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PURPOSE To study the prevalence and predisposing factors of Aspergillus infection and correlate microscopic, culture and serological findings along with drug sensitivity. METHODS Sputum samples from 123 patients of pulmonary disease with clinical suspicion of having fungal, especially Aspergillus infections, were examined microscopically and for culture.(More)
PURPOSE Nosocomial fungal infections are important cause of morbidity and mortality in hospital patients. Urinary catheters have been held responsible to cause a large number of hospital acquired Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs). This study was undertaken to determine the incidence of nosocomial Candiduria associated with in dwelling urinary catheters, to(More)
A young apparently healthy, non-diabetic, HIV non-reactive woman presented with a mycetoma-like lesion on right buttock. Discharge was scanty, and mycotic grains were not seen. Biopsy of sinus track was obtained for microscopy and culture. Microscopic examination revealed plenty of fungal hyphae in direct microscopic examination of grounded tissues in(More)
Of the 26 urinary E. coli strains employed in the present study, 16 were haemolytic and 10 were non haemolytic in character. Of the 16 haemolytic strains injected through the exposed femoral vein of the rats, 12 showed the lesions of pyelitis, pyelonephritis and proliferation of glomerular tuft while 2 showed only the lesions of pyelitis and pyelonephritis.(More)
The cell mediated immunity (CMI) was studied in 50 healthy contacts of leprosy patients and 50 age & sex matched non-contact controls by lepromin test and leucocyte migration inhibition (LMI) test using phytohaemagglutinin (PHA) and lepromin and its association with other risk factors in contacts was assessed. The lepromin positivity correlated well with(More)
Out of 800 patients admitted for surgery 116 (14.5%) suffered from wound infections. Of these, 57 out of 277 (20.58%) were emergency surgery patients and 59 out of 523 (11.28%) were elective surgery. The infection rate was 32.2% in dirty wounds followed by 29.22% in contaminated wounds, 9.0% in clean-contaminated and 3.85% in clean wounds. There were(More)
Background: Bio aerosol pollution of workplace environment mainly affects the airways and mucous membrane many times culminating in respiratory distress and COPD. This causes increased morbidity and loss of work hours for the affected individuals. Objective: To estimate the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and lung functions in individuals exposed to(More)
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