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BACKGROUND The superiority of dentofacial structures as scientific identifiers, particularly in mass disasters is well known. Special techniques like rugoscopy are valuable not only in identification of skeletal remains but can also facilitate population differentiation, as few studies have shown. AIM The present study is to classify and compare the(More)
Fifteen (34.8%) of 43 patients of falciparum malaria screened for urinary abnormalities showed significant proteinuria (greater than 150 mg/24 h), haematuria (greater than 1/HPF) and casts, with or without azotaemia. Light microscopic examination of renal biopsy tissue from 12 patients revealed mesangial and endothelial proliferative change in 8, and acute(More)
Lipid peroxidation was assessed by measuring malondialdehyde (MDA) in 30 patients with falciparum malaria and 20 controls (10 healthy adults and 10 patients of vivax malaria). Mean serum MDA was 0.96 +/- 0.38 nmol/ml, 1.1 +/- 0.17 nmol/ml and 2.9 +/- 1.1 nmol/ml in healthy controls, disease controls and falciparum malaria patients, respectively. Levels were(More)
526 people were surveyed in a village called Chudamani, in Balasore district of Orissa, for detection of asymptomatic microfilaria (mf) carriers. Of these 36 (6.8 per cent) were cases found to harbour mf; 19 cases had Brugia malayi, 4 Wuchereria bancrofti and 5 cases had mixed infection. In 8 cases, species could not be ascertained. For the first time after(More)
Forty-three cases of viper bite were studied for coagulation disorder of which 34 (79.1%) cases had bleeding manifestations from one or more sites, haematuria being the commonest (46.5%). Disseminated intravascular coagulation was the predominant coagulation abnormality. Administration of snake venom antiserum resulted in prompt recovery from coagulation(More)
Rhinosporidiosis, is a chronic granulomatous disease presenting as a polypoidal mass in the nasal cavity and nasopharynx caused by Rhinosporidium seeberi and is endemic in India and Sri Lanka. Diagnosis is mainly by clinical observations and is confirmed by histopathology. We report a case of atypical rhinosporidiosis that presented as an oropharyngeal mass(More)
Twenty eight histologically confirmed cases of Hodgkin's disease were evaluates with regard to libido, sperm count, FSH, LH and urinary ketosteroid levels, before and during different stages of chemotherapy along with testicular biopsy on 16 cases. Decrease in libido during therapy improved following treatment, 50% cases who were oligospermic before(More)
The intriguing array of spindle cell lesions occurring, especially in the head and neck region, poses a critical diagnostic challenge not only to the histopathologist but also ultimately to the clinicians for planning an appropriate treatment protocol. Overlapping spectrum of clinico-radiographic and microscopic features further compounds this problem. In(More)