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A mass in the tail of the pancreas was detected in a 62-year-old male patient who had hypergammaglobulinaemia, and was positive for antinuclear antigen and anti-SS-A antibody. Endoscopic retrograde pancreatography revealed focal irregular narrowing of the main pancreatic duct in the tail of the pancreas. Dynamic computed tomography showed swelling of the(More)
The cheiro-oral syndrome is a well-known peculiar sensory disturbance seen around the corner of the mouth and in the palm of the hand on the same side. However, sensory disturbance around the corner of the mouth, in the palm of the hand and in the foot on the same side (cheiro-oral-pedal syndrome) has not been reported until now. We examined 2 cases of(More)
INTRODUCTION Dysfunction of the exocrine as well as the endocrine pancreas has been reported in type 1 diabetes. Lymphocytic infiltration of the exocrine pancreas is observed in approximately half of Japanese type 1 diabetic patients. AIMS To investigate the involvement of autoimmunity against the exocrine pancreas in type 1 diabetes. METHODOLOGY We(More)
Several cases of chronic pancreatitis associated with autoimmunity have been reported (1–3), and the concept of autoimmune pancreatitis was recently proposed (4, 5). This clinical entity is characterized by diffuse or focal swelling of the pancreas, irregular narrowing of the main pancreatic duct on endoscopic retrograde pancreatography (ERP),(More)
PURPOSE We have demonstrated that colony-stimulating factor (CSF)-producing tumor cell lines produce not only CSF but also interleukin-1 (IL-1) and interleukin-6 (IL-6). Clinically, we have observed that patients bearing such tumors present with liver dysfunction and fever in addition to marked leukocytosis. The purpose of this study was to determine(More)
We have tried to demonstrate and identify colony-stimulating factor (CSF) activity in the plasma, pleural fluid, ascites or culture supernatant of tumor cells in 11 patients with malignant tumors associated with unexplained persistent leukocytosis. The specimens were treated with anti-granulocyte (G)-CSF or anti-granulocyte/macrophage (GM)-CSF monoclonal(More)
Serum levels of aminoterminal type III procollagen peptide in normal subjects were determined by radioimmunoassay. The levels of the peptide markedly increase in infants and gradually decrease with age in childhood. The peptide increases again in prepubertal children and then decreases through adulthood. These findings suggest that increased levels of the(More)