Shinichiro Morioka

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A 15-year-old girl, third-grade student of a junior high school (the index case) was found to have smear-positive, cavitary pulmonary tuberculosis. Contact investigation was conducted, including tuberculin skin test and chest X-ray examinations over 700 persons. Tuberculin skin test revealed an excess of strongly-positive reactors in the third-grade(More)
A 15-year-old man, who was a classmate with the index case of a large outbreak of tuberculosis in a junior high school in Kochi city, showed strongly positive reaction to tuberculin skin test in March 1999. After taking a chest X-ray film, which showed no abnormal finding, chemoprophylaxis with isoniazid was started in April 1999. He was compliant with(More)
Since April 2017, a dengue fever outbreak has been ongoing in Côte d'Ivoire. We diagnosed dengue fever (type 2 virus) in a traveler returning to Japan from Côte d'Ivoire. Phylogenetic analysis revealed strain homology with the Burkina Faso 2016 strain. This case may serve as an alert to possible disease spread outside Africa.
We report the case of a patient with pulmonary tuberculosis, whose diagnosis was delayed because of prior treatment with fluoroquinolone and metronidazole. A 35-year-old woman developed productive cough, fever, and back pain, which lasted for 3 weeks before admission to hospital. She had been diagnosed with lower respiratory infection and was treated with(More)
genesis of PFE is not clear, but it tends to arise in areas of endocardial irritation. The echocardiographic characteristics of PFE are that it is small ( 15mm), usually pedunculated and mobile, with a homogeneous speckled pattern and a characteristic stippling along the edges. It is usually detected by chance during transthoracic echocardiography, at(More)
INTRODUCTION Granulomatous lesions are commonly encountered abnormalities in pulmonary pathology, and often pose a diagnostic challenge. We report an unusual case of granulomatous lung disease with uncommon characteristics, which developed following Epstein-Barr-virus-induced mononucleosis and new-onset systemic lupus erythematosus. We aim to highlight a(More)
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