Recently, we experienced two asthmatic patients with advanced gastric cancer. The two patients had steroid-dependent intractable asthma (SDIA) who had been on administration of corticosteroids for more than 2 years. To determine the influence of pathophysiology of SDIA on stomach mucous lesion, gastroscopic examinations and immunological examinations were performed in eight patients with SDIA, compared with 25 patient with non-SDIA. In patients with SDIA, gastric cancer, its precursor condition and immunosuppressive state were observed. These results suggest that the immunosuppressive state in SDIA induced by the long-term administration of corticosteroids
may lead to the risk of gastric cancer development.
ステロイド依存性重症難治性 (steroid-dependent intractable asthma (SDIA))
胃癌 (gastric cancer)