Yasuhisa Sakakibara

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Hypersensitivity to mosquito bites (HMB) is a cutaneous disorder belonging to the group of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-associated T/natural killer (NK)-cell lymphoproliferative diseases, and is primarily mediated by EBV-infected NK cells. It is characterized by intense local skin reactions accompanied by general symptoms after mosquito bites, and infiltration(More)
Mutations in the recombination activating genes (RAG1 or RAG2) can lead to a variety of immunodeficiencies. Herein, we report 5 cases of RAG deficiency from 5 families: 3 of Omenn syndrome, 1 of severe combined immunodeficiency, and 1 of combined immunodeficiency with oligoclonal TCRγδ(+) T cells, autoimmunity and cytomegalovirus infection. The genetic(More)
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is the pathogen that most commonly triggers infection-associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) and ectopically infects CD8(+) T cells in EBV-associated HLH (EBV-HLH). We recently described an EBV-HLH patient who had a clonally expanded population of EBV-infected CD8(+) T cells with CD5 down-regulation. To determine(More)
Most reported cases of familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) involve missense mutations of MEFV concentrated within exon 10. We experienced two independent pedigrees of a unique variant in the MEFV gene that might cause excessive exon 2 skipping due to enhanced alternative splicing. In this study, we tried to elucidate the molecular mechanism of the MEFV(More)
We report the case of a 5-year-old boy with agranulocytosis after infectious mononucleosis (IM). Antibodies against anti-human neutrophil-specific antigens (HNA)-1 were detected in his serum. A literature review on agranulocytosis after IM and our case suggest that anti-HNA-1 antibodies play important roles in agranulocytosis associated with IM.
Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) disease (CAEBV) is a systemic EBV-positive lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by fever, lymphadenopathy, and splenomegaly. Patients with CAEBV may present with cutaneous symptoms, including hypersensitivity to mosquito bites and hydroa vacciniforme (HV)-like eruptions. HV is a rare photodermatosis(More)
UNLABELLED INTRODUCTION A wide variety of skin manifestations are associated with Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection. However, the precise mechanisms by which M. pneumoniae infection is able to produce a variety of cutaneous manifestations are poorly understood. CASE PRESENTATION An 8-year-old Japanese girl presented with sequential skin manifestations,(More)
In chronic active Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection (CAEBV), ectopic EBV infection has been described in T or natural killer (NK) cells. NK cell-type infection (NK-CAEBV) is characterized by large granular lymphocytosis, high IgE levels and unusual reactions to mosquito bites, including severe local skin reactions, fever and liver dysfunction. However, the(More)
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is characterized by uncontrolled activation of T cells and macrophages with overproduction of cytokines. Familial HLH type 2 (FHL2) is the most common form of primary HLH and is caused by mutations in PRF1. We have recently described a significant increase in the subpopulation of CD8(+) T cells with clonal expansion(More)