Manisha Rajan Madkaikar

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Arthropathies and joint deformities in patients with severe hemophilia result in prolonged immobilization, reduced physical activity, and predispose them for osteoporosis. This can lead to an increasing tendency of bone fragility and fractures in patients after trivial trauma. The aim of this study was to find out (i) the prevalence of osteoporosis in(More)
The goal of this article is to study the association of known markers of thrombophilia with venous thrombosis in young patients (< 45 years) from the Western part of India. A prospective study of 432 patients (252 males and 180 females, age 1-45 years) was conducted between 1994 and 2000 (6 years). The diagnosis was confirmed in all the patients by(More)
Although primary immunodeficiency diseases (PIDs) were first reported in India in the 1970s, those diagnoses were based predominantly on clinical presentations-very limited immunological analyses were performed. Therefore, the validity of many early reports of PIDs may be questionable. However, in the last 10-15 years, diagnoses of PIDs have been based on(More)
Familial distal renal tubular acidosis (dRTA) can be caused by mutations in the Cl2/HCO32 exchanger of the renal Type A intercalated cell, kidney AE1/SLC4A1. dRTA-associated AE1 mutations have been reported in families from North America, Europe, Thailand, Malaysia, Papua-New Guinea, Taiwan, and the Philippines, but not India. The dRTA mutation AE1 A858D(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Transfusion related human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections have been a major cause for morbidity and mortality in the haemophilic population in the west. The prevalence of these markers of transfusion transmitted viral diseases in severe and moderate haemophilia patients was(More)
Imatinib is a tyrosine kinase inhibitor and is now used regularly in chronic myeloid leukaemia therapy in chronic phase with great success. This drug due its very nature of action is suspected to be teratogenic hence the patients are counseled not to get pregnant while on this drug. However in world literature few normal pregnancies have been reported in(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are considered to be a source of stem cells in tissue regeneration and therapeutics, due to their ability to undergo proliferation and differentiation. Complications associated with bone marrow-derived MSCs has prompted researchers to explore alternative sources of MSCs. The human umbilical cord is one such source; it is easily(More)
Autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome (ALPS) is a disorder of lymphocyte homeostasis. It is characterized by non-malignant lymphoproliferation autoimmunity mostly directed toward blood cells and increased risk of lymphoma. Majority of patients with ALPS harbor heterozygous germline mutations in the gene for the TNF receptor-family member Fas (CD 95,(More)
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)
Neurological manifestations in familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL) are common, seen in up to 73% of patients in their course of disease. However, in majority of the cases central nervous system manifestations are associated with other clinical and laboratory parameters of hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. We report here a case with FHL2 in(More)