Diptarup Mukhopadhyay

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Anaemia is the commonest haematological abnormality in the older population. It should never be considered as a normal physiological response to ageing [1]. The overall prevalence of anaemia in older people in the UK is 20.1% in elderly men and 13.7% in elderly women [2]. The causes of anaemia are diverse: the anaemia of chronic disease is probably the(More)
PRESENTATION We report two patients. The first is a 68-year-old woman who presented with a 2-day history of vomiting. She was hypernatraemic and her elevated serum sodium concentration did not improve initially, despite adequate fluid replacement. She subsequently developed polyuria and polydipsia. The second patient, a 77-year-old woman, presented with(More)
A 13-year-old girl had chronic polymicrobial bacteremia with Enterobacter hafnia and Enterobacter agglomerans in the absence of any demonstrable underlying illness, use of immunosuppressive drugs, or discovery of portal of entry of the bacteria. She was treated successfully with a prolonged course of carbenicillin and aminoglycoside antibiotics which were(More)
Mycobacterium kansasii infection of the knee joint was diagnosed in an 11-year-old boy on the basis of skin testing to atypical mycobacteria, and a positive culture from a synovial tissur biopsy. Appropriate antituberculose drugs shoud be institute as sole treatment if no bony destruction is present. Ifthere is no response to chemtherapy, synovectomy(More)
Chorea associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been reported in only 28 patients. The clinical and laboratory features of these cases are reviewed here, along with those of a 7-year-old boy who, we believe, represents the youngest child reported to date. In approximately half of these 29 individuals, most of whom were children, chorea(More)
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