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Histopathology and expression of the chemokines CXCL10, CXCL13, and CXCR3 and the endogenous TLR-4 ligand S100A8/A9 in lymph nodes of patients with adult-onset Still's disease

Kim, HA  | Kim, YH | Jeon, YK | Yang, WI | Kwon, JE  | Han, JH
Scientific reports, 9. : 7517-7517, 2019
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Adult-onset Still's disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease manifesting with a persistent high-spiking fever, a typical rash, and lymphadenopathy. Endogenous factors related to interleukin-1, such as S100A8/A9 and several chemokines including CXCL10, CXCR3, and CXCL13, potentially play roles in its pathogenesis. We describe the histopathological features and chemokine expression pattern in lymph nodes (LNs) of patients with AOSD. Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded excisional LN tissues from 48 patients with AOSD were histologically reviewed. CXCL10, CXCR3, CXCL13, and S100A8/A9 expression was evaluated immunohistochemically. The pathology of LN was characterized by paracortical hyperplasia with proliferation of histiocyte, immunoblast, CD8-positive lymphoid cell and blood vessel. Most cases required differential diagnosis from dermatopathic lymphadenitis (n = 16, 33.3%), T cell lymphoma (n = 11, 22.9%), and histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis (HNL) (n = 9, 18.8%). The expression levels of CXCL10 and CXCR3 were higher in patients with AOSD than in those with T cell lymphoma, HNL, tuberculous lymphadenitis, and reactive hyperplasia. It is important to recognize the aforementioned histopathologic findings of nodal involvement of AOSD because improper diagnosis and treatment can be avoided. Immunohistochemical staining for chemokines, CXCL10 and CXCR3, may aid in differentiating AOSD from other mimickers.
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권, 지은  |  김, 현아  |  한, 재호
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