Subroto Chakrabartty

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We report on a 7-year-old girl with cerebral vivax malaria complicated by pancytopenia. The diagnosis of malaria was done by demonstration of trophozoites of Plasmodium vivax in the peripheral blood smear and confirmed by both a species-specific antigen detection technique and a sensitive polymerase chain reaction method. There was depression of all 3 blood(More)
This study aims to highlight the difficulties faced in the clinical diagnosis of Kawasaki Disease (KD) presenting beyond the first week. This is a retrospective study of 25 cases of which only 36% met the criteria for classical and 8% was incomplete KD. Majority (56%) did not meet the criteria for classical KD; at the same time they were not incomplete /(More)
We report on a 7-month-old infant with Kawasaki disease (KD) whose only manifestations were high-grade fever of 7 days duration, “non-toxic look” and “extreme irritability”, thereby not meeting the criteria for the classical or the atypical form of the disease. The diagnosis was confirmed by the demonstration of a solitary aneurysm in the proximal left(More)
Transient affliction of the cranial nerves may at times be either the presenting feature or complication of otherwise uncomplicated Kawasaki disease (KD) in infants and children. The present report describes a 6 year 9 month old boy with classical KD who developed right-sided oculomotor nerve palsy (manifested by ipsilateral ptosis and medial rectus palsy)(More)
We hereby report a 2-year-old boy who presented with a peculiar combination of hyperpigmented and hypopigmented skin lesions along the lines of Blaschko, sharply demarcated at the midline, both on the anterior and posterior trunk. Although combinations of hyperpigmented and hypopigmented skin lesions distributed along the lines of Blaschko have been(More)
It is has been known that the treatment with thyroxine in hypothyroid children results in normal physical growth, but mental development is less predictable. A comparative study of developmental milestones, anthropometry and intelligence quotient (IQ) in congenital hypothyroid children starting thyroxine therapy before and after 6 months of age was done.(More)