Sachiko Okuda

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Known causes of eosinophilia include parasitic infections, allergic diseases, autoimmune diseases, neoplasms, and drug allergies.[1] Corticosteroid derivatives such as prednisone, prednisolone, methylprednisolone, dexamethasone, etc. are often used as first-line drugs to ameliorate the condition.[2] The ESR is used as an evaluation of lupus activity in(More)
Skeletal infections with atypical mycobacteria are usually a manifestation of advanced HIV disease with most patients having CD4 counts of less than 100 cells/mm3. We report a case of Mycobacterium kansasii vertebral osteomyelitis on highly active antiretroviral therapy with a CD4 count of 320 cells/mm3 and viral load below the level of detection at the(More)
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