Inducible clindamycin resistance among staphylococcus aureus isolates in a tertiary care hospital of Assam
C Phukan, GU Ahmed, PP SarmaIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(3):456-458 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: C PhukanGU AhmedPP Sarma Source Type: research

Study of virulence factors in association with antimicrobial resistance amongst urinary isolates of enterococci
K Tiwari, T Banerjee, J Filgona, S AnupurbaIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(3):455-456 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: K TiwariT BanerjeeJ FilgonaS Anupurba Source Type: research

Detection of Chikungunya virus from a case of encephalitis, Bangalore, Karnataka State
NJ Shaikh, CG Raut, DP Sinha, MJ ManjunathIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(3):454-455 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: NJ ShaikhCG RautDP SinhaMJ Manjunath Source Type: research

Wound infection by Salmonella Typhi in a spinal injury patient without underlying osteomyelitis
N Rajkumari, P Mathur, K Farooque, V SharmaIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(3):453-454 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: N RajkumariP MathurK FarooqueV Sharma Source Type: research

Seronegative invasive gastro-intestinal cytomegalovirus disease in renal allograft recipients a diagnostic dilemma! - Tissue PCR the saviour?
Conclusions-Blind biopsy specimen for tissue PCR could serve as saviour in an immunocompromised individiual who has a strong clinical symptomatology for GI-CMV disease in absence of viremia, normal endoscopy and histopathology, so that the early therapeutic interventions could help in excellent patient and graft survival. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: A KaulD BhadauriaV AgarwalV RuhelaA KumarS MohendraS BaraiN PrasadA GuptaRK Sharma Source Type: research

Problems in the diagnosis of profound trichophytosis barbae
We present a case of a 42-year-old male who for 2 months had been unsuccessfully treated and then referred to hospital with suspected actinomycosis. Lesions on the skin on his neck, submandibular area, cheeks and groins were consistent with extremely painful, merging inflammatory tumours and infiltrations with the presence of numerous pustules in hair follicles that poured purulent contents forming into yellow crusts after compression. The treatment with terbinafine was successful. The final identification of the Trichopyton mentagrophytes var. granulosum strain was performed based on a microscopic assessment of the cultur...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: D KozielewiczJ WernikA MikuckaA CiesielskaE KruszynskaE GospodarekM PawlowskaW Halota Source Type: research

Hydatid cyst of bone
We present a rare case of echinococcal infection of femur which presented as pathological fracture in a middle-aged female and diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology. Hydatid disease of bone is often asymptomatic, and its diagnosis is usually made when lesions have become extensive. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: F BabithaPV PriyaU Poothiode Source Type: research

Pancytopenia and cutaneous cryptococcosis as an indicator disease of acquired immune deficiency syndrome
We present a case of pancytopenia and cutaneous cryptococcosis in a young girl with no complaints of fever, headache and vomiting. Fine-needle aspiration cytology and further investigation for pancytopenia revealed presence of Cryptococcus in skin and bone marrow aspirates. Fungal cultures of the skin aspirates, blood and bone marrow confirmed cryptococcal infection. Counselling and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test revealed the status of the patient to be retropositive. Although meningitis is the commonest manifestation of cryptococcosis among HIV-infected patients, rare cutaneous manifestation with pancytopenia but...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: R KhuraijamP LungranK YoihenbaRS LaishramP Pukhrambam Source Type: research

Kluyvera ascorbata sepsis in an extremely low birth weight infant
We report a case of an extremely low birth weight male infant who presented on day 4 of life with clinical features of sepsis, multi-organ dysfunction, shock and pulmonary haemorrhage. Neonatal sepsis was associated with marked elevation of C-reactive protein and a falling platelet count. Infant expired on day 5 of life in spite of aggressive supportive care and treatment with meropenem. with growth of Kluyvera ascorbataon blood culture. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: D SharmaT DasiS MurkiTP Oleti Source Type: research

Onychoprotothecosis: An uncommon presentation of protothecosis
We report a culture proven case of this condition caused by P. zopfii. The patient, a 55-year-old housewife presented with discolouration and breaking off of the right thumb and forefinger nails since a period of six months. Samples of nail scrapping sent to the Microbiology Laboratory were culture-positive for Prototheca. Speciation by the automated Vitek-2 system (bioMerieux) identified the isolate as P. zopfii, which was further confirmed at PGI, Chandigarh. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: NR GandhamCR VyawahareN ChaudhauryRA Shinde Source Type: research

Prolonged remission in a child with chronic myeloid leukemia following Parvo virus B19 (B19V) infection
A Kumar, N Roy Moulik, J Kishore, A Kumar, A JainIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(3):432-434Parvovirus B19 (B19V) has been associated with a wide spectrum of clinico-pathological disorders in human beings depending upon the host immunity. The present report describes a child with chronic myeloid leukemia ( CML) on hydroxyurea in haematological remission, who developed profound erythroid suppression following B19V infection requiring multiple transfusions and withdrawal of hydroxyurea. Despite being off-therapy the child remained in complete clinical and haematological remission till anti B19V antibodies appea...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: A KumarN Roy MoulikJ KishoreA KumarA Jain Source Type: research

