Free living amoebae: Acanthamoeba species pose a great risk for human health
B KocazeybekIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(3):349-350 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: B Kocazeybek Source Type: research

Free living amoebae in water sources of critical units in a tertiary care hospital in India
Conclusion: The presence of these FLA in hospital water sources emphasises the urgent need of implementing effective preventive measures. Further studies are required to estimate the true prevalence of FLA in Indian hospitals by taking larger number of samples. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: S KhuranaM BiswalH KaurP MalhotraP AroraK MeghaN TanejaR Sehgal Source Type: research

Gonococcal antimicrobial resistance
S SoodIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(3):341-342 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: S Sood Source Type: research

Molecular epidemiology of methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus colonizing the anterior Nares of school children of Udupi Taluk: Erratum
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):337-337 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Source Type: research

Snippets
P DesikanIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):334-336 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: P Desikan Source Type: research

Uncommon causes of fungal sinusitis from Eastern India
R Ujjwayini, S DuttaIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):332-333 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: R UjjwayiniS Dutta Source Type: research

Seroprevalence of chlamydia trachomatis in infertile women in a tertiary care hospital: A pilot study
DG Mohan, AK BorthakurIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):331-332 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: DG MohanAK Borthakur Source Type: research

Isolation of Francisella tularensis from blood culture
SD Nirkhiwale, GS Gehlot, AK Bandi, AN JasaniIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):329-331 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: SD NirkhiwaleGS GehlotAK BandiAN Jasani Source Type: research

Cases of "Measles" in adult age group of St. John's Medical College Boy's Hostel, Bangalore, South India
DP Sinha, CG Raut, NJ Shaikh, H Jayaprakash, MJ Manjunatha, H HanumiahIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):328-329 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: DP SinhaCG RautNJ ShaikhH JayaprakashMJ ManjunathaH Hanumiah Source Type: research

Prevalence of inducible clindamycin resistance among Staphylococcal isolates in a tertiary care hospital in North India
S Tyagi, A OberoiIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):327-328 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: S TyagiA Oberoi Source Type: research

Clinical and demographic profile of patients reporting for Clostridium difficile infection in a tertiary care hospital
C Vaishnavi, M Singh, P Kapoor, R KochharIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):326-327 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: C VaishnaviM SinghP KapoorR Kochhar Source Type: research

Human ocular thelaziasis: A case report from Karnataka
SK Prabhakar, GS Vijaykumar, BS Mahesh, Shanthamallappa Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):324-325 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: SK PrabhakarGS VijaykumarBS MaheshShanthamallappa Source Type: research

An interesting case of pyelonephritis due to inactive and an atypical uropathogenic Escherichia coli
KA Chopdekar, A Singh, CA Chande, SG Joshi, AS ChowdharyIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):323-324 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: KA ChopdekarA SinghCA ChandeSG JoshiAS Chowdhary Source Type: research

Urban leptospirosis: A report of two cases
P Sarguna, M Raja Rao, S Sivakolundu, R Chaurasia, M Sritharan, K ShankarIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):321-323 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: P SargunaM Raja RaoS SivakolunduR ChaurasiaM SritharanK Shankar Source Type: research

Comparison of selective and enrichment media for isolation of vancomycin-resistant enterococci from rectal swab specimens
G Ongut, OK Ozyurt, BO Baysan, D Daglar, D Ogunc, D Inan, D Colak, YY Senol, F GunserenIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):320-321 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: G OngutOK OzyurtBO BaysanD DaglarD OguncD InanD ColakYY SenolF Gunseren Source Type: research

Biofilm formation by bacterial isolates from patients on indwelling medical devices
M Gogoi, A Sharma, NK HazarikaIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):319-320 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: M GogoiA SharmaNK Hazarika Source Type: research

