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A 36-year-old woman was hospitalized because of nephrotic syndrome. On admission, laboratory studies revealed total protein 5.9g/dl, total cholesterol 381mg/dl, urine protein 2-4g/day, C3 68mg/dl(90-185mg/dl) and the immunological tests showed that antinuclear factor, anti-DNA antibodies and the LE cell phenomenon were positive. Renal function was within(More)
SUMMARY IgG4-related disease is characterized by histologic fibrosis with IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltration. Our study evaluated MR imaging features of IgG4-related disease in the head and neck and brain. Images from 15 patients were retrospectively evaluated for the location, signal intensity, and enhancement patterns of lesions. Lacrimal gland(More)
A 68-year-old patient visited our hospital, because of progressive renal failure. Laboratory data were serum creatinine 13.3 mg/dl, BUN 74.3 mg/dl, AGBMA 134U, MPO-ANCA 37% and CIC 1.6 g/dl. Hemodialysis was performed on admission and renal biopsy was conducted. Though the histological findings showed fibrocellular crescents and global sclerosis in many(More)
In Japan, publicly subsidized Haemophilus influenzae serotype b vaccines became available in 2011; consequently, the incidence of invasive H. influenzae infection in paediatric patients of less than 5 years of age decreased dramatically. In 2013, the first case of H. influenzae serotype f (Hif) meningitis in a Japanese infant was reported, and another case(More)
K. Toyoda H. Oba K. Kutomi S. Furui A. Oohara H. Mori K. Sakurai K. Tsuchiya S. Kan Y. Numaguchi SUMMARY: IgG4-related disease is characterized by histologic fibrosis with IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltration. Our study evaluated MR imaging features of IgG4-related disease in the head and neck and brain. Images from 15 patients were retrospectively(More)
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