Malini Raychaudhuri

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Disseminated gonococcal infection (DGI) is an uncommon complication of acute gonorrhoea that occurs more frequently in women than in men. Inherited complement deficiency or episodic complement deficiency in association with flare up of other diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may predispose individuals to gonococcal bacteraemia. We report a(More)
We report the case of an HIV infected patient with Streptococcus bovis bacteraemia and meningitis associated with gastrointestinal Strongyloides stercoralis infection. To our knowledge, this has been reported once previously and serves as a reminder to actively exclude asymptomatic S stercoralis infection in HIV infected individuals presenting with(More)
The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Gonorrhoea (GC) in Adults recommends rectal screening only in special circumstances. Our genitourinary medicine clinic undertakes rectal swabs for gonorrhoea culture in all women attending for sexually transmitted infection screening. We undertook this audit to(More)
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a monophasic, polysymptomatic, immune-mediated demyelinating disorder involving central nervous system (CNS) white matter. It is usually seen in association with exanthematous viral illnesses, systemic infections or vaccinations. The haemorrhagic form of ADEM is rarer and follows a more fulminant course. We(More)
A new pattern of disease caused by Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL)-positive strains of Staphylococcus aureus is emerging in the UK and worldwide. Community-associated methicillin-resistant S aureus (MRSA) is more likely to produce PVL, a pore-forming cytotoxin inducing leucocyte lysis, which often infects young healthy individuals. The worldwide emergence(More)
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