Ram Awatar Bumb

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Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is endemic in the Bikaner region situated in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan, India. This study describes clinicoepidemiological data of pediatric CL in pre-school children (0-5 years of age) from this region during 2001-2012. In total, 151 patients with 217 lesions were reported during the study period. The mean age of the study(More)
BACKGROUND Radiofrequency-induced heat therapy (RFHT) has been found to be safe and effective against cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) in the short term, but its long-term efficacy is unclear. OBJECTIVES To compare the long-term efficacy of RFHT vs. intralesional sodium stibogluconate (SSG) injections in the treatment of CL in India. METHODS One hundred(More)
The interaction between the Leishmania parasite and the host cell involves complex, multifaceted processes. The disease severity in cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is largely dependent on the causative species. Most of the information on immune responses in human CL is available with respect to L. major infection and is lacking for L. tropica species. In this(More)
Opportunistic parasitic infections such as leishmaniasis are common in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients and are usually acquired several days after initial diagnosis of HIV infection. Here, we report on a patient who presented with diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis (DCL) caused by Leishmania tropica as the first and only clinical(More)
Leishmaniases are divided into cutaneous (CL) and visceral leishmaniasis (VL). In the Old World, CL is caused by Leishmania (L.) major, L. tropica and L. aethiopica. L. tropica can also visceralize and cause VL. In India, the large epidemics of VL are caused by L. donovani and cases of CL are caused by L. major and L. tropica. However, strains of L. tropica(More)
In the present study, dermatolyphic parameters were analysed in the handprints of 25 LL/BL, 25 TT/BT and 25 healthy persons, by printer's ink method. Frequency of loops, were more on right hand and whorls were more on left hand in LL patients as compared to normal healthy controls. In TT the whorls were less frequent than in controls. The a-b ridge count in(More)
It is well known that HIV infected patients are more susceptible to infection with M. tuberculosis, but this is not clear for M. leprae. Only a few studies have reported this coexistence. Co-infected cases have been reported in the past in the whole spectrum of leprosy i.e. tuberculoid, borderline, and lepromatous. The deficiency of cell mediated immunity(More)
Infections caused by the protozoan parasite Leishmania include cutaneous (CL), mucosal and visceral leishmaniasis. Over 12 million people currently suffer from leishmaniasis and approximately 2 million are infected annually. Recently, CL has been seen in canine populations in the USA as well as army personnel serving in Leishmania-endemic countries such as(More)