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Fifty patients of chronic diarrhoea in the pediatric age group admitted in Kalawati Saran Children's Hospital were studied. Thirty cases were diagnosed to be suffering from giardiasis based on microscopy of fecal and/or duodenal fluid specimens. Fecal specimen microscopy missed two cases which were diagnosed by duodenal aspirate microscopy and vice-versa.(More)
Enterococci are one of the leading causes of nosocomial infections. In recent years, enterococci have become increasingly resistant to a wide range of antimicrobial agents. From April to October 2001, a study was conducted to speciate and determine the antimicrobial susceptibility of 50 isolates of enterococci from bacteremic children. These isolates were(More)
Septicemia continues to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality in the neonatal units and periodic review of cases to assess any changing trends in the infecting organisms and their antimicrobial susceptibility is important. Over a period of one year (July 2000 to June 2001), 632 samples of blood cultures were submitted to the bacteriology(More)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) caused by mycoplasmas is very rare. This report describes a severe case of atypical pneumonia due to M. pneumoniae in a formerly healthy young woman who developed high grade fever and cough leading to severe disseminated lung disease and finally to fatal ARDS. This case came into picture when killer atypical(More)
An outbreak of candidemia due to Candida tropicalis involving 16 neonates (gestational age 28-36 weeks) is reported. All infants had received hyperalimentation and at least one course of antibiotics. The commonest clinical manifestations included episodes of acute respiratory distress and lack of response to antibacterial antibiotic therapy. Candida(More)
BACKGROUND Guillain-Barré syndrome is the most common cause of acute neuromuscular paralysis and is considered a post-infectious disease. METHODS Twenty patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome admitted to the Neurosciences Centre at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences from November 1997 to August 1998 were investigated for evidence of antecedent(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Enterococci are important nosocomial agents and serious infections caused by them are often treated with a combination of cell wall inhibitor and aminoglycoside. However, the presence of high level aminoglycoside resistance in these isolates makes this treatment combination ineffective. The prevalence of such isolates in a tertiary(More)
Although the preventive action of dapsone against P. falciparum malaria was known for many years, there was no report about the incidence of P. falciparum malaria in leprosy patients treated with dapsone, especially from areas of Southeast Asia where both leprosy and malaria are endemic. Therefore, two clinic-based malaria surveys were undertaken at a gap(More)