Jasmina Ahluwalia

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of prothrombotic gene polymorphisms [factor V Leiden (FVL) 1691GA, factor VII (FVII) 10976GA, FVII HVR4, platelet membrane glycoproteins GP1BA 1018CT, GP1BA VNTR, integrin ITGB3 1565TC, integrin ITGA2 807CT and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) 677C/T], plasma factors (fibrinogen and(More)
A study of beta-gene mutations in Jat Sikhs, a subcaste of Punjabis, revealed a very high prevalence (46%: 41/88) of the mild beta++ promoter region mutation -88 (C-T). Sixteen individuals presenting in homozygous form were clinically mild. Un-transfused patients had characteristic hematological findings: high Hb F (38.1-68.6%, mean 47.4%), high Hb A2(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the allele frequency in the north Indian population of the two mutations in the HFE gene, the C282Y and H63D, which are responsible for causing hereditary haemochromatosis particularly in Caucasians of north European descent. We also wanted to correlate these mutations with the iron status in beta thalassemia traits. PATIENTS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Plasma cell leukemia (PCL) is a rare and aggressive plasma cell neoplasm. In PCL, clonal plasma cells comprise ≥20% of the peripheral blood (PB) leukocytes and/or the absolute clonal PB plasma cell count is ≥2×10(9)/L. Primary PCL (PPCL) originates de novo, whereas, secondary PCL (SPCL) evolves from pre-existing multiple myeloma. METHODS(More)
While King's Hospital Criteria (KCH) criteria are used worldwide, the Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) is a more recently developed scoring system that has been validated as an independent predictor of patient survival in conditions for liver transplantation (LT). The aim of the present study was to compare MELD and KCH criteria with other early(More)
Thromboembolism is a rare life-threatening complication of childhood nephrotic syndrome. We present the clinical profile and outcome of 34 children with 35 events of thromboembolic complications with nephrotic syndrome. Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) was the commonest complication seen in 11 (31.4 %) children followed by pulmonary thromboembolism and deep(More)
The objective of this study is to describe the clinical and laboratory features of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in systemic onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SOJIA) at a tertiary care center in northwest India. Review of medical records of all children with SOJIA admitted during the period January 1995–December 2008 in Pediatric Allergy and(More)