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Local overexpression of interleukin-6 (IL-6) experimentally induces lymphocytic infiltration in the bronchial tree of rat. Among idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP), nonspecific interstitial pneumonia/fibrosis (NSIP) has an increased number of lymphocytes in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid when compared with usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP). To(More)
Interleukin (IL)-3, IL-5 and granulocyte macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) prolong the survival of eosinophils, which are conspicuous in asthmatic airways, but it is still controversial which one plays a major role in enhancing the survival of eosinophils in asthmatic airways. The role of these cytokines in airway eosinophilia was investigated(More)
An eotaxin is a chemoattractant specific for eosinophils that are known to play a role in helminth infection and allergic responses. Although several cellular sources have been reported to produce eotaxin, it would be interesting to know whether eosinophils are able to produce their own eotaxin and participate in recruitment of themselves in response to(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine whether or not the levels of gamma/delta lymphocytes increase in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. DESIGN Prospective data collection relating to cells in BAL fluid and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis and control subjects. SETTING(More)
Chordoid glioma is a rare low grade tumor typically located in the third ventricle. Although a chordoid glioma can arise from ventricle with tumor cells having features of ependymal differentiation, intraventricular dissemination has not been reported. Here we report a case of a patient with third ventricular chordoid glioma and intraventricular(More)
Foreign bodies in the esophagus are commonly seen in emergency medicine. We report here on a very rare case of a working wristwatch in the esophagus, which was successfully extracted by surgical intervention along with primary repair of the perforated cervical esophagus through a transcervical incision. This watch was impacted for 4 days in the cervical(More)
We report on a case of low-grade periductal stromal tumor of the breast with synchronous bilateral breast carcinoma. A 45-year-old woman came to our Hospital because of a palpable mass of the right breast. An approximately 5-cm mass was palpated in the upper right breast. The mammographic and sonographic findings of the palpable mass suggested the(More)
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