Swati Subodh

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A total of 62,475 children <5 years old from a defined population of approximately 500,000 children and adults from slums in New Delhi, India, were assessed for 1 year by means of passive surveillance, to identify children who were hospitalized for diarrhea. The incidence of severe rotavirus diarrhea was estimated, and the G and P types of the infecting(More)
BACKGROUND Rotaviral antigen and RNA have recently been identified in the serum of patients with rotaviral gastroenteritis, but the roles they play in disease remains undetermined. METHODS Rotaviral antigen and RNA were quantified by enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay and by quantitative reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction in stool and serum(More)
Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) causes Johne's disease (JD or paratuberculosis) in animals and has also been implicated in Crohn's disease of humans. It has been shown that MAP is endemic in animal population of India. Understanding of heterogeneity among MAP strains is important both for diagnosis and design control measures.(More)
Effective control of paratuberculosis and investigations of potential link to Crohn's disease have been hampered by the lack of effective assays for easy and accurate diagnosis of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (Map). Map is extremely fastidious and depends on iron chelator (Mycobactin). Map strains from humans and sheep are very difficult(More)
We sequenced VP3 gene of four rotavirus strains and examined the diversity of VP3 and its other genetic characteristics in a total of 22 Group A rotaviruses. The 22 rotavirus strains were derived from six different host species (human, avian, bovine, equine, simian and porcine). Comparison of the partial VP3 peptide sequences (aa 141–294) showed identities(More)
AIMS The aim of this study was to investigate the genomic mutations in the circulating Hepatitis B virus strains causing infection in the Indian population. Further, we wanted to analyze the biological significance of these mutations in HBV mediated disease. METHODS 222 HBsAg positive patients were enrolled in the study. The genotype and mutation profile(More)
In the present study, two methods of DNA isolation-routine, traditional and standard DNA isolation protocol for Mycobacteria (Method 1) and a new non-chemicals and non-enzymes (physical) method (Method 2) of DNA recovery have been compared and evaluated in IS900 PCR for the specific detection of pathogen. Using the new Method 2, DNA has been recovered from(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Crohn's disease (CD) and intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) are both chronic granulomatous conditions with similar phenotypic presentations. Hence, there is need for a biomarker to differentiate between both these two diseases. This study aimed at genome-wide gene expression analysis of colonic biopsies from confirmed cases of ITB and CD in(More)
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are associated with clinical morbidity and, in severe cases, even mortality. Globally billions of dollars are spent on managing these ADRs for common and uncommon diseases. The developing world suffers from a high burden of tuberculosis, which requires 6-8 months of multi-drug treatment. In spite of most cases being treatable(More)
UNLABELLED Accurate identification and characterization of infectious agent and its subtype is essential for efficient treatment of infectious diseases on a target population of patients. Comparative biology of microbial populations in vitro and in vivo can identify signatures that may be used to develop and improve diagnostic procedures. Here we report(More)
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