Sekh Afrar Alam

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In a study of 134 children under 12 years of age suffering from diarrhoea, candida was responsible either directly or indirectly in 23 (17.1%) cases. Mixed incidence of candida and shigella were found in 2 (1.7%) cases. Candida species were isolated in 78(58.2%) specimens. Shigella and salmonella were recovered from 10(7.4%) children suffering from(More)
OBJECTIVE Decision making in cases of acute appendicitis poses a clinical challenge specially in developing countries where advanced radiological investigations do not appear cost effective and so clinical parameters remain the mainstay of diagnosis. The aim of our study was to devise a scoring system from our local database and test its accuracy in the(More)
BACKGROUND Lithium, which is frequently used in the treatment of mood disorder, can lead to various types of thyroid dysfunctions. Although clinical examination and biochemical assessment are fundamental to any thyroid work-up of lithium-treated patients, assessment findings vary widely depending on the investigator. Ultrasonographic measurement of thyroid(More)
One hundred and thirty one stray dogs were captured from Dhaka City. Anti-mortem as well post-mortem examination of the dogs for rabies were conducted. Microscopic studies and biological tests were carried-out with dog's brain for the detection of rabies virus. One dog was found to have rabies virus in its brain. The stray dogs under Dhaka Municipal(More)
Specimens of swabs from corneal ulcers from forty-nine patients were studied to isolate and identify fungus. Direct microscopy revealed the presence of fungal elements in eight (16.32 per cent) cases, whereas culture yielded growth of fungus in eleven (22.44 per cent) cases. Aspergillus species was isolated in eight of the eleven cases.
One hundred and thirteen fruit eating and insectivorous bats were captured from different parts of Bangladesh. Antemortem and post mortem examinations of the bats for rabies were conducted. Microscopic studies and biological tests were carried-out with bat's brain for the detection of rabies virus. The results were negative. It may therefore, be concluded(More)
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