Pinaki Chakravarty

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High altitude habitat of yak (Poephagus grunniens L.) remains covered with snow for 5-6 months in a year, and it is considered that yak’s natural environment is almost quarantine in disease free zone. But due to the change of socio-economic scenario of pastoral community, yaks are being reared with cattle in semi pastoral system. As a result incidence of(More)
Thirty-seven yaks (Bos grunniens) with keratoconjunctivitis and 22 healthy yaks were used to investigate the role of bovine herpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) in keratoconjunctivitis in yaks. Nucleic acid sequences of BoHV-1 glycoproteins B and E were detected in conjunctival swabs from all yaks with keratoconjunctivitis using a nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR).(More)
Fixed Drug Eruption (FDE) is classified as cutaneous drug reaction which recurs in the same locations upon systemic administration of the same drug. Vesicles and bullae may sometimes be found, and in some cases even these are confused with Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS) or Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). A male patient, 62 years old, developed FDE with(More)
Infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a major cause of transfusion-associated hepatitis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The present study was conducted with an objective to evaluate the prevalence of anti-HCV antibody in New Delhi, India using a large number of healthy voluntary blood donors. A total of 15,898 healthy voluntary blood donors(More)
The liver is one of the major and largest organ of the body. It plays an important role in metabolizing carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and it also stores vitamins. 1 It is involved in almost all the biochemical pathways of growth, defense against disease, nutrient supply, energy provision and reproduction. 2 The liver is at a high risk of getting diseased(More)
Objective: To evaluate the antiepileptic activity of aqueous extract of Centella asciatica in maximal electroshock (MES) and pentylenetetrazole (PTZ) induced convulsions. Methods: The anticonvulsant activity of leaves of Centella asciatica (200 mg/kg and 400 mg/kg) in mice was assessed using MES and PTZ induced seizure models. Abolition of tonic hind limb(More)
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