Syoji Sugii

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to assess the use of muscle biopsy for histopathological confirmation of small vessel vasculitis (SVV) or medium vessel vasculitis (MVV). METHOD Muscle biopsies were performed for all consecutive cases of suspected SVV or MVV seen at Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Medical Centre between February 2012 and May 2014 except those(More)
Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVL) is a rare subtype of extranodal malignant lymphoma. The proliferation of neoplastic B cells within small blood vessels causes eruptions and other symptoms in a variety of organs. The random skin biopsy is useful for diagnosing this condition in its early stages. In order to assess the diagnostic utility of this(More)
A 73-year-old man developed organized pneumonia with severe right-sided eosinophilic pleural effusion (PE). CD69+ and HLA-DR+ eosinophils in PE were 90 and 31%, respectively, but were undetectable in peripheral blood (PB). CD4+, CD45RA+ (naive) and CD4+, CD45RO+ (memory) cells in PB, PE and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) were 10.9, 8.4, 2.5 and 22.7, 38.3 and(More)