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BACKGROUND Posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) present a major cause of mortality and morbidity after solid organ transplantation. The purpose of this study was to identify the factors associated with the development of early- and late-onset PTLD in pediatric solid organ transplant recipients. METHODS We examined the medical history,(More)
Chronic histiocytic intervillositis of the placenta (CHI) is a rare and poorly understood pathology which may occur in all trimesters. The most conspicuous feature is a histiocytic infiltration of the intervillous space without involvement of the villous parenchyma. In this report on CHI, we re-evaluate a series of four cases and focus on histological,(More)
OBJECTIVES There is currently no established algorithm for the molecular profiling of therapy-relevant defects in salivary gland carcinomas (SGC). HER2 overexpression in a subfraction of SGC and low frequencies of EGFR mutations are known. Here, we established receptor and cell signalling profiles of 17 therapy-relevant factors and propose a molecular(More)
AIMS In the era of potentially disease-modifying agents such as Janus kinase inhibitors, accurate grading and differentiation of bone marrow (BM) fibrosis has become more relevant to assess staging of disease and therapeutic effects. However, different fibrosis grading models have been used in the past without uniformity, including the proposal by the World(More)
Obliterative airway remodelling is a morphological sequence in a variety of pulmonary diseases. Notably, bronchiolitis obliterans represents one of the key complications of lung transplantation, induced by (immigrating) myofibroblasts. A comparative expression analysis of obliterative airway remodelling in transplanted and non-transplanted patients has not(More)
Caspase 14 is one of the latter discovered members of the caspase enzyme family and, although sharing sequence homologies with the other caspases, it is not involved in apoptosis. Together with its co-factor filaggrin, it plays an important role in skin barrier formation. It is already known that caspase 14 proteins are reduced during neoplastic(More)
Anti-NMDA receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is an autoimmune antibody-mediated neuropsychiatric disorder. The disorder is known to be associated with ovarian teratoma and predominantly affects young women. Here, we report the case of a 34-year-old woman with anti-NMDAR encephalitis, in which detailed investigations gave no specific hint for an ovarian teratoma.(More)
Primary myelofibrosis (PMF) is a myeloproliferative neoplasia characterized by progressive deposition of extracellular matrix components in the bone marrow. The involvement of members of the bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) family in aberrant bone marrow matrix homeostasis in PMF has not yet been investigated. Therefore, we analyzed expression of BMP1, an(More)
In primary myelofibrosis (PMF) and essential thrombocythemia (ET) the megakaryocytic lineage characteristically shows aberrant proliferation and maturation in which the regulatory microRNA (miR) system might be involved. Laser-microdissected PMF and ET megakaryocytes were analysed with real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) low density arrays comprising(More)