Shailpreet Kaur Sidhu

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Here we report a case of a 55-year-old Indian male presenting with multiple subcutaneous cysts, which developed from painful nodules at the dorsal right wrist joint. Subsequently a painful nodule appeared on the left knee joint. Cytological examination of the knee swelling revealed a suppurative inflammatory lesion consisting of neutrophils, lymphocytes,(More)
INTRODUCTION Bloodstream infections due to Candida species are becoming a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. The spectrum of candidemia has changed with the emergence of non-albicans Candida species, especially among critically ill patients. METHODOLOGY In a retrospective study (July 2009 to December 2009) on candidemia,(More)
OBJECTIVE To detect and evaluate the various methods for metallo- β -lactamases (MBL) production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa) and Acinetobacter species. METHODS A total of 109 P. aeruginosa and 85 Acinetobacter species were screened for imipenem resistance by Kirby-Bauer disc diffusion methods. Detection of MBL production was done by(More)
Fusarium infections are important problem worldwide, cause a broad spectrum of infections in human including superficial infections as well as locally invasive and disseminated infections. We report a rare case of perinephric abscess caused by Fusarium chlamydosporum in a child who had a recent episode of pyelonephritis. This case illustrates the ever(More)
BACKGROUND Acute viral hepatitis (AVH) caused by enterically transmitted hepatitis A virus (HAV) and hepatitis E virus (HEV) poses a major health problem in developing countries such as India. Despite improving sanitation, heath awareness, and socioeconomic conditions, these infections continue to occur both in sporadic as well as in epidemic forms in(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Coagulase negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) is frequently isolated from blood cultures but their significance is difficult to interpret. CoNS bacteria which are often previously dismissed as culture contaminants are attracting greater importance as true pathogens in the past decades. Clinical evaluation of these isolates suggests that(More)
Salmonella are most commonly associated with gastroenteritis and enteric fever in humans. Occasionally, dissemination of bacilli throughout the body results in establishment of localized foci of persistent infection especially in patients with debilitating diseases and immunosuppressive states. Infection at various aberrant sites due to Salmonella has been(More)
INTRODUCTION Safe water is a precondition for health and development and is a basic human right, yet it is still denied to hundreds of millions of people throughout the developing world. Water-related diseases caused by insufficient safe water supplies, coupled with poor sanitation and hygiene, cause 3.4 million deaths a year, mostly in children. (More)
INTRODUCTION There is a paucity of published data on epidemiology of the viral infections in Punjab, India. The Viral Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) located at Government Medical College (GMC), Amritsar conducts the initial diagnosis of common viruses circulating in the region. AIM To report the seroprevalence of various viral diseases in(More)
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