Isampreet Kaur

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PURPOSE The emergence and spread of zinc-dependent carbapenem resistance has become a diagnostic challenge for clinical microbiologists. The objective of the present study was to screen zinc-dependent carbapenemase activity in clinical isolates of family Enterobacteriaceae. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 102 multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs),(More)
Enterobius vermicularis infection remains one of the most common parasitic infections, particularly prevalent in children. Enterobiasis, although not usually dangerous, may cause significant morbidity. Elimination of the parasite from a family or an institution often poses problems, either because of an incomplete cure or re-infection. While there have been(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate a nitrate reductase assay (NRA) for the direct detection of multidrug resistance (MDR) in Mycobacterium tuberculosis from 100 smear-positive sputum samples. The NRA results were compared with the reference proportion method for 100 sputum specimens for which comparable results were available. NRA results were obtained(More)
PURPOSE The newly emerging form of the so-called New Delhi Metallo-beta-lactamases (NDM-1) has been reported recently from patients worldwide and broadly thought as a potential source for the major global health problem. Thus, it is important to study the epidemiology of the so-called NDM-1 harbouring bacteria to prevent its further spread and to place(More)
Background: Dermatophytosis is an important cause of superficial cutaneous fungal infections with dermatophytes being the most common etiological agents. Now a day, non dermatophytes are also being implicated as causative agents. Aims and Objectives: This study is an attempt to find out the causative fungal agents in clinically suspected cases of(More)
PURPOSE Carbapenem resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii has become highly rampant, which has been ascribed to the presence of multiple carbapenemases. The objective of the present study was to prospectively investigate the presence of multiple carbapenemase encoding genes in clinical isolates of A. baumannii. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 30 imipenem(More)
PURPOSE Linezolid is an effective drug against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE). We describe the emergence of linezolid resistance in MRSA and VRE from India. MATERIAL AND METHODS One MRSA and two VRE strains were isolated from a patient on linezolid therapy of one week duration. All three(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is caused by infection due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis which is resistant to both isoniazid (INH) and rifampicin (RIF). It is caused by selection of resistant mutant strains due to inadequate treatment and poor compliance. MDR-TB is a major public health problem as the treatment is(More)
Extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB) remains a challenging diagnosis both for clinicians and microbiologists. We hypothesized that the profile of IFN-ɤ/IL-2 ratio in clinically diagnosed cases of EPTB would be distinct from that of age- and sex-matched healthy controls. Therefore, in our study, we have assessed the ratio of serum levels of IFN-ɤ and IL-2 in(More)
Acinetobacter lwoffii is a gram negative aerobic non-fermenter bacilli. It is considered as an important emerging pathogen after Acinetobacter baumannii in patients with impaired immune system and in nosocomial infections. Here, we present a case of community acquired pyogenic liver Abscess caused by Acinetobacter lwoffii in a diabetic patient.