Transient Depletion of Innate Immunity in Varicella Infections in Otherwise Healthy Children/ Saglikli Cocuklarda Gelisen Varisella Enfeksiyonu Sirasinda Bagisiklik Sisteminde Gecici Baskilanma (Research Article) (Report)

Transient Depletion of Innate Immunity in Varicella Infections in Otherwise Healthy Children/ Saglikli Cocuklarda Gelisen Varisella Enfeksiyonu Sirasinda Bagisiklik Sisteminde Gecici Baskilanma (Research Article) (Report)

Introduction Varicella is a common childhood infection and can be complicated by secondary bacterial infection, pneumonia, acute cerebellar ataxia, meningoencephalitis, Reye’s syndrome, purpura fulminans and hemophagocytic syndrome, especially in immunocompromised hosts [1]. After the host is infected by varicella zoster virus (VZV) via droplets, VZV completes 10 to 21 days of an incubation period in […]

Arthropod Borne Viral Infections: Current Status and Research: The Eighth Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium

Arthropod Borne Viral Infections: Current Status and Research: The Eighth Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium

Arthropod borne viral infections: current status and research: The Eighth Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium, D. Raghunath, C. Durga Rao, editors (Tata McGraw Hill Publishing Co. Ltd., New Delhi) 2008. Pages: 430. Price: not quoted. The proceedings of the 8th Sir Dorabji Tata Symposium on “Arthropod borne viral infections: current status and research” held at Bangalore […]

Prospective Analysis of Nosocomial Infections in a Burn Care Unit, Turkey (Report)

Prospective Analysis of Nosocomial Infections in a Burn Care Unit, Turkey (Report)

Infection is the most common cause of death following burn injury. Burn patients are at a high risk for infection as a result of the nature of the burn injury itself, the immunocompromising effects of burns, prolonged hospital stays, and intensive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (1). In addition, the control and prevention of infectious diseases […]

Detection of Dengue Viral Infections in Aedes Mosquitoes: An Essential Tool for Epidemiological Surveillance (Commentary)

Detection of Dengue Viral Infections in Aedes Mosquitoes: An Essential Tool for Epidemiological Surveillance (Commentary)

Dengue fever (DF) and dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) are important mosquito-borne viral diseases of humans and recognised as important emerging infectious diseases in the tropics and subtropics. (1) There has been a considerable increase in the geographic spread, number of cases and severity of the disease in the past four decades, since there is a […]

Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections in a Tertiary Care Center from North India (Report)

Pediatric Urinary Tract Infections in a Tertiary Care Center from North India (Report)

Paediatric urinary tract infections (UTI) are associated with high morbidity and long term complications like renal scarring, hypertension, and chronic renal failure. A cause of occult febrile illness in up to 5 per cent of young children often remains undiagnosed (1), documented in cases associated with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) (2). Gram negative enteric bacilli, especially […]