Jeonghyun Chang

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which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. A 52-year-old woman with a history of hepatocellular carcinoma with bone metastasis (T6, L5-S1) was referred for pancytopenia after undergoing radiation therapy and transarterial chemoembolization. Splenomegaly and(More)
The BACTEC™ FX (BD, USA) has been recently upgraded to measure virtual blood volume (VV) in batches of 25 PLUS Aerobic/F bottles. VVs were compared with manually measured actual volumes (AVs). The mean AV was larger in anaerobic bottles: 2.6±1.9mL in 2995 Aerobic/F bottles and 3.3±1.8mL in 3053 Lytic/10 Anaerobic/F bottles (P<0.001). The VV of Aerobic/F(More)
Human protothecosis is mainly a cutaneous infection caused by the Prototheca species. Prototheca wickerhamii is an established pathogen of eosinophilic meningoencephalitis in dogs, but no eosinophilic pleocytosis of the cerebrospinal fluid has been reported in human cases of meningitis. Herein, we report a case of chronic protothecosis manifesting(More)
BACKGROUND Cases of infective endocarditis (IE) require prompt etiological diagnosis for effective treatment. Molecular methods can aid in rapid and reliable diagnosis of culture-negative IE cases. We evaluated the utility of 16S rDNA PCR and sequencing in determining the causative agents of IE in valve tissues, especially when specimens were obtained after(More)
Dear Editor The reported prevalence of multiple primary malignant neoplasms varies from 0.734% to 11.7% [1]. Because adenocarcinomas originate in epithelial cells, the presence of adenocarcinoma cells in the bone marrow (BM) always indicates a primary lesion at another site. Here we describe three cases, in which hematologic and epithelial malignancies(More)
Jeonghyun Chang, M.D., Chan-Jeoung Park, M.D., Eul-Ju Seo, M.D., Jung-Hee Lee, M.D., Sang Hyuk Park, M.D., Young-Uk Cho, M.D., and Seongsoo Jang, M.D. Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine and Asan Medical Center,Seoul; Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pusan National University School of(More)
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