Rachna Kapoor Seth

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UNLABELLED Pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) or Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) include Autistic Disorder (commonest), Asperger's syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorders, Rett's syndrome and PDD-NOS (not otherwise specified). OBJECTIVE Autism is an important cause of social disability and reported more often from the developed world than from(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical characteristics and outcome of Indian children infected with 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. SETTING Outpatient department and hospitalized patients in a tertiary care hospital. METHODS Clinical details of 85 children (positive for the 2009 H1N1 virus infection tested by real time(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the varied presentations of Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH), the differential diagnosis of the varied presentations and the time lag in achieving the diagnosis. Prospective analysis of children diagnosed to have LCH over a period of 51 mo was done. A complete history and physical examination was undertaken in all patients, followed by(More)
Review of records of children admitted with dengue infection was carried out to compare clinical and laboratory parameters, course of illness, and outcome between immune-compromised and immune-competent patients. Statistically significant differences were found in days to platelet recovery (P=0.03), hepatic dysfunction (P= 0.04), and higher requirement of(More)
We report a 3-year-old boy with unilateral proptosis, painful swelling of the right thigh and aphasia. He had radiographic evidence of scurvy in the limbs and bilateral frontal extradural hematomas with a mass lesion in the left orbit on MRI. He was treated with vitamin C and on follow-up 8 weeks later had recovered with no evidence of the orbital mass on(More)
The prevalence and the burden of vincristine-induced neuropathy have been poorly documented in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivors. This cross-sectional study was carried out at a tertiary care center in northern India from October 2011 to June 2012. Eighty consecutive acute lymphoblastic leukemia survivors aged 5 to 18 years, within 3 years of(More)
OBJECTIVE Tuberculous Meningitis is associated with a high morbidity and mortality if there is a delay in diagnosis. The diagnosis is based on clinical evaluation since the bacteriological diagnosis takes time and has a low yield. This study attempts to validate these criteria in children with TBM. METHODS Forty-two children clinically suspected to have(More)
We report a child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who developed primary cutaneous mucormycosis at the site of lumbar puncture during induction chemotherapy. Though high mortality rates are reported with invasive mucormycosis, prompt biopsy, early identification and antifungal therapy using a combination regime of amphotericin-B and rifampicin along with(More)