Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia (TPE) is an interstitial lung disease that results from an exaggerated immune response to filarial parasites Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi (1). TPE has been reported from filarial endemic regions from all over the world but is especially common in India and South East Asia (1,2). The disease is characterized by wheezing, […]
Byline: Iffat Shabbir, Amir Nazir, Rizwan Iqbal, Saulat Ullah Khan and Kashif Munir – Email: [email protected] Abstract
The global burden of paediatric tuberculosis (TB) has been underappreciated. Control programmes, focused on adult infectious cases, have largely based case detection and reporting on sputum smear results. (1) However, evidence suggests that in developing countries, where most disease occurs, childhood TB constitutes a large proportion of the TB caseload, contributing approximately 15-20% of all […]
Byline: Golshah Roghieh, Golshah Elham, Rezaie Shirazi Rahim, Golshah Hamid and Mojaver Aida ABSTRACT
Mycoplasmas are unique forms of life that lack the ability to produce cell walls. Recognition of Mycoplasma as a bacterial pathogen took many years of intense clinical and research work. The first Mycoplasma to be isolated in culture was the bovine pleuropneumonia (now known as Mycoplasma mycoides subsp. Mycoides) was described initially by Nocard and […]
Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most important opportunistic infections among HIV-infected patients. Diagnosing pulmonary TB (PTB) has become problematic because HIV-positive patients tend to be smear negative and smear microscopy is the first line of diagnosis in people suspected to have TB. (1) It is estimated that more than 50% of HIV-infected patients will […]
Introduction It is estimated that around 2 million Australians are living with COPD while it remains a largely under recognised condition, under diagnosed and under untreated.