Kazuhiro Yoshita

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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)
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/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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
The Oxford classification of IgA nephropathy consists of four markers as prognosticators. We retrospectively examined the relevance of extracapillary proliferation involving cellular and fibrocellular crescents (Ex) and arteriolar hyalinosis (A) on the long-term outcome of renal function. A total of 314 Japanese patients who were diagnosed with IgA(More)