29 April, 2009

Once upon a time in ------

In 1975, I graduated Yamaguchi University School of Medicine. 5 members of
our class, Tsukahara, Kanehara, Hagihara, Imaizumi and Koyama chose the
Pediatrics, Yamaguchi University School of Medicine.

Before the graduation of medical school, Tsukahara and I passed the medical
portion of ECFMG (the test of the certificate for foreign medical students who
would like training at hospital in USA), but we both failed the English portion.

After graduation, we tried again the English test but failed. However, we never
gave up to go to America.

In 1985, I had a chance to go to abroad, Brussels, Belgium. I missed the chance
of studying in USA, but Tsukahara did it; John Hopkins Medical Center for
studying genetics in 1987 and again, Montana State University in 1995.

Tsukahara wrote a lots of papers in the subjects of human genetics and human
malformation syndrome., but I choose one.------- Tsukahara M. et al. : Bartonella
henselae infection from dog. Lancet 352(9141)1682, 1998.

Cat-scratch disease is caused by a Bacteria, named Bartonella henselae, which is
transmitted by cats. He showed the first time that dogs also transmit this bacteria
to human.

After the graduation of medical school, for nearly 20 years, I had been worked
with him in the department of Pediatrics,Yamaguchi University School of Medicine.

Thukahara will forever live in my mind.

April 2009.
in the season of cherry blossom.
Keiji Hagiwara, M.D.

Photo) September 28th, 1986. a restraint at  Brugge, Belgium

--------Tsukahara and my 3rd son. Before attending the conference 
--------of Human Genetics in West Berlin, he came to Brussels, 
--------where I studied at Louvain.
Photo) Back is a canal of Brugge, Belgium. Tsukahara, my 3 sons and myself.
Photo) In the street of Brugge, Belgium. my wife, three sons and Tsukahara.

Photo) 10th February, 1978. Nara city. Tsukahara speaking at my wedding.
Photo) At my wedding. Right: Professor Shunzou Konishi, the former President --------
--------- of Yamaguchi University and the director of the Department of Pediatrics, --------------------------------------Yamaguchi University School of Medicine, Ube, Japan.


---------------------------  ↑ myself ------------------     ---↑ Tsukahara
Photo) June 6th, 1993. Members of Pediatric ward of Yamaguchi University 
           --------Hospital went to Space World in Kita-Kyushu.

----------------------------------------↑ myself-----↑Tsukahara
Photo) 1989?  Pediatric ward moved to new building.
--------------------------------------↑小西教授 ↑義保 ↑砂川 ↑ 篠原

----------        --------------------------------------------------↑今泉                    ↑金原
Photo) Summer 1975. The staff of Pediatric ward of Yamaguchi University
            Hospital (Head: Prof. Shunzou Konishi), in a beach at Hofu city.

---------------------------↑今泉    ↑金原  ↑守口       ↑myself     

ーーーーーーーーーーー↑金子↑ 平岡

----------------             -----↑ myself ------------------        ------------ Tsukahara ↑

A snap photo

 7th March, 2009. from left; Miss Yamaguchi, myself & Dr.M. Miyasaka
(Immunology Frontier Research Center, Osaka University).

28 April, 2009

Atopic dermatitis(2 year old)

Atopic dermatitis( 2-year-old )

Here a typical case of Atopic dermatitis.
2-year-old boy. Skin rash appear in face, neck, trunk, arm and leg.
Only show the photos of hand, thigh and foot.

------------------------ Red, irritated, raised rash at left thigh.

Lab. data):
|||||||| Serum IgE 356 iu/L.
|||||||| white blood cells 15,800/mm3. Eosinophil 9%.
|||||||| Allergen test for egg white (+4/6), cow milk( +4/6), ovomucoid(+3/6),
|||||||| ----------wheat(+2/6) , dogs(+3/6), cat( 0/6), mites(o/6), house dusts(0/6).

-------------------------- Left foot: He frequently have been scratched the skin
-------------------------- and worsen the dermatitis------ negative feedback.

-------------------------- 6 days after treatment. 

Any questions: write to Keiji Hagiwara, MD

06 April, 2009

Cherry blossams are in bloom

Cherry blossoms are now blooming in peak here.
Below are photos in Tokiwa park in Ube city, Yamaguchi.

         Tokiwa lake(man-made) in Tokiwa Park.