Sameer R. Melinkeri

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Sweet's syndrome or acute febrile neutrophilic dermatosis, characterized by fever, neutrophilia, and focal infiltration of the dermis was originally described after episodes of infection. It is also known to occur in acute myeloid leukemia. A patient with acute myeloid leukemia (AML M3) developed gingival hyperplasia and muscle swelling and tenderness after(More)
BACKGROUND Mucormycosis is an uncommon invasive fungal disease with high mortality and few treatment options. Isavuconazole is a triazole active in vitro and in animal models against moulds of the order Mucorales. We assessed the efficacy and safety of isavuconazole for treatment of mucormycosis and compared its efficacy with amphotericin B in a matched(More)
Between 2001 and 2009, 121 patients with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) underwent hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) using a conditioning protocol of fludarabine and cyclophosphamide at three Indian hospitals. Donors were HLA-identical sibling or family donors. Seventy-six patients were considered "high risk" as per criteria. The graft source(More)
T incidence of aplastic anaemia shows geographical variability. The incidence aplastic anemia varied from 1052.7% among patients with pancytopenia.1 The incidence of severe and moderate AA was reported in 33.33% and 57.14% of cases respectively in from northern districts of West Bengal.2 One of the centres in India reported that aplastic anaemia accounted(More)
Although various haematologic abnormalities are known to occur with tuberculosis, association of immune thrombocytopenia with tuberculosis is uncommon. We report a case of retroperitoneal lymph node tuberculosis who presented with ITP. A 76 year old female was admitted to our hospital with oral mucosal bleed and petechial lesions over extremities and(More)
Thymic hyperplasia can occur after cytotoxic therapy for various malignancies. The possible cause could be rebound enlargement after initial atrophy caused by these drugs. During the treatment of hematological malignancies this could be a cause of great concern. We report here a case of thymic hyperplasia after chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia.(More)
An Aberration in megakaryopoiesis and thrombopoiesis, 2 important processes that maintain hemostasis, leads to thrombocytopenia. Though platelet transfusions are used to treat this condition, blood banks frequently face a shortage of platelets. Therefore, methods to generate platelets on a large scale are strongly desirable. However, to generate(More)
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