Sathyavani Subbarao

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OBJECTIVE To determine the age related prevalence of Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) antibodies in India. SETTING This was a cross sectional multicentric study performed in 4 major cities of India: Calcutta (outpatients), Mumbai (outpatients), Lucknow (walk-in patients to a diagnostic laboratory, orphanage and factory workers) and Bangalore (outpatients and(More)
BACKGROUND Neonatal pemphigus is a rare, transient blistering condition due to transplacental transfer of maternal autoantibodies. CASE CHARACTERISTICS A male neonate born to a mother with oral pemphigus was noticed to have multiple lesions. OBSERVATION Multiple flaccid bullae were noticed on the face, scalp, trunk and extremities with clear fluid and(More)
INTRODUCTION Case fatality among in-patients with HIV-associated tuberculosis (HIV-TB) in Africa is high. We investigated the factors associated with mortality in a rural South African hospital. METHODS This was a prospective observational study of HIV-TB in-patients, with death by 8 weeks the endpoint. RESULTS Of 99 patients (median CD4 count 72(More)
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