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We reported a case of renal graft loss in cadaveric renal transplantation. An episode biopsy with renal dysfunction showed plasma cell predominant inflammatory infiltration in the interstitium without a finding of vascular or glomerular rejection, and was diagnosed as plasma cell-rich acute rejection (PCAR). Despite intensive immunosuppressive therapy, the(More)
Peritubular capillaritis (PTCitis) has been recognized as one form of acute/active allograft rejection, and its relation to humoral immunity has been suggested. However, its mechanisms remain to be fully clarified, and there are no criteria for evaluating the extent of PTCitis in a biopsied allograft. In this study, we first evaluated the extent of PTCitis(More)
In kidney transplantation, the multilayering of the peritubular capillary basement membrane (MLPTC) in electron microscopy (EM) has been recognized as a feature of chronic rejection (CR). In this study, thickening of the peritubular capillary (PTC) basement membrane was evaluated by light microscopy (LM) to determine whether it corresponds to the MLPTC in(More)
The presence of C4d in the kidney is generally detected particularly for the diagnosis of antibody-mediated rejection in renal transplants. In frozen sections of immunofluorescence (IF) staining with anti-C4d monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), we noted intrinsic C4d deposition even in normal glomeruli though their pathogenic or an intrinsic role is unkown. An(More)
A case of sarcomatoid collecting duct carcinoma (CDC) arising in a long-term hemodialysis-associated acquired cystic kidney was reported. A 71-year-old woman with a 21-year history of hemodialysis showed a peritoneal metastatic carcinoma (carcinomatous peritonitis) with an unknown primary site. An autopsy revealed a sarcomatoid collecting duct carcinoma of(More)
To clarify the difference between flat-front vehicles and bonnet-front vehicles with regard to the patterns and mechanisms of vehicle-induced pedestrian injuries, we investigated 101 cases of pedestrians who were struck by the front of a vehicle. There were 33 flat-front vehicle collision cases and 68 bonnet-front vehicle collision cases. The frequency of(More)
A 68-year-old woman was referred for evaluation of nephrotic-range proteinuria and a course suggesting rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Serum anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody against myeloperoxidase (MPO) was 204 U/ml. A renal biopsy specimen revealed necrotizing glomerulonephritis with crescent formation. However, immunofluorescence showed(More)
Peritubular capillary basement membrane multilayering (PTCBMML) is a pathological landmark of chronic rejection-induced transplant capillaropathy (TC), but its cellular mechanisms are not fully understood. We observed de novo caveolae formation in endothelial cells in TC under electron microscopy. To examine the role of caveolae and their structural(More)
Glomerular podocytes are known to regulate proteinuria and podocyturia correlated with proteinuria. Podocyturia, the urinary excretion of viable podocytes (glomerular epithelial cells), has been associated with proteinuria in preeclampsia. This study is the first to investigate the time course alterations of podocyturia in patients with preeclampsia (11(More)
An autopsy case of carcinosarcoma of the liver producing granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is reported. The patient, a 74-year-old Japanese man, presented with multiple liver masses. His serum G-CSF was elevated to 286 pg/mL and a marked leukocytosis of 19 100/microL was observed. The patient had a rapidly aggravated clinical course and died 57(More)