Bakul Bhatt

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A 58-year-old male from Puerto Rico who was taking orally administered cortisone analogs for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presented with fever, absolute eosinophilia, right lower quadrant pain, and rebound tenderness associated with Strongyloides stercoralis infection of the appendix. A 37-year-old alcoholic male developed fever, right lower(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to determine the ability of several thin-film polymer formulations, with and without incorporated antifungals, to inhibit Candida albicans biofilm growth on denture material. The inhibition of C. albicans biofilms on maxillary dentures could play a significant role in preventing the development of denture stomatitis. STUDY DESIGN(More)
Salmonella arizona is an uncommon enteric pathogen. We report a case of a woman with systemic lupus erythematosus, receiving prednisone therapy, who developed fatal disseminated S. arizona infection after ingesting raw dried rattlesnake meat as a form of treatment for her illness. S. arizona was isolated from stool, blood, peritoneal fluid, and(More)
Orally administered [51Cr]EDTA was used to measure intestinal permeability in subjects with infectious diarrhea and in those without gastrointestinal complaints. [51Cr]EDTA was given to 87 subjects: 63 controls (32 normal controls, and 31 disease controls), and 24 patients with infectious diarrhea. Approximately 100 microCi of [51Cr]EDTA was given orally(More)
We studied the M. paratuberculosis-induced proliferation and suppressor cell generation by peripheral blood lymphocytes from patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Peripheral blood lymphocytes were separated from 33 patients with Crohn's disease, 18 with ulcerative colitis, nine with other intestinal diseases, and five with autoimmune disorders.(More)
A 29-yr-old black male immigrant from Africa presented with recurrent life-threatening upper gastrointestinal bleeding due to massive duodenal infection by Strongyloides stercoralis. The diagnosis was missed by repeated examinations of fresh stool specimens for ova and parasites and by an initial esophagogastroduodenoscopy. The diagnosis was made by(More)