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BACKGROUND The infectious diseases (ID) consultation service is a new clinical entity in Japan. We examined the impact of ID consultation on the diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE) at a large teaching hospital in Japan. METHODS Routine consultation with an ID service for cases of positive blood culture was implemented at Kameda Medical Center in(More)
A 46-year-old man presented with a 10-day history of progressive weakness and numbness in both his legs. The spinal MRI and abdominal CT revealed discitis of L4/L5 and multiple epidural abscesses. The blood culture tested positive for methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA). The Gram stain of sample from abscess drainage showed Gram-positive(More)
We report herein on a case of Plasmodium malariae malaria with more than a 4-month incubation period. A 35-year-old Japanese man who first presented to our clinic with fever and history of travel to Papua New Guinea was suspected of having Plasmodium vivax malaria based on peripheral smear results. We admitted him and initiated treatment with mefloquine.(More)
We report an extremely rare case of urosepsis caused by Globicatella sanguinis and Corynebacterium riegelii coinfection in a 94-year-old Japanese man with nephrolithiasis. Prompt identification of this coinfection is important so that effective antimicrobial coverage can be initiated.
Introduction. This is the first case report of septic abortion due to β-lactamase-negative ampicillin-resistant (BLNAR) non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae infection. In Japan, BLNAR H. influenzae is widespread and has become a clinical concern, especially in paediatrics and otolaryngology, but H. influenzae has not been previously recognized as a causative(More)
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