Melany Jayasinghe

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An analysis of 555 consecutive cases of congenital heart disease in Ceylon has shown that for the whole series interatrial septal defect is the commonest cardiac lesion; next is interventricular septal defect, followed by persistent ductus arteriosus. Interventricular and interatrial septal defects are equally common among all the patients below 16 years of(More)
Sir, Candida albicans becomes a pathogen when it multiplies markedly, depending on its virulence and the state of the host’s immune system, and converts from the saprophytic to the parasitic variant. Predisposing risk factors for oral candidosis are: severe nutritional deficiencies; diabetes mellitus; autoimmune diseases; leukaemia; and immunodeficiency,(More)
Forty patients had a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy confirmed by right and left heart catheterization or necropsy. The families of the patients were investigated and i5 of the 40 had a positive family history. In these 15families, 79 parents and sibs were alive, and 55 werefound to have evidence of the disease. Of the 55, 40 were male and(More)
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