Manisha Madkaikar

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There is paucity of data on Primary immunodeficiency disorders (PID) from India. Here we describe the frequency of different primary immunodeficiency disorders, their clinical features and disease complications of 159 patients with PID diagnosed in a tertiary care center from India over the last 3 years. We retrospectively reviewed the records of all the(More)
Natural killer (NK) cells play important role in innate immunity against tumors and viral infections. Studies show that lysosome-associated membrane protein-1 (LAMP-1, CD107a) is a marker for degranulation of NK and cytotoxic T cells and its expression is a sensitive marker for the cytotoxic activity determination. The conventional methods of determination(More)
Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a group of inherited disorder of phagocytes, resulting from mutations in the components of the NADPH oxidase complex. Reduced or absent oxygen radical synthesis seen in these patients leads to impaired killing of intracellular bacteria and fungi. CGD clinically presents with recurrent and life-threatening infections as(More)
Primary immunodeficiency disorders (PIDs) are a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders that affect different components of the immune system. There are more than 150 different disorders which have been described till date. Despite major advances in the molecular characterization of PIDs over the last 20 years, many patients remain undiagnosed or are(More)
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is an uncommon noninfectious neutrophilic dermatosis characterized by recurrent, sterile, necrotic skin ulcers. It is commonly associated with underlying systemic disease like inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and hematological malignancies. Pathogenesis of PG remains unclear though aberrant immune responses have(More)
Hyperimmunoglobulin M (HIGM) type 3 due to CD40 deficiency is a very rare syndrome. Only 16 cases have been reported thus far. The clinical presentation is very variable. We present the first case of this rare disorder from India. The case is of a two-and-a-half-year-old female, with a history of repeated episodes of skin infections and diarrhea since(More)
BACKGROUND Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) with t (15;17) is a distinct category of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and is reported to show better response to anthracyclin based chemotherapy. A favorable overall prognosis over other subtypes of AML has been reported for APL patients but still about 15% patients relapse. METHODS This study evaluated the(More)
Primary Immunodeficiency diseases (PID) are a heterogeneous group of inherited disorders of immune system. Immunophenotypic evaluation of PIDs using flowcytometry provides important clues for diagnosis of these disorders, though confirmation requires identification of underlying molecular defects. Prenatal diagnosis (PND) forms an important component of(More)
OBJECTIVE The responses of 32 patients with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) were assessed after the patients were put on various combinations of danazol, prednisolone, and cyclosporine. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nineteen males and 13 females aged between 14 and 60 years with confirmed diagnosis of PNH were treated with danazol (4), danazol +(More)
Chronic basophilic leukemia is a rare form in chronic myeloid leukemia patients. Only limited number of reports are available. Herein, we describe a patient who presented with fatigue, weight loss, leucocytosis, prominent basophilia, and mild eosinophilia. On biopsy, bone marrow was hypercellular with marked basophils. The immunophenotype showed abnormal(More)
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