Hiroyasu Ishimaru

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Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) have been reported to occur in numerous viral infections. We report a 24-year-old Japanese woman, who developed multiple venous thrombosis associated with the elevation of anticardiolipin IgM after acute viral infection presenting a mononucleosis-like illness. Two months later, aPL and thromboses disappeared. In this case(More)
Herein we present two cases of hypereosinophilic syndrome with a unique clinical presentation. One patient showed severe systemic thrombosis with splenic rupture and the other patient showed finger gangrene with various systemic symptoms. Both patients were examined histologically, and several characteristics were noted. First, fresh or organized thrombosis(More)
BACKGROUND The extent of clinical exposure needed to ensure quality care has not been well determined during internal medicine training. We aimed to determine the association between clinical exposure (number of cases seen), self- reports of clinical competence, and type of institution (predictor variables) and quality of care (outcome variable) as measured(More)
Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has been spreading worldwide, including in Japan. However, few cases of toxic shock syndrome caused by Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus have been reported in Japan. We report 2 cases, in middle-aged women, of toxic shock syndrome due to Community-acquired(More)
We report a case of bulla infection caused by Mycobacterium fortuitum. The patient was a 66 year-old female associated with interstitial pneumonitis. The chest X-ray film showed cavities with thick walls and niveau formation, which initially suggested pulmonary abscesses. The chest CT scan showed infiltrative shadows surrounding multiple bullae. Smears and(More)
Abstract Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is an unusual complication of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Although the reported association between SLE and TTP is increasing, a few cases do improve without plasmatherapy. We report a case of TTP which was successfully treated without plasmatherapy, which might be underestimated as an etiology of(More)
This is the first report on effective leukocytapheresis (LCAP) in an acquired infliximab (IFM) resistant patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A 44-year-old Japanese woman with RA was treated with prednisolone, cyclosporine A, and methotrexate, which failed to stabilize the disease. Infliximab was then administered and the disease activity was controlled(More)
BACKGROUND We report a case of invasive sinus aspergillosis that extended to the orbital cavity and cavernous sinus and was improved by treatment with micafungin and itraconazole. CASE REPORT A 83-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of headache and impaired of eye movement on the right side. Physical examination revealed impaired function(More)
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