Hidetoshi Kaneoka

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To clarify the clinical pictures of adult Still's disease, 228 cases reported in the past 15 years since Bywaters' first description were reviewed. These included our 9 new cases and an additional 25 cases from the Japanese literature, none of which had been described in previous English reviews. Most of the patients with long followup showed frequent(More)
In Japan, systematic evaluation of the histologic parameters of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA)-related vasculitis has been performed according to the Japanese classification by Shigematsu et al. However, this classification is quite different from that of the European Vasculitis Study Group (EUVAS) classification. Therefore, a(More)
Phenotypic and functional properties of gammadelta T cells, which play an important role in mucocutaneous immunity, were examined to elucidate whether immunological abnormality in Behcet's disease may be related to a specific T cell population. We found that CD45RA+ Vgamma9+ Vdelta2+ gammadelta T cells, which constitute a minor population of gammadelta T(More)
Necrotizing lymphadenitis (Kikuchi's disease) is recognized as one of the benign lymphadenopathies. Previously, this condition has not been described in Still's disease which is frequently associated with lymphadenopathy. We report 3 cases of Still's disease, 2 in adults and 1 in an older child, with the findings of necrotizing lymphadenitis on lymph node(More)
OBJECTIVE To elucidate the role played by HLA-B51 in the neutrophil hyperfunction of Behçet's disease, we determined the superoxide production by purified peripheral blood neutrophils from Behçet's disease patients, from HLA-B51 positive healthy individuals, and from HLA-B51 transgenic mice. METHODS Neutrophil function was evaluated by flow cytometric(More)
We have established human gamma delta T cell lines specific for Streptococcus sanguis (S. sanguis) KTH-1 present in normal oral cavity flora. The CD4-CD8-CD3+V gamma 9+V delta 1-CD45RO+ CD25+ T cell lines showed a proliferative response to the streptococcal antigen (Ag) in the presence of autologous antigen-presenting cells without apparent evidence of HLA(More)
Carnitine palmitoyltransferase II (CPT II) deficiency is an inherited disorder involving beta-oxidation of long-chain fatty acids. CPT II deficiency is a wide-spectrum disorder that includes a lethal neonatal form, an infantile form, and an adult-onset form. However, the ethnic characteristics and the relationship between genotype and clinical manifestation(More)
Strongyloides stercoralis is endemic in the southwestern islands Amami and Ryukyu in Japan. Systemic strongyloidiasis occurs in immunocompromised hosts. We report here on a 60-year-old patient with minimal-change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS) without eosinophilia or HTLV-I infection. She was treated with corticosteroid for MCNS and died of disseminated(More)
Autoimmune pancreatitis is characterized by diffuse enlargement of the pancreas, irregular narrowing of the pancreatic duct, high serum levels of IgG4, and lymphoplasmacytic infiltration in the pancreatic parenchyma. Accumulating evidence suggests that this autoimmune disease could present with diffuse infiltration of IgG4-positive plasmacytes in multiple(More)
Glucocorticoids-induced osteoporosis is a serious problem for patients with systemic autoimmune disease requiring relatively long-term glucocorticoid treatment. Effectiveness of alendronate for the prevention of glucocorticoids-induced osteoporosis was evaluated in comparison with that of alfacalcidol in Japanese women with autoimmune disease excluding(More)