Ajanta Sharma

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A systematic epidemiological study on intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired candidemia across India. A prospective, nationwide, multicentric, observational study was conducted at 27 Indian ICUs. Consecutive patients who acquired candidemia after ICU admission were enrolled during April 2011 through September 2012. Clinical and laboratory variables of these(More)
BACKGROUND Geographical variation in the distribution of Malassezia species associated with pityriasis versicolor (PV) has led to the necessity of studying epidemiological, mycological, and clinical characteristics of PV. AIMS To study the epidemiological, mycological, and clinical characteristics of PV in a tertiary care hospital. SETTINGS AND DESIGN(More)
Chromoblastomycosis is a chronic fungal infection caused by several pigmented fungi commonly seen in tropical and sub-tropical climate. We report here two cases of chromoblastomycosis from the tea gardens of Assam, a state in the north-eastern region of India having a subtropical climate. Of the two patients, one presented with extensive lesions covering a(More)
We present a case of cutaneous hyalohyphomycosis due to Acremonium strictum in an immunocompetent individual along with an overview of fungal infections caused by A. strictum. The diagnosis was confirmed by the presence of hyphae in microscopic examination of cutaneous biopsy and discharge, positive culture for A. strictum and sequencing of the isolate at(More)
Onchocerca volvulus is a spirurid nematode that mainly affects the rural poor of Sub-Saharan Africa, Yemen and parts of Central and South Africa. River blindness, caused by Onchocerca volvulus, is considered to be the second commonest infectious cause of blindness worldwide. We report a rare case of ocular onchocerciasis where a live adult worm was(More)
Primary cytomegalovirus infection is the most common infection during pregnancy that may have long-term neurodevelopmental sequelae in children born to these mothers. It is also associated with many obstetric complications. So the aim of this study was to determine the seroprevalence of cytomegalovirus infection in local antenatal population with bad(More)
72% of biofilm producing enterobacteriaceae isolates were MDR whereas only 57.1% non-biofilm producers were MDR. Fifty percent of biofilm producing S.aureus isolates were MRSA whereas only 33% non-producers were MRSA. A significant association was found between the biofilm producers and multidrug resistance (P value: 0.0125 by Fisher exact test). To(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Bacterial vaginosis is a risk factor for obstetric infections, various adverse outcomes of pregnancy and pelvic inflammatory disease. The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis in women attending Gynaecology Outpatient Department (O.P.D) and sexually transmitted disease (S.T.D.) clinic and to(More)
Introduction: Mannan is a major component of the Candida albicans cell wall, composing up to 7% of the cell dry weight, and is one of the main Candida antigens that circulate during infection. It is a serum marker for the presence of Invasive Candidiasis is Candida Mannan antibody, which has been included in the relevant European Organization for Research(More)