Eriko Takada

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A serial determination of pulmonary surfactant apoprotein-A (SP-A) was made on tracheal aspirates from seven intubated infants with different types of respiratory failure in the first week of life. A two-site immunoassay with monoclonal antibodies was adopted to determine the SP-A concentration. The concentrations of albumin in the same samples were also(More)
We present a case of a 32-year-old diabetic woman with Prader-Willi syndrome who developed severe ketoacidosis caused by a sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor, a novel class of antihyperglycemic agents, during a strict low-carbohydrate diet. At admission, a serum glucose level of 191 mg/dL was relatively low, though laboratory evaluations(More)
We report a surgically treated case of early infantile epileptic encephalopathy (EIEE) with suppression-bursts associated with focal cortical dysplasia. Tonic-clonic seizures followed by a series of spasms occurred about a hundred times a day at a few days of age. Interictal electroencephalogram (EEG) revealed a suppression-burst pattern that was(More)
A morphometric magnetic resonance imaging study was performed, and the results were compared among three groups (group 1, periventricular leukomalacia patients with West syndrome; group 2, periventricular leukomalacia patients without West syndrome; and group 3, control patients) to clarify the characteristics and cause of West syndrome. This study included(More)
BACKGROUND Cytologic findings of toxoplasmic lymphadenitis (TL) have been only sporadically reported. Intramammary lymph node is an extremely rare site for TL. CASE A 47-year-old, healthy, female presented with a breast tumor, which was aspirated. The cytomorphologic features were interpreted as suggestive of TL. Histopathology of the excisional biopsy(More)
In an infant with clinical features of Pena-Shokeir I syndrome, who survived for 182 days, neuropathologic examination revealed little myelination in peripheral nerves with group atrophy of muscle fibers, dysplasia of inferior olivary and dentate nuclei, and leptomeningeal heterotopia. Congenital peripheral neuropathy associated with minor brain anomalies(More)
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