N Kitashiro

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BACKGROUND Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine favouring the secretion of TNFalpha and IL-8 and counteracts anti-inflammatory effects of corticosteroids. Airways inflammation is a central feature of bronchial asthma and is characterized by the accumulation of eosinophils. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to(More)
A 69-year-old female visited our hospital because of dyspnea. Chest X-ray showed an abnormal shadow in the right lower lung field. Chest computed tomography (CT) showed a round, well-circumscribed, homogenous subpleural nodle of 8 mm in diameter in the right lower lobe, which had no calcification and no pleural indentation. Bronchofiber scope, abdominal CT,(More)
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