Deepti Shukla

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Enteroviruses have been reported in encephalitis cases. However, clinical and epidemiological characteristics of enteroviruses in encephalitis are not fully established. We prospectively investigated 204 children with encephalitis over a period of 2 years (2009 to 2010) for enterovirus. Enterovirus was detected in 45 specimens (22.1%); of these, 40 were(More)
BACKGROUND Human enteroviruses (HEVs) are a rare cause of encephalitis, presenting in endemic or epidemic form. OBJECTIVES The aim of the study is to identify and characterise the causative agent of the encephalitis epidemic, which occurred in Uttar Pradesh, India during the summer of 2008. STUDY DESIGN A total of 90 cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens(More)
BACKGROUND The present study examines genomic variation among three tribal (Nayakpod, Thoti and Kolam) and a caste (Niyogi Brahmin) population groups of Andhra Pradesh, south India. AIM The present study examined the genomic diversity of the populations in relation to other population groups of India using 20 autosomal loci. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total(More)
Dopamine receptor D2 (DRD2) is expressed in the central nervous system and has a high affinity for many antipsychotic drugs. Besides several epidemiological investigations on association of DRD2 locus polymorphism(s) with neuropsychiatric problems and addictive behavior, a few polymorphisms in this locus have also been used to understand genomic diversity(More)
An outbreak of acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis (AHC) occured in India between August and October 2010. Molecular typing by RT-PCR and sequencing of a partial VP1 region identified coxsackievirus A24 variant (CV A24v) as the serotype involved in this outbreak. Phylogenetic analysis based on the VP1 and 3C genes revealed that CV A24v strains associated with(More)
We identified and characterized enteroviruses associated with aseptic meningitis in children between April 2009 and March 2010. Enterovirus RNA was detected in 51 (45.5 %) of 112 CSF samples. Molecular typing by RT-PCR and sequencing of a partial VP1 region revealed the predominance of echovirus (ECV) 32 (n = 20), followed by ECV 11 (n = 10), ECV 13 and ECV(More)
Clostridium hathewayi and Campylobacter hominis have not been previously reported in infection. We report a fatal case of septicemia, massive intravascular hemolysis, shock, and disseminated intravascular coagulation; both of these organisms were recovered on blood culture, although it seems likely that the C. hathewayi was responsible for the clinical(More)
Enteroviruses have been reported in epidemic form during last 10 years in northern India. Environmental surveillance of sewage is the method of choice in limited resources countries for detection of enterovirus serotypes circulating in the community. Twenty-four sewage samples collected between January, 2009 and December, 2010 were tested for enterovirus by(More)
INTRODUCTION In the state of Uttar Pradesh in India, enteroviruses are a significant cause of infection presenting in endemic or epidemic forms. The present study aimed to use molecular methods to identify enterovirus serotypes in clinical specimens to determine their circulation in the community. METHODOLOGY A total of 320 clinical specimens were(More)
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