Aspergillus infection in urinary tract post-ureteric stenting
P RaoIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):316-318Fungal infections of the urinary tract are usually encountered following prolonged antibiotic use, instrumentation and indwelling urinary catheters. These type of infections are mostly seen in immuno-compromised patients. Candida is the most common among the fungal infections of urinary tract followed by Aspergillus infection. Here is a case report of a 26 year old diabetic female who presented with abdominal pain, fever, nausea and vomiting. She had undergone double-J stenting 15-20 days back. The cause of the symptoms was not detected till the patient underwen...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: P Rao Source Type: research

A rare case of onychomycosis caused by Emericella quadrilineata (Aspergillus tetrazonus)
D Sharma, MR Capoor, V Ramesh, S Gupta, MR Shivaprakash, A ChakrabartiIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):314-316Onychomycosis is a common chronic nail disorder where dermatophytes are the predominant pathogens. However, non-dermatophytic moulds like Aspergillus can also be implicated as the causative agents. Herein, we report a rare case of onychomycosis due to Emericella quadrilineata ( Aspergillus tetrazonus) in an apparently immunocompetent host. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: D SharmaMR CapoorV RameshS GuptaMR ShivaprakashA Chakrabarti Source Type: research

Pyonephrosis due to Chryseobacterium gleum: A first case report
S Garg, SB Appannanavar, B Mohan, N TanejaIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):311-313Chryseobacterium spp are widely distributed in nature but data of their isolation from clinical samples is scanty. Here, we report the first case of AmpC producing C. gleum causing pyonephrosis in a patient having bilateral nephrolithiasis on double J (DJ) stent. The present isolate was resistant to vancomycin, erythromycin, clindamycin, carbapenems and ciprofloxacin and susceptible to tetracycline and minocycline. The patient was treated with tetracycline and recovered without the need for removal of the DJ stent. The enviro...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: S GargSB AppannanavarB MohanN Taneja Source Type: research

An unusual case of lung abscess caused by Acremonium species treated with itraconazole
We present a report of a 37-year-old female with lung abscess due to Acremonium species that responded to oral itraconazole. There was a marked clinical as well as radiological improvement in patient. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of lung abscess due to Acremonium species which was treated by oral itraconazole. This cost-effective treatment modality proved to be significant in improving symptoms as well as morbidity in this patient. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: MS QaziSS BowalekarVS WanjareA Shankar Source Type: research

Bordetella trematum bacteremia in an infant: A cause to look for
We report a case of a 7-month-old infant with fever, vomiting and abnormal body movements with bacteremia caused by this novel species. The infant responded to fluoroquinolone and macrolide combination therapy. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: R SaksenaV ManchandaM Mittal Source Type: research

Mycotic keratitis due to Engyodontium album: First case report from India
DC Thamke, DK Mendiratta, A Dhabarde, AK ShuklaIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):303-304Engyodontium album is a rare and an unusual human pathogen. It is a common inhabitant of waste and moist material and frequently isolated from substrates such as paper, jute, linen and painted walls. This fungus grew within 3 days on SDA with chloramphenicol from corneal scrapping of a 70-year-old male farmer with a history of trauma by unknown vegetative matter. The fungus can be confused with Tritirachium sp and Beauveria sp. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: DC ThamkeDK MendirattaA DhabardeAK Shukla Source Type: research

Ludwig's angina by Salmonella Typhi: A clinical dilemma
RK Mahajan, S Sharma, P Madan, N SharmaIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):300-302Salmonella Typhi has rarely been associated with focal abscesses; and in literature, there is no evidence of its association with abscesses in the neck spaces. Ability of Salmonella Typhi to invade and localise in the neck spaces not only poses a diagnostic challenge but also underscores the necessity to understand the mechanisms that facilitate Salmonella Typhi to establish infections at sites completely non-traditional to the organism. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: RK MahajanS SharmaP MadanN Sharma Source Type: research

