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Amphotericin B in combination with 5-fluorocytosine was synergistic against three clinical isolates of Aspergillus fumigatus and one of three clinical isolates of A. flavus. Amphotericin B in combination with rifampin was synergistic against all six clinical isolates of Aspergillus tested. The levels of 5-fluorocytosine and rifampin required for synergism… (More)
Several different methods of performing susceptibility tests on six clinical isolates of Aspergillus are described. Some of the conditions that affected the level of susceptibility to drugs were: the type of media used, temperature and time of incubation, and the initial inoculum size. For amphotericin B susceptibility testing, the effectiveness of the… (More)
Amphotericin B in combination with rifampicin was more effective in the treatment of murine histoplasmosis and blastomycosis than either agent alone. The increased therapeutic effects were not accompanied by an increase in toxicity.
A 68-year-old healthy man was admitted because of liver abscess and aeromonas bacteremia accompanied by pulmonary embolism. Aeromonas sobria was isolated from blood. Coagulation parameters were normal and a lower limb venogram showed no evidence of thrombosis. Septic embolism originating from the liver abscess was considered as the possible cause of… (More)
We investigated the presence of the measles virus genome in order to identify asymptomatic infections in the adult population. Bone-marrow aspirates were obtained from 179 patients, 20-96 years of age, for the diagnosis of malignant diseases (29 with malignant lymphoma, 28 with acute leukaemia, 21 with myelodysplastic syndrome, five with multiple myeloma… (More)
This is a report of an outbreak of Pneumococcal pneumonia among nursing home residents in Tokyo, 2009. A total of 15 cases were identified, and their sputum culture grew Streptococcus pneumoniae, all of which were confirmed as serotype 11A and ST116. This outbreak ended through the implementation of strict contact precautions, education regarding the… (More)
We report herein on a case of the primary intestinal tuberculosis in which small intestine perforation developed. A 60-year-old man with congestive heart failure developed fever and sudden onset of abdominal pain while he was in the hospital. Computed tomography of the abdomen showed a large amount of free-air and the thickening of a part of the ileum.… (More)
A 79-year-old male was admitted to the Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital with chief complaints of icterus and fever. A few weeks prior to admission, he developed fever and swelling of right side of the neck and was seen at a local hospital where an anti-inflammatory agent was prescribed. The fever subsided in a few days, but recurred together with development of… (More)
We report herein on a rare case of tetanus originating from ulcerated breast cancer. A 60-year-old homeless woman was admitted to our hospital because of lockjaw. On admission, a physical examination revealed tachypnea, trismus, opisthotonus and an ulcerated right breast. There was no other skin soft tissue damage. A diagnosis of tetanus was entertained… (More)
This brief review on the management of upper respiratory tract infections in Japan encompasses antimicrobial treatment of otitis media, sinusitis and tonsillitis.