About the Authors

Hironari Hanaoka

hhanaoka1208@yahoo.co.jp

Affiliation Division of Rheumatology and Allergology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan

Tomofumi Kiyokawa

Affiliation Division of Rheumatology and Allergology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan

Harunobu Iida

Affiliation Division of Rheumatology and Allergology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan

Kana Ishimori

Affiliation Division of Rheumatology and Allergology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan

Yukiko Takakuwa

Affiliation Division of Rheumatology and Allergology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan

Takahiro Okazaki

Affiliation Division of Rheumatology and Allergology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan

Hidehiro Yamada

Affiliation Division of Rheumatology and Allergology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan

Daisuke Ichikawa

Affiliation Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan

Sayuri Shirai

Affiliation Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan

Junki Koike

Affiliation Department of Pathology, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan

Shoichi Ozaki

Affiliation Division of Rheumatology and Allergology, Department of Internal Medicine, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kanagawa, Japan

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: HH. Formal analysis: HH TK. Investigation: HH. Methodology: HH. Resources: DI SS JK. Supervision: TO HY SO. Writing – original draft: HH. Writing – review & editing: HH TK HI KI YT TO DI SS JK SO.