Ravi Ranganath

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Urogenital tuberculosis (TB) is a common late manifestation of an earlier symptomatic or asymptomatic pulmonary TB infection. A latency period ranging from 5 to 40 years between the time of the initial infection and the expression of urogenital TB frequently occurs. As one of the most common sites of involvement of extrapulmonary TB, urogenital TB accounts(More)
Direct hemoperfusion using polymyxin B-immobilized fiber (PMX-DHP) is an established treatment method for septic shock caused by Gram-negative infections. Here we report one instance in which PMX-DHP therapy has been used successfully in a patient with septic shock from urosepsis. After antibiotic therapy, direct hemoperfusion using polymyxin B helped in(More)
A 71-year-old male with a long history of diabetes and hypertension was admitted with mild azotemia and recurrent hyponatremia. He was diagnosed with a pituitary gland cystic tumor. On careful evaluation, his hyponatremia was found to be due to cerebral salt wasting. The patient made a full recovery following treatment for cerebral salt wasting.
Acute pancreatitis as a cause of thrombotic microangiopathy is very rare. We report a case of 40-year-old woman with idiopathic recurrent pancreatitis, who presented with acute pancreatitis complicated by thrombotic microangiopathy. Although thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura/hemolytic uremic syndrome (TTP/HUS) has been reported as causing acute(More)
Almost all kidney transplant recipients with diabetes mellitus will eventually develop recurrence of diabetic nephropathy in their allograft. Despite this high incidence, there are very few reported cases of diabetic nephropathy of diffuse type, and the nodular sclerosis form is uncommon. Recurrence of diabetic nephropathy of nodular glomerulosclerosis type(More)
INTRODUCTION Polyomavirus associated nephropathy (PVAN) is being recognised as an important cause of renal transplant dysfunction. It is a difficult diagnosis to make and requires a high index of suspicion. Here we describe an unusually late presentation of PVAN that responded favourably to reduction of immunosuppression. CASE REPORT A 52 year-old male(More)
We describe a 42-year-old male patient who presented with high grade fever associated with acute renal failure requiring hemodialysis. Renal biopsy revealed that he had focal proliferative glomerulonephritis on light microscopy, dominant mesangial deposition of C1q by immunofluorescent staining, and electron dense deposits on electron microscopy, with no(More)
Kidney failure is the principal cause of death in scleroderma and accounts for at least 50% of deaths in this disease. Management of scleroderma-related end-stage renal disease requires some form of renal replacement therapy. Survival up to 18 months has been reported in one patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis. Surviving for more than 1(More)
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