Sistla Sujatha

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE The production of carbapenemases is an important mechanism responsible for the carbapenem resistance. A simple and inexpensive testing method for screening of carbapenemase producers is essential. A prospective study was undertaken to detect metallo-beta-lactamases (MBLs) and AmpC beta-lactamases in nonfermentative Gram negative(More)
A total of 200 subjects were screened for carriage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at different sites using oxacillin blood agar and mannitol salt agar with oxacillin. Overall carriage rate was 8.5%, with the highest rate in inpatients (15.6%) while the lowest was seen in health care workers (1.8%). The commonest site of colonization(More)
Subcutaneous zygomycosis caused by Basidiobolus ranarum is endemic in South India. The present report is of an agricultural labourer who presented with a painless swelling of the left thigh. Culture of the affected tissue yielded B. ranarum. The swelling completely subsided with oral potassium iodide.
BACKGROUND The study was performed to identify the important bacterial pathogens responsible for wound infections secondary to snakebite and to determine their antimicrobial susceptibility. METHODOLOGY All cases of wound infection secondary to snakebite were included in this retrospective study. Infected tissues were surgically debrided and inoculated on(More)
Seroprevalence of Hepatitis C virus (HCV) among hospital based general population was determined using a third generation ELISA. The study population comprised of 661 individuals (including 36 health care workers) attending a tertiary care hospital in Pondicherry, south India. The overall seroprevalence was found to be 4.8% (95% confidence interval(More)
Cryptococcus neoformans has emerged as an important opportunistic fungal pathogen in immunocompromised individuals. The therapeutic options of C. neoformans an opportunistic fungal pathogen include flucytosine, amphotericin B, and azole agents. However in the present scenario, emergence of resistance has been reported, hence this study was undertaken to(More)