- Significantly higher frequencies of anemia, hematinic deficiencies, hyperhomocysteinemia, and serum gastric parietal cell antibody positivity in atrophic glossitis patients. [Journal Article]
- JFJ Formos Med Assoc 2018 Aug 04
- CONCLUSIONS: There are significantly higher frequencies of anemia, serum iron, vitamin B12, and folic acid deficiencies, hyperhomocysteinemia, and serum GPCA positivity in AG patients than in healthy control subjects. The normocytic anemia and iron deficiency anemia are the two most common types of anemia in our 1064 AG patients.
- The Effect of Zinc Gluconate Supplementation on Symptoms and Tongue Epithelium Regeneration in Non-psoriatic Patients with Migratory Glossitis. [Journal Article]
- ADActa Dermatovenerol Croat 2018; 26(2):125-132
- The aim of this study was to evaluate zinc gluconate as a treatment option in patients with symptomatic migratory glossitis (MG). Using simple random sampling, 28 non-psoriatic patients with symptoma...
The aim of this study was to evaluate zinc gluconate as a treatment option in patients with symptomatic migratory glossitis (MG). Using simple random sampling, 28 non-psoriatic patients with symptomatic MG were divided into a test and control group. The test group took 20 mg/day of chelated zinc gluconate for one month, and was put on a diet rich in zinc. The control group was only put on a diet rich in zinc. Changes in the size of red atrophied areas (width and length) and the intensity of symptoms were evaluated as primary and secondary outcomes, respectively, at baseline, after therapy, and one month later. In the test group, the mean value of the red atrophy area width and length displayed some significant reduction as a primary outcome. There were no significant changes in the size of red patches in the control group. Secondary outcome showed that the intensity of subjective symptoms in the test group significantly decreased (P=0.042) compared with controls. The filiform papillae had partially or completely regenerated in 85.7% of cases in the test group and in 23.1% of the controls (P=0.001). Red patches with raised keratotic rims may have healed spontaneously and reappeared in constantly changing patterns that are typical for MG. This phenomenon was not observed in patients supplemented with zinc, and new atrophy areas occurred in only one case. Low-dose zinc gluconate.
- Treatment of symptomatic benign migratory glossitis: a systematic review. [Review]
- COClin Oral Investig 2018; 22(7):2487-2493
- CONCLUSIONS: There is a very low level of evidence for the treatment of symptomatic benign migratory glossitis, with substantial methodological heterogeneity among the evaluated studies. In summary, we could identify no specific treatment for symptomatic benign migratory glossitis.In clinical practice, at the outpatient clinic of oral medicine, we attend to many patients diagnosed with benign migratory glossitis, with varying intensity of pain ranging from mild to severe. Treating this disease is a formidable challenge for clinicians. Therefore, we performed a systematic review of benign migratory glossitis to identify the best evidence-based treatment available for this condition. We believe that this article may be useful in guiding clinicians on the choice of treatment.
- Oral lesions in Sjogren's syndrome: A systematic review. [Journal Article]
- MOMed Oral Patol Oral Cir Bucal 2018 Jul 01; 23(4):e391-e400
- CONCLUSIONS: OL are common and more frequent in SS patients when compared to a CG. This may be a consequence of low levels of saliva. More studies where these OL and all the possible cofounding factors are taken into account are needed.
- Geographic tongue: Predisposing factors, diagnosis and treatment. A systematic review. [Journal Article]
- RCRev Clin Esp 2018 Jun 11
- CONCLUSIONS: The diagnosis of GT is mainly clinical. GT is an asymptomatic disorder that usually requires no treatment. Understanding GT is necessary due to the comorbid intraoral and extraoral diseases that accompany the condition.
- Bovine esophageal and glossal ulceration associated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Fusobacterium spp.in a 10-month-old Holstein heifer. [Journal Article]
- JVJ Vet Med Sci 2018 May 25
- An underweight 10-month-old Holstein heifer presented with anorexia and ananastasia and was euthanized. Postmortem examination revealed extensive ulceration in the esophagus, tongue, and omasum. Hist...
