Takanori Shikiji

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A 14-year-old Japanese girl had a lifelong history of skin lesions developing after generalized exposure to cold air; the lesions were often accompanied by systemic symptoms such as fever and chills. The skin lesions were non-pruritic, maculopapular, erythematous eruptions and were neither urticarial nor angioedematous. An ice-cube test was negative.(More)
BACKGROUND Gleich et al. first described 4 cases of episodic angioedema associated with eosinophilia as a distinct entity in 1984. Since then, several cases of this disorder have been reported in the United States, Europe and Japan. OBSERVATIONS We report a case of a 22-year-old pregnant Japanese woman with this disorder. She had no fever and her general(More)
We herein report the case of a 77-year-old man admitted for an acute cutaneous infection and persistent fever. A physical examination revealed systemic small blisters and scrotal swelling. He was suspected of having complications from chickenpox or bullous impetigo as the initial diagnosis. Nocardia was detected on an aspiration biopsy of the small blisters(More)
We succeeded in serially culturing cells derived from human sebaceous gland (sebocytes) under serum-free conditions. Sebaceous glands were isolated from dispase-treated facial skin specimens and cultured using two different methods, explant culture and dispersed cell culture, in KGM. In both types of culture the sebocytes proliferated rapidly without a(More)
BACKGROUND in addition to formation of an epidermal sheet and dermal substitution, reconstruction of skin that possesses functionality is an important goal for dermatologists. OBJECTIVE we attempted to regenerate eccrine sweat glands in vitro. METHODS we constructed skin equivalent models with various combination of normal human keratinocytes and(More)
When plucked follicles were cultured together with isolated dermal papillae in a collagen gel matrix, outer root sheath cells (ORSCs) grew more rapidly and actively than without the papillae. Cultured dermal papilla cells also activated the colony growth of ORSCs in vitro. These results may suggest the existence of some papilla-derived factor(s) activating(More)
A 75-year-old woman presented with edema of the left leg in December 2012. On examination, there was a palpable 5-cm tumor in the left lower abdomen, and PET/CT showed lymphadenopathy of the tracheal, para-aortic, left iliac and inguinal regions with increased FDG uptake. We performed histopathological examination of the iliac lymph node and diagnosed(More)
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