Manideepa Sengupta

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Echinococcus granulosus causes a zoonotic infection called cystic echinococcosis (CE) or more commonly known as hydatid disease. Although the two most common locations of hydatid cyst are liver and lung, it may also appear in other parts of the body. Clinical presentation of the hydatid disease depends on the site and size of the lesion. A retrospective(More)
Nocardia brasiliensis is a rare human pathogen that is usually associated with localised cutaneous infections. We report a case of primary cutaneous Nocardia brasiliensis infection causing delayed wound healing that developed after ovarian cystectomy in an otherwise healthy 32-year-old woman. The patient was initially treated with cotrimoxazole, however due(More)
In the past, Cefotaxime inhibited greater than 90% of enteric bacilli at a minimum inhibitory concentrations of less than or equal to 0.5 microgram/ml. But with the emergence of ESBL (Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase) producing bacteria the activity of cefotaxime became questionable. So the objective of this study was to see the in-vitro efficacy of(More)
Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is the cause of most genital herpes while HSV-1 is responsible for orolabial and facial lesions. In immunocompromised individuals, like HIV patients, impaired immunity leads to more frequent symptomatic and asymptomatic HSV infection. Fifty-two blood samples from HIV patients with clinically diagnosed HSV infection were(More)
BACKGROUND Considerable morbidity and mortality are associated with lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) that put a considerable strain on the health budget. Selection of appropriate antibiotics as empirical therapy maximizes positive patient outcomes, and that depends on regular surveillance of infective agents and their antibiograms, which vary(More)
INTRODUCTION In the present era we are left behind with limited options for the treatment of serious infections caused by multidrug resistant S.aureus, most remarkably nosocomially acquired Methicillin resistant S.aureus (MRSA). The problem increases more when these strains easily become multidrug resistant (MDR) due to biofilm formation. Those(More)
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to establish the current prevalence of hepatitis B virus among patients attending Dept. Of Microbiology in a tertiary care hospital in eastern India for detection of Hepatitis B infection. Method: 10485 serum samples were tested for detection of HBsAg using commercially available kits, over a period of 1 year from(More)
A 9-year old girl came to the medicine outpatient department (OPD) with a history suggestive of upper respiratory tract infection. No improvement was seen even after 2 weeks of treatment and the patient was admitted. Routine chest X-ray revealed dense homogenous opacity involving the right lower zone with obliteration of costophrenic angle. CT scan showed(More)
Filarial infections are common in most tropical and subtropical regions of the world. We report a case of chyluria due to lymphourinary fistula in a filarial antigen negative case, the diagnosis of which was confirmed by the demonstration of microfilariae in urine as well as in peripheral blood only after diethyl carbamazine (DEC) provocation test. So In(More)
Recent global concern is that the inappropriate treatment and misuse of antibiotics leads to the emergence of antibacterial multidrug resistance in Proteus vulgaris and others common pathogenic bacteria. The present study investigates the prevalence of antibiotic resistance among Proteus vulgaris bacterial isolates from urine samples of UTI infected(More)