Asako Kogure

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Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a vascular lesion of low-grade malignant potential caused by the complex interactions between geographic, genetic, environmental, and immunological factors. We recently experienced a rare case of KS associated with rheumatoid arthritis in a patient receiving corticosteroids and tacrolimus; the KS demonstrated unusually aggressive(More)
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is characterized by vascular injuries, and bosentan has recently been proved to be efficacious for the prevention of new digital ulcers in SSc. We herein report a case of SSc in a patient with refractory digital ulcers and gangrene treated with bosentan. Stenosis of the ulnar artery, evaluated by magnetic resonance angiography, was(More)
We describe a case of breakthrough Candida parapsilosis fungemia in an 80-year-old woman with pyoderma gangrenosum and rheumatoid arthritis. C. parapsilosis was detected in blood culture while the patient was treated with micafungin for a Candida glabrata bloodstream infection. The breakthrough infection was successfully treated with liposomal amphotericin(More)
© 2014 The Authors. doi: 10.2340/00015555-1675 Journal Compilation © 2014 Acta Dermato-Venereologica. ISSN 0001-5555 Patients with mycosis fungoides (MF) typically have a prolonged clinical course. A small proportion of cases progress over years through patch, plaque and tumour stages, followed by lymph node and visceral involvement (1). Some cases of MF(More)
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