Immunoblot Analysis of Sera in Uncomplicated Typhoid Fever & with Typhoid Ileal Perforation (Report)

Immunoblot Analysis of Sera in Uncomplicated Typhoid Fever & with Typhoid Ileal Perforation (Report)

Background & objectives: Ileal perforation is a serious complication of typhoid fever. The exact reasons for the development of perforation in only a few of those infected with Salmonella Typhi is unknown, and it is likely that immunological factors are involved. Therefore we undertook this study to compare the antibody profile in patients with uncomplicated […]

Spotted Fevers & Typhus Fever in Tamil Nadu (Commentary)

Spotted Fevers & Typhus Fever in Tamil Nadu (Commentary)

Rickettsia and Orientia represent the genera of causative microorganisms of some of the most covert reemerging diseases of the present times. These genera are morphologically and biochemically similar to other Gram-negative bacteria. The fastidious bacterial organisms are obligate intracellular parasites. Although rickettsial species are arthropod-associated bacteria, they are also frequently capable of infecting vertebrates, including […]

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (From the Editor) (John Snow's Cholera Research) (Yellow Fever in Memphis) (Analyzing President Garfield's Death)

Facts and Ideas from Anywhere (From the Editor) (John Snow’s Cholera Research) (Yellow Fever in Memphis) (Analyzing President Garfield’s Death)

JOHN SNOW, THE BROAD STREET PUMP, THE GHOST MAP, AND CHOLERA In 2006, Steven Johnson’s book on London’s most terrifying epidemic was published (1), and in 2007, Sandra Hempel’s book on the same topic was published (2). London in 1854 contained 2.5 million people in its 30-mile circumference. The city stank because of the animal […]

An Increase in Enteric Fever Cases Due to Salmonella Paratyphi A in & Around Chandigarh (Report)

An Increase in Enteric Fever Cases Due to Salmonella Paratyphi A in & Around Chandigarh (Report)

Background & objectives: Enteric fever is a major public health problem in India. It is classically caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi. Salmonella enterica serotype Paratyphi A which had been reported less frequently from cases of enteric fever has shown an increasing trend since 1996 in India. There is also variation in the antimicrobial susceptibility […]