Sanshirou Shiraishi

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A 33-year-old woman noticed recurrent and sudden attacks of subcutaneous swelling of the extremities and face since the age of 4 years. Sometimes the attacks involved colicky abdominal pain. Her mother and younger sister had episodes of recurrent swelling of the extremities as well. Complement studies revealed low CH50, C1q, C4, and C1 inhibitor levels,(More)
“Low-grade” systemic inflammation is common findings in patients with metabolic syndrome (MetS). When we assessed 256 MetS patients, we found eight patients who presented high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) which are between 40 and 15 mg/L for more than 3 years. They have not satisfied any criteria of inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis(More)
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