Valliappan Muthu

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The incidence of renal calculi has been evaluated to be 25% in urogenital tuberculosis patients. The stone could be caused due to the host, the pathogenic organism, or possibly by the treatment. Studies were carried out to find out the efficacy of vitamin E supplementation in reducing the risk of stone formation in renal tuberculosis patients. The study(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies have shown that urogenital tuberculosis (GuTb) patients treated or untreated with regular anti-Tb regimen excrete comparatively high levels of urinary stone forming constituents than normal subjects. Enhanced oxidative stress is also considered as a prime factor that accelerates urolithiasis. The present study was aimed to(More)
BACKGROUND Free radical induced renal damage leads to crystal retention and formation of large stones. However, the scenario behind uric acid (UA) stone formation is still a mystery, as uric acid, a risk factor of stone formation, seems to be a potent antioxidant that can protect cells from damage by reactive oxygen species. This study was intended to(More)
Aspergillus fumigatus is a ubiquitous fungus responsible for a variety of pulmonary diseases, ranging from infection of a pre-existing cavity as in aspergilloma to highly invasive disease in immunocompromised hosts. Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) is a hypersensitivity response mounted against antigens of A. fumigatus manifesting as poorly(More)
S3 1. When should a diagnosis of asthma be considered? • A clinical diagnosis of asthma should be suspected in the presence of recurrent/episodic wheezing, breathlessness, cough, and/or chest tightness with no alternative explanation for these symptoms. (1A) • None of the symptoms and signs are specific for asthma. (UPP) • Absence of signs and symptoms at(More)
Pulmonary gangrene is a life-threatening condition, which represents the fulminant end of the infectious lung diseases usually caused by polymicrobial infection. Aerobic and anaerobic bacteria act synergistically to produce massive tissue necrosis which might be augmented by the angioinvasive nature of fungi like Mucor. We report a successfully treated case(More)