Masatoshi Hironaka

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Tubulointerstitial nephritis is a well-recognized complication in primary Sjögrens syndrome. Fanconi's syndrome is a far less frequent complication compared with distal tubular dysfunction. We here describe a 49-year-old woman with primary Sjögren's syndrome. In 1997, she was diagnosed with primary Sjögren's syndrome with tubulointerstitial nephritis, and(More)
We report a case of a 17-year-old male with relapse of minimal-change nephrotic syndrome (MCNS), in whom apheresis monotherapy without steroids or immunosuppressants resulted in complete remission. The patient initially developed nephrotic syndrome in February 1998. The first renal biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of MCNS. The patient was also found to be a(More)
BACKGROUND Neuroendocrine small cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix is an aggressive disease, and it rarely is complicated by pregnancy. CASE A polypoid tumor was found in the uterine cervix in a 27-year-old Japanese woman at 27 weeks of gestation. No polyp had been detected at 14 weeks of gestation. The polyp was excised and diagnosed as neuroendocrine(More)
IFN-α was administered intermittently over a 6 month period in 39 patients with chronic non-A, non-B hepatitis confirmed by peritoneoscopy and liver biopsy. Three million units of IFN-α were administered 3 times a week for the first 6 months then twice, then once a week. In 26 patients (67%), GPT decreased and remained within the normal range during the(More)
A case of delayed death following strangulation is reported. A 43-year-old woman died 18 days after being subjected to strangulation. The autopsy and neuropathological findings are presented. Informatively, enzymatic immunohistochemical techniques were used for the neuropathological investigation.
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