Masahiko Aoyama

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This study was intended to determine whether or not methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) enhances the neurotoxicity of n-hexane at low concentration and after long term exposure. Separate groups of eight rats were exposed to 100 ppm n-hexane, 200 ppm MEK, 100 ppm n-hexane plus 200 ppm MEK, or fresh air in an exposure chamber for 12 hours a day for 24 weeks. The body(More)
A 65-year-old woman with diabetes mellitus and chronic otitis media developed headache, fever, and hoarseness, all of which did not responded to the oral antibiotics. As stiff neck and lower cranial nerve palsies appeared, bacterial meningitis was suspected. Neurological examination revealed the right hearing disturbance, right recurrent laryngeal nerve(More)
A 54-year-old man with a past history of gastric malignant lymphoma treated by the total gastrectomy and the chemotherapy, developed bilateral sudden deafness one year later. Two years after the gastrectomy he became abruptly paraplegic with sensory impairments of the lower extremities and neurogenic bladder. Serum LDH and soluble IL-2 receptor were high in(More)
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