Sujatha Sivasankaran

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BACKGROUND Juvenile granulosa cell tumors (JGCT) are rare ovarian tumors that frequently present with precocious puberty. Presentation in infants less than a year of age is also rare. CASE We describe a 10-month-old infant who presented with both premature thelarche and adrenarche due to JGCT. Laboratory evaluation revealed classic elevation of estradiol(More)
An 18 year old boy presented with anaemia, congestive cardiac failure and a 'renal mass'. Preoperative and post-operative investigations demonstrated "reactive plasmacytosis" with antibodies directed against a non-functioning adrenal carcinoma. Existing literature on reactive plasmacytosis and anti-tumour antibodies is summarised.
Serum Tube Agglutination (STA) test was used as routine test to detect antibrucellar antibodies in diagnosis of brucella infection in sera (n = 75) and CSF (n = 14) from 78 patients with neurological (n = 60) and cardiological (n = 15) complaints in whom brucellosis was suspected, over a period of two and a half years from January, 1997 to July 1999. Seven(More)
During December 1987 to December 1990 the incidence of neural tube defects in the Asir region located in southwestern Saudi Arabia was 0.82/1000. These results were drawn from a survey conducted of all cases of neural tube defects referred to the main hospital at Abha City (Asir Central Hospital) (ACH). Anencephaly was seen in 0.43/1000 births, spina bifida(More)
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