Vanitha Sagar

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AIM To monitor molecular heterogeneity among the clinical isolates of group A Streptococcus (GAS) from north India by Vir and emm typing. METHODS AND RESULTS GAS isolates, 31 from pharyngitis and nine from rheumatic fever (RF)/rheumatic heart disease (RHD) patients were differentiated into 16 Vir types (VT). These isolates were further discriminated into(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Group A streptococcus (GAS) causes a wide array of human diseases. Epidemiological picture of streptococcal infection in India is not complete. Hence, disease burden due to GAS in 5-15 yr old school children in northern India was studied and emm typing of GAS isolates was carried out to help in designing prevention strategies. (More)
To justify development of a vaccine against Streptococcus pyogenes [Group A Streptococcus (GAS)], the burden of streptococcal diseases needs to be estimated. There are several reports on the occurrence of GAS infection in India but information on the incidence of pharyngitis and impetigo is still limited1-4. Hence, incidence of GAS pharyngitis and impetigo(More)
Aim: Litsea glutinosa (L.) a medicinal plant is popularly used as herbal remedy for various ailments. But the scientific basis for its medicinal use especially in pain and inflammation remains unknown. Therefore, the present study was designed to evaluate analgesic potential of the ethanolic extract of the bark of the plant. Approach: The analgesic activity(More)
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