Serum C3d Levels in Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia (Report)

Serum C3d Levels in Tropical Pulmonary Eosinophilia (Report)

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, […]

Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Children--What's New?(Original Articles)

Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Children–What’s New?(Original Articles)

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 […]

Mycoplasma Pneumoniae: An Emerging Pulmonary Pathogen (Commentary) (Clinical Report)

Mycoplasma Pneumoniae: An Emerging Pulmonary Pathogen (Commentary) (Clinical Report)

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 […]

Clinical Predictors of Low CD4 Count Among Hiv-Infected Pulmonary Tuberculosis Clients: A Health Facility-Based Survey (Original Articles) (Survey)

Clinical Predictors of Low CD4 Count Among Hiv-Infected Pulmonary Tuberculosis Clients: A Health Facility-Based Survey (Original Articles) (Survey)

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 […]