymphoid cell-mediated phocytes may be inactivated or suppressor T lymphocytes response following exposure to immunogen (antigen). In Immunosuppression that is specifc for only one antigen addition to clonal deletion, clonal anergy and clonal balance with no interference with the response to all other antigens are among the complex mechanisms proposed to account for is termed immunological tolerance. By contrast, the admin- self-tolerance in which the animal body accepts its own tis- istration of powerful immunosuppressive agents such as sue antigens as self and does not reject them. Nevertheless, azathioprine, cyclosporine, or total body irradiation causes certain autoantibodies form under physiologic conditions and generalized immunological unresponsiveness to essentially are not pathogenic. Immunological inertia refers to specifc immunosuppres- sion related to paternal histocompatibility antigens during An immunological adaptation to a specifc antigen is distinct pregnancy, such as suppression of maternal immune reactiv- from unresponsiveness, which is the genetic or pathologic ity against fetal histocompatibility antigens. Tolerance involves lymphocytes as individual cells, whereas unrespon- Clonal restriction describes an immune response that is siveness is an attribute of the whole organism. The genetic form of unresponsiveness has been dem- Immunologic competence is the capability to mount an onstrated with the immune response to synthetic antigens and immune response. The immune response A contrasuppressor cell is a T cell that opposes the action of experimental animals, which are classifed as high, interme- of a suppressor T lymphocyte. In some cases, suppressor cells prevent Contrasuppression is a part of the immunoregulatory cir- the development of an appropriate response. This may also be the result of immunodefciency states, some with 437 438 Atlas of Immunology, Third Edition clinical expression, or may be induced by immunosuppressive a costimulatory signal, results in lymphocyte induction; (3) therapy such as that following X-irradiation, chemotherapeu- delivery of signal (2) requires associative recognition of two tic agents, or antilymphocyte sera. The requirement currently used, has a broader connotation and is intended to for associative recognition blocks the development of auto- represent all instances in which an immune response to a given immunity in an immune system where diversity is generated antigen is not demonstrable. Immunologic tolerance may be either peripheral, which when Cross-sensitivity follows induction of hypersensitivity to a abrogated may lead to autoimmune disease, or central. Refer to substance by exposure to another substance containing cross- immunological tolerance, self tolerance, central tolerance, and reacting antigens. Immunologic tolerance is an active but carefully regulated Neonatal tolerance is the concept that immunologic toler- response of lymphocytes to self antigens. Autoantibodies are ance to an antigen is established more easily in the neonate formed against a variety of self antigens. When comparing the case immaturity and decreased number of neonatal T and B with which T and B cell tolerance may be induced, it was lymphocytes, dendritic cells, macrophages, and follicular found that T cell tolerance is induced more rapidly and is lon- dendritic cells, as well as modifed patterns of lymphocyte ger lasting than B cell tolerance. In addition, 100 times more tolerogen may A freemartin is the female member of dizygotic cattle twins be required for B cell tolerance than for T cell tolerance. Their placentas are fused duration of tolerance is much greater in T cells, which is 150 d, in utero, causing them to be exposed to each other’s cells compared with that in B cells, which is only 50 to 60 d. For example, they may suppress T other’s cells and prevents them from rejecting grafts from the helper cell activity. The female twin has reproductive abnormalities require the continued presence of specifc antigens. Tolerogenic refers to the capacity of a substance such as an This leads to maturation of cells and transient antibody syn- antigen to induce immunologic tolerance.

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