Arunabha Dasgupta

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Thyroid disorders are associated with imbalance in redox status throughout the body along with a pro-inflammatory state. Aim of our present study was to evaluate any potential role of ischemia modified albumin (IMA) in both sub clinical and established hypothyroidism and to explore its potential relationship with the hsCRP. Serum TSH, fT4, IMA and hsCRP(More)
Between July 1997 and December 2000, 1616 HIV seropositive persons were identified by Western Blot test at the School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata. Four hundred seventy two (29.2%) of them had generalized lymphadenopathy. CD4 count could be done in only 54 of these 472 subjects (11.4%). These 54 patients, consisting of 40 males (74%) and 14 females (26%)(More)
Iron induced alteration in the redox balance is a major complication in the beta thalassemia major patients receiving regular blood transfusion. Variable degrees of association between uric acid level with the free iron and its storage form ferritin in thalassemic patients are suggested to play a significant role in this alteration by an unclear mechanism.(More)
A comparative study has been made on two groups of 102 mothers each who delivered children in the postnatal ward of obstetrics and gynaecology department of Calcutta National Medical College before and after the introduction of BFHI (Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative). The study revealed that only 14.3% of the babies who were delivered normally were given(More)
Hydatid cyst caused by the parasite Echinococcus most commonly involve liver and usually presented with right hypochondrial pain which may be associated with jaundice, urticarial skin rashes, pruritus etc., We report here a case of 32 years old young lady who clinically presented with acute exacerbation of bronchial asthma of recent onset. Her chest x-ray(More)
Early coital debut is a significant predictor of HIV infection. A cross-sectional, observational study of HIV/AIDS patients attending the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine (CSTM), Kollata, carried out for a period of six months from May to October 2006; found that 32.2% of patients had sexual initiation before 19 years. The mean age of coital debut was(More)
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