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PURPOSE To describe changes in the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) corresponding to the choroidal striations in acute-stage Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. DESIGN Prospective, consecutive case series. METHODS Four patients (eight eyes) with acute-stage VKH disease were studied. All underwent fundus fluorescein angiography (FFA), ultrasonography,(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid and specific diagnosis of tubercular meningitis (TBM) is of utmost importance. AIM To evaluate polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using protein b primers directed against M. tuberculosis for the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS PCR using protein b primers was performed in ten patients with confirmed TBM (culture(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to report the use of multi-targeted polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in the diagnosis of presumed tubercular uveitis. Multi-targeted PCR using three targets specific for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, i.e., IS6110, MPB64, and protein b, was performed on intraocular fluid samples of 25 subjects. Nine had presumed(More)
PURPOSE To determine ocular signs predictive of tubercular uveitis. DESIGN Retrospective, nonrandomized, comparative interventional case study. METHODS Three hundred eighty-six patients with active uveitis were treated at a tertiary care single-center uveitis practice. Uveitis was presumed to be tubercular in patients who showed evidence of latent or(More)
PURPOSE To describe the clinical features, course, and outcome in tubercular serpiginous-like choroiditis. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS A total of 105 patients (141 eyes) between May 2002 and July 2010. METHODS Patients had the following inclusion criteria: (1) complete clinical records and digital fundus images at baseline and(More)
PURPOSE To report the behavior of intravitreal Ozurdex(®) implant in eyes with post-lensectomy-vitrectomy (PLV) aphakia. METHODS Retrospective chart review of three eyes with PLV aphakia (three patients with uveitis) who received intravitreal injection of Ozurdex(®) for cystoid macular edema (one eye), persistent inflammation (one eye), and ocular(More)
BACKGROUND Cryptococcal meningitis is a common opportunistic infection in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected individuals. There is little information specifically addressing cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-infected patients from North India. AIMS To determine clinical presentation, hospital course, response to treatment, complications developed,(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cryptosporidiosis is a very important opportunistic infection and is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality in HIV/AIDS patients. The objective of this study is to evaluate Ziehl-Neelsen staining, auramine phenol staining, antigen detection enzyme linked immunosorbent assay and polymerase chain reaction, for the(More)
BACKGROUND Hematological abnormalities are a common complication of HIV infection. These abnormalities increase as the disease advances. Bone marrow abnormalities occur in all stages of HIV infection. METHODS Two hundred HIV infected individual were screened for hematological abnormalities from March 2007-March 2008. Absolute CD4 cell count analysis was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a substantial cause of morbidity and mortality following hip fracture. Previous work has not identified any risk factors associated with the type of hip fracture. We report the incidence of and risk factors for development of symptomatic VTE in patients following a hip fracture. PATIENTS AND(More)