Sohei Makita

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INTRODUCTION This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of abatacept for arthritis in patients with rhupus, an overlap syndrome between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Patients who fulfilled both the 2010 ACR/EULAR criteria for RA classification and the 1997 ACR revised criteria for classification of SLE and(More)
BACKGROUND Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are emerging subsets of immune cells that produce large amounts of cytokines upon cytokine and/or alarmin stimulation. Recent studies have shown that T-bet plays pivotal roles in the development of ILC3s and type 1 ILCs; however, the roles of T-bet in lung type 2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2s) remain unknown. (More)
Clinical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in female patients with polysomy X have been less characterized as compared to those in male patients. Here, we describe a 28-year-old woman with trisomy X (47,XXX) who developed SLE. She had polyarthritis, hemolytic anemia, and was positive for anti-nuclear and anti-dsDNA antibodies. We discuss(More)
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