Tomohiko Narita

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BACKGROUND Generalized vitiligo is an acquired disorder in which depigmented macules result from the autoimmune loss of melanocytes from the involved regions of skin. Generalized vitiligo is frequently associated with other autoimmune diseases, particularly autoimmune thyroid diseases (Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease), rheumatoid arthritis,(More)
Human skin color is known to be associated with the risk of cutaneous cancer. Some reports indicated that pigmentation-related gene variants were associated with cutaneous cancer risk in Caucasian populations, but there are no similar reports in East Asian populations. This study aimed to evaluate the association between pigmentation-related genes and the(More)
The mosaic pattern of phylloid hypomelanosis is mostly associated with chromosome 13 abnormalities. Recently, 1 case of hypermelanosis in a phylloid pattern has been described. We describe a 29-year-old Japanese male with mental retardation, phylloid hypermelanosis and histopathologically and ultrastructurally peculiar melanocytic nevi, which were(More)
Nivolumab, a blockade of programmed cell death 1, is now administrated for advanced malignant melanomas. Nivolumab-associated adverse events include organ-specific autoimmune disorders; autoimmune thyroid disease, vitiligo and insulin-dependent diabetes. However, predisposed persons are currently unknown. Here, we report serological aggravation of(More)
The nail unit has a unique structure. It has been recently proposed that the nail isthmus as a transitional zone between the most distal part of the nail bed and the hyponychium. A 7-year-old Japanese boy presented with an ectopic nail, an additional and independent miniature nail on the digital pulp of the right fifth finger. We studied the expression of a(More)
Cases of malignant melanoma on thermal burn scars have occasionally been reported. We report a 78-year-old Japanese female with malignant melanoma on a thermal burn scar with an interval of more than 70 years. Our case reemphasizes the importance of regular examinations in persons with thermal burn scars.