Journal of Immunology Research

Autoimmunity and Otolaryngology Diseases


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1Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy

2IRCSS Fondazione Ospedale San Camillo, Venice, Italy

3Humanitas Institute Research Hospital, Milan, Italy

4University G. d’Annunzio, Chieti, Italy


Autoimmunity and Otolaryngology Diseases

Description

Many autoimmune diseases may have ear, nose, and throat (ENT) manifestations representing a diagnostic challenge for clinicians as they often constitute the initial sign of an otherwise asymptomatic autoimmune disease. Furthermore, otolaryngology manifestations can be overlooked in patients with known autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

Autoimmune inner ear disease is a poorly understood form of bilateral, asymmetric, progressive sensorineural hearing loss often associated with a systemic autoimmune disease. Hearing loss and tinnitus may also be seen in patients with Wegener’s granulomatosis, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Cogan’s syndrome, relapsing polychondritis, polyarteritis nodosa, Sjögren’s syndrome, Churg-Strauss syndrome, and Behçet’s disease. Nose and paranasal sinuses can be affected in patients with Wegener’s granulomatosis, Churg-Strauss syndrome, polychondritis, and sarcoidosis. Recurrent oral mucosal ulcerations can be found with SLE and Behçet’s disease. Salivary gland pathology may be found in patients with Sjögren’s syndrome and sarcoidosis, two conditions that may also be associated with xerostomia, trigeminal nerve dysfunction, and peripheral facial nerve palsy. Laryngeal involvement with cricoarytenoid joint alterations can be found in rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and gout. Dysphagia has been described in patients with dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis, and SLE.

The aims and scopes of this special issue are to stimulate publication of research, both in the form of original articles and, especially, review papers which describe the current state of the art of otolaryngology manifestations of autoimmune diseases.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Hearing disorders in autoimmune diseases
  • Vestibular symptoms in autoimmune diseases
  • Nose and paranasal sinuses involvement in autoimmune diseases
  • Oral mucosal ulcerations and manifestations in autoimmune diseases
  • Salivary gland pathology in autoimmune diseases
  • Laryngeal involvement and voice alterations in autoimmune diseases
  • Dysphagia in autoimmune diseases
  • Trigeminal nerve dysfunction in autoimmune diseases
  • Peripheral facial nerve palsy in autoimmune diseases

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2747904
  • - Editorial

Autoimmunity and Otolaryngology Diseases

Massimo Ralli | Arianna Di Stadio | ... | Marco de Vincentiis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5072582
  • - Review Article

Update on Vertigo in Autoimmune Disorders, from Diagnosis to Treatment

Laura Girasoli | Diego Cazzador | ... | Roberto Bovo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5798103
  • - Review Article

Audiovestibular Symptoms in Systemic Autoimmune Diseases

Massimo Ralli | Vittorio D’Aguanno | ... | Marco de Vincentiis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7510174
  • - Review Article

MicroRNA in Sjögren’s Syndrome: Their Potential Roles in Pathogenesis and Diagnosis

M. Reale | C. D’Angelo | ... | A. Croce
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6061825
  • - Review Article

Autoimmune Diseases and Their Manifestations on Oral Cavity: Diagnosis and Clinical Management

Matteo Saccucci | Gabriele Di Carlo | ... | Antonella Polimeni
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1498640
  • - Review Article

Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease: Immune Biomarkers, Audiovestibular Aspects, and Therapeutic Modalities of Cogan’s Syndrome

Oded Shamriz | Yuval Tal | Menachem Gross
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6936727
  • - Review Article

Salivary Gland Pathology in IgG4-Related Disease: A Comprehensive Review

Ilaria Puxeddu | Riccardo Capecchi | ... | Roberto Puxeddu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1454616
  • - Research Article

Management of Patients with Graves’ Disease and Orbital Involvement: Role of Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography

Alice Bruscolini | Maurizio La Cava | ... | Alessandro Lambiase
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