Balbir Singh Verma

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Transfusion transmitted malaria in non-endemic areas is a rare and alarming diagnosis. It deserves a special mention because of its rarity, delay in diagnosis, treatment and serious complications. Shimla, though nonendemic, but being a tourist place, can get malaria transported from other parts of India. We present here a case of transfusion transmitted(More)
To study the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) among newly diagnosed hypertensive patients in a tertiary care hospital in the northern hilly state of Himachal Pradesh, India, located in western Himalayas at a moderate altitude of 2200 m above mean sea level. One hundred and eighteen newly diagnosed hypertensive patients above the age of 20 years were(More)
Envenomations by venomous lizards are rare. Monitor lizard bite-induced acute kidney injury (AKI) is a previously unreported complication in humans. A 55-year-old female was bitten on her right leg during farming activity by a monitor lizard (Varanus bengalensis). The patient experienced severe local pain and bleeding from the wound, coagulopathy,(More)
In order to study the neurological manifestations in adult patients suffering from scrub typhus, 323 patients aged over 18 years, admitted with a positive diagnosis, were screened for neurological dysfunction; 37 patients with symptoms and/or signs suggestive of neurological dysfunction were included in the study. Of these, 31 (84%) patients had altered(More)