Piyali Mitra

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Hamartomas are disorganized but benign masses composed of cells indigenous to the involved site. They have been reported in almost all organs but are rare in the head and neck region, especially the pharynx. We describe the case of a six-month-old male infant who presented with acute respiratory symptoms due to a pedunculated polypoid mass arising from his(More)
To the Editor: Colistin is a re-emerging antibiotic in the last few years owing to increase in Gram negative multi drug resistant (MDR) nosocomial infections. Effect of the drug on the immature renal system of neonates has not been studied extensively yet. In this retrospective descriptive study, we have tried to evaluate the safety and efficacy of(More)
Most hypersensitivity reactions to insect stings are immediate, ranging from transient local reactions of little medical consequence to fatal anaphylaxis. Rarely, some patients have delayed reactions after a period of apparent normality which manifest as systemic features which can be life-threatening. A 3-year-old boy was attacked by a swarm of bees,(More)
The study was carried out to determine the role of plasma fibrinogen in diagnosis of neonatal sepsis and to evaluate its role in predicting short term outcome. Sixty five neonates with clinical features suggestive of neonatal sepsis were included in this study. Seventy five neonates served as the control group. Plasma fibrinogen, prothrombin time, activated(More)
Generalized pigmentation in a child may be seen in a variety of disorders which can be clinically differentiated. Accuracy of diagnosis can be increased by classifications based on both clinical and histological findings. The authors report a case of siblings in whom hyperpigmentation started at age of about 6 mo and was progressing. Histology of skin(More)
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