Richa Tandon

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the prevalence of and risk factors for abnormal anal cytology and human papillomavirus (HPV) infections in women who are human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive. STUDY DESIGN We conducted an observational single center study of 100 HIV-infected women with cervical and anal specimens that were obtained(More)
BACKGROUND The number of HIV-infected women giving birth in the United States is increasing. Research on pregnancy planning in HIV-infected women is limited. METHODS Between January 1 and December 30, 2012, pregnant women with a known HIV diagnosis before conception at 12 US urban medical centers completed a survey including the London Measure of(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to assess the incidence of, and risk factors for, abnormal anal cytology and anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) 2-3 in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected women. STUDY DESIGN This prospective study assessed 100 HIV-infected women with anal and cervical specimens for cytology and high-risk human(More)
We present the case of a 55-year-old-man with AIDS who had disseminated Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare (MAI) infection who was nonadherent to antiretroviral treatment and prophylaxis for opportunistic infections. The patient acquired HIV via intravenous drug sue; he had a CD4+ cell count of 4/microL (1%) and an HIV RNA level of 114,000 copies/mL at the(More)
BACKGROUND African tick bite fever (ATBF) is an emerging infection endemic to sub-Saharan Africa and increasingly noted in travelers to the region. CASE REPORT We present a case of ATBF in a 63-year-old man who presented with complaints of a rash and fever to the emergency department. WHY SHOULD AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BE AWARE OF THIS?: Rickettsial(More)
Cyanobacteria are one of the most ancient life forms present today. This phylum of organisms is capable of photosynthesis, and they depend on solar radiation for their survival. They are found under diverse climatic conditions where ultraviolet (UV) radiation can damage cellular machinery. In order to be protected from harmful radiation, many cyanobacteria(More)
Radaisia gomontiana Sauvageau has been studied for their morphology from the material collected from natural habitat and from cultures. The continuous collections of the organism from nature did not show any sign of baeocyte formation. However, in the seventeenth collection, after 2 months growth in a water body, it did reveal the formation of baeocytes(More)
A 26-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital with complaints of fever, headache, skin eruption, and arthralgias 2 weeks in duration. Symptoms began abruptly with chills and fever (temperature to 38.8ЊC). Three days later, an eruption appeared on the patient's hands and feet. The eruption consisted of erythematous to dusky purple papules of 1–2 mm in(More)
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