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Secondary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis complicating myelodysplastic syndrome results in worsening of prognosis: a retrospective cohort study in Japan

Haruyuki Ishii, John F Seymour, Ryushi Tazawa, Yoshikazu Inoue, Naoyuki Uchida, Aya Nishida, Yoshihito Kogure, Takeshi Saraya, Keisuke Tomii, Toshinori Takada, Yuko Itoh, Masayuki Hojo, Toshio Ichiwata, Hajime Goto, Koh Nakata

BMC Pulmonary Medicine | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2014

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The authors thank Dr. Sato J., Matsui T., Yoshioka Y., Shijubo N., Hara H., Amitani K., Takahashi S., Fukuno K., Handa T., Nakatsue T., Saito Y., Asai Y., Ohkochi Y., Saito Y., Yasui T., Baba M., Yanai H., Tanino T., Setoguchi Y., Yamamoto S., Ohkochi S., Morita M., Hashimoto K., Matsumoto K., and Komeno T. for providing patient samples and information. We also thank Takizawa J., Sone H., Akira M., and Kitamura N. for valuable discussions and suggestions, and Mori M. for technical help. Our work was partially supported by a grant from Category C23591160, B24390208, and B12023059 from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. This research was also supported by a grant from the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (H24, Nanchi-ippan-035, and H24 Rinken Sui-003). The sponsor had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, and manuscript preparation.