Shaila C Puranik

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OBJECTIVE To analyse the factors associated with increased mortality among Indian Children with H1N1. METHODS Data were abstracted from available hospital records of children less than 12 y of age, who were admitted to Sassoon General Hospital in Pune, India, with confirmed pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza infection from August 2009 through January 2010.(More)
HYPOTHESIS Analysis of salivary gland lesions by FNAC and correlation with histopathology. To evaluate utility of FNAC in salivary gland lesions.Back ground: Salivary gland lesions form about 2-6.5% of all head and neck neoplasms in adults. They are easily accessible for FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology) and risks of fistula formation or tumour(More)
India reported its first case of H1N1 in July 2009 in Pune and since then, the number of reported cases and deaths exploded in India. Since very little data is available about histopathological findings in patients of H1N1 fatal cases in India, a retrospective chart analysis of necropsy findings of 15 cases of 2009 H1N1 fatal cases was performed. Common(More)
There is a growing concern over the potential accumulation of trace element concentration in groundwater of coastal aquifer owing seawater encroachment in the last several decades. A total of 29 groundwater samples collected from Pesarlanka Island, Krishna delta, Andhra Pradesh, India were analyzed for 13 trace elements (B, V, Mn, Fe, Ni, Co, Cu, Zn, As,(More)
Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) of 32 HIV-positive cases presenting with lymphadenopathy was performed to evaluate its role in this group of patients. For each case air-dried smears were stained with Leishman, hematoxylin and eosin, and Zeihl-Neelsen stains for acid fast bacilli (AFB). The results were tuberculous (TB) lymphadenopathy (15), reactive(More)
OBJECTIVES Most human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients develop various skin diseases. These skin manifestations not only act as markers but also reflect the patient's underlying immune status. Investigating CD4 counts is costly and not always possible. Thus, the potential value to be gained by using skin manifestations as predictors of low CD4(More)
This is a case report of a mesenchymal tumor of uterus in a 60 year female initially interpreted as myxoid leiomyosarcoma. Immunohistochemical studies were negative for smooth muscle actin, desmin and p53 but positive for S-100 protein. The tumor was therefore reclassified as a low grade malignant mesenchymal tumor of neural origin.
A variety of salivary gland tumours histologically show the presence of clear cells. Clear cell adenocarcinoma of salivary glands (CCASG) is a distinct clinico-pathologic entity arising in the minor salivary glands of mainly the oral cavity in elderly women and having a low grade malignant potential. A case occurring in the maxillary sinus and extending to(More)
Entomopthoromycosis is a rare subcutaneous infection and manifests in two clinically distinct forms. Subcutaneous zygomycosis which manifests as a painless nodule on the trunk or the extremities and rhinofacial zygomycosis which is a locally progressive infection of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses and soft tissues of the face. Neither of these two forms(More)
Primary thyroid lymphomas (PTLs) are rare neoplasms which in the past have been classified by various schemes. Clinicopathological findings of two cases which were diagnosed in the past one year in our institute are presented using the Revised European and American classification (REAL) for lymphomas. Both cases presented as enlarging neck masses in elderly(More)