Fusako Okazaki

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To clarify the effect of formaldehyde (FA) gas exposure on contact hypersensitivity (CHS), CHS reactions against 2,4,6-trinitrochlorobenzene (TNCB) was studied in BALB/c mice with a low dose of FA gas exposure. The TNCB-induced CHS reactions were slightly suppressed by the FA gas exposure immediately after sensitization, whereas they were significantly(More)
Previous investigators have reported the occurrence of both allergic and non-allergic systemic complications due to exposure to formaldehyde gas. However, little is known about the pathogenic link between formaldehyde-induced clinical symptoms and patch test results, or about the long-term effects of formaldehyde exposure. In the present study, a(More)
AIMS We studied changes in atrial pacing threshold after termination of atrial fibrillation (AF) by acute administration of disopyramide phosphate (DP) to elucidate the suitable setting for atrial pacing output before AF termination. METHODS AND RESULTS Four patients with sick sinus syndrome implanted with AAI mode pacemakers were examined. Disopyramide(More)
Contact hypersensitivity (CHS) is an antigen-specific, T-cell-mediated skin reaction in sensitized individuals. Recent studies have demonstrated that the murine CHS reaction to 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNCB) is mediated by CD8+ T cells and down-regulated by CD4+ T cells. We studied cellular events and functions of infiltrating cells in CHS reactions to(More)
Anti-epiligrin cicatricial pemphigoid is an autoimmune subepithelial blistering disorder of mucous membranes and skin. By immunoblot analyses, sera of most patients with antiepiligrin cicatricial pemphigoid have been shown to react specifically with the alpha3 chain of laminin 5. We describe the first patient with anti-epiligrin cicatricial pemphigoid in(More)
VI nerve palsy cannot be explained by this finding alone. It is important to note that all the cases reported so far of KD complicated with VI nerve palsy have presented after IVIG infusion. Of note is one previous case of abducens nerve palsy following IVIG administration reported in a patient without KD. Wright et al. describe a 42-year-old female who(More)
Patients with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) often present with tumor-mediated skin changes, including pseudocarcinomatous hyperplasia (PCH), acquired ichthyosis, and tissue neutrophilia. We report a 58-year-old male patient with leukocyte common antigen (LCA)-negative, null cell-type ALCL associated with marked PCH mimicking undifferentiated(More)
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