Srikant Nema

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During the period April 1992 to September 1994 a total of 2288 patients of pulmonary tuberculosis were treated at our centre. M. tuberculosis could be isolated from the sputa of 1037 patients (45.3%). All the isolates were subjected to indirect susceptibility testing using drug incorporated Lowenstein-Jensen medium slants. A total of 142 (13.7%) patients(More)
Blood groups in 104 cases of HIV infection and 300 normal persons were determined. A relatively increased incidence of HIV infection was observed in persons with blood group O and relativey lower incidence in blood group B. Incidence of HIV infection was also low in Rh negative subjects. These results suggest a possible relationship between the incidence of(More)
BACKGROUND A variety of renal lesions have been reported in HIV positive patients from western world however there is paucity of Indian data. METHODS Over a four year period, all hospitalised HIV positive patients were screened for renal involvement. Screening was done with urinalysis. Those with abnormality in urine examination underwent further(More)
We report an unusual case of Whipple's disease diagnosed with help from the patient himself. The patient presented with rash resembling dermatitis herpetiformis, constipation, and intermittent diarrhea. A suspicion of celiac disease led to duodenal biopsy, which showed features of Whipple's disease on histology and electron microscopy.
We report a fatal case of disseminated strongyloidiasis masquerading clinically as stage IV caecal malignancy diagnosed at post mortem by needle necropsy. The parasite was seen in the smears from CSF, pleural fluid, ascitic fluid, splenic aspirate, lung aspirate and aspirates from caecal area. Enteric organisms like Group D streptococci and candida sp were(More)
Prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis C virus (anti-HCV antibody) was ascertained in different subsets of hospitalized patients. Anti-HCV antibody testing was done using a third generation test The anti-HCV positivity in the sera of 308 tuberculosis patients, who had been given streptomycin, was 12.3 per cent It was 7.1 percent among 84 cardiac patients(More)