Himachal Pradesh state of India is situated in the outer Himalayan ranges. During the rainy season, several cases of acute febrile illness of unknown origin occurred. Orientia tsutsugamushi was identified as the causative agent by microimmunofluorescence and PCR. Two new genotypes of O. tsutsugamushi were identified in the region.
CONTEXT Clinical evaluation of gingivitis and/or periodontitis does not predict the progression or remission of the disease. Due to this diagnostic constraint, clinicians assume that the pathology has an increased risk of progression and plan treatments, despite the knowledge that all inflamed sites are not necessarily progressing. Extensive research has… (More)
CONTEXT In developing countries many chronic conditions including periodontitis are on the rise. Oral health attitudes and beliefs are important factors affecting oral health behavior. AIMS The aim of this pilot study was to assess the existing knowledge about periodontal disease and its impact on treatment seeking behavior in a group of population… (More)
CONTEXT Supernumerary teeth or hyperdontia is an additional tooth, teeth or tooth like structures that either have erupted or remain unerupted in addition to the 20 deciduous and 32 permanent teeth. Supernumerary teeth may occur in isolation or as part of a syndrome or developmental abnormality. AIMS A retrospective study was conducted to analyze the… (More)
Oral allergy syndrome (OAS) is an allergic reaction in the oral cavity subsequent to the consumption of food such as fruits, nuts, and vegetables. It occurs mainly due to homology of proteins of pollen to the proteins of fruits and vegetables. In OAS, the immune system produces antibodies that are directed against the proteins of pollen and structurally… (More)
Klinefelter syndrome (KS) is a sex chromosome disorder and has been reported to be associated with increased risk for malignancies. We report a 22-year-old male patient who was diagnosed to have chronic myeloid leukemia in chronic phase. Bone marrow cytogenetic examination revealed karyotype 47, XXY, t (9; 22)(q34, q11) suggestive of KS with presence of… (More)
Methyl alcohol poisoning is an uncommon but an extremely hazardous poisoning. It most commonly occurs via oral ingestion of illicit or adulterated liquors or as ethanol substitution. The clinical diagnosis is made in the presence of high index of suspicion of toxic alcohol ingestion, early visual symptoms, unexplained anion gap metabolic acidosis and… (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)