Ayumi Uchibori

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The authors found serum immunoglobulin M (IgM) autoantibody in a patient with typical acute cerebellar ataxia (ACA) and identified the antigen molecule as triosephosphate isomerase (TPI). TPI antigenicity to the patient's antibody was the highest in the cerebellar tissue. Eight of 23 patients with ACA had increased IgM anti-TPI antibody titers vs those of(More)
A 36 year old man with a history of testicular germ cell tumour presented six months after bilateral orchidectomy with progressive amnesia, irritability, vertical gaze palsy, and generalised seizures. Eight months after initial onset of symptoms, he demonstrated a head drop with muscular atrophy of the upper limbs, shoulder girdle, and posterior neck. He(More)
Although serum IgG anti-ganglioside GQ1b antibody is the most specific biomarker for Fisher syndrome and its related disorders (FS-RD), 10%-30% of the patients are still negative in conventional assays ("GQ1b-seronegative") and the relationship between GQ1b-seropositive and -seronegative patients has been unclear. Some molecules require Ca(2+) cations to(More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to analyze the clinical and histopathologic features of cancer-associated myositis (CAM) in relation to anti-transcriptional intermediary factor 1 γ antibody (anti-TIF1-γ-Ab), a marker of cancer association. METHODS We retrospectively studied 349 patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs), including 284 patients with(More)
Serum antibodies against glycolipids, mainly gangliosides, are detected in about 60% of patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and its variants. Anti-glycolipid antibodies play a crucial role in the pathogenic mechanisms of GBS. The antibody titer is the highest in the acute phase and decreases gradually. Molecular mimicries occur between the(More)
INTRODUCTION We report the case of a patient who developed symptoms of acute cerebellar ataxia (ACA) after administration of the human papilloma virus (HPV)-16/18 vaccine. PATIENT AND METHOD This patient developed symptoms of ACA, including nausea, vertigo, severe limb and truncal ataxia, and bilateral spontaneous continuous horizontal nystagmus with(More)
Interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) using specific tuberculous antigens is a rapid, specific and sensitive method for the detection of tuberculous infection, and usually done in peripheral blood sample. We examined IGRA in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in a patient strongly suspected of having tuberculous meningitis. A 53-year old woman had a month history of(More)
A 38-year-old man developed dysesthesia, diplopia, and an unsteady gait following an upper respiratory infection. IgG anti-GQ1b antibody was detected in his serum and he was diagnosed as Fisher syndrome. The patient also complained of loss of taste sensation, and it resolved along with improvement of other neurological manifestations. In Guillain-Barré(More)