Kenji Fujishima

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AIMS/HYPOTHESIS We analysed the association between humoral autoreactivity to zinc transporter-8 (ZnT8) and the SLC30A8 rs13266634 polymorphism (Arg325Trp), which is located at the most distal loop in the ZnT8 protein. METHODS Autoantibodies to ZnT8 were determined by RIA in 270 patients with type 1 diabetes using ZnT8 carboxy-terminal constructs (amino(More)
OBJECTIVES Segmental zoster paresis is a relatively rare complication characterized by focal motor weakness, which may occur in limbs affected by herpes zoster. We demonstrate the clinical characteristics of segmental zoster paresis by reviewing the cases of 138 patients, including 3 of our patients. CASE REPORT AND REVIEW SUMMARY We report 3 patients(More)
Sweet's disease with central nervous system involvement, tentatively named neuro-Sweet's disease, has rarely been reported. Although systemic corticosteroid therapy is highly effective for neurologic symptoms in neuro-Sweet's disease, relapse is common. Here, we describe the case of a 38-year-old Japanese man who presented with relapsing neuro-Sweet's(More)
Although blepharospasm has been occasionally associated with parkinsonism, it has rarely been reported in patients with multiple system atrophy (MSA). We report a 65-year-old woman with MSA who developed blepharospasm seven years after onset, rendering her functionally blind. Clinical course and the findings of magnetic resonance imaging indicated(More)
We report a patient with the varicella zoster viral (VZV) infection of multiple cranial nerves mimicking Garcin syndrome, who initially presented with Ramsay Hunt syndrome (herpes zoster oticus). A 78-year-old man showed left facial palsy with zosteric eruptions in his left auricle and dysphagia, followed by left total ophthalmoplegia. His serum anti-VZV(More)
In neuro-Behcet's disease (NBD), myelitis is a rare clinical form. We report the case of a woman with NBD presenting with unsteady gait and generalized spasticity. Spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed multiple and confluent hyperintensities extending throughout the entire spinal cord on a T2-weighted image with some contrast enhancement. High-dose(More)
The involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) in Sweet's syndrome (acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis) is rare. We report a 47-year-old woman who presented with acute encephalitis and was subsequently diagnosed as having Sweet's syndrome. She developed altered consciousness following fever and erythematous skin plaques in the extremities.(More)
Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by acute severe headache with or without additional neurological symptoms and reversible cerebral vasoconstriction. Unruptured aneurysm has been reported in some cases with RCVS. We report a severe case of a 53-year-old woman with RCVS having an unruptured cerebral aneurysm and presenting(More)
We report the rare case of a 38-year-old man who suffered from aseptic meningitis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed an ovoid lesion with a high signal intensity on T2- and diffusion-weighted images in the splenium of the corpus callosum that completely disappeared within a week. There were no symptoms or signs associated with the lesion, and the(More)