Emergence of balamuthia mandrillaris meningoencephalitis in India
We report two cases of fatal chronic meningoencephalitis caused by Balamuthia mandrillaris in immunocompetent men. Diagnosis of amoebic meningoencephalitis was made ante-mortem in one case and postmortem in another by histopathological examination and confirmed by demonstration of B. mandrillaris deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) by polymerase chain reaction (PCR). (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: S KhuranaV HallurMK GoyalR SehgalBD Radotra Source Type: research

Small colony variants of Staphylococcus aureus: A clinical and laboratory challenge
MO AhmedIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):296-297 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: MO Ahmed Source Type: research

A cost-effective carbohydrate fermentation test for yeast using microtitre plate
A Kali, S Srirangaraj, PMV CharlesIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):293-295Carbohydrate fermentation test is a well-established technique for speciation of bacteria and fungi. However, long incubation period, cost and procedural complexity may limit its use. Here, we describe a simple modification of conventional carbohydrate fermentation technique using microtitre plate. Thirty-one yeast isolates were identified based on their fermentation property by microtitre plate method and results were compared with conventional method. The modified method had 85.7% sensitivity and 100% specificity. The average time ...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: A KaliS SrirangarajPMV Charles Source Type: research

A simple and rapid method for the quantitation of secreted hepatitis B virions in cell culture models
We report the development of an assay using a commercially available HBsAg-ELISA plate for immunocapture followed by real-time PCR for quantification of hepatitis B virions in cell cultures. This assay is rapid, highly sensitive (50 copies/reaction) and highly specific for virion-associated DNA. In addition, the assay requires only 20 μL of supernatant, allowing scaling down of transfections. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: J SamalM KandpalP Vivekanandan Source Type: research

Superbugs causing ventilator associated pneumonia in a tertiary care hospital and the return of pre-antibiotic era!
S Qureshi, C Agrawal, M Madan, A Pandey, H ChauhanIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):286-289The rise in super bugs causing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia (VAP) is a major cause of mortality and morbidity despite recent advances in management owing to the looming 'antibiotic apocalypse'. The aetiology and susceptibility pattern of the VAP isolates varies with patient population, type of intensive care unit (ICU) and is an urgent diagnostic challenge. The present study carried out for a period of one year in a tertiary care hospital, enrolled patients on mechanical ventilation (MV) for ≥48...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: S QureshiC AgrawalM MadanA PandeyH Chauhan Source Type: research

Frequency of extended spectrum β-lactamase producing urinary isolates of Gram-negative bacilli among patients seen in a multispecialty hospital in Vellore district, India
B Nandagopal, S Sankar, K Sagadevan, H Arumugam, MV Jesudason, K Aswathaman, A NairIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):282-285Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) producing strains of Coliform bacilli are on the rise and present a major threat especially in India. We assessed the frequency of ESBL producers among urinary isolates from patients presenting urinary tract infections. ESBL screening was done using Double Disk Synergy Test (DDST) and confirmed using E-test and Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). With E-test, 92.2% were positive for ESBL. In PCR, 100% strains were positive for any of the three gene ...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: B NandagopalS SankarK SagadevanH ArumugamMV JesudasonK AswathamanA Nair Source Type: research

Detection of mutations in mtrR gene in quinolone resistant strains of N.gonorrhoeae isolated from India
Conclusion: This is the first report from India on quinolone resistance mutations in MtrRCDE efflux system in N.gonorrhoeae. In conclusion, the high level of resistance to quinolone and single or multiple mutations in mtrR gene could limit the drug choices for gonorrhoea. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: SV KulkarniM BalaJ BhattacharyaA Risbud Source Type: research

