Annamma Kurien

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AIM Undernutrition is considered to be a cause of tropical pancreatitis (TP) since this disease is commonly seen in the underprivileged populations of the world. This study was done to compare the nutritional status in patients with TP and alcoholic chronic pancreatitis (ACP) using anthropometric measurements. METHODS Anthropometric measurements were done(More)
INTRODUCTION The classification of acute leukemias has revolutionized over the years. Immunophenotyping of acute leukemia has gained popularity because of its influence on treatment and prognosis of the disease. The various antigens expressed by the leukemic cells can be assessed by flowcytometry (FCA) and can be used in rendering specific treatment and(More)
Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) is a common marrow stem cell neoplasm characterized by the presence of the Philadelphia (Ph) chromosome in more than 90% of patients. Studies have shown that CML can be associated with various other cytogenetic abnormalities. 5-10% of these cases can show complex translocations involving other chromosomes in addition to Ph(More)
We describe a case of a 40-year-old male patient who was found to have multiple myeloma with spontaneous tumour lysis syndrome (TLS), following a compression fracture of the L-2 vertebrae. Multiple myeloma was confirmed by bone marrow analysis and the M-band on serum protein electrophoresis. Hyperuricaemia (26.2 mg/dL), hyperkalaemia (> 7.0 mEq/L),(More)
BACKGROUND Diagnostic parameters that can predict the presence of chronic pancreatitis (CP) in patients with recurrent pain due to pancreatitis would help to direct appropriate therapy. This study aimed to compare the serum levels of monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-beta1), nerve growth factor (NGF), resistin(More)
We describe a patient who presented with a neurovisceral syndrome characterised by ataxia, bulbar dysfunction, supranuclear gaze palsy, splenomegaly and foamy histiocytes in the bone marrow. This presentation was suggestive of a lysosomal storage disorder such as Niemann-Pick disease type C or Gaucher's disease type 3. We review the presentation of these(More)
AIM To assess the outcomes of drug therapy (DT) followed by pancreatic endotherapy for continuing painful episodes in recurrent acute pancreatitis. METHODS DT comprised of pancreatic enzymes and anti-oxidants failing which, endotherapy (ET; pancreatic sphincterotomy and stent placement) was done. The frequency of pain, its visual analogue score (VAS),(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of slit-skin smear examination in the diagnosis of various chronic dermatoses. The study included 24 patients with chronic dermatoses who presented to the skin outpatient department. Ten patients had idiopathic erythroderma, seven were diagnosed with airborne contact dermatitis, four had cutaneous T-cell(More)
Thirty patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and suspected secondary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APLAS) were evaluated in the study based on their clinical manifestations. The aim was to study the prevalence of various antiphospholipid antibodies, compare the tests used for their detection and to find a correlation between clinical and(More)
This is a case report of rosette formation in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in the bone marrow. A 66 year old female on treatment for metastatic papillary carcinoma thyroid and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma of the nodular small cleaved cell type was found to have bone marrow infiltration by a low grade B cell lymphoma. Bone marrow aspirate, imprint and trephine biopsy(More)