Malignancies in autoimmune rheumatic diseases - A mini-review

Zoltán Szekanecz, Éva Szekanecz, Gyula Bakó, Yehuda Shoenfeld

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Abstract

Paraneoplastic symptoms, caused by a malignancy, but not directly related to invasion by the tumor or its metastases, are the result of a wide variety of tumor-derived biologic mediators like hormones, peptides, antibodies, cytotoxic lymphocytes, autocrine and paracrine mediators. Systemic inflammatory rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma or dermatomyositis, may increase the risk for the development of malignancies, predominantly lymphoproliferative disorders. Immunosuppressive drugs and biological agents may also be carcinogenic. However, sustained inflammatory activity seems to be the primary risk factor for malignancies in autoimmune diseases. Tumor-associated antigens may be produced by inflammatory cells and their production may be increased in rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-10
Number of pages8
JournalGerontology
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010

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Rheumatic Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Neoplasms
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dermatomyositis
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Peptide Hormones
Biological Factors
Neoplasm Antigens
Immunosuppressive Agents
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Lymphocytes
Neoplasm Metastasis
Antibodies
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • Biological therapy
  • Malignancies
  • Paraneoplasia
  • Secondary tumors
  • Tumor-associated antigens

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Malignancies in autoimmune rheumatic diseases - A mini-review. / Szekanecz, Zoltán; Szekanecz, Éva; Bakó, Gyula; Shoenfeld, Yehuda.

In: Gerontology, Vol. 57, No. 1, 12.2010, p. 3-10.

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Szekanecz, Z, Szekanecz, É, Bakó, G & Shoenfeld, Y 2010, 'Malignancies in autoimmune rheumatic diseases - A mini-review', Gerontology, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 3-10. https://doi.org/10.1159/000314634
Szekanecz, Zoltán ; Szekanecz, Éva ; Bakó, Gyula ; Shoenfeld, Yehuda. / Malignancies in autoimmune rheumatic diseases - A mini-review. In: Gerontology. 2010 ; Vol. 57, No. 1. pp. 3-10.
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