Kumudini Sharma

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Information on hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in pregnant women in India is scanty. This study was carried out to investigate the prevalence of HCV within an obstetric population in north India and to identify the various risk factors for the viral infection. METHODS A total of 8130 pregnant women from antenatal clinic were(More)
Peduncular hallucinations are formed visual images often associated with sleep disturbance, and are caused by lesions in the midbrain, pons and diencephalon. In the present study, we report two patients who developed peduncular hallucinations following surgery in the suprasellar region. In one of these, the peduncular hallucinations were a sequel to(More)
Infectious pustular balanoposthitis (IPB) is one of the reproductive disorders caused by bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV1) that can be transmitted through artificial insemination. A herd of 63 breeding bulls at a frozen semen bank in Odisha state in India experienced a suspected outbreak of IPB, with 11 bulls showing clinical signs of the infection. Clinical(More)
Transseptal transsphenoidal surgery is the most widely accepted operative procedure for sellar and suprasellar lesions. About 35% out of fifty-four cases operated by this procedure at our centre had rhinological complications. Possible mechanism involved and their prevention and management is discussed herewith.
Four Indian patients with occipital lesions of cysticercosis presented with visual hallucinations. Neuro-ophthalmic and systemic examinations were normal in all cases except for one patient who had a partial homonymous hemianopia. Electroencephalography was normal in all cases. Neuroimaging revealed ring-enhancing lesions in the occipital lobe typical of(More)
PURPOSE To report an unusual presentation of tuberculosis. CASE REPORT A six-year old boy presented with left upper lid swelling of 15 days' duration and an asymptomatic midline neck mass from 2 months ago. Imaging studies, and microbiologic tests which demonstrated acid-fast bacilli in the fine needle aspirate of the thyroid mass, both confirmed a(More)
Primary C.N.S. lymphoma is a rare tumor. Five such cases were treated in our clinic between January, 1991, and October, 1993. Four patients had tumor decompression and one had total resection. All of them received radiotherapy (radiation dose 40 Gy) and chemotherapy. One patient expired during the immediate postoperative period. Four patients showed a(More)
An unusual case of venous congestive encephalopathy associated with cavernous sinus dural arteriovenous malformation is reported. The parenchymal changes consisted of a well-demarcated area of hyperintensity on T2-weighted MR images involving the cortex and underlying white matter in the ipsilateral temporal and posterior frontal region. It showed mass(More)