Md. Naseef-Ur-Rahman Chowdhury

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In the first nationwide community-based survey of the epidemiology of tuberculosis in Saudi Arabia, 7721 subjects were screened in the 5 provinces (using an equal proportional allocation formula) for 2 parameters: (1) prevalence of positive Mantoux test in non BCG vaccinated subjects; (2) prevalence of bacillary cases on sputum culture. The prevalence of(More)
BACKGROUND Appropriate treatment of severe community and hospital acquired pneumonias requiring admission to a medical intensive care unit depends on knowledge of the likely aetiological agents in any community. Little is known about the pattern and outcome of patients with such pneumonias in Saudi Arabia. METHODS In a prospective study 113 patients with(More)
Antral biopsy specimens from patients having gastroduodenal disorders were cultured in parallel on sheep blood agar (SBA) and Skirrow's selective medium (SSM) for Helicobacter pylori. It was found that the overall isolation rate of the organism was much lower in SSM (54.5%) than on SBA (87.9%), a difference which is statistically significant (P less than(More)
During a period of 5 years, 42 cases of invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) disease were studied. An outstanding finding in our patients was occult bacteraemia, which was detected in 13 (31 per cent) patients. Other clinical conditions encountered were nine (21 per cent) patients with pneumonia, nine (21 per cent) with meningitis, six (14 per cent)(More)
We studied retrospectively 80 elderly patients who had been admitted to hospital with tuberculosis (TB) between January 1988 and June 1993. There were 64 with pulmonary TB and 16 with miliary tuberculosis (MTB). The mean age was 70+/-7.5 years (range 60-88 years) with 56% over 70 years of age. Underlying disease preceding TB was present in 86.3% patients.(More)
During a period of two years, 30 cases of brucellosis were positively diagnosed from a total of 209 patients who reported with prolonged fever for investigation. Diagnosis was made both by blood culture and serological tests. The latter included slide and tube agglutination in all cases and an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 16. 11 cases(More)
A total of 3,184 paediatric patients with sporadic pharyngitis was studied at King Khalid University Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In addition, 478 children without pharyngitis who were matched for age and sex were included as controls. Group A beta-haemolytic streptococci (beta HS) were detected significantly more often among the children with(More)
During a period of 4.5 years, 48 patients with bacteraemia due to coagulase-negative staphylococci were studied prospectively in order to evaluate their clinical profile, management and outcome. There were 25 males and 23 females with ages ranging between 13 and 100 years. Over 60% of patients belonged to the age group 30 to 69 years. Shock was recorded in(More)
Campylobacter jejuni has recently been recognized as an important cause of human gastroenteritis in many countries. The clinical features of C. jejuni infections vary from those of a mild gastroenteritis to a severe enterocolitis. The most common symptoms of the disease are fever, abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea. The small intestine is the main site of(More)
Among 72 patients clinically suspected of Entamoeba histolytica (E. histolytica) infections, 39 positive cases (54%) were detected serologically by the indirect hemagglutination (IHA) test. Parasitologically, microscopic examination of three consecutive stool specimens from all these patients indicated positivity for E. histolytica cysts and or trophozoites(More)