Noriko Aoki

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A 32-year-old Japanese woman, who had a treatment history of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with lupus nephritis World Health Organization class IV for 11 months, visited our hospital due to fever, facial erythema, and erosion of the oral cavity on November 10, 2003. Her mucosal erosion and facial skin erythema progressed over the following week, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Human T lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) may be associated with some connective tissue autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). To determine the relationship between HTLV-I infection and SLE, we examined the clinical manifestations of SLE patients with HTLV-I infection. METHODS Eighty-nine patients with SLE were(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoporosis is a complication of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We identified risk factors for osteoporosis during treatment with biologics. METHODS Femoral neck bone mineral density (BMD) was measured in 186 patients with biologics-treated RA. We compared the characteristics of those with BMD ≥70% of young adult mean (YAM) and those with BMD <70%(More)
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