Isolation of Brucella melitensis from a human case of chronic additive polyarthritis
R Chahota, A Dattal, SD Thakur, M SharmaIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(3):429-432Brucellar arthritis remains under diagnosed owing to non-specific clinical manifestations. Here, we report isolation of Brucella melitensis from synovial fluid of 5 th metatarsophalangeal joint of a 39-year-old lady having unusually chronic asymmetric, additive, peripheral polyarthritis. This isolation was confirmed by Bruce-Ladder polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The patient had a history of contact with an aborted goat. Rose Bengal Plate Agglutination Test (RBPT) and Standard Tube Agglutination Test (SAT) were positive for Br...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: R ChahotaA DattalSD ThakurM Sharma Source Type: research

Ascariasis as a cause of hepatic abscess: A report of 3 cases
V Chauhan, S Thakur, B RanaIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(3):427-429We receive around 60 cases of hepatic abscess in a year. The commonest diagnosis reached at the time of discharge is amoebic liver abscess. The diagnosis of amoebic liver abscess is mostly presumptive and thus the patients are usually given a mixed treatment with injection ceftriaxone and tablet metronidazole. Here we report three cases of hepatic abscess diagnosed recently, where ascariasis was the probable etiology. Ascariasis may be a much commoner cause of hepatic abscesses in this region than we think. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: V ChauhanS ThakurB Rana Source Type: research

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NC JainIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(3):426-426 (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: NC Jain Source Type: research

Detection of flea-borne Rickettsia species in the Western Himalayan region of India
R Chahota, SD Thakur, M Sharma, S MittraIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(3):422-425Human infections by various rickettsial species are frequently reported globally. We investigated a flea-borne rickettsial outbreak infecting 300 people in Western Himalayan region of India. Arthropod vectors (ticks and fleas) and animal and human blood samples from affected households were analysed by gltA and ompB genes based polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Rat flea (Ceratophyllus fasciatus) samples were found harbouring a Rickettsia sp. Phylogenetic analysis based on gltA gene using PHYLIP revealed that the detected Rickett...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: R ChahotaSD ThakurM SharmaS Mittra Source Type: research

An evaluation of dark field microscopy, culture and commercial serological kits in the diagnosis of leptospirosis
Conclusions: DFM and culture have limited utility in diagnosing leptospirosis with serology being the mainstay. The present study shows discordant results with the commercially available serological kits. Further studies should be done to evaluate the various diagnostic modalities. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: M BhatiaBL UmapathyBV Navaneeth Source Type: research

Fluconazole susceptibility of 3,056 clinical isolates of Candida species from 2005 to 2009 in a tertiary-care hospital
This study was to investigate the distribution and fluconazole susceptibility of such infections. Totally, 3,056 clinical isolates were analysed, C. albicans was the most prevalent species from respiratory and vaginal specimens. However, non-albicans species constituted the majority of isolates from blood, urine, intensive care unit (ICU), organ transplant and burned patients. Similarly, Candida spp. from different specimens and clinical services had different degrees of susceptibility to fluconazole. Isolates from vagina and burned patients had the highest resistance rate, while all of the isolates from ascites and dermat...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: Y YingJ ZhangSB HuangFD LiuJH LiuJ ZhangXF HuZQ ZhangX LiuXT Huang Source Type: research

Asymptomatic reproductive tract infections/sexually transmitted infections among HIV positive women
This study aims to highlight the importance of screening all HIV positive women for various reproductive tract infections/sexually transmitted infections (RTIs/STIs) irrespective of symptoms and to determine its occurrence in asymptomatic HIV positive women. Relevant specimens were collected for diagnosis of various RTIs/STIs. STIs were diagnosed in nearly one-third of the HIV positive asymptomatic patients which is quite high. The national strategy for STIs/RTIs control misses out large number of asymptomatic RTIs/STIs in HIV positive women which is responsible for silently transmitting these infections in the community. ...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: S BhattarP BhallaD RawatR TripathiR KaurK Sardana Source Type: research

Measles outbreak investigation in Dwarahat block of District Almora, Uttarakhand
Conclusion: The recognition of early warning signals, timely investigation and application of specific control measures can contain the outbreak. The unvaccinated or partially protected human beings serve as the reservoir of measles virus. Hence, there is a need for sero surveillance for measles in Uttarakhand and one catch up measles immunisation campaign to prevent future outbreak. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: STM HashmiAK SinghV RawatM KumarAK MehraRK Singh Source Type: research

