Erika Mori

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BACKGROUND Severe alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), due to homozygosity for the protease inhibitor (Pi) Z allele, is a genetic risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a previous study the sputum of severe AATD subjects with airflow obstruction showed a pattern of cellular inflammation similar to COPD patients. It is uncertain(More)
IgG4-related disease is a newly recognized fibroinflammatory condition characterized by tumefaction consisting of fibrosis with dense infiltration of IgG4-positive plasma cells; affecting various organs. A case of IgG4-related sclerosing mesenteritis is reported. A 64-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with a suspected tumor of the small intestine.(More)
Background: Severe alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), due to homozygosity for the protease inhibitor (Pi) Z allele, is a genetic risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In a previous study the sputum of severe AATD subjects with airflow obstruction showed a pattern of cellular inflammation similar to COPD patients. It is uncertain(More)
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