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Detection of specific IgM antibodies by ELISA forms the mainstay for diagnosis of dengue infection. However, IgM antibodies develop after 4 to 5 days of infection. The methods for early diagnosis include virus isolation and reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) which need a sophisticated laboratory. Another alternative that has recently(More)
A 33-year-old achondroplastic female was scheduled to undergo vesico-vaginal fistula repair by the abdominoperineal route. Preoperative examination suggested a difficult airway so a combined spinal epidural technique was used. Subarachnoid block (sensory loss to T6) was established using 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine 1 ml. Anaesthesia was prolonged with(More)
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are infections that are spread primarily through person-to-person sexual contact. During the past two decades, STDs have undergone a dramatic transformation. First, the change in name from venereal diseases (V.D.) to sexually transmitted diseases (STD) indicates this transformation. The term “venereal” as it relates to(More)
BACKGROUND Rapid and specific diagnosis of gastrointestinal tuberculosis (GITB) is of utmost importance. AIM To evaluate Multiplex PCR (MPCR) using MPB64 and IS6110 primers specific for M. tuberculosis for rapid diagnosis of GITB. MATERIALS AND METHODS MPCR was performed on colonoscopy biopsy specimens on 11 GITB confirmed (culture/AFB/histopathology(More)
In a recent article (6), Wang et al. reported an extensive evaluation of NS1 antigen and compared it with real-time PCR, an IgM antibody capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (MAC-ELISA), and a hemagglutination inhibition assay for diagnosis of dengue virus infection. The authors reported MAC-ELISA positivity for 46 (92%) out of 50 samples positive for(More)
Neurocysticercosis (NCC) is a neglected tropical disease caused by larval forms of the parasite Taenia solium lodging in central nervous system (CNS). There is a huge morbidity and debilitation due to CNS manifestations of NCC in developing and underdeveloped regions of the globe, mainly Asian, African and Latin American countries. It is the cause of(More)
The One Health concept is no longer new, but remains an accepted concept in modern disease control - where the interactions between animal health, human health, and the environment in which we live are recognised as being of importance. However, emerging infectious diseases often garner the greatest attention and resources. Parasitic infections, many of(More)
Trichomonas vaginalis is a parasitic protozoan which infects the urogenital tract and requires iron as an essential nutrient. Iron is known to upregulate various adhesins required for cytoadherance and other factors involved in pathogenesis. At mucosal surfaces, iron is chelated by lactoferrin resulting in low levels of free iron. However, pathogens have(More)
Rakesh Sehgal1, Kapil Goyal1, Rupinder Kanwar2, Alka Sehgal3 and Jagat R. Kanwar2 1Department of Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, 2Nanomedicine-Laboratory of Immunology and Molecular Biomedical Research (LIMBR), Centre for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Biosciences (BioDeakin), Institute for Technology &(More)