Population genetic study of Plasmodium falciparum parasites pertaining to dhps gene sequence in malaria endemic areas of Assam
J Sharma, P Dutta, SA KhanIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(3):401-405Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite had developed resistance to almost all the currently used antimalarial drugs. The purpose of the study was to come across the genetic distances in P. falciparum dhps gene sequences circulating in Assam. A partial fragment of P. falciparum dhps gene containing major single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with sulphadoxine resistance were amplified and sequenced. Thereafter specific bioinformatics tools like BioEdit v7.0.9, ClustalW in Mega 5, DnaSP version v.5.10.01 etc were used for the analysis. A ...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: J SharmaP DuttaSA Khan Source Type: research

Adverse drug reactions profile of antimicrobials: A 3-year experience, from a tertiary care teaching hospital of India
Conclusion: The current study suggest that ADRs due to antimicrobials is a significant health problem. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: RichaVR TandonS SharmaV KhajuriaV MahajanZ Gillani Source Type: research

Mutations at embB306 codon and their association with multidrug resistant M. tuberculosis clinical isolates
Conclusion: The embB306 is not only the main causative mutation of EMB resistance, but is a sensitive applicant marker for EMB-resistance study. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: A GuptaSK SinghS Anupurba Source Type: research

Safe transportation of biomedical waste in a health care institution
Conclusion: Transportation of health care waste is a crucial step in its management. Regular training program for all the sections of health care workers with special emphasis on waste handlers is needed. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: A KumarS DuggalR GurSR RongpharpiS SagarM RaniD DhayalCM Khanijo Source Type: research

Mumps disease outbreak in Davangere district of Karnataka, India
Conclusion: We confirmed the cases by serological as well as a sensitive RT-nested PCR-based method and sequencing results for the molecular identification of mumps infection. Sequencing results of the SH gene identified outbreak strain as genotype C, which was consistent with other outbreaks in India. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: CG RautDP SinhaH JayaprakashH HanumiahMJ Manjunatha Source Type: research

Detection of clarithromycin-resistant Helicobacter pylori strains in a dyspeptic patient population in Sri Lanka by polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism
Conclusions: For the first time in Sri Lanka, we reported predominance of A2142G point mutation associated with claritromycin resistance of H. pylori in a Sri Lankan population. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: NL UbhayawardanaMM WeerasekeraD WeerasekeraK SamarasingheCP GunasekeraN Fernando Source Type: research

Frequency of Epstein - Barr virus infection as detected by messenger RNA for EBNA 1 in histologically proven gastric adenocarcinoma in patients presenting to a tertiary care center in South India
Conclusion: Our study endorses that there is an association between EBV infection and gastric adenocarcinoma in the Indian population. There was no significant difference between this subgroup and EBV-negative gastric adenocarcinomas with respect to age and sex predilection, lymph nodal status and site of presentation. Short-term follow-up of this subgroup of patients seems to indicate a good overall prognosis after appropriate treatment. However, a larger study with long-term follow-up is needed to further establish the role of EBV in gastric adenocarcinoma in this study population. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: ML RymbaiVV RamalingamI SamarasanBS ChandranG MathewJ JerobinAM AbrahamJ SachithanandhamR Kannangai Source Type: research

Fasciolopsiasis: Endemic focus of a neglected parasitic disease in Bihar
Conclusion: This study draws attention to a new endemic focus of fasciolopsiasis in Bihar, with a very high prevalence due to poverty, the lack of awareness about the parasite in villagers as well as ignorance among local medical practitioners. There is an urgent need for mass campaign around the region for its effective control. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: A AchraP PrakashR Shankar Source Type: research

Intestinal microsporidiosis in renal transplant recipients: Prevalence, predictors of occurrence and genetic characterization
U Ghoshal, S Khanduja, P Pant, KN Prasad, TN Dhole, RK Sharma, UC GhoshalIndian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2015 33(3):357-363Purpose: Intestinal microsporidiosis, which occurs in immunocompromised states such as acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, has rarely been studied in patients with renal transplantation (RT) on immunosuppressive therapy. Materials and Methods: Three hundred and twenty-four consecutive RT recipients on immunosuppressive treatment and 170 healthy subjects were evaluated for intestinal microsporidiosis and other parasites by modified trichrome staining, wet mount using normal saline, iodine and pol...
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: U GhoshalS KhandujaP PantKN PrasadTN DholeRK SharmaUC Ghoshal Source Type: research

Molecular characterization of clinical isolates of Cyclospora cayetanensis from patients with diarrhea in India
Conclusion: The methods described here for detection of C. cayetanensis oocysts are simple, efficient, specific, and sensitive and therefore can be effectively applied for laboratory diagnosis and environmental assessment of fresh produce and water sources. Clinicians should include Cyclospora infection in the differential diagnosis of prolonged or relapsing diarrheal illness even in clinically apparent immunocompetent individuals. (Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology)
Source: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology - June 12, 2015 Category: Microbiology Authors: P YadavS KhalilBR MirdhaGK MakhariaS Bhatnagar Source Type: research

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

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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