Bankim D. Bhatt

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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 μCi of [51Cr]EDTA was given orally after(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)
H2-antagonists are frequently used in the management of upper gastrointestinal (UGI) hemorrhage despite their lack of proven efficacy. In order to determine the pattern of H2-antagonist usage for this indication, we retrospectively reviewed the charts of 137 patients admitted with acute UGI bleeding over a 1-year period at two teaching hospitals in West(More)
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