Suganthi Martena

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OBJECTIVES In developing countries like India, the diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii infection is often made either by conventional staining or clinically. This study was planned to know the utility of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in diagnosing Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients, to compare(More)
The authors report a rare case of diarrhea caused by Moraxella osloensis in a pediatric child with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome/Acute Renal Failure (HUS/ARF). A 6-y-old boy was referred to the Pediatric Unit with a 3 d history of bloody diarrhea with mucus and fever and decreased urine output for 6 d. Microbiological investigations were done as per CLSI(More)
OBJECTIVES (i) To assess reduction in Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus species count in saliva sample after ten minutes of oil gum massage therapy (massage of gingival tissues) per day for three weeks with sesame oil, olive oil, and coconut oil in three different groups of subjects. (ii) To compare the efficacy between three different oils and the(More)
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