Amitabh Sagar

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CONTEXT Literature is replete with studies on zidovudine-induced myopathy after prolonged use (use beyond 270 days on an average). However, all these studies have been done on patients of Caucasian, American and African ethnic origin. No such study has been carried out in Indian patients to our knowledge. AIMS To determine the correlation of zidovudine(More)
We present a case of a 42-year-old male, an old case of deep vein thrombosis on warfarin and other drugs like quetiapine, aspirin, diclofenac sodium, fenofibrate, atorvastatin, propanolol and citalopram for concurrent illnesses, who presented with widespread mucocutaneous bleeding and epidural spinal hematoma. The epidural bleed presented clinically as a(More)
BACKGROUND Cutaneous manifestations are early and easily identifiable markers of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. They can help in predicting severity and progress of the disease and can be correlated well with CD4 counts. This study was undertaken to study the cutaneous manifestations of HIV infection and to correlate them with CD4 counts. It(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies on the ocular manifestations of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection are on cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), not including asymptomatic carriers of HIV. With this background, we proceeded to study all the HIV-infected individuals attending our centre, with the aim: a. To study the ocular manifestations of(More)
Untreated vertically transmitted human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection progresses rapidly with 50% mortality at 1 y and most of the remainder dying before 5 y of age. The authors present a case of a 13-y-old boy, a paternal orphan with vertically transmitted HIV infection, lost to follow up after diagnosis in infancy, surviving to date without any(More)
BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) management has witnessed paradigm changes over the past decade. In the early era, Absolute lymphocyte counts (ALC) were used as an inexpensive, indirect marker of immunity status. With time, CD4 lymphocyte counts and HIV RNA levels have become a standard of care for follow up of people living with HIV/AIDS(More)