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BACKGROUND Septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) is extremely rare, and usually appears to result from hematogenous spread. Predisposing factors include immunocompromising diseases such as diabetes. CASE PRESENTATION A 61-year-old man with poorly controlled diabetes mellitus presented to our emergency department with low back pain, high(More)
We present a 19-year-old man who excreted green urine after propofol infusion. The patient was admitted to our hospital for injuries sustained in a traffic accident and underwent surgery. After starting continuous infusion of propofol for postoperative sedation, his urine became dark green. Serum total bilirubin and urine bilirubin were both elevated. We(More)
A 40-year old man with Behçet's disease was admitted for severe decrease of visual acuity. Since 1987, he had suffered from oral aphtha, retinitis, erythema nodosum, genital ulcer and epididymitis. He was diagnosed as complete Behçet's disease and has been administered cyclosporin A (CYA) and colchicine (Col). Because of repeated ocular attacks and reduced(More)
In 1985, McCarty et al reported 10 patients with a symmetrical synovitis affecting predominately the wrists and flexor digitorum tendon sheaths associated with marked pitting edema of the dorsum of both hands and both feet. It was insisted on the clinical entity as remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting edema (RS3PE syndrome). These(More)
A 36-year old woman was admitted because of painful dysesthesia of her extremities, suggesting the presence of mononeuritis multiplex. Laboratory data was almost within normal limits, with the exception of lupus anticoagulant positivity and increase of IgM level. We considered the possibility of connective tissue diseases and examined the patient(More)
28 ears of 28 patients, aged 15 to 60 years, whose sensorineural hearing loss had developed over a period of a few hours to 3 days, were defined as having rapidly progressing sensorineural hearing loss (rapid deafness), in comparison with so-called sudden deafness with instantaneous onset. For other criteria, their hearing loss was idiopathic and the rate(More)
A 32-year-old female with early stage of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) developed anorexia, pruritus, dark urine, pale stool and jaundice 3 weeks after initiation of chrysotherapy. She was administered a total of 35mg of gold sodium thiomalate (GST) intramuscularly and auranofin 6mg per day orally. Liver function tests and biopsy specimens showed severe(More)
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