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A study of 50 patients with tinea capitis revealed that it affects school children of low socioeconomic status. Clinical diagnosis of grey patch, black dot, seborrheic, kerion, and pustular inflammatory varieties was made. In all, 37 cultures were positive for dermatophytes, wherein most were Trichophyton violaceum. Some grew T. rubrum, T. mentagropytes,(More)
Mesangial matrix is a dynamic structure which modulates mesangial cell function. Since accumulation of matrix precedes the development of focal glomerulosclerosis, we studied the effect of different matrices on mesangial cell (MC) apoptosis. Suspended mesangial cells became apoptotic in a time dependent manner. Collagen type III did not modulate MC(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) is the mildest form in the spectrum of hepatic encephalopathy. This cross-sectional study was carried out to elucidate the role of bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine and delayed intestinal transit among patients with MHE. METHODS Two-hundred-thirty patients with cirrhosis were screened; 102(More)
Percutaneous balloon angioplasty (PTBA) is a universally accepted mode of therapy for stenotic coronary and peripheral arterial lesions. To establish the role of PTBA and stent placement in patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TA), these procedures were performed in 20 patients with TA. All patients received steroids, aspirin and ticlodipine (for stent(More)
The goals of our present study were to measure plasma homocysteine levels and determine their association with methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene polymorphisms (C677T and A1298C) in essential hypertensive subjects. Plasma total homocysteine and folic acid levels were measured in essential hypertensive patients (n = 153) before and after oral(More)
BACKGROUND In the West, urbanization has been accompanied by a rise in the rate of coronary heart disease. This trend has gone hand in hand with an increased consumption of processed, energy-dense food and dependence on machines for physical work. To examine whether a similar trend is underway in northern India, the prevalence of and risk factors for(More)
A total of 74 multitransfused (MT) children of beta thalassaemia major were analysed for prevalent viral markers transmitted through transfusion. A higher incidence of serological markers for Hepatitis B virus (HBV), cytomegalovirus (CMV) could be observed in the group of MT children compared to control group. There was a significant trend (chi 2 = 33.4; P(More)