Vidya Arjunwadkar

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Leptospirosis is a disease with protean manifestations. The present study was conducted in Pune to examine the possibility of leptospiral infection among a group of patients with fever of undetermined origin and to identify the common infecting serovars. Serological evidence of leptospirosis was found in 22 of the 118 (18.6%) patients with the help of(More)
An outbreak of leptospirosis occurred during the rainy season in the city of Mumbai, India. Out of 169 suspected cases, 74 (43.7%) were determined serologically positive by microagglutination test (MAT) carried out with a battery of eight pathogenic serovars, while 78 (46.1%) were shown positive for IgM antibodies to leptospira by enzyme-linked(More)
OBJECTIVES Leptospirosis has a wide range of clinical presentation and therefore, clinical suspicion of the infection is often difficult. The objective of this study is to find out the usefulness of the clinical and epidemiological criteria in the diagnosis of leptospirosis and its comparison with microagglutination test (MAT). METHODS A total of 118(More)
Genome sequence-based fluorescent amplified-fragment length polymorphism (FAFLP) analysis was investigated for fingerprinting and subtyping 42 multiple drug resistant (MDR) isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa from post-surgical endophthalmitis. The FAFLP profiles derived from EcoRI/MseI restricted fragments differentiated clinical isolates and were found to(More)
The study was conducted during a suspected epidemic of leptospirosis in Maharashtra. A total of 13 acute phase blood samples, collected at 5-6 days from the onset of symptoms, and 10 convalescent phase samples, colected at around 20 days from the onset of symptoms were obtained from 13 patients. Sera were separated and the samples were subjected to(More)
A total of 284 antiseptic solutions were studied to check for their sterility. The overall antiseptic contamination rate was 15.14%. 14.85% of freshly prepared antiseptics were contaminated. Here, the problem could be attributed to inadequate precautions while preparing the antiseptics. 15.3% of the in-use antiseptics were contaminated. This could be due to(More)
Introduction: A study of epidemiological profile of infections caused by Enterococci and their antibiotic resistance pattern with relation to high level aminoglycosides and multidrug resistance was carried out over a period of one year at a tertiary care teaching hospital. Methodology: The study comprised of 9522 routine clinical specimens of which 140(More)
This is a report of an outbreak of Salmonella worthington in neonates at Sassoon General Hospitals, Pune, which occurred during August and September 2000. A total of 148 blood, 4 CSF and 6 stool specimens were received from neonates admitted to the hospital. Salmonella worthington could be isolated from 17 clinical specimens [15 blood (10.8%), 1 CSF (25%)(More)
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