Namita Misra

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Single, small, enhancing lesions that often resolve spontaneously are frequent findings on CTs of Indian patients with seizures. Based on ELISA and biopsy data, the majority of these lesions are probably cysticercosis. To determine if these patients should be treated with albendazole, we performed a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study(More)
A case is reported of a 9-year old male who presented with abnormal behaviour and progressive diminution of vision. Pupils were middilated in both eyes but the pupillary reflexes were preserved. Fundus examination revealed a bilateral optic atrophy and radiological investigations showed a bilateral occipital calcification. We hereby document a case of(More)
Three cases of ruptured intracranial aneurysm during pregnancy are presented. Rupture occurred near term in all three cases. Simultaneous elective cesarean section and clipping of the aneurysm was performed in two cases. Successful maternal and perinatal outcome was achieved in all three patients. The diagnosis and management of the cases are described and(More)
BACKGROUND In India, parenchymatous cysticercus cysts are more common than the meningeal racemose variety which are seen frequently in Latin America. Reports from Mexico suggest that albendazole is effective in the treatment of neurocysticercosis. We, therefore, studied whether this drug changed the natural course of neurocysticercosis in India. METHODS(More)
Obstructive jaundice occurring in a patient with portal hypertension is a rare association. In this report, a 24-year-old patient is described who had biliary obstruction due to a portal cavernoma compressing the common bile duct and in whom surgical decompression of the portal system resulted in relief of the biliary obstruction, thus proving that the(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Subclinical adrenal insufficiency has been shown to occur in patients with tuberculosis. Whether this insufficiency can be reversed with therapy and on long-term follow up, is not known. We studied the effect of antituberculosis treatment (ATT) with respect to reversal of the adrenal insufficiency, as assessed by response to standard(More)
A giant subdural empyema was found to be the cause of a large head in a two month old female child referred for cranial sonography. The sonographic features of the subdural empyema as illustrated by this case are: (1) The presence of an extra-axial space occupying lesion with mass effect. (2) Its fluid nature with mobile echogenic debris within. (3) Its(More)
BACKGROUND Carotid endarterectomy is now an accepted modality for reducing the threat of recurrence of ischaemic strokes in patients with severe carotid artery stenosis. However, the incidence of carotid artery stenosis, and hence the applicability of carotid endarterectomy in the Indian population is not known. We conducted a prospective study to detect(More)
We report a series of 21 patients with basal ganglia and thalamic granulomas or abscesses treated over 7 years. Among them, 15 were tubercular, 5 were pyogenic, and 1 was fungal. Pyogenic abscesses, usually hematogenous, also occurred secondary to osteomyelitis of the skull and chronic otitis media. The fungal abscess developed in a nonimmunocompromised(More)
Ninety seven patients (63 males, mean age 31.8 years, SD 2.3) with various forms of tuberculosis were studied. All of them were HIV negative. Thirty normal control subjects (16 males, mean age 36.4 years, SD 1.8) were also studied. Fifty-eight of the 97 patients (59.8%) were malnourished (BMI < 18 kg/m2). The mean basal serum cortisol was lower in the TB(More)