Tsutomu Saito

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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)
A 50-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of disorientation and nocturnal restlessness. The patient presented chronically progressive dementia. No myoclonus or periodic synchronous discharge (PSD) was found over time, with abnormal evidence in MRI-FLAIR (fluid-attenuated inversion recovery) images alone. Brain biopsy and prion protein gene(More)
A 56-year-old man gradually developed paresthesia and muscular weakness of the left hand and feet for two years. On admission, neurological examination showed predominantly sensory polyneuropathy. Electrophysiological study and sural nerve biopsy demonstrated segmental demyelination, but any underlying congenital, toxic, metabolic or neoplastic cause was(More)
The patient with HTLV-I associated myelopathy (HAM) shows a quite uniform clinical picture characterized by slowly progressive spastic paraparesis, slight sensory disturbances and urinary frequency, and the pathogenetic relationship between spastic paraparesis and HTLV-I was established. Since then, the role of the virus in causing myelopathy has drawn(More)
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