Toshihiko Takeuchi

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Tonsillar tuberculosis is one of the uncommon forms of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. We report a case of tonsillar tuberculosis associated with pulmonary and laryngeal foci. A 23-year-old female was admitted for evaluation of hoarseness and difficulty in swallowing. Bilateral palatine tonsils were enlarged, and a tonsillectomy was performed. Since a(More)
Transforming growth factor (TGF)β levels are elevated in, and drive the progression of, numerous disease states such as advanced metastatic cancer and systemic and ocular fibrosis. There are 3 main isoforms, TGFβ1, 2, and 3. As multiple TGFβ isoforms are involved in disease processes, maximal therapeutic efficacy may require neutralization of 2 or more of(More)
A 63-year-old woman was admitted with high fever. Laboratory tests showed leukocytosis and elevated C-reactive protein (CRP) levels. Abdominal ultrasonography and computed tomography revealed multiple liver and splenic tumors. We diagnosed phlegmonous gastritis with multiple liver and splenic abscesses based on a discharge of pus from the gastric ulcer on(More)
A task-given-type examination is a system of compiling questions for examinations. In this system, teachers show students some samples of examination questions beforehand, which in turn, teachers choose questions for a examination from these samples, and then give them to the students at the examination. It is very important to develop supportive software(More)
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