Mika Orihara

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BACKGROUND Based on the histologic findings of fully developed lesions, leukocytoclastic vasculitis has been regarded as the histologic criterion for differentiating urticarial vasculitis from urticaria. Nevertheless, because the early lesions have not been examined histologically, the key biological events leading to the development of leukocytoclastic(More)
Stomatitis is a side effect caused frequently by chemotherapy in patients with esophageal cancer, but a standard treatment for it has not been established. Reactive oxygen species are known to be among the causes of stomatitis induced by chemotherapy or radiotherapy, and some reports suggest that their influences might be reduced by the oral supplementation(More)
Three patients with Schamberg's disease were treated with pentoxifylline, 300 mg daily for 8 weeks. A significant response was observed within 2 to 3 weeks. One patient had recurrence after discontinuation of this treatment; but promptly responded to resumption of therapy. No adverse effects were noted in any patients. We investigated the expression pattern(More)