Sachee R Agrawal

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PURPOSE The objective of the study was to perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing of rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) isolated from various clinically suspected cases of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, from January 2007 to April 2008, at a tertiary care centre in Mumbai. MATERIALS AND METHODS The specimens were processed for microscopy and culture(More)
BACKGROUND Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is the most powerful risk factor for the progression of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection to Tuberculosis (TB) disease. TB accelerates the progression of HIV infection to AIDS and shortens the survival of such patients. AIM To determine the seroprevalence of HIV infection among TB confirmed patients in a(More)
INTRODUCTION There have been various studies from India describing the acute presentation and the long-term sequalae of Chikungunya (CHIKV) infection. However, there are very few studies discussing the Chikungunya-Dengue (DENV) co-infection from Western India. The present project was undertaken to study the clinical features of Dengue and Chikungunya(More)
Methods Infants born to HIV positive mothers were tested according to NACO guidelines. Infants <6 months of age (n=136) were tested by DBS HIV-1 DNA PCR; DBS positive were confirmed by whole blood PCR. Infants 6 to 18 months (n=68) were tested by antibody test and if positive were confirmed by DBS HIV-1 DNA PCR. Detailed history including type of delivery,(More)
BACKGROUND Chikungunya fever (CHIK) is an arboviral disease. Dengue fever (DENG) and CHIK are indistinguishable clinically and need to be differentiated by laboratory investigations. PURPOSE This study aimed at estimating the seroprevalence of CHIK mono-infection and CHIK and DENG dual infection in suspected patients. We also analyzed the age, sex(More)
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