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A case of pleural effusion is reported. Pleural biopsy showed microfilariae on histopathological examination. Treatment with diethyl carbamazine yielded excellent results. Filarial aetiology should be included in the differential diagnosis of idiopathic pleural effusions, especially in endemic areas.
Nocardia farcinica is an infrequent cause of nocardiosis among the renal transplant recipients and it has not been reported so far from India. We report a case of pulmonary nocardiosis due to N. farcinica in a 32-year-old woman with hypothyroidism and post-renal transplant status, currently on immunosuppressive therapy (prednisolone, azathioprine and… (More)
Lymphadenopathy is the most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis; cervical region being the most frequent site. Yet, tuberculous cervical lymphadenopathy is rarely associated with Internal Jugular Vein (IJV) thrombosis. We report right IJV thrombosis with isolated cervical tuberculous lymphadenopathy in a 22-year-old woman. Anti-tuberculous treatment… (More)
BACKGROUND Majority of the qualified medical practitioners in the country are in the private sector and more than half of patients with tuberculosis (TB) seek treatment from them. The present study was conducted with the objective of assessing the treatment modalities in pulmonary tuberculosis by the private physicians in Meerut City, Uttar Pradesh, India.… (More)
A 58-year old woman had anaphylactic reaction two hours after oral administration of paracetamol. She was treated conservatively and responded favourably. This incident is being reported as anaphylaxis to paracetamol which is rare. Whenever there is history of allergy to other non-narcotic analgesic drugs, paracetamol sensitivity should be tested under… (More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate parental experience, satisfaction and outcomes following their child's tonsillectomy surgery. DESIGN Structured postal questionnaire sent to the parents or guardians of 77 sequential children undergoing elective day-case tonsillectomy. SUBJECTS Seventy-seven children with a mean age of 6.25 years (range three to 17 years)… (More)
After a disease-free period of 10 years, a surgically treated case of cutaneous malignant melanoma is usually not followed up further and there is a tendency to assume that the disease is cured. Late recurrence (after 10 years) of cutaneous malignant melanoma, though infrequent, has been documented well in Western countries. In our country, the malignant… (More)
Pleural involvement in nocardiosis is rarely reported from India. A case of hydropneumothorax due to Nocardia asteroides in a patient with diabetes mellitus is reported. Tube thoracostomy drainage and therapy with trimethoprim-sulphamethoxazole for seven months prevented reaccumulation of pleural fluid and improved the general condition but failed to expand… (More)
Massive pleural effusion due to metastatic malignant melanoma is rare. We report a case of bilateral (massive on left side) pleural effusion as a metastatic manifestation of cutaneous malignant melanoma. In our case, successful outcome of pleurodesis with vincristine is significant as this agent is rarely used.