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OBJECTIVES To study the spectrum and the clinical and biochemical course of viral hepatitis E during pregnancy. METHODS In this prospective study, sera of 62 pregnant women having jaundice in the third trimester of pregnancy were analyzed for markers of hepatitis A, B, C and E viruses. The cord blood samples of hepatitis E virus (HEV)-positive pregnant(More)
Major hepatotropic virus continues to be an important cause of acute viral hepatitis (AVH) in developing countries like India. While epidemics of AVH have been well studied few serious sporadic cases from developing countries have been reviewed. We studied prospectively 75 cases of sporadic AVH who reported to our hospital and were evaluated for the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aims to investigate the etiological relationship among hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), and alcohol as risk factors in a cohort of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients from India. The clinical and biochemical profiles and tumor characteristics in the HCC cases were also evaluated. METHODS A total of 357 consecutive(More)
Fifty patients having psoriasis were studied with a view to assess the efficacy of 'puvasol' (Oral psoralen with sun-rays exposure) alone and in combination with topical tar therapy and were placed in 2 groups, each group being consisted of 25 patients. At the end of 8 weeks, out of 25 patients (Group 1) receiving 'Puvasol' in combination with topital tar(More)
One hundred and ninety-two patients with peripheral lymphadenopathy were screened and 80 patients with tubercular lymphadenitis were studied. Their ages ranged from 1 to 65 years; most were younger than 30 years and there was a slight female preponderance (1.2:1). Seventy per cent of patients were of low socioeconomic status. Of the 80 patients, 56 had(More)
The study aims to characterize mutations of the HBV genome involving BCP, Precore/core and X regions and also defines HBV genotypes in patients of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The study involved 150 HBV-related HCC cases and 136 HBV-related chronic liver disease patients without HCC as controls. HBV DNA was subjected to mutational analysis using SSCP(More)
UNLABELLED Hepatic Osteodystrophy (HO) is a generic definition for the metabolic bone disease that may occur in individuals with chronic liver disease. Hepatic Osteodystrophy is an important but frequently overlooked complication, seen in chronic liver disease patients. This review article illustrates its significance, various causes and methods to diagnose(More)
The characterization of hepatitis C virus (HCV) strains has important prognostic, therapeutic, and epidemiologic implications. The present study was intended to determine the HCV genotypes from Northern India in chronic liver disease (CLD) patients. The response to therapy in various subtypes was also evaluated in patients with chronic hepatitis.(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Information on hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in pregnant women in India is scanty. This study was carried out to investigate the prevalence of HCV within an obstetric population in north India and to identify the various risk factors for the viral infection. METHODS A total of 8130 pregnant women from antenatal clinic were(More)
Preliminary results of a clinical trial in one hundred untreated paucibacillary leprosy cases with multidrug therapy (MDT) as per WHO recommendation are presented. Out of 100 fresh cases studied 18 had indeterminate, 35 tuberculoid and 47 cases had borderline tuberculoid leprosy. All were given MDT consisting of rifampicin 600 mg once a month and dapsone(More)