Sourav K. Samanta

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To note the effect of temperature on survival, growth and fecundity, newly hatched (zero day old) snails Indoplanorbis exustus were cultured at 10 degrees, 15 degrees, 20 degrees, 25 degrees, 30 degrees and 35 degrees C constant temperatures and room temperature (17.5 degrees-32.5 degrees C). Individuals exposed to 10 degrees C died within 3 days while(More)
Stereospermum suaveolens (Roxb.) DC. is used in various Ayurvedic formulations to treat variety of disorders including inflammations, asthma, blood disorders, fevers, liver disorders etc. Quantification of the bioactive compound in S. suaveolens root extract (SSRE) was determined through RP-HPLC, in order to standardize the plant material with optimal(More)
Proper MDT soon after detection of leprosy and anti-reaction measures with newer steroids, regular supervision and monitoring of those released from treatment (RFT) reduce the incidence of ocular leprosy to a remarkable extent. Today, most eye complications are because of normal ageing process or of other phenomena in normal healthy population. Cataract and(More)
INTRODUCTION Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is one of the most common causes of small vessel vasculitis in children, but sometimes may have an atypical presentation. OBJECTIVE To report an unusual case of transient cortical blindness in a patient with Henoch-Schonlein purpura. CASE A 3-year-old female child was brought with the complaint of diffuse(More)
INTRODUCTION Hooch blindness following consumption of adulterated alcohol has been known for centuries. OBJECTIVE To study cases of mass alcohol intoxication followed by Hooch blindness in eastern India. MATERIALS AND METHODS Ten patients of toxic amblyopia collected from a community mass intoxication following consumption of adulterated alcohol were(More)
Management and rehabilitation of leprosy patients needs information aoout the social acceptance and its association with physical and psychological problems of the affected person. Ninety three leprosy patients (72 male and 21 female) were selected from outpatient department of the hospitals/clinics and their demographic and clinical informations were(More)
BACKGROUND A case report of a successful recovery from paraplegia and cortical blindness following anti-venom injection for a snake bite by a common krait is reported here. CASE A 14-year old male patient was bitten by a common krait. On admission to a tertiary level hospital, he was started with antivenom serum. But the patient developed sudden(More)
L eprosy is endemic in West Bengal, particularly in the five districts of Burdwan division in the southern part of the State. The endemicity rate of the disease in the districts of Bankura, Midnapore, Purulia, Birbhum and Burdwan under this division varies from 10 to 12 per thousand of the population (the total population of this division is around 30(More)
BACKGROUND ITP can give rise to bleeding episodes in different parts of the body including the central nervous system with various systemic manifestations. CASE An eight-year old female child, diagnosed as a case of chronic ITP for last two years, developed intense headache and vomiting for a few days before admission. This was associated with right sided(More)
Iodine nutritional status of 128 lactating mothers and their breast-fed infants (1–3 months) from iodine-replete villages during post-salt iodization period was evaluated. Mothers’ urine, blood, and breast milk (BM) and infants’ urine and blood were collected and analyzed for iodine and serum FT4 and TSH estimation. Mothers’ and infants’ age, parity,(More)
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