Poor performance characteristics of conventional PCR in detection of respiratory syncytial virus-experience of a tertiary care centre in Southern India
G Nandhini, S Sujatha, N Jain, R Dhodapkar, T Kadhiravan, S KrishnamurthyIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):274-276Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a significant cause of contagious acute respiratory infections in children and older adults. Since there are contradictory reports regarding the efficacy of different methods to detect RSV, we evaluated the performance of the conventional PCR versus real-time PCR in 222 patients with acute respiratory infections (ARI) recruited between January 2012 and March 2013. Conventional PCR had a very poor sensitivity of 40% (95% CI: 19.2-63.9%) and failed to detect RS...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: G NandhiniS SujathaN JainR DhodapkarT KadhiravanS Krishnamurthy Source Type: research

Development of touch down-multiplex PCR for the diagnosis of toxoplasmosis
Conclusion: Multiplex PCR may provide a sensitive and specific tool for diagnosis of human toxoplasmosis. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: V HallurR SehgalS Khurana Source Type: research

Spoligotype patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolated from extra pulmonary tuberculosis patients in Puducherry, India
G Kandhakumari, S Stephen, S Sivakumar, S NarayananIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):267-270Purpose: Genotyping studies like spoligotyping are valuable tools in understanding the genetic diversity and epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Though there are reports of spoligotyping of M. tuberculosis isolates from pulmonary specimens from different parts of India, spoligotyping of extra pulmonary tuberculosis isolates are very few. Puducherry has not yet recorded spoligopatterns of M. tuberculosis from either pulmonary or extra pulmonary (EPTB) specimens. The aim of this study is to analyze the spoligot...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: G KandhakumariS StephenS SivakumarS Narayanan Source Type: research

Vancomycin MIC creep in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates from 2006 to 2010 in a hospital in China
W Chang, Xiaoling Ma, P Gao, X Lv, H Lu, F ChenIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):262-266Purpose: To assess whether vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) creeps among clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in a regional hospital in China. Furthermore, to analyze the causes of vancomycin MIC creeps and the relationship between vancomycin MICs and the outcome among patients with MRSA infection. Materials and Methods: All clinical isolates of MRSA from 2006-2010 were retrieved and tested by the broth microdilution procedure to determine their vancomycin MIC. Meanwhil...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: W ChangXiaoling MaP GaoX LvH LuF Chen Source Type: research

Feedback to clinicians on antibiotic prescription habits: How effective are they?
S JoshiIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):260-261 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: S Joshi Source Type: research

Impact of informational feedback to clinicians on antibiotic-prescribing rates in a tertiary care hospital in Delhi
Conclusions: In view of unfavourable results of passive intervention in the above study, active intervention may be more effective. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: C WattalN GoelS KhannaSP ByotraL RamananA Easton Source Type: research

Incidence, risk factors, microbiology of venous catheter associated bloodstream infections - A prospective study from a tertiary care hospital
Conclusion : The incidence of CVC-BSI was 21.73% and the rate was 14.59 per 1000 catheter days. Prolonged ICU stay and longer catheterisation were major risk factors. S. aureus was isolated most commonly in CVC-BSI cases. The menace of multidrug resistance and biofilm formation in CVCs is associated with CVC-BSI. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: M KaurV GuptaS GombarJ ChanderT Sahoo Source Type: research

Is non-woven fabric a useful method of packaging instruments for operation theatres in resource constrained settings?
GS Devadiga, VMP Thomas, S Shetty, MS SetiaIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):243-247Introduction: Studies have highlighted the advantages and disadvantages of woven and non-woven fabrics. The present study assessed the change in resterilisation proportion after introduction of non-woven fabric for packaging of instruments and to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of non-woven fabrics compared with woven fabrics. Materials and Methods: The present study is a secondary data analysis of resterilisation data collected from November 2009 to August 2013. We calculated the proportions (and their 95% confidence interv...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: GS DevadigaVMP ThomasS ShettyMS Setia Source Type: research

Comparative evaluation of two rapid Salmonella-IgM tests and blood culture in the diagnosis of enteric fever
Conclusion: Rapid Salmonella-IgM tests offer an advantage of increased sensitivity, rapidity, early diagnosis and simplicity over blood culture. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: KJ PrasadJK OberoiN GoelC Wattal Source Type: research

