Chakradhar M Reddy

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Sixty-two patients with coccidioidal meningitis underwent neuroimaging. Magnetic resonance imaging detected neuroimaging abnormalities in 76% of patients, and computed tomography scanning detected neuroimaging abnormalities in 41.6%. The most common abnormal neuroimaging findings were hydrocephalus (51.6%), basilar meningitis (46.8%), and cerebral(More)
OBJECTIVE Granulomatous disorders may be associated with hypercalcemia. In sarcoidosis, the pathogenesis of hypercalcemia has been clarified, whereas in other granulomatous disorders, such as coccidioidomycosis, the mechanism is unclear. We present 13 patients with coccidioidomycosis and hypercalcemia to illustrate the clinical course and the mechanism of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the rates and severity of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) among patients taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) versus those not taking PPIs. DESIGN Retrospective, single-center, cohort study. SETTING Tertiary community hospital with a teaching service. PATIENTS A total of 41,663 patients with CDI who(More)
  • C M Reddy
  • Journal of the National Medical Association
  • 1979
A 10-year-old girl initially presented with clinical features and thyroid function tests consistent with hyperthyroidism. She was treated with propylthiouracil, 100 mg, three times a day. She developed jaundice and hepatitis following treatment with propylthiouracil for 40 days. Clinical features of hepatitis improved after the discontinuation of(More)
AIMS Intravenous iron is usually reserved for patients in whom oral administration has failed. Typically the calculated total dose is divided in to several fractions. Total dose infusion (TDI) of iron dextran is not commonly used due to the potential for serious side effects such as anaphylactic reactions. METHODS We identified 214 patients(More)
Acquired chronic hepatocerebral degeneration is a central nervous system disorder secondary to several conditions related to hepatic dysfunction. Clinical features of acquired chronic hepatocerebral degeneration include a hyperkinetic extrapyramidal syndrome, neuropsychiatric symptoms, or both. We present for the first time a pediatric case of acquired(More)
Analysis of cerebrospinal fluid lactic acid levels in 62 patients suspected of having meningitis was performed. Lactic acid was measured enzymatically using lactic acid dehydrogenase with the liberation of NADH. In a control (no meningitis) group, 46 children had a mean cerebrospinal fluid lactic acid level of 14.7 +/- 2.2 mg/dl; 3 with febrile seizure had(More)
BACKGROUND Pericardial involvement with Coccidioides immitis is an infrequent occurrence with a relatively unfavorable prognosis. METHODS A case of coccidioidal pericarditis is presented along with a review of the medical literature on coccidioidal pericarditis to give the clinician a better understanding of the various presentations, complications and(More)
Idelalisib is an oral, phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase delta (PI3Kδ) inhibitor, approved by FDA since July 2014 for the treatment of relapsed follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Data from three phases of the study involving idelalisib demonstrate diarrhea (47%) to be the common adverse effect. The other side effects are pyrexia (28%), fatigue (30%),(More)