Hitoshi Kodera

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Lipoprotein glomerulopathy (LPG) is characterized by the accumulation of lipoprotein thrombi within glomerular capillaries. This rare disorder is associated with various types of mutations in the apolipoprotein E gene (apoE). Herein, we present a case of LPG with a combination of apoE Chicago (Arg147Pro) and apoE (Glu3Lys) mutations. A 51-year-old Japanese(More)
We herein report a rare case of MELAS (mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis and stroke-like episodes) and diabetes mellitus with ketoacidosis. An 18-year-old female patient was diagnosed to have diabetes mellitus and insulin therapy was thereafter initiated. At 26 years of age, she was hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis, soon followed(More)
We report an unusual case of arteriovenous (AV) malformation (localized form of soft tissue angiomatosis): a reaction of angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia (ALHE) developed over the lesion of this pre-existing AV malformation. To the best of our knowledge, there is no other report of ALHE in association with a pre-existing bona fide AV(More)
A 73-year-old woman had a linear yellowish plaque on the upper part of her right ear since birth. She presented because of the sudden growth of a nodule within the plaque. The plaque was waxy and yellowish, arching around the upper part of the ear. A reddish to yellowish large nodule was seen within the central part of the arc-shaped plaque; in addition, a(More)
INTRODUCTION Several anemia guidelines for hemodialysis patients have recommended a target hemoglobin (Hb) range of 10-12 g/dL. However, maintaining Hb values continuously within a narrow target has been difficult, and there has been no generally accepted anemia management algorithm for hemodialysis patients. METHODS In our study, we created an anemia(More)
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