High prevalence of class 1 integrons in clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from India
Conclusion: To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of class 1 integrons in MRSA isolates from India. The study provides insights into the prevalence of a novel mechanism adapted by MRSA for the propagation of antibiotic resistance genes. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: NP MaratheSS NagarkarAA VaishampayanMH RasaneSA SamantV DoheA KagalYS ShoucheN Deshpande Source Type: research

Emergence of HIV-1 drug-resistant variants in women following antiretroviral prophylaxis for the prevention of mother to child transmission
Conclusion: In contrast to the available data among pregnant women with ART prophylaxis, our data showed reduced frequency of mutations following 5-8 weeks of postpartum but an emergence of mutation later (26-65 weeks). The addition of Combivir with the single dose Nevirapine during delivery and the early stage of the disease with higher CD4 counts could be the reasons for this. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: M ManiVV RamalingamJ LionelSA ChristinaJ SachithanandhamA PeedicayilR Kannangai Source Type: research

Utility of whole-cell repetitive extragenic palindromic sequence-based PCR (REP-PCR) for the rapid detection of nosocomial outbreaks of multidrug resistant organisms: Experience at a tertiary care center in North India
Conclusion: A cluster of twelve MDR K Pneumoniae septicemia cases was identified at the PSICU by genotyping using REP-PCR. Surveillance cultures failed to pick up any source of infection. REP-PCR was found to be a rapid and simple tool for investigation outbreaks in hospitals. Due to early detection we could initiate infection control practices with focus on hand washing and prevent the further transmission of the organism. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: G SinghM BiswalV HallurKLN RaoP RayV GautamSB AppannanavarN Taneja Source Type: research

An analysis of underlying factors for seasonal variation in gonorrhoea in India: A 6-year statistical assessment
Conclusion: The findings highlight the immediate need to strengthen sexual health education among young people in schools and colleges and education on risk-reduction practices especially at crucial points in the calendar year for effective gonorrhoea control. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: M KakranM BalaV Singh Source Type: research

Ureaplasma: Current perspectives
P Kokkayil, B DhawanIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):205-214Ureaplasma species are the most prevalent genital Mycoplasma isolated from the urogenital tract of both men and women. Ureaplasma has 14 known serotypes and is divided into two biovars- Ureaplasma parvum and Ureaplasma urealyticum. The organism has several genes coding for surface proteins, the most important being the gene encoding the Multiple Banded Antigen (MBA). The C-terminal domain of MBA is antigenic and elicits a host antibody response. Other virulence factors include phospholipases A and C, IgA protease and urease. Besides genital tract ...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: P KokkayilB Dhawan Source Type: research

The narrow road to the indigenous rotavirus vaccine
BK DasIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(2):203-204 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - April 10, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: BK Das Source Type: research

Research Snippets
P DesikanIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(5):171-173 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - February 6, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: P Desikan Source Type: research

Bacillus cereus bacteraemia in a patient of acute myeloid leukaemia
Ratnamani Sharma, Ratna RaoIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(5):168-170 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - February 6, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Ratnamani SharmaRatna Rao Source Type: research

Need of microbiological investigations in the case of infected hydatid cyst
US Udgaonkar, SR ShahIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(5):168-168 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - February 6, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: US UdgaonkarSR Shah Source Type: research

Vancomycin-resistant enterococcus (VRE) vs Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
KS Ashwin, NP MuralidharanIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(5):166-167 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - February 6, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: KS AshwinNP Muralidharan Source Type: research

Primary thoracic wall tuberculosis: A rare case
P Sharma, VK Mehta, RC Guleria, D Singh, A Kanga, S MohindrooIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(5):165-166 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - February 6, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: P SharmaVK MehtaRC GuleriaD SinghA KangaS Mohindroo Source Type: research