Suganthi Soundararajan

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BACKGROUND Chronic urticaria is a common skin disorder, which causes considerable morbidity. In approximately 40% of cases, patients have an autoimmune disorder in which functional antibodies cause degranulation of mast cells and basophils, and C5a complement augments this in varying amounts from patient to patient. Since the calcineurin inhibitor(More)
Methamphetamine abuse has increased rapidly in the United States over the last few years. Besides socioeconomic hardships acquired from using the drug, there are several adverse medical outcomes. Although there have been many reports of cardiovascular and central nervous system toxicities, there are few case reports of bowel ischemia induced by the drug. We(More)
Squamous cell carcinoma is a well-known and prevalent form of skin cancer. Although commonly associated with areas of increased sun exposure, squamous cell carcinoma can also localize to the foot. Immunocompromised patients are also at an increased risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma, in comparison to individuals with a fully intact immune system.(More)
Urethral duplications are rare anomalies. We present a 3-year-old continent boy passing urine since birth per anus while voiding from penis. Micturating cystourethrogram, retrograde urethrogram and cystoscopy revealed a Y connection between the posterior urethra and anal canal. The accessory channel was excised by a perineal approach. Histopathology(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe cases of HPV testing by DNA in situ hybridization performed on atypical cervicovaginal samples collected by a liquidsed method that were negative for HPV DNA on cytology but revealed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia on follow-up biopsies. STUDY DESIGN Three hundred ninety-five consecutive SurePath atypical squamous cells of(More)
Cytogenetic analysis of a case of metastatic granulosa cell tumor recurring 21 years after oophorectomy revealed monosomy 22. This anomaly, typical of granulosa cell tumor, coupled with the pathologic and immunophenotypic findings assisted in establishing the proper diagnosis of this lesion in the absence of the original histopathologic slides.
Surgery is the only chance for cure in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. In unresectable, locally advanced pancreatic cancer (LAPC), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) suggests chemotherapy and consideration for radiation in cases of unresectable LAPC. Here we present a rare case of unresectable LAPC with a complete histopathological response(More)
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