Ratika Srivastava

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The mechanism of liver damage in acute hepatitis E is poorly understood. In this study, we assessed the frequency and activation status of natural killer (NK) and natural killer T (NKT) cells and cytotoxic activity of NK cells in the peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) obtained from patients with hepatitis E (n = 41) and healthy controls (n = 61).(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is endemic in several developing countries. Clinical manifestations of this infection vary widely from asymptomatic infection to uncomplicated acute viral hepatitis and fulminant hepatic failure. The pathogenesis of this disease and the reason of varying disease severity remain unknown. In viral(More)
OBJECTIVE Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is endemic in the Indian subcontinent. Detection of serum anti-HEV IgG has traditionally been used to determine prior exposure to this virus. We studied HEV-specific recall immune responses in healthy subjects with and without detectable anti-HEV IgG. METHODS Memory B and T cells specific for HEV recombinant(More)
OBJECTIVES Enthesitis-related arthritis (ERA) is the most common form of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in the Asian and Indian populations. The presence of HLA-B27 has a strong association with JIA-ERA similar to that with adult ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The HLA-B27gene is highly polymorphic. Susceptibility to AS varies between different HLA-B27(More)
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