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Cranial nerve involvement in multiple myeloma and solitary plasmacytoma is rare. We report on two patients who developed cranial nerve palsy due to skull base plasmacytoma. Patient 1, a 55-year old man with multiple myeloma, developed right sixth cranial nerve palsy during a phase of chemotherapy. He had an intracranial plasmacytoma in the clival region and(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the relationship of Weil-Felix test and microimmunofluorescence test. METHODS Sera of 21 patients with clinical diagnosis of scrub typhus were subjected to Weil-Felix and Microimmunofluorescence tests. RESULTS On Weil-Felix test, 13 (62%) sera showed titers 1: > or = 40-320. 7 patients showed titers 1: > or = 320, 3 showed titers 1 :(More)
BACKGROUND Despite extensive work-up to establish the cause of splenomegaly, splenectomy may be required for diagnosis in certain situations. The aim of this study was to find out the role of diagnostic splenectomy in the current era. METHODS Between January 1989 and June 2004, 211 patients underwent splenectomy for indications other than trauma. In 41(More)
BACKGROUND Furcation invasions represent one of the most demanding therapeutic challenges in periodontics. This investigation assessed and compared the clinical efficacy of hydroxyapatite bone graft material when used alone and with collagen membrane in the treatment of grade II furcation defects. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten patients with comparable(More)
In order to define the prevalence of haemostatic defects in women presenting with menorrhagia in our region, the coagulation data on women bleeders investigated in the Department of Haematology, AIIMS, were analysed. A total of 337 of the 2200 menorrhagic women investigated were characterized to have an inherited bleeding disorder; 221 of these 337 women(More)
An 18-year-old man underwent surgery for blunt abdominal trauma requiring a total splenectomy. Heterotopic splenic autotransplantation was done in the omentum. Immediate platelets counts, cell morphology, and serum immunoglobulin levels were suggestive of impaired splenic function. Radiolabeled denatured RBC splenic imaging showed evidence of functioning(More)
BACKGROUND Data are scarce on liver involvement in adult patients with dengue virus infection. METHODS During a recent outbreak of dengue fever in Uttar Pradesh, India, we looked for evidence of liver dysfunction among patients with dengue fever. RESULTS A total of 45 patients with dengue fever (age 7-65 [median 33] years; 29 men; 39 adults) were(More)
A cold kit has been developed for the instant preparation of 99mTc-(V)-DMSA. The radiochemical purity of the radiopharmaceutical was determined by chromatography. A study of the effect of pH and stannous chloride concentrations on its labelling efficiency demonstrated that pH 8.5-9.0 and 0.2 mg stannous chloride for 1.1 mg DMSA provides the optimum(More)