Muneyoshi Kimura

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BACKGROUND Aeromonas species can cause various infections including bacteremia, gastroenteritis, cholangitis, and wound infections. To date, most studies on Aeromonas species have been reported from countries other than Japan. The aim of this study, therefore, was to evaluate Aeromonas bacteremia in Japan. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of(More)
The aim of this study was to clarify the clinical characteristics of patients with Helicobacter cinaedi bacteremia and the time required for blood cultures to become positive. The medical records of all patients with H. cinaedi bacteremia at Toranomon Hospital and Toranomon Hospital Kajigaya between March 2009 and March 2013 were retrospectively reviewed.(More)
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection usually manifests with a skin rash. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a case of VZV meningoencephalitis presenting with Elsberg syndrome without a rash in an immunocompetent patient. Clinicians should consider the potential for VZV infection as well as herpes simplex virus infection in cases of(More)
Staphylococcus lugdunensis (SL) is a bacterium with a highly pathogenicity than most other coagulase-negative Staphylococcus spp. (CoNS). In Japan, data on this pathogen are sparse, and the current prevalence of SL bacteremia is unknown. Therefore, we investigated the prevalence of SL in blood culture specimens in a prospective multicenter study across 5(More)
A 60-year-old man developed pneumonia after undergoing autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for diffuse large-B cell lymphoma. A urinary antigen test and sputum culture were both negative for Legionella pneumophila; however, a sputum sample that was examined by loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) was positive for Legionella spp.(More)
Few data on breakthrough candidemia (BC), defined as candidemia that develops on administration of antifungal agents (AFAs), in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) recipients are available. The medical and microbiological records of recipients of an allo-HSCT obtained between December 2008 and December 2014 were reviewed. Of 768(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of serum (1,3)-beta-D-glucan (BDG) for earlier detection of breakthrough candidemia. We reviewed the medical records of patients with candidemia from January 2008 to March 2013. Serum BDG was measured by Wako turbidimetric assay. During the study period, a total of 147 cases of candidemia were identified,(More)
BACKGROUND Breakthrough viridans streptococcal bacteremia (VSB) in patients with hematological malignancy receiving levofloxacin prophylaxis is a major blood stream infection (BSI) occurring during febrile neutropenia. However, clinical data focused on VSB in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-HSCT) recipients are lacking. METHODS The(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate the in vitro effects and clinical efficacies of trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (SXT) combined with other antimicrobial agents against Stenotrophomonas maltophilia. METHODS In vitro analysis was conducted on 89 S. maltophilia strains isolated from blood and the respiratory tract between June 2012 and October(More)
Infection caused by Cunninghamella bertholletiae carries one of the highest mortality rates among mucormycosis, and there are no reported cases that survived from the infection in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipients occurring before neutrophil engraftment. Here, we present two cases of pulmonary mucormycosis caused by C.(More)