Ritesh Aggarwal

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Idiopathic pulmonary haemosiderosis (IPH) is characterized by a triad of recurrent episodes of alveolar haemorrhage, haemoptysis and iron deficiency anaemia. The combination of IPH and coeliac disease (CD) is extremely rare though both diseases may have a common pathogenetic link. As illustrated by our case CD should be specifically looked for in patients(More)
BACKGROUND Infection-related acute kidney injury (AKI) is an important preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in the tropical region. The prevalence and outcome of kidney involvement, especially AKI, in scrub typhus is not known. We investigated all patients with undiagnosed fever and multisystem involvement for scrub typhus and present the pattern of(More)
Address: 1Assistant Professor, Department of Cytopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, INDIA, 2Senior Resident, Department of Radiodiagnosis, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, INDIA, 3Additional Professor, Department of Cytopathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education(More)
A clear differentiation between pneumonia due to Pneumocystis jirovecii and "colonisation" is required for optimal case management. A quantification of fungal burden using major surface glycoprotein (MSG) gene-based real-time PCR was undertaken for the same. Lower respiratory tract samples collected from 104 patients of clinically suspected Pneumocystis(More)
Invasive aspergillosis is an emerging infection mainly affecting immunocompromised patients. Aspergillus endocarditis remains a rare infection and usually occurs following cardiac surgery for prosthetic valves. This is an uncommon case of a 60-year-old asthmatic male who developed allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis during the course of his illness, and(More)
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