K . Chinna Nagamani

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Enteric protozoal parasitic infection has become an important cause of morbidity in children and adults. In the developing countries the association of Cryptosporidium with acute and persistent diarrhoea has been striking. Stool samples from 1002 patients (800 adults and 202 children) suffering from diarrhoea or other gastrointestinal symptoms were examined(More)
PURPOSE The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence of Crytposporidium in local population and to understand its epidemiology by molecular methods. METHODS Faecal samples from 681 children and 804 adults, admitted to tertiary care hospitals in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad with complaints of diarrhoea; and six calves with(More)
Interferons (IFNs) are successfully used in treatment of different human papillomavirus (HPV)-related diseases, such as condyloma acuminatum. Unresponsiveness can be seen in a number of patients which is related to a differential expression of early (E7) and late (L1) viral genes, according to our preliminary studies rather than to impaired IFN-signalling.(More)
Vibrio cholerae causes cholera outbreaks in endemic regions where the water quality and sanitation facilities remain poor. Apart from biotype and serotype changes, V. cholerae undergoes phase variation, which results in the generation of two morphologically different variants termed smooth and rugose. In this study, 12 rugose (R-VC) and 6 smooth (S-VC) V.(More)
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a serious human pathogen that can cause a wide variety of infections. Comparative genetic analyses have led to the discovery that despite the existence of a vast number of genotypes, outbreak strains of MRSA appear to be limited to certain genotypes, some of which are further restricted to certain(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Intermittent cholera outbreaks are major problem in many of the states of India. It is essential to identify cholera at the earliest for timely mobilization of public health responses and to abort the outbreaks. The present study was a part of a diarrhoeal outbreak investigation in Secunderabad, India, during May 2009 where the(More)
Fifty-eight typical EAEC isolates from children with diarrhoea were examined for HEp-2 cell adherence assay, presence of dispersin (aap), yersiniabactin (irp2), plasmid encoded toxins (pet), Shigella enterotoxin1 (set1A) and cryptic open reading frame (shf) putative virulence genes by polymerase chain reaction as well as for biofilm production. All the(More)
Biofilms has emerged as a component of socio-microbiology which is a cooperative existence among microbes either inter species or intraspecies. A microbiologist preferred for many years studies of bacterial pathology focused primarily on the planktonic state and so far there is an emphasis that bacteria and their effects were studied as pure and homogenous(More)
Received 22 May2013 Revised 26 July 2013 Accepted 27 July 2013 Early online 28 July 2013 Print 31 August 2013 This study attempts to determine and compare the sensitivity, specificity and turnaround time of conventional diagnostic modalities, BACTEC culture and polymerase chain reaction test for diagnosis of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis. One hundred(More)
Filariasis, a mosquito-borne disease, is wide spread in India. While laboratory diagnosis has been conventionally done by demonstrating microfilaria in peripheral blood smears, occasionally they are reported in various body fluids including pericardial fluid. We report the case of 33-year-old man with severe dyspnoea and chest pain, referred from a private(More)