Ajoy Kumar Verma

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INTRODUCTION Intestinal parasites predominantly coccidian parasites are a common cause for diarrhea in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was conducted during January 2009-December 2010. A total of 1,088 stool samples from 544 seropositive HIV positive cases were examined microscopically for ova and cyst(More)
The need for an accurate, rapid, simple and affordable point-of-care (POC) test for Tuberculosis (TB) that can be implemented in microscopy centers and other peripheral health-care settings in the TB-endemic countries remains unmet. This manuscript describes preliminary results of a new prototype rapid lateral flow TB test based on detection of antibodies(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid differentiation of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTBC) and mycobacteria other than tuberculosis (MOTT) is crucial to facilitate early and effective treatment of the patients. Clinical presentation of MTBC and MOTT is not always very clear and routine conventional methods are time consuming. MATERIALS AND METHODS In the present(More)
A total of 312 sputum samples from pediatric patients presumptive of multidrug resistant tuberculosis were tested for the detection of drug resistance using the GenoTypeMTBDRplus assay. A total of 193 (61.8%) patients were smear positive and 119 (38.1%) were smear negative by Ziehl-Neelsen staining. Line probe assay (LPA) was performed for 208(More)
Nowadays, nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) often cause pulmonary and extrapulmonary disease. Species identification of NTM determines the line of treatment and management of the disease. The routine diagnostic methods, i.e., smear microscopy and biochemical identification, of nontuberculous mycobacteria are tedious and time consuming and not all(More)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jegh.2017.05.003 2210-6006/ 2017 Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia. Published by Elsevie This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativ Peer review under responsibility of Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia. Sir, The fluoroquinolones (FQ) are an important class of antibiotics and with the global(More)
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND With the introduction of novel molecular techniques that rely on rifampicin (RIF) susceptibility, resistance to isoniazid (INH) or other first-line drugs remains undetected. Such patients are prescribed first-line antituberculosis therapy and are on RIF monodrug therapy during the continuation phase, which may lead to therapeutic(More)
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