Kirti Kaushik

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The study was designed to determine the efficacy of modified Ziehl-Neelsen (ZN), safranine methylene blue (SM) staining, antigen detection ELISA and a nested PCR assay (specific for Cryptosporidium parvum) for detection of Cryptosporidium in HIV seropositive and seronegative patients with diarrhoea. Cryptosporidium was detected in 10 (4.9%), 9 (4.4%), 39(More)
BACKGROUND Cryptosporidium parvum, the protozoan parasite, causes a significant enteric disease in immunocompromised hosts such as HIV patients. The present study was aimed to compare serum IgG, IgM and IgA responses to crude soluble antigen of C. parvum in HIV seropositive and seronegative patients co-infected with Cryptosporidium and to correlate the(More)
We compared the lymphoproliferative and cytokine responses to Cryptosporidium parvum in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-seropositive and -seronegative patients. The lymphoproliferative and cytokine responses (interleukin-2 [IL-2], IL-4, IL-5, IL-10, gamma interferon, and tumor necrosis factor alpha) were assessed for 11 HIV-seropositive,(More)
Antistreptolysin O (ASO) levels vary with age group of the study population and geographical locations. The present study was undertaken to determine the upper limit of normal of ASO in 200 normal children of 5-15 years of age with no history of recent sore throat infection. The standard tube dilution method (WHO) was used for estimating ASO titers. It was(More)
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