Yuko Tashimo

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Experience with two cases of psittacosis is described here in which the number of gammadelta T cell receptor-positive T lymphocytes (gammadelta T cell) in the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was markedly increased (25.1 and 66.9%) and CD8+ T cells were also increased with reversal of the CD4/CD8 ratio. These values improved to the normal range along with(More)
A 75-year-old male suffered from interstitial pneumonia in December 2000 and treated with predonisolone. The treatment was effective, and the dosage of predonisolone had been gradually tapered. In January 2001, when the dosage was 30 mg/day, he complained of cough and yellowish sputum. The chest X-ray and CT revealed bilateral infiltrations with cavities.(More)
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