Biswas Neupane

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INTRODUCTION Enteric fever is endemic in Nepal and poses a significant public health burden. The first-line drugs ampicillin, chloramphenicol, and cotrimoxazole have not been part of empirical therapy for two decades due to the development of multidrug-resistant Salmonella strains. The objective of this study was to determine the antibiogram pattern of(More)
A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out among 264 suspected dengue patients in two districts (Dang and Chitwan) of Nepal from June 2013 to November 2013. The anti-dengue IgM positivity was found to be (51/264)19.31% by capture ELISA, of which 21 (41.2%) were male and 30 (58.8%) were female. Symptoms of seropositive cases were fever, anorexia,(More)
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an emerging alphaviral disease and a public health problem in South Asia including Nepal in recent years. In this study, sera were collected from patients presenting with fever, headache, muscular pain, fatigue, and joint pain of both upper and lower extremities. A total of 169 serum samples were tested for CHIKV and dengue(More)
BACKGROUND Dengue fever (DF) is an emerging public health problem in Nepal, and yet neither the magnitude of the DF burden or its epidemiological trends are well understood. METHODS We conducted a sero-epidemiological, seasonal trend and demographic analysis of the trends in DF in the Terai region of Nepal, from 2007 to 2013. In that period, 2002 serum(More)
Background Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection is an emerging viral disease in Nepal, with the reported by our laboratories in 2013. Because of the similarity in signs and symptoms to dengue virus (DENV) and misdiagnosis, the under-reporting of CHIKV infection in DENV-endemic areas of Nepal is very common. The aim of the present study is to identify CHIKV(More)
Asymptomatic bacteriuria is a form of UTI characterized by the presence of significant amount (>105 cfu/ml) of bacteria in urine [1]. The urinary tract is usually sterile. The risk of infection is higher and ASB is serious clinical problem in patients with diabetes mellitus [2]. Diabetes mellitus (DM) has long been considered to be a predisposing factor for(More)
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