Madhumita Nandi

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OBJECTIVE The acute-stage mortality and morbidity of acute renal failure (ARF) is well documented, but there are few long-term follow-up studies in children with ARF, particularly from developing countries. The aim of this study was to look at the spectrum of ARF on presentation at a tertiary centre in Kolkata, India, with subsequent 10 years of follow-up.(More)
Genome diversity is a hallmark of hepatitis B virus (HBV), which allowed its classification into 10 genotypes (A-J) and numerous subgenotypes. Among them, Genotype D is currently segregated into eight subgenotypes (D1-D8). Here, we report the identification and characterization of a novel subgenotype within genotype D of HBV from chronic hepatitis B e(More)
OBJECTIVE To delineate the clinical behavior of SLE in children from Eastern India and to the differences in disease pattern. METHODS In the present study, all 44 patients of pediatric SLE who were diagnosed over a period of 5 years in our pediatric rheumatology clinic were followed prospectively. The resultant database was analyzed using standard(More)
The effect of boric acid on somatic embryo induction in rice was investigated using mature seeds of a widely used cytoplasmic male sterile line of indica rice IR-58025. Boric acid was added at a concentration of 100.00, 161.29, 241.93, 322.58 and 403.22 μM to the embryo induction medium containing basal salts, with 9.84 μM 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid.(More)
Wilson's disease, an autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism, most commonly presents either with hepatic or neurological features. But, it may sometimes have certain atypical presentations posing diagnostic difficulties. We report here a case of Wilson's disease presenting with generalized hyperpigmentation of skin who also developed neurological(More)
OBJECTIVES Stress in medical students is well established. It may affect academic performance and lead to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and burnouts. There is limited data on stress in Indian medical students. We conducted an analytical observational study to assess the magnitude of stress and identify possible "stressors" in medical students of a(More)
Farber disease or disseminated lipogranulomatosis is a rare inherited disorder of lipid metabolism resulting from a defect in ceramide degradation. Because of the feature of nodular swellings around various joints, this may sometimes be confused with juvenile idiopathic arthritis. We report a 4-year-old boy with Farber disease who presented with nodular(More)
OBJECTIVE To delineate the spectrum of clinical presentation and system involvement in childhood Polyarteritis Nodosa (PAN) in a multicentre follow up. METHODS This prospective observational study included all children less than 12 y attending pediatric rheumatological clinic of four different institutes in West Bengal or admitted with rheumatological(More)
We report clinico-serological profile of 210 children with Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), diagnosed as per ILAR classification criteria. Polyarticular, oligoarticular, and systemic onset disease was observed in 72, 69, and 40 children, respectively. The knee joint was the most frequently involved joint. Antinuclear factor and Rheumatoid factor were(More)