Kazuhiro Yoshita

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We report a case of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) diagnosed after 3 years of follow-up for idiopathic membranous nephropathy (MN). MN has been considered as glomerular lesion of IgG4-related kidney diseases in recent years and was diagnosed simultaneously with or after a diagnosis of IgG4-RD in previously reported cases. In the present case, IgG4-RD(More)
BACKGROUND/AIM Dietary phosphate intake and vitamin D receptor activator (VDRA) regulate fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23); iron may modulate FGF23 metabolism. We aimed to determine whether oral iron supplementation influences serum FGF23 concentration in hemodialysis (HD) patients, while excluding the effect of dietary phosphate intake. METHODS This(More)
Pentraxin-3 (PTX3) is an acute phase reactant produced by a variety of cell types at sites of local inflammation. We examined by immunohistochemistry renal biopsies from patients with acute rejection (n = 10), protocol biopsies without rejection (n = 37), and peri-operative donor biopsies of the same transplant patients (n = 94) for intra-renal expression(More)
BACKGROUND IgG4-related disease is a multi-organ disorder characterized by a high level of serum IgG4 and dense infiltration of IgG4-positive cells into affected organs. In routine studies, however, IgG subclasses are not estimated. In the present study, we attempted to clarify the light-microscopic characteristics of IgG4-related tubulointerstitial(More)
We report an intriguing case of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related multiple lymphadenopathy that clinically mimics immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD). A 72-year-old woman presented with a history of asthma attacks, systemic lymphadenopathy, hypergammaglobulinemia, proteinuria, and an elevated level of serum IgG4, leading to a possible diagnosis of(More)
BK virus (BKV) nephropathy is one of the major causes of allograft dysfunction or graft loss in kidney transplant recipients. Early diagnosis and timely reduction in immunosuppressant is important for proper treatment. We report a 35-yr-old male case of cadaveric renal transplantation with BK viral related tubulointerstitial nephritis complicated by acute(More)
We describe a 53-year-old woman with primary Sjögren's syndrome and tubulointerstitial nephritis showing distal renal tubular acidosis and Fanconi syndrome. The patient showed high serum IgM levels and positivity for antimitochondrial antibodies, although her liver function was in normal range. According to our literature review, 75% of patients with(More)
A 31-year-old woman with proteinuria, hypocomplementemia, rheumatoid factor, and high serum polyclonal IgM concentration was admitted to our hospital for renal biopsy. She had a past history of two renal biopsies. When she was 12 years old, she developed proteinuria, microscopic hematuria, and hypocomplementemia. She was diagnosed as having 'IgM(More)
A 47-year-old Japanese man was admitted to our hospital for evaluation of proteinuria, which was detected when he was 37 years of age. His creatinine clearance levels had fallen to 76.3 mL/min/1.73 m2. A kidney biopsy was conducted, and the patient's low plasma α-galactosidase A levels suggested Fabry disease. After genetic counseling, GLA analysis revealed(More)
OBJECTIVE Ultrastructural studies of IgG4-related kidney disease (IgG4-RKD) characterized by tubulointerstitial nephritis (TIN) are limited in previous reports due to the rarity of the condition. In the present report, we performed ultrastructural examinations and assessed the pathogenesis of this disease. PATIENTS Clinicopathological studies were(More)