JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/53342
FullText URL 69_2_123.pdf
Author Waseda, Koichi| Hagiya, Hideharu| Hanayama, Yoshihisa| Terasaka, Tomohiro| Kimura, Kosuke| Tsuzuki, Takao| Hasegawa, Kou| Nada, Takahiro| Nakamura, Eri| Murakami, Kazutoshi| Kondo, Eisei| Otsuka, Fumio|
Abstract An 81-year-old Japanese male with primary Sjögren syndrome (pSS) developed a low-grade fever and productive cough which were refractory to antibiotic therapy. Based on the high level of eosinophils observed in his bronchial alveolar lavage, he was diagnosed with chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (CEP) and successfully treated by oral prednisolone. Interstitial lung diseases associated with pSS (pSS-ILDs) usually present as nonspecific interstitial pneumonia or usual interstitial pneumonia; therefore, the present case is extremely unique in that the patientʼs condition was complicated with CEP. A diagnosis of advanced gallbladder cancer was made in the patientʼs clinical course, suggesting the advisability of a whole-body workup in cases of pSS, especially in elderly patients.
Keywords bronchial alveolar lavage eosinophilic pneumonia eosinophilia interstitial lung diseases Sjögren syndrome
Amo Type Case Report
Published Date 2015-04
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume69
Issue issue2
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 123
End Page 127
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2015 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed True
PubMed ID 25899635
Web of Sience KeyUT 000353181700008
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/47266
FullText URL 65_6_403.pdf
Author Waseda, Koichi| Tanimoto, Yasushi| Ichiba, Shingo| Miyahara, Nobuaki| Murakami, Toshi| Ochi, Nobuaki| Terado, Michihisa| Nagano, Osamu| Maeda, Yoshinobu| Kanehiro, Arihiko| Ujike, Yoshihito| Tanimoto, Mitsune|
Abstract Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) is a disease with a poor prognosis, and a key factor that limits long-term survival after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). We here report a case of a 31-year woman with acute lymphatic leukemia, which was treated by chemotherapy and HSCT, and consequently developed BO 2 years after HSCT. A non-tuberculous mycobacterial infection occurred and showed gradual exacerbation. She started taking anti-mycobacterial drugs, but lost appetite, felt tired and finally lost consciousness one month after beginning medication. Arterial blood gas revealed marked hypercapnia. Using extracorporeal life support (ECLS), the carbon dioxide concentration was reduced and her consciousness recovered. To our knowledge, this is the first case in which ECLS was successfully used for hypercapnia in a patient with BO.
Keywords extracorporeal life support hypercapnia bronchiolitis obliterans noninvasive positive pressure ventilation
Amo Type Case Report
Published Date 2011-12
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume65
Issue issue6
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 403
End Page 406
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2011 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 22189481
Web of Sience KeyUT 000298516900007
JaLCDOI 10.18926/AMO/46635
FullText URL 65_3_215.pdf
Author Waseda, Koichi| Tanimoto, Yasushi| Hasegawa, Kenjiro| Miyahara, Nobuaki| Nojima, Daisuke| Ikeda, Genyo| Kanehiro, Arihiko| Okada, Chiharu| Kimata, Yoshihiro| Tanimoto, Mitsune|
Abstract Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS) is a granulomatous necrotizing vasculitis of unknown etiology associated with bronchial asthma. Despite affecting small to medium-sized vessels, necrosis of the digits due to vasculitis is extremely rare. We report a case of CSS with necrosis of the toe tips. A 37-year-old woman with asthma, who had been diagnosed with CSS 2 years ago, was admitted to our hospital with an exacerbation of CSS. The patient had a high grade fever and complained of abdominal pain and numbness of the lower extremities. Blood examination revealed marked eosinophilia. The fever pattern, abdominal pain and blood eosinophilia showed improvement by combination treatment with prednisolone and cyclophosphamide. However, the color of her right toe tips changed, and necrosis finally resulted despite antithrombotic therapy. Arteriography showed narrowing of the dorsalis pedis artery and of the more peripheral arteries of her right leg. Stump plasty with negative pressure dressing therapy for the toe tips, but not amputation, was done to preserve the leg function. While numbness of the extremities remained, no recurrence of necrosis was seen. Clinicians need to be aware that rare complications of CSS, including necrosis of the digits, can occur.
Keywords bronchial asthma Churg-Strauss syndrome eosinophilia necrosis of toe tips stump plasty
Amo Type Case Report
Published Date 2011-06
Publication Title Acta Medica Okayama
Volume volume65
Issue issue3
Publisher Okayama University Medical School
Start Page 215
End Page 218
ISSN 0386-300X
NCID AA00508441
Content Type Journal Article
language 英語
Copyright Holders CopyrightⒸ 2011 by Okayama University Medical School
File Version publisher
Refereed True
PubMed ID 21709721
Web of Sience KeyUT 000292017500010