An underweight 10-month-old Holstein heifer presented with anorexia and ananastasia and was euthanized. Postmortem examination revealed extensive ulceration in the esophagus, tongue, and omasum. Histopathological examination revealed severe necrotic esophagitis, glossitis, and omasitis. Many Gram-negative bacilli were detected throughout the necrotic area in the digestive tract; these were identified as Pseudomonas aeruginosa on the basis of isolation tests, molecular examinations, and immunohistochemistry. Gram-negative long filamentous organisms in the superficial layers of the necrotic lesions reacted positively with antibodies against Fusobacteriumnecrophorum subsp. necrophorum. Thus, the necrotic lesions were confirmed to be associated with P. aeruginosa and Fusobacterium spp. This is the first detection of P. aeruginosa in bovine esophageal and glossal ulcers associated with Fusobacterium spp.
- Tongue psoriasis: Clinical aspects and analysis of epidemiological associations in 313 children, with a systematic literature review. [Journal Article]
- ADAnn Dermatol Venereol 2018 May 14
- CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of tongue involvement was 7.7% in children with psoriasis. No clinical or epidemiological association was shown. Tongue involvement does not modify the management of psoriasis. In the literature review it was not possible to evaluate either the prevalence of tongue involvement in psoriasis or the positive predictive value thereof.
- Gastric parietal cell and thyroid autoantibodies in recurrent aphthous stomatitis patients with concomitant oral lichen planus. [Journal Article]
- JFJ Formos Med Assoc 2018 May 09
- CONCLUSIONS: For OLP/RAS patients, the concomitant OLP may play a role in causing an increased frequency of TMA positivity, and major RAS and the concomitant AG are contributory factors causing the elevated frequencies of GPCA/TGA/TMA positivities.
- Gastric parietal cell and thyroid autoantibodies in Behcet's disease patients with or without atrophic glossitis. [Journal Article]
- JFJ Formos Med Assoc 2018 Apr 10
- CONCLUSIONS: AG+RAS/BD patients do have significantly higher frequencies of serum GPCA, TGA, and TMA positivities than healthy control subjects. This finding indicates that the concomitant presence of AG may result in significantly elevated frequencies of serum GPCA, TGA, and TMA positivities in BD patients.
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- Study of an Outbreak of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza H5N8 in Commercial Pekin Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus) in California. [Journal Article]
- ADAvian Dis 2018; 62(1):101-108
- A February 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in a flock of commercial Pekin ducks (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus) in California was investigated in detail. Approximately ...
A February 2015 outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in a flock of commercial Pekin ducks (Anas platyrhynchos domesticus) in California was investigated in detail. Approximately 17,349 five-wk-old ducks experienced an increased mortality from a normal of eight birds per day to 24, 18, 24, 33, and 61 birds per day, respectively, in the last 5 days prior to flock depopulation. Clinically, there was decreased water and feed consumption, and approximately 1.0% of the affected flock exhibited neurologic signs. Necropsy of five clinically ill ducks revealed pale, patchy areas on the epicardium in two birds, pale foci of necrosis in the liver of one bird, and airsacculitis in three birds. Histopathology revealed multifocal nonsuppurative encephalomyelitis, myocarditis, myositis, pancreatitis, hepatitis, and glossitis. Immunohistochemistry revealed avian influenza virus (AIV) nucleoprotein in the nucleus and cytoplasm of various cells in the aforementioned organs, as well as in the skin and feathers. Eight of the 10 sera samples tested were positive for avian influenza antibodies by agar gel immunodiffusion serology. Oropharyngeal and cloacal swabs taken from 15 birds, as well as from the lungs, livers, pancreas, and spleen, were positive for AIV by real-time reverse transcriptase (rRT) PCR. AIV was isolated and typed as Eurasian lineage HPAI H5N8, clade 18.104.22.168, by the National Veterinary Services Laboratory, Ames, IA. Extensive surveillance of birds for AIV around the 10-km zone did not reveal any additional cases. Ducks on the affected premises were humanely euthanatized by foam and composted in-house, the houses were heated to 57 C for 4 days, and swabs were taken periodically from the compost to ensure negativity for AIV by rRT-PCR. The compost and litter were then removed, and the house was pressure cleaned, disinfected, and repopulated approximately 120 days after euthanatization of the ducks.