Shunpei Tamama

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Chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) or eosinophilic gastroenteritis (EG), or both, with asthma precede the onset of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) in half of all EGPA patients. It is not known what determines whether patients with CEP or with EG following asthma will develop EGPA. We studied 17 EGPA patients and 12 patients with CEP(More)
A 59-year old woman had been suffering from myalgia, eruption and dyspnea on effort for a month. She was referred to our hospital because her symptoms were not improved by antibiotic therapy at a clinic. At first presentation she showed cutaneous manifestations including heliotrope eyelids and mechanic's hands, slightly elevated serum creatine kinase (CK),(More)
Virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome (VAHS) is reported to be a rare complication in hepatitis A virus infections. We encountered two patients with hepatitis A virus-associated hemophagocytic syndrome (HAV-AHS). Although hemophagocytosis associated with other types of virus infections is fatal, the present patients with HAV-AHS recovered well without(More)
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