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Human parvovirus B19 (B19) infects human erythroid cells expressing P antigen. However, some cell lines that were positive for P antigen failed to bind B19, whereas some cell lines had an ability to bind B19 despite undetectable expression of P antigen. We here demonstrate that B19 specifically binds with Ku80 autoantigen on the cell surface. Furthermore,(More)
To determine prognostic factors of clinically relevant radiographic progression (CRRP) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in clinical practice. We performed a multicenter prospective study in Japan of biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (bDMARD)-naive RA patients with moderate to high disease activity treated with conventional synthetic(More)
This report describes a 72-year-old woman presenting MPO-ANCA-associated hypertrophic pachymeningitis and venous thrombosis. Five years prior, positive MPO-ANCA and renal dysfunction had been indicated. At that time, oral steroids and tacrolimus were given to treat systemic vasculitis. During the course of the disease, she repeated otitis media. Saddle nose(More)
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