Under-nutrition is a known risk factor for TB and can adversely affect treatment outcomes. However, data from India are sparse, despite the high burden of TB as well as malnutrition in India. We assessed the nutritional status at the time of diagnosis and completion of therapy, and its association with deaths during TB treatment, in a consecutive cohort of… (More)
Rickettsial diseases, caused by a variety of obligate intracellular, gram-negative bacteria from the genera Rickettsia, Orientia, Ehrlichia, Neorickettsia, Neoehrlichia, and Anaplasma, belonging to the Alphaproteobacteria, are considered some of the most covert emerging and re-emerging diseases and are being increasingly recognized. Among the major groups… (More)
An eschar is highly suggestive of scrub typhus in a case of fever. Multiple eschars are rare in scrub typhus. We present a picture of multiple eschars in scrub typhus.
The amount of information requested over the World Wide Web has increased enormously during the past decade. Web caching helps to reduce service times, balance the load to origin servers, and brings content closer to the user. Since duplicating and distributing files amongst proxy caches has proved to be insufficient, cooperative caching aims to ameliorate… (More)