S. D. Kamaladasa

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BACKGROUND In a modern hospital built recently in Sri Lanka the staff members on night shifts and some patients in the open wards were known to be affected by an acute vesicating dermatitis. The study was carried out to identify the cause of the dermatitis and recommend preventive measures. METHODS Members of the hospital staff and patients who developed(More)
BACKGROUND In Sri Lanka, varicella zoster virus (VZV) is typically acquired during adulthood with significant associated disease morbidity and mortality. T cells are believed to be important in the control of VZV replication and in the prevention of reactivation. The relationship between viral load, disease severity and cellular immune responses in primary(More)
BACKGROUND Colonization of the skin of patients with atopic dermatitis (AD) by Staphylococcus aureus (SA) is associated with more severe disease. AIM To determine the association of SA colonization patterns and densities in lesional and nonlesional skin in patients with varying severities of AD, and to determine the antibiotic sensitivity patterns of SA(More)
The hypereosinophilic syndrome is a group of diseases characterised by persistent blood eosinophilia, defined as more than 1500 cells per micro liter [1], with end-organ involvement and no recognised secondary causes such as skin diseases, parasitic infection or allergy (Table). The sustained overproduction of eosinophils causes eosinophilic infiltration(More)
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