Yasutsugu Koga

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We report a 2-year-old girl with nephrotic syndrome, microcephaly, seizures and psychomotor retardation. Histological studies of a renal biopsy revealed focal glomerular sclerosis with mesangiolysis and capillary microaneurysms. Dysmorphic features were remarkable: abnormal-shaped skull, coarse hair, narrow forehead, large low-set ears, almond-shaped eyes,(More)
A lateral-flow immunochromatography (IC) assay for the detection of human metapneumovirus (hMPV) has been developed by using two mouse monoclonal antibodies to the nucleocapsid protein of hMPV. The purpose of this study was to compare the virus detection rate in nasopharyngeal secretions by the IC assay with that by real-time reverse transcription-PCR(More)
We read with interest the article by Ristoska-Bojkovska et al. [1]. The authors reported that Japanese pediatricians are very familiar with pyuria coexisting with the nonspecific findings of severe inflammation, such as increased C-reactive protein (CRP) and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) in Kawasaki disease (KD). A possible diagnosis of urinary tract(More)
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