Masami Shirai

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Although improvements in antimicrobial therapy during the last few decades have decreased mortality in childhood bacterial meningitis, some patients are left with neurologic sequelae. Cerebrovascular complications are often associated with unfavorable clinical outcome of the disease. We report a 36-day-old infant with severe, widespread cerebrovascular(More)
BACKGROUND Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) causes severe pneumonia in children. The mechanism of development of respiratory failure in pneumonia patients remains unknown. This report describes clinical features of childhood influenza A pneumonia. METHODS The clinical and laboratory findings of 31 H1N1 pneumonia patients hospitalized in Iwata City Hospital(More)
An 11-year-old boy was diagnosed with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) and presented with right sacro-femoral and occipital lesions. Initially, a tumor was suspected. However, the bone biopsy showed osteomyelitis with a negative bacterial culture. Bone scintigraphy revealed inflammatory changes on multiple bone lesions. The slight elevation(More)
We describe three cases of hereditary spherocytosis (HS) diagnosed using the eosin-5'-maleimide (EMA) binding test and discuss the relevance of the EMA binding test. In Japan, this test is not widely used because the prevalence of HS is low. This test is a valuable screening test for the diagnosis of HS.
We report the case of a 6-month-old boy with transient renal dysfunction who had an intensified signal in the splenium of the corpus callosum on magnetic resonance imaging. He presented to hospital with fever and sudden disturbance of consciousness. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis did not show pleocytosis. The mild consciousness disturbance disappeared after(More)
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