Takuro Kuriyama

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The acquired JAK2 V617F mutation is observed in the majority of patients with BCR-ABL1 negative chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). BCR-ABL1 negative MPN displays myeloproliferation with an elevated leucocyte alkaline phosphatase (LAP) activity, a neutrophil activation marker. We tried to separate the downstream signalling of JAK2 V617F to stimulate(More)
Immunodeficiency-associated lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD) in rheumatoid arthritis are a rare, aggressive, and life-threatening clinical entity. We describe a 60-year-old man who had rheumatoid arthritis that was treated with methotrexate. Eight months after the treatment, the case was diagnosed as Epstein-Barr virus-negative LPD (diffuse large B-cell(More)
OBJECTIVE Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is characterized by the proliferation of blasts with distinct morphology and promyelocytic leukemia-retinoic acid receptor alpha (PML-RARA) transcripts. Although the treatment outcome is dramatically improved by all-trans retinoic acid (ATRA), life-threatening bleeding from enhanced fibrinolytic-type disseminated(More)
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is characterized by deregulated engulfment of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) by BM macrophages, which are activated presumably by systemic inflammatory hypercytokinemia. In the present study, we show that the pathogenesis of HLH involves impairment of the antiphagocytic system operated by an interaction between(More)
In 25 patients with mite nasal allergy and 13 healthy control subjects, levels of eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) and histamine in nasal secretions were examined before and after challenge with mite extract. The ECP level was found to be significantly higher in the washings taken 30 minutes after challenge compared with the washings taken before challenge(More)
OBJECTIVE Despite the remarkable advances in chemotherapy and allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL) is still associated with a high mortality rate. It is therefore essential to elucidate the current features of ATL. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 81 patients with aggressive type ATL at our(More)
Virus-associated hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Although numerous studies have attempted to identify factors that predispose patients to viral HC, its causes remain controversial. We analyzed retrospectively the results of 266 allogeneic HSCTs to(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (EBV-PTLD) is a complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Standard initial treatment of patients with EBV-PTLD includes administration of rituximab or dose reduction of a calcineurin inhibitor. We report successful chemotherapeutic treatment of(More)
We present the case of a 62-year-old Japanese woman with relapsed adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) who was treated with humanized anti-CCR4 monoclonal antibody (KW-0761). Although this antibody was highly effective against refractory ATLL, 6 months after the final KW-0761 infusion, the patient complained of hypoxia due to diffuse panbronchiolitis.(More)
Portal vein thrombosis is a rare, aggressive and life-threatening complication of liver cirrhosis (LC). Eltrombopag is effective for the treatment of chronic hepatitis with thrombocytopenia, and portal vein thrombosis at this time has rarely been reported. We describe the case of a 78-year-old woman who suffered from LC due to hepatitis C viral infection.(More)