Shobha C Bijjargi

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BACKGROUND Early detection of tuberculosis is important for reducing its morbidity and mortality especially in the patients with non-productive cough. To overcome the cumbersome process involved in collection and processing of the sputum specimen, the time consumed for reporting of sputum by Ziehl Neelsen (ZN) method and to introduce a routine screening(More)
CONTEXT Identification of gender is of primary importance in forensic investigations when only fragment of skull remains. Mandible is a hard bone and exhibits a high degree of sexual dimorphism. Gender differences were observed in the height of mandible, gonial angle, bigonial breadth, bicondylar breadth, and position of mental foramen (MF). AIMS OF THE(More)
Introduction Ameloblastoma is an uncommon epithelial odontogenic neoplasm that is nonmineralized, locally aggressive and in most cases it is benign. Ameloblastoma accounts for approximately 10% of all tumors that originate in the maxilla and mandible. It often presents as a slow growing, painless swelling, causing expansion of the cortical bone, perforation(More)
BACKGROUND The host immune response to bacterial dental plaque determines periodontal disease susceptibility by increasing the secretion of inflammatory cytokines. The Epidermal Growth Factor family cytokines stimulate proliferation and keratinization of cells in dermis and oral epithelium. Epidermal Growth Factor family consists of Amphiregulin,(More)
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