Yoshihiro Yakushijin

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Vancomycin-induced thrombocytopenia is a rare adverse reaction that may be overlooked because no specific diagnostic test is currently available. We herein report a patient with vancomycin-induced immune thrombocytopenia who was diagnosed by the detection of vancomycin-dependent anti-platelet antibody with flow cytometry. An IgG antibody in the patient's(More)
Recently, data demonstrating that CD4 is an essential component of the receptor for human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7) as well as for human immunodeficiency virus have been accumulating. Since gangliosides and phorbol esters are known to induce selective down-modulation of cell surface CD4 expression, it might be expected that treatment with these agents would(More)
BACKGROUND IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a new clinical entity of unknown etiology characterized by elevated serum IgG4 and tissue infiltration by IgG4-positive plasma cells. Although aberrancies in acquired immune system functions, including increases in Th2 and Treg cytokines observed in patients with IgG4-RD, its true etiology remains unclear. To(More)
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