Mamidi Neeraja

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Early and rapid detection of dengue virus (DENV) infection during the acute phase of illness is crucial for proper patient management and prevention of the spread of the infection. In the present study, the standardization and validation of a one step, four tube reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay (RT-LAMP) for rapid detection(More)
Dengue is an emerging arboviral disease and currently poses the greatest arboviral threat to human health. In recent decades, there has been a substantial increase in dengue outbreaks in many parts of the world including India. We performed an in-depth investigation of a major dengue outbreak in Andhra Pradesh, southern India in 2007 by serology, virus(More)
Dengue is an acute infectious disease of viral etiology. It is probably one of the most important arthropod borne viral disease in terms of human morbidity and mortality. The spectrum of disease ranges from self-limited dengue fever to more severe forms of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) or dengue shock syndrome (DSS). Laboratory diagnosis of dengue virus(More)
An epidemic of Chikungunya fever of unprecedented magnitude occurred in many parts of India in early 2006 after an interval of 33 years, and there has been a resurgence in some parts of South India since June 2007. The article highlights clinical manifestations of infection and various molecular tests that were used for diagnoses of Chikungunya virus(More)
BACKGROUND As infections occur more frequently in developing countries, we carried out this prospective case-control study, to establish the association, if any, between C. pneumoniae antibodies and ischemic stroke particularly in relation to its subtypes. DESIGN Antibodies (IgG and IgA) to C. pneumoniae in serum were measured by microimmunofluorescence(More)
INTRODUCTION Dengue is an acute viral infection which presents as uneventful pyrexia to a fatal complication. This infection is increasingly being recognized as the world's major emerging tropical disease and an important public health problem. This article highlights the clinical manifestations of Dengue virus infection and the various molecular tests that(More)
BACKGROUND Limited data exists about the role of Chlamydia pneumoniae elderly patients with acute ischemic stroke. OBJECTIVE To study the role of C. pneumoniae in elderly patients (age more than 65 years) with acute ischemic stroke and its impact on stroke out come. METHODS We recruited 100 elderly patients with acute ischemic stroke and 100 age and sex(More)
BACKGROUND Younger patients, aged below 45 years, usually lack the conventional risk factors of stroke whereas infections, especially in developing countries, may play a role. There have been many reports in the last decade about the association of Chlamydia pneumoniae (C. pneumoniae) and atherosclerosis involving cerebral vessels. OBJECTIVE To(More)
Dengue (DEN) and chikungunya (CHIK) have emerged as the 2 most important arboviral infections of global significance. The similarities in clinical presentations, their circulation in the same geographic area, and the transmission through the same vector necessitate an urgent need for the differential diagnosis of these 2 infections. So far, no single assay(More)
Dengue is the most rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral disease in the world, and as a larger proportion of the population is being affected, more unusual manifestations are being reported. Very few studies have documented unusual manifestations of dengue in South India. This prospective study was undertaken from July 2011 to June 2013 to document rare(More)