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The case of a 28-year-old woman with histiocytosis X confined to the thyroid is described. A partial thyroidectomy specimen from this patient was at first interpreted as showing poorly differentiated thyroid carcinoma. Subsequent investigations, including electron microscopy, revealed the true nature of the lesion. Even on retrospective examination, the two(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a heterogeneous disorder with subtypes that differ considerably in morphology and in their underlying chromosomal and molecular aberrations, which, in turn, determine their prognosis. The establishment of the indications for allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT) therefore requires individualized risk(More)
A retrospective clinical and pathological study of 15 cases associated with schistosomiasis drawn from 1920 patients undergoing appendicectomy is discussed. The average age of the patients was 31.6 years with a 12:3 male predominance. Hepatomegaly, past or present jaundice, or splenomegaly were not observed. One patient had a previous history of similar(More)
Fifty consecutive unselected patients presenting with acute haematemesis and melaena from endoscopically confirmed bleeding oesophageal varices were treated by one-stage transabdominal oesophageal transection with gastro-oesophageal devascularization and splenectomy. According to Child's classification, 15 were Grade A, 29 Grade B and six Grade C. The(More)
A Novel Clubbed [1,2,3] triazoles with fluorine benzimidazole series of H37Rv strain inhibitors, potentially useful for the treatment of tuberculosis is disclosed on the basis of promising results of preliminary antimicrobial study. Evaluation of the SAR of substitution within these series has followed the identification of a range of compounds. Some of the(More)
In the present study, a series of novel 2-[4-(1H-[1,2,4]-triazol-1-yl)phenyl]-1-substituted-4,6-difluoro-1H-benzo[d]imidazole derivatives are synthesized by the alkylation of 2-[4-(1H-[1,2,4]-triazol-1-yl)phenyl]-4,6-difluoro-1H-benzo[d]imidazole with substituted alkyl and aryl halides. The compounds were evaluated for their preliminary in-vitro(More)
Copper sulphate is a compound prepared by the action of sulphuric acid on copper II. Copper sulphate is widely used asfungicide, herbicide and for photography. In a human being, it can lead to anemia. Medical literature is lacking regarding accidental or suicidal poisoning cases of copper sulphate in Pakistan. We present a case of accidental ingestion of(More)
We present our initial experience of allogeneic stem cell transplant procedure performed between April 2004 and August 2011 for various haematological disorders. All patients with non-malignant and malignant haematological disorders with HLA matched donors were selected after pre-transplant workup. Ninety seven patients underwent the procedure. Most common(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is a heterogeneous group of lymphoid neoplasm resulting from the proliferation of malignant lymphoid cells. We aimed to study the outcome of adult patients with ALL receiving the Medical Research Council UKALL XII protocol. METHODS This was a retrospective study conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital(More)
INTRODUCTION Bloodstream infections (BSIs) and central line infections remain among the major causes of morbidity and mortality in transplant recipients because of prolonged neutropenia and mucosal damage. The objective of this study was to determine the frequency and outcome of bacterial and fungal isolates from patients undergoing allogeneic hematopoietic(More)