Fibrin formation within the glomeruli occurs in various forms of human and experimental glomerulonephritis and it may play an important role in progressive glomerular injury. Transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-beta) has been shown to participate in the glomerular accumulation of extracellular matrix in glomerulonephritis. We investigated whether thrombin,… (More)
NOMI is mesenteric hypoperfusion with reactive vascular spasms. Changes in the color of the mucosa may reflect the severity of the ischemia of the colon and the severity of prognosis. Even with surgery, the mortality rate is 75%. Diagnosis requires a high degree of clinical suspicion.
INTRODUCTION Rhabdomyolysis associated with the use of pregabalin or azithromycin has been demonstrated to be a rare but potentially life-threatening adverse event. Here, we report an extremely rare case of rhabdomyolysis with purpura in a patient who had used pregabalin and azithromycin. PRESENTATION OF CASE We present the case of a 75-year-old woman… (More)
INTRODUCTION Protein induced by vitamin K absence/antagonist-II (PIVKA-II) is an abnormal protein, and several reports have demonstrated the efficacy of PIVKA-II in the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We report an extremely rare case of adenocarcinoma of the colon with a high serum PIVKA-II level. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 95-year-old woman… (More)
INTRODUCTION Rhabdomyolysis associated with the use of pravastatin has been demonstrated to be a rare but potentially life-threatening adverse effect of statins. Here, we report a rare case of rhabdomyolysis and purpura fulminans in a patient who had used pravastatin and developed chronic renal failure (CRF) necessitating the initiation of dialysis. … (More)
INTRODUCTION Gastric tumors in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 are usually carcinoids or stromal tumors, and rarely adenocarcinomas. CASE PRESENTATION We report a case of an adenocarcinoma of the stomach in a 53-year-old Japanese man with neurofibromatosis type 1. An abdominal computed tomography scan and ultrasonography showed tumors in his… (More)
Rhabdomyolysis associated with fenofibrate monotherapy is extremely rare. Here, we report a rare case of rhabdomyolysis of the psoas muscle in an 82-year-old man with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). He was prescribed fenofibrate because of a hypertriglyceridemia. The patient reported generalized muscle pain and right abdominal pain while receiving… (More)