Amita Raoot

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  • Amita Raoot
  • 2014
Cysticercosis, a parasitic tissue infestation caused by larval cysts (cysticercus cellulosae) of the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium, most commonly affects the central nervous system, subcutaneous tissue, skeletal muscle, heart muscle, and the eye. Ocular adnexal infestation in cysticercosis can involve various sites within the eye like vitreous humor,(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe epidemiological and laboratory characteristics of the measles outbreaks recorded in the urban slums of Delhi (designated as high risk areas under the Polio program), from February through July 2014. METHODS As a part of surveillance and containment measures, an extensive field investigation for measles case search (WHO definition)(More)
Introduction. Multidrug resistance tuberculosis (MDR TB), the combined resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to isoniazid (INH) and rifampin (RFM) is a major public health problem in India as it ranks second among the MDR-TB high burden countries worldwide. WHO recommends RFM resistance as a "surrogate marker" for detecting MDR. FNAC is the most widely(More)
Ovaries are the least involved site of infection in the female genital tract. Parasitic infestations of the ovary are even rarer. We report an unusual case of adult filariasis of the ovary discovered incidentally on histopathologic examination. Panhysterectomy was performed on a 47-year-old north Indian woman with multiple uterine fibroids, where(More)
Immunization is an established, cost-effective, preventive intervention to improve child survival. To provide protection against vaccine preventable diseases, all countries in the world have an immunization program that offers selected vaccines to the eligible beneficiaries. In India, Expanded Program of Immunization was started in 1978, and then Universal(More)
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