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A systematic epidemiological study on intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired candidemia across India. A prospective, nationwide, multicentric, observational study was conducted at 27 Indian ICUs. Consecutive patients who acquired candidemia after ICU admission were enrolled during April 2011 through September 2012. Clinical and laboratory variables of these(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is endemic in India and is a dangerous pathogen for hospital acquired infections. This study was conducted in 15 Indian tertiary care centres during a two year period from January 2008 to December 2009 to determine the prevalence of MRSA and susceptibility pattern of S. aureus(More)
BACKGROUND The global spread of antimicrobial resistance has acquired greater significance in the public health perspective. Drug resistance has posed a threat for the management of various hospital-acquired infections (HAI). For bacteria producing extended spectrum ß lactamase, carbapenems are the drug of choice. However, treatment failures are still a(More)
UNLABELLED Elizabethkingia meningoseptica, a ubiquitous gram-negative aerobic bacillus, is an emerging hospital acquired pathogen in patients on dialysis. It has been isolated in the hospital environment in water supplies, disinfectants, and medical devices. We present here an analysis of eight healthcare-acquired infections with this organism in adults. To(More)
We report the case of a 70-year-old man who was admitted for anterior endophthalmitis following an intraocular lens implantation. He had developed a fluffy growth resembling a fungal mass on the iris of the right eye. The mass was removed and sent for fungal studies to our department. Direct microscopy revealed hyphae. Further studies helped identify the(More)
Fungi are a versatile group of microorganisms which can be freely present in the environment, be a part of the normal flora of human and animals and have the ability to cause mild superficial infections to severe life threatening invasive infections. Invasive fungal infections (IFI’s) are those infections where fungi have invaded in to the deep tissues and(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the annual risk of tuberculosis infection (ARTI) among children aged 1-9 years in the south zone of India. SETTING The survey was carried out in a representative sample of villages and census enumeration blocks of towns in four south Indian states, as a part of a nationwide tuberculin survey. DESIGN Six districts were selected(More)
Aerobic, Gram positive, catalase positive and non-spore forming bacilli, which are morphologically similar to Corynebacterium diphtheriae are described as either diphtheroids or coryneform bacteria, resembling C diphtheriae. Corynebacteria are a group of bacteria placed under the family corynebacteriaceae, which come under the phylum, Actinobacteria. Among(More)
An unexpectedly high incidence of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) has been reported in non-neutropenic intensive care unit (ICU) patients. After the respiratory tract, the brain is most often affected by invasive aspergillosis. However, little is known about brain involvement by Aspergillus in critically ill patients. In this study, demographics,(More)