Mary Somini Mathews

Learn More
BACKGROUND Fungi are being increasingly implicated in the etiopathology of rhinosinusitis. Fungal sinusitis is frequently seen in diabetic or immunocompromised patients, although it has also been reported in immunocompetent individuals. Invasive fungal sinusitis, unless diagnosed early and treated aggressively, has a high mortality rate. AIM Our aim was(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the clinical features and natural history of disseminated histoplasmosis(DH) in India. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed the data obtained from the in-patient medical records of adults (age > 13 years) diagnosed to have DH during the period from January 1989 to December 1999. DH was diagnosed when histologically compatible(More)
In the present study, we describe characteristic clinicopathological and radiological features as well as fungal culture results in a series of 24 patients with allergic fungal sinusitis (AFS). Nasal obstruction and discharge with nasal polyposis was the commonest (95.8%) clinical presentation. Allergic mucin was uniformly present in all patients.(More)
Cunninghamella bertholletiae, a rare causative agent of mycosis among immunocompromised patients has been reported with increased frequency from western countries in recent years. We report a case of C. bertholletiae pulmonary infection in a 42-year-old male patient who developed graft-vs.-host disease following bone marrow transplantation. In spite of(More)
BACKGROUND The epidemiology of nocardiosis in the tropics among renal transplant recipients has not been reported. METHODS An evaluation of nocardiosis for 30 yr in one of the large transplant centres in South Asian region. RESULTS Of the 1968 patients who received primary renal allografts at Christian Medical College & Hospital, 27 patients developed(More)
PURPOSE To compare the clinical presentation of prostatic abscess and treatment outcome in two different time frames with regards to etiologies, co-morbid factors and the impact of multidrug resistant organism. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively assessed the charts of 48 patients with the diagnosis of prostatic abscess from 1991 to 2005. The period(More)
Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome (KTS) a rare mesodermal phakomatosis consisting of capillary malformations, varicose veins, and limb hypertrophy, often associated with vascular malformations and benign tumours. A 33-year-old male presented with headaches secondary to a previously diagnosed intracranial tumour. He had a large blanching port-wine stain and(More)