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BACKGROUND The evaluation of toxoplasma chorioretinitis is of utmost importance in the early diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of visual problems that can otherwise lead to permanent blindness. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of toxoplasma chorioretinitis among primary school students in Tehran. MATERIAL/METHODS This(More)
Lysozyme activity was assayed in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 32 tuberculous meningitis (TBM), 17 bacterial meningitis, 10 partially treated bacterial meningitis, 18 encephalitis and 18 control subjects. The mean CSF lysozyme activity was significantly raised (p < 0.001) in TBM patients compared with other study groups. A cut-off CSF lysozyme level of >(More)
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity was measured in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 27 subjects suffering from tuberculous meningitis (TBM), 19 from bacterial meningitis, 10 from encephalitis, and 10 control subjects. The mean CSF ADA level was significantly raised (P < 0.001) in TBM patients as compared to other study groups. A cut-off CSF ADA level of > 5(More)
The objective of this 3-year (1988-1990) retrospective study was to report the experience with neonatal meningitis at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Mount Hope Women's Hospital, Trinidad, West Indies. Neonates were included in the study if organisms were cultured from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and/or if there was a pleocytosis (> or = 100/mm3) in the(More)
Cell-mediated immunity (CMI) was evaluated in 40 children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and 20 healthy controls. The significantly decreased response to purified protein derivative (PPD)(P < 0.001), absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) (P < 0.02), T-lymphocytes percentage (P < 0.001) and elevated serum adenosine daminase (ADA) activity (P < 0.001) were(More)
Lysozyme level was measured in the fluid and serum of 42 tuberculous (25 pleural, 11 ascites and 6 pericardial) and 29 non-tuberculous (5 malignant, 9 empyema thoracis, 10 transudative ascites and 5 pyopericardium) effusions. The mean fluid lysozyme level was significantly raised in tuberculous pleural, ascites, and pericardial effusions in comparison to(More)
Serum adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity and lysozyme levels were measured in 51 patients with tuberculosis (21 pulmonary, 15 miliary, 11 neurotuberculoma and four abdominal plus osteoarticular) and 20 healthy controls. The mean serum ADA activity and lysozyme levels were significantly raised in children with different forms of tuberculosis in comparison(More)
Adenosine deaminase (ADA) activity measurement and C-reactive protein (C-RP) detection were done in CSF of 27 tuberculous meningitis (TBM) and 8 patients of partially treated bacterial meningitis, apart from routine biochemical tests. Both the groups had comparable CSF cell count, protein and sugar concentrations. The mean CSF ADA activity was significantly(More)
Serum immunoglobulin (IgG, IgA and IgM) levels were measured in 40 children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and 20 healthy controls. Significantly decreased IgG (P < 0.001), normal IgA and increased IgM (P < 0.05), averaging 92 per cent, 99 per cent and 104 per cent of normal mean, respectively, were observed in active nephrotic syndrome (ANS). The mean(More)