Vanamala Anand Alwar

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OBJECTIVES The study was undertaken to correlate the blood groups and clinical presentations in malaria patients and to understand the differential host susceptibility in malaria. METHODS From October 2007 to September 2008, malaria positive patients' samples were evaluated in this study. Hemoglobin, total leukocyte count, and platelet count of each(More)
BACKGROUND Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) results from red cell destruction due to circulating autoantibodies against red cell membrane antigens. They are classified etiologically into primary and secondary AIHAs. A positive direct antiglobulin test (DAT) is the hallmark of diagnosis for AIHA. METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred and seventy-five AIHA(More)
A 62-year-old man presented with rapidly growing tumour in the right parotid region with associated pain and facial nerve palsy. Based on the fine needle aspiration cytology report of high-grade mucoepidermoid carcinoma, parotidectomy was performed which showed features of salivary duct carcinoma. The smears were reviewed to identify the potential pitfalls(More)
A spherical harmonic lunar gravity field of degree and orcler 60 has been developed using two-way and three-way Doppler ciata from the 1,unar Orbiter 1, 11, 111, IV, and V missions. The l,unar Orbiter missions provic]cd data in 1967 ant] 1968 in high inclination orbits (IV and V) and in near equatorial orbits (1, II, and 111), " l-his data set provides(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the efficacy of a peripheral smear examination as a screening tool for β-thalassemia trait. MATERIALS AND METHODS 17 623 Leishman-stained peripheral smears were evaluated during the period from July 2006 to September 2007. The following parameters were studied: hemoglobin, red blood cell count, mean corpuscular volume, mean corpuscular(More)
A positive direct Coombs test (DCT) is the hallmark of diagnosis of immune hemolytic anemias. The reagent used for the test is the Antihuman globulin (AHG), which may be either 'Polyspecific' or 'Monospecific'. The advent of the Gel card systems has made the procedure and interpretation of DCT simpler. Aim of this study is to evaluate three of the various(More)
Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA), is one of the causes of extra vascular hemolysis. It is seen in settings with pathologically altered small blood vessels. Disseminated carcinomas may rarely present as MAHA. A case of a 28 year old female with carcinoma stomach, who presented with MAHA as a first manifestation is reported. Acute onset of MAHA, may(More)
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