Shyam Maharaj

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BACKGROUND Current protocols for detection of circulating fibrocytes (CFs) in peripheral blood described in various pulmonary and nonpulmonary disorders involve complex and time consuming, non standardized techniques. OBJECTIVE Testing a method to rapidly detect and quantify CFs using whole blood lysis flow cytometry-based assay in patients with(More)
Significant pericardial effusions are an uncommon but very important disorder in childhood. In our patient, cross-sectional imaging demonstrated a massive pericardial effusion. The underlying etiology here was connective tissue disease causing recurrent pericardial effusion. An associated left-sided pleural effusion was noted. Clinicians must be aware of(More)
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