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BACKGROUND We undertook this study in order to determine the pattern and prevalence of childhood psoriasis in northern India and to highlight the differences and similarities with previous studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this retrospective epidemiologic study, the data from 419 children (less than 14 years of age) with psoriasis registered at the(More)
HLA antigens were studied by serology and polymerase chain reaction-based sequence-specific oligonucleotide hybridization techniques in 153 patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) and 289 healthy controls. HLA-DR2 was present more frequently in PTB patients than in controls (51% vs. 36.3%; corrected P[Pc]=.029, relative risk [RR] = 1.8). The DR2(More)
The Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), which incorporated the WHO DOTS strategy was introduced in India in the mid-1990s. An operational research project was conducted between 1996 and 1998 to assess the needs and perspectives of patients and providers in two chest clinics in Delhi, Moti Nagar and Nehru Nagar, during the introduction(More)
SETTING Random survey of knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) for tuberculosis among private practitioners (PPs) in Delhi, India, in 1995. OBJECTIVE To investigate the KAP of private practitioners for tuberculosis in Delhi where the Revised National Tuberculosis Programme (RNTP) is being field tested. DESIGN A pre-tested questionnaire survey was(More)
  • R C Jain
  • The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
  • 1979
Electrophoretic study of haemolysates from five hundred and forty-five subjects from the University of Garyounis, Benghazi, was carried out to find out the incidence of abnormal haemoglobins in Libya. Abnormal haemoglobins were encountered in 23 subjects of unrelated families, giving an overall incidence of 4.2 per cent. Sixteen of these subjects had Hb-AS(More)
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a debilitating disease which necessitates long-term medical therapy. If left untreated, it can have a high mortality rate. The commonest variety in children, the autoimmune variety, often requires recourse to immunomodulation including prolonged usage of high-dose steroids. Thymectomy has not been a popular option among treating(More)
The Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP), based on the World Health Organization's DOTS strategy,* was introduced in India in the mid-1990s. This paper reports the findings from operational research studies in two pilot sites in New Delhi from 1996 to 1998. A variety of operational research methods were used, including semi-structured(More)
SETTING The analysis of serum levels of soluble interleukin-2 receptor alpha (sIL-2R-alpha) is an indirect method of studying the in vivo state of immune activation, particularly in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) where the disease is associated with cellular immune reactions. OBJECTIVE To quantitate the serum sIL-2R-alpha in patients and(More)
Genital herpes, which was considered to be a minor sexually transmitted disease (STD) in the past in developing countries, is rapidly increasing; in contrast, bacterial STDs are declining. This changing trend of various STDs prompted us to analyze our data retrospectively to see whether a similar change is occurring in this part of India as well. The(More)