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Onychomycosis: Clinico-mycologic study of 130 patients from Himachal Pradesh, India.
BACKGROUND Onychomycosis is a common nail infection caused by dermatophytes, yeast or other nondermatophyte molds and has diverse clinical presentations. Although common in this part of the country,Expand
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Microbiological aspects of peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
The objective of the study was to identify the microbiological spectrum and drug-sensitivity pattern of peritonitis in patients on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. This was a prospectiveExpand
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Cutaneous sporotrichosis in Himachal Pradesh, India
During the period 1990–2002 in Himachal Pradesh, India, 103 new patients with cutaneous sporotrichosis were detected. Lymphocutaneous and fixed cutaneous varieties were the most common and seen inExpand
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Isolation of Sporothrix schenckii from the environmental sources of cutaneous sporotrichosis patients in Himachal Pradesh, India: results of a pilot study
Himachal Pradesh, India is a known endemic area for cutaneous sporotrichosis. No attempt has been made to isolate Sporothrix schenckii, the causative fungus, from environmental sources in this regionExpand
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Evaluation of the TB-LAMP assay for the rapid diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in Northern India.
SETTING A tertiary care hospital in North India. OBJECTIVE To evaluate a commercial kit-based loop-mediated isothermal amplification (TB-LAMP) assay for the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosisExpand
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Clinico-Epidemiological Profile, Pandemic Influenza A H1N1/2009 and Seasonal Influenza, August 2009-March 2013, Himachal Pradesh, India
Background: Novel influenza A (H1N1) virus emerged in April, 2009, spread rapidly to become pandemic by June, 2009. Objective: To study the clinco-epidemiological profile of pH1N1and seasonalExpand
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Comparative efficacy of intralesional sodium stibogluconate (SSG) alone and its combination with intramuscular SSG to treat localized cutaneous leishmaniasis: Results of a pilot study.
BACKGROUND Intralesional sodium stibogluconate (SSG) has become first line therapy for localized cutaneous leishmaniasis (LCL). AIMS This study compares the efficacy of intralesional SSG givenExpand
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Are We Neglecting Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Just as Laboratory Contaminants? Time to Reevaluate Things
Objectives Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) incidences are on the rise worldwide, including the tuberculosis endemic areas. They should be identified rapidly to the species level and should beExpand
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A study of Knowledge, Attitude, Behaviour and Practice (KABP) among the attendees of Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre of Tertiary Care Hospital of Northern Hilly State of India
Background: In India, low knowledge of HIV/AIDS and low utilization of voluntary counseling and testing (VCT), is a problem especially in the rural areas. Aims: To assess the knowledge, attitude,Expand
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Typhoid fever--an update.
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