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OBJECTIVE 1. To compare peripheral smear (PS) and Red cell distribution width (RDW) in diagnosis of Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) in various grades. 2. To study the changes in RDW and PS after therapy. METHODS Children in the age group of six months to five years with microcytic (MCV<80fl) anemia (Hemoglobin <11 g%) were evaluated. Those who had received… (More)
During a two year period, a total of 15 strains of S. typhimurium were isolated and analysed by phage typing. Of these, 13 were found untypable, while two strains belonged to phage 76 and 22. All the strains were sensitive to Gentamicin and Cephaloridine. All but one showed multiple drug resistance.
OBJECTIVES To analyse the indications, clinical profile, complications and outcome of the babies requiring mechanical ventilation. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING NICU of a teaching hospital. SUBJECTS One hundred and twenty one neonates requiring assisted ventilation during three years. RESULTS Of 121 babies 59(48.76%) survived. Hyaline membrane… (More)
An 8-year-old girl presented with persistent vomiting, pain abdomen and generalized edema. Barium studies and gastroscopy suggested hypertrophic gastropathy. Histopathological examination pointed the diagnosis towards Menetrier's Disease. There was spontaneous remission and the child required only supportive therapy.
A nine-month-old infant presented with fever and loss of milestones. Examination revealed intermittent rigidity and dystonic movements. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) shows decreased signal intensity in globus pallidus and substantia nigra, indicative of iron deposition, suggesting Hallervorden Spatz Disease. The dopamine-neuromelanine system has been… (More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aims at recognizing the social influence, study habits and health factors affecting scholastic performances of adolescents and to compare these factors among the adolescents between two categories of school. METHODS A total of 1230 adolescents (13-18 yrs) were screened. Data was collected by personal interview, using the… (More)