Ikuma Murakami

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A 2-year-old girl living in southwestern Japan had a nodule of 2 months' duration on the left foot. A biopsy from the lesion showed transverse sections of a worm surrounded by granulomatous tissue. The worm was identified as an Onchocerca sp. from the morphological characteristics such as relatively thick cuticles, annular ridges on the cortical layer, and(More)
We investigated the effect of macronutrient composition of pre-exercise meals on endurance performance. Subjects consumed a high-carbohydrate diet at each meal for 3 days, followed by a high-fat meal (HFM; 1007 ± 21 kcal, 30% CHO, 55% F and 15% P) or high-carbohydrate meal (HCM; 1007 ± 21 kcal, 71% CHO, 20% F and 9% P) 4 h before exercise. Furthermore, just(More)
In this paper various changes in glutathione level, which were influenced by balance of its synthesis, degradation, transport and utilization, were analysed in chick embryos administered with glucocorticoid (GC) or buthionine sulfoximine (BSO; an inhibitor of glutathione synthesis). When BSO (30 mumol egg-1) was administered twice to chick embryos on day 14(More)
We report two cases of gas gangrene developed from sacral pressure sores. The first case was clostridial and the second, non-clostridial gas gangrene. Both patients died within two months. The first patient, a 56-year-old woman suffering from palsy of the lower half of the body for 3 weeks, developed a sacral pressure sore. One month later, crepitus by(More)
A case of locally recurrent malignant fibrous histiocytoma was documented in a 70-year-old man. He first noticed a subcutaneous nodule forty years previously. The tumor was surgically removed four times during the last four years with local recurrence on every occasion. In the recurrent tumors, the tumor cells almost completely replaced the whole dermis and(More)
We used fasting diet therapy with a 28-year-old woman with chronic urticaria who responded only to systemic administration of glucocorticosteroids. The rashes began to decrease on the third therapeutic day and completely disappeared on the 11th day. Although the eruptions relapsed three days after the termination of the therapy, they were milder than(More)
A case of a lichen planus-like eruption due to nicergorine on the lower legs of an 84-year-old woman is reported. She presented with slightly pruritic, erythematous plaques of six months' duration. She had taken eight kinds of drugs, including nicregorine for cerebral arteriosclerosis, for two years. After nicergorine was discontinued, the eruption(More)
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