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Hashimoto's encephalopathy (HE) is thought to be caused by disorders of immune mechanisms. Although immunologically mediated central nervous system vasculitis or unidentified anti-neuronal autoantibodies have been suspected of causing HE, its pathogenesis is still unclear. For the study presented here, two patients with typical clinical and(More)
We report a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who developed fulminant pulmonary hemorrhage. This patient also showed liver dysfunction, bicytopenia and hyperferritinemia, with an increase in serum levels of interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6 and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) at the onset of pulmonary symptoms, probably indicating an associated(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Mutations in the valosin-containing protein (VCP) gene are known to cause inclusion body myopathy with Paget's disease of bone and frontotemporal dementia (IBMPFD) and familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Despite an increasing number of clinical reports, only one Asian family with IBMPFD has been described. METHODS To(More)
Anticancer effects and biodistribution of a new lipophilic anticancer agent, estradiol-chlorambucil (KM2210), dissolved in lipiodol (LPD) were investigated as an intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) on Walker 256 carcinosarcoma grown in the liver of 136 Wistar rats. All rats treated with KM2210 (10 mg)-LPD survived for 90 days after administration, whereas(More)
We report here a case of thromboembolism occurring in a 29-year-old woman with transient eosinophilia. Eosinophilia for at least 11 days was followed by pulmonary embolism. Both reperfusion of pulmonary arteries and disappearance of deep vein thrombi were obtained by treatment with urokinase, tissue plasminogen activator, and heparin. Although the causes of(More)
Transthyretin (TTR) is a tetrameric protein that can dissociate into amyloidogenic monomers and cause TTR-related amyloidosis. A rare phenotype, called hereditary leptomeningeal TTR amyloidosis, in which TTR amyloid deposition occurs mainly in leptomeninges and subarachnoid vessels, has been reported in patients with several different TTR variants. In the(More)
We report a patient with Isaacs' syndrome associated with myasthenia gravis and pleural recurrence of thymoma, who showed severe limb pain attributed to hyperexcitability of sensory nerves. Myokymia and severe pain were successfully treated with cytoreductive surgery and intraoperative hyperthermic intrathoracic perfusion chemotherapy, but neither(More)