Keiichiro Kawakami

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PURPOSE The aim of the study was to analyze the methylation status of the promoter regions of p15 and p16 and to assess the prognostic significance of promoter hypermethylation in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN DLBCL was diagnosed by morphology and immunohistochemical analysis according to the World Health Organization (WHO)(More)
A 22-year-old female was diagnosed as having acute lymphoid leukemia (ALL) in February 1995, from the findings of peroxidase negative, CD10+, CD19+, TdT+ and rearrangement of IgH and TCR beta. AdVP (doxorubicin, vincristine and prednisolone) therapy achieved a complete remission (CR). Bone marrow transplantation had to be abandoned because of the lack of an(More)
The various spare ability of the internal organs declines in the elderly ITP. There are not a few who have some complications such as diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. So, various restrictions are often taken in the treatment. PSL is the effective drug most securely against ITP. However, it is necessary in elderly ITP to reduce the amount of(More)
A 21-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for acute hepatitis of unknown cause. His liver function improved with rest, but worsened 2 months later. He developed a high fever and pancytopenia. The serum level of cytokines including TNF-alpha, IFN-gamma, IL-6, and M-CSF was elevated, and hemophagocytes were seen in bone marrow. These findings suggested a(More)
A 16-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital because of high fever, abdominal pain, and jaundice. Abnormal lymphocytes and hemophagocytic cells had infiltrated the bone marrow. Laboratory data revealed a severe type of hemophagocytic syndrome accompanied by an initial Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection. Persistent EBV infection was identified by(More)
Some follicular lymphomas histologically transform into diffuse aggressive lymphomas, the prognosis of which is poor. There are, however, no reliable histological criteria for predicting which cases will later undergo such transformation. In low-grade B-cell lymphomas, follicular dendritic cells form dense mesh-like networks that contain accumulating(More)
Allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT) is used as curative therapy for malignant lymphoma, and reduced-intensity hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (RIST) is sometimes performed to avoid the toxicity and mortality associated with myeloablative allo-SCT. RIST is generally preferred for elderly patients with malignant lymphoma. A 62-year-old(More)
A 73-year-old man noticed a subcutaneous tumor on the left upper palpebra from April 1998, but did not seek therapy for it. Facial subcutaneous tumors appeared from November 1999, and multiple tumors appeared on the skin of the chest and both upper arms from January 2000. Tumor biopsy revealed that these tumors were non-Hodgkin lymphoma showing CD19 (+),(More)