Akhtar Husain

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During 5 months in 2004-2005, buffalopoxvirus infection, confirmed by virus isolation and limited nucleic acid sequencing, spread between 5 burns units in Karachi, Pakistan. The outbreak was related to movement of patients between units. Control measures reduced transmission, but sporadic cases continued due to the admission of new patients with(More)
We describe a six month old boy with a mass in the left tonsil. It was present since birth and was enlarging progressively. It was completely excised. Histopathology showed a choristoma of neural origin composed of glial cells--astrocytes in a fibrillary background, and a choroid plexus. Immunohistochemistry confirmed the findings.
Melanocytic tumours of uncertain malignant potential (MELTUMPs) represent melanocytic proliferations within the dermis and are thereby associated with a potential risk of disease dissemination and metastases. However, there is a paucity of data regarding these lesions, their malignant potential and thus their management. This is a retrospective evaluation(More)
AIM The host response in hepatitis E virus (HEV)-related liver disease of pregnant women is unclear. This study was carried out to evaluate the serum concentration of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in HEV-related acute viral hepatitis (AVH) and fulminant hepatic failure (FHF) in pregnant women in relation to pregnancy outcome. METHODS The study included(More)
Breast ulceration is an alarming sign for clinicians and places a significant physical and psychological burden on the patient. We report a rare presentation of pyoderma gangrenosum of the breast in a patient known to have ulcerative colitis but no active underlying disease process and no history of breast tissue trauma. This case report with literature(More)
Mixed epithelial and stromal tumour of kidney is a recently described, rare entity and includes cases previously termed as cystic hamartoma of renal pelvis and adult mesoblastic nephroma. We report a case of 36 years old female who presented with a history of recurrent loose stools for 5 years. During ultrasound abdomen, a solid right renal mass was(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the frequency of various histologic types of primary solid malignant neoplasms in males and females, in our practice, in a large series of surgical biopsies. METHODS A retrospective study of 20,000 consecutive surgical biopsies in the section of Histopathology, Aga Khan University Hospital (AKU), Karachi, in 2004. RESULTS(More)
Long-term immunosuppression, including corticosteroids, is a hallmark of renal transplantation. We describe a patient who had a failed transplant after 15 years, subsequent graft nephrectomy and withdrawal of his immunosuppression therapy including prednisolone. Within months of complete cessation of prednisolone, he developed hypercalcaemia and subsequent(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the utility of FNAC in patients with Thyroid Nodule. METHODS Records of all patients treated surgically for thyroid nodule(s) at Aga Khan University Hospital from January 2000 to December 2004 were reviewed. The patients who had pre operative FNAC as first line of the evaluation and the final post operative histopathology report(More)
Anxiety is commonly encountered in patient seen by the general practitioner. Frequently it either stimulates an organic condition involving one or more systems of the body or may aggravate symptoms of already existent organic pathology. Presence of environmental stresses and of personal conflicts in the life history of patient and the absence of physical(More)
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