Sriram Pothapregada

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES The indications for platelet transfusion in dengue fever are clearly defined in World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines (2011) for dengue fever, but physicians face practical difficulty in its implementation in an epidemic setting. On one hand there is an intense social pressure created by the panic-struck parents to transfuse(More)
So-called ‘Saharanpur encephalitis,’ with high case fatality, used to occur annually, post-monsoon, in Western districts of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Over 2 decades, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) staff failed to diagnose it. A team of volunteer investigators (T Jacob John, virologist; VM Vashishtha,(More)
INTRODUCTION Dengue fever is a major public health problem worldwide. The 2011 revised World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines have emphasized on early diagnosis and intervention to reduce the case fatality rate due to dengue fever. Rapid diagnostic tests like NS1 antigen assays have improved the detection of cases in early clinical phase of illness but(More)
Traditional or cultural practices are time honored rituals and beliefs which are prevalent in the community and they may pertain to a wide range of activities. A charm is defined as something worn about the person to ward off evil or ensure good fortune. Commonest purpose for use of a charm is for general wellbeing, and is found to be higher among people(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate and analyze the clinical and laboratory parameters that were predictive of the development of shock in children with dengue fever. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Retrospective study carried out from August 2012 to July 2014 at a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry. RESULTS Two hundred and fifty-four children were admitted with dengue fever(More)
OBJECTIVES To study the role of ultrasound in children with dengue fever and determine its role in predicting the severity of the disease. METHODS This was a retrospective hospital based study conducted from 1(st) August 2012 to January 31(st) 2015 at a tertiary care hospital in Puducherry. RESULTS Two hundred and fifty four children were admitted with(More)