Bela Mahajan

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Twenty-five patients (16 males and 9 females; mean age 24.7 +/- 8.4 years) with acute colitis caused by Shigella dysenteriae I were studied, a total of 115 colonoscopic examinations being performed. Twenty-two patients had weekly colonoscopic examinations until the last procedure revealed normal colonic mucosa. Six abnormal colonoscopic appearances were(More)
In vitro adherence of Streptococcus pneumoniae to buccal epithelial cells was assessed among smokers (51.9 +/- 20.8) and non-smokers (24.7 +/- 9.6) and found to be significantly higher (P less than 0.001) in smokers. The higher incidence of respiratory tract infection in smokers may be related to the enhanced adherence and better colonization of this(More)
Giant Cell Tumour (GCT) is a rare benign, osteolytic, pseudocystic solitary localized lesion. The lesion is common in skeletal structure but not as common in craniofacial skeleton. They are composed of sinusoidal and vascular spaces filled with blood and surrounded by fibrous tissue septa. There is a controversy as to whether it is a distinct radiological(More)
Saliva plays an important role in maintaining microbial homeostasis in the oral cavity, while salivary gland hypofunction predisposes the oral mucosa to pathologic alteration and increases the risk for oral candidiasis. This study sought to determine the salivary flow rate (SFR) and secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) levels in HIV-positive and HIV-negative(More)
Objectives: Candidiasis is one of the most common fungal infections affecting the oral cavity in HIV‐seropositive patients. Various Candida species, (both albicans as well as non‐albicans) are identified as the causative organisms. These species are identified by various methods. Chromogenic media are frequently used in direct and rapid identification of(More)
A 70-year-old woman presented to the oral and maxillofacial surgeon with the chief complaint of food impaction and sensitivity in the mandibular left canine and premolar region since 20 days. Intraoral examination revealed proximal caries on mesial surface of canine and exhibited mild sensitivity to percussion. Oral hygiene status was poor. Mild generalized(More)
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