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A 10-month-old Japanese male infant, with no history of being prone to infections, contracted an intrapulmonary mycobacterial infection. After 2 months of intermittent fever, radiological examinations revealed mass lesions in the lung and mediastinum. Biopsy specimens showed granulomas with caseous necrosis, from which Mycobacterium avium was isolated.(More)
Pseudomonas putida F1 can degrade aromatic hydrocarbons to intermediate products of the tricarboxylic acid cycle. To determine key induced proteins and enzymes required for degradation of toluene, ethylbenzene, benzene, p-cymene, and p-cumate, we performed comprehensive proteome analysis using a combination of 1-D SDS-PAGE and LC-MS/MS in cells grown in the(More)
In 1984, the authors first conducted a nationwide survey of deaf children with a history of maternal rubella (HMR) in special schools for the deaf in Japan. The survey showed that the incidence of congenital rubella syndrome in the Japanese mainlands was similar to those in the United States and Europe. In 1993, a second nationwide survey by the authors(More)
Bacille de Calmette et Guerin (BCG) is the only licensed tuberculosis vaccine to prevent severe tuberculosis. The adverse events of BCG vaccination, including local reactions, lymphadenitis, osteomyelitis, tuberculid, and disseminated infection, have been reported. Two infants presented erythema at the inoculation site of BCG after the resolution of(More)
An 11-year-old boy was hospitalized because of severe diarrhea (over 5 L/day). The child survived; however, the diarrhea continued while he was given intravenous fluids and his electrolyte balance was closely supervised. Based on observation of the patient and his family in the hospital, surreptitious administration of a poison by his mother was suspected,(More)