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Mixed connective tissue disease associated with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies against proteinase-3 and systemic atherosclerosis: a case report
A 47-year-old woman presented with facial spasm, swollen fingers and Raynaud’s phenomenon due to cerebrovascular disorder and mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD). Although she was positive forExpand
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Chronic myositis with cardiomyopathy and respiratory failure associated with mild form of organ-specific autoimmune diseases
We report the four patients with chronic myositis characterized by a very slow progression with cardiomyopathy and frequently with marked respiratory muscle weakness associated with otherExpand
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[A patient with sarcoidosis needed differential diagnosis from motor neuron disease].
A 50-year-old woman lost about 10 kg of body weight within two months. Thereafter, she developed dysphagia and dysphonia. She visited our hospital and presented with a weak elevation of the softExpand
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[Pathognomonic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) finding of fluid-fluid level in pyogenic ventriculitis: two case reports].
Pyogenic ventriculitis is an uncommon and potentially fatal central nervous system infection. Delayed treatment due to non specific clinical symptoms may lead to an unfavorable outcome. BrainExpand
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[A case with severe respiratory muscle weakness due to chronic myositis associated with PBC].
We report a 37-year-old woman with slowly developing muscular weakness for 2 years following insidious stiffness of calf muscle. Serum CK was elevated up to 4,207 IU/l. She presented sleepiness,Expand
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A 35-year-old woman with renal failure and pulmonary hemorrhage.
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[Cell Therapy Using Peripheral Mononuclear Cells Preconditioned by Oxygen-Glucose Deprivation for Ischemic Stroke].
Many studies in recent years have reported cell therapies using embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, and bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells for cerebral ischemia. However,Expand
Malignant melanoma and interstitial pneumonia in a male.
HTRA1-Related Cerebral Small Vessel Disease: A Review of the Literature
Cerebral autosomal recessive arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CARASIL) is clinically characterized by early-onset dementia, stroke, spondylosis deformans, and alopecia.Expand