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Mandal R.K.,North Bengal Medical College | Koley S.,North Bengal Medical College | Banerjee S.,North Bengal Medical College | Kabiraj S.P.,North Bengal Medical College | And 2 more authors.
Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology | Year: 2013

Reed's syndrome or familial leiomyomatosis cutis et uteri is an autosomal dominant disorder, characterized by multiple cutaneous and uterine leiomyomas. We report here a case of a 53-year-old woman who presented to us with multiple painful nodules over different parts of her body. Based on the histopathological examination, imaging, and past medical records, a diagnosis of Reed's syndrome was made. Three of her sisters had similar disease. Subsequently, it was found that a total of nine members of their family in two successive generations were affected with cutaneous leiomyomas. The present case series has been reported for its interesting clinical presentations and rarity. Source


Ghosh A.,KPC Medical College and Hospital | Sarkar D.,West Bengal University of Health Sciences | Mukherji B.,Katihar Medical College | Pal R.,All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health | Year: 2013

Background: Cardiovascular diseases will be prime cause of morbidity by 2020 in India. Objective: To determine prevalence and correlates of hypertension in an adult rural community. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in the field practice area of the Department of Community Medicine of tertiary care teaching institute of Bihar among adult population to find out the prevalence of hypertension with the sociodemographic correlates from October 2009 to September 2010. A pretested predesigned questionnaire was used to collect sociodemographics data by interview technique from 997 study participants. The blood pressure was assessed and classified using recent JNC 7 and WHO criteria to grade hypertension. Results: Majority of the study participants were Muslims (89%) and in 40-49 age group (21.26%). In males and females, the overweight and obese combined were, respectively, 13%. In the dietary habit, 85.36% were non-vegetarian; 8.83% consumed salt more than 10 grams per day; 26.78% reported themselves as alcoholics; tobacco smokers were 58.28%, highest in 40-49 age group (23.58%). Overall, 11.43% were hypertensive and 16% were prehypertensive. Among hypertensive, majority were male (61%); and in 60-69 age group (27.27%), overweight and obese (56.14%), smokers (75.44%), non-vegetarian (67.54%). There was a significant linear trend between age and salt intake with prevalence of hypertension (P<0.0001). Conclusions: Hypertension in the rural population of Bihar was lower than previous estimates. Source


Kumar P.,Katihar Medical College
Dermatology online journal | Year: 2014

A 5-year-old boy presented with widespread asymptomatic hyperpigmented verrucous plaques since 3 months of age. The lesions were distributed in a linear manner along Blaschko's lines on trunk and extremities and were accentuated in flexures and around joints. There was no history of blistering or redness and no other family member was affected. Ichthyosis hystrix (of Curth and Macklin) and generalized linear/mosaic epidermolytic hyperkeratosis (EHK) were considered in the differential diagnosis. Biopsy from both trunk lesion and lesion on knee revealed characteristic epidermolytic hyperkeratosis, thereby clinching the diagnosis of systematized linear EHK. Source


Karim R.,Narayan Medical College | Haque N.-U.,Katihar Medical College
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science | Year: 2014

With decreasing incidence of cervical pathology in western world due to increasing awareness and screening programme. Contrary to it in India and developing countries cervical lesion, particularly cervical carcinoma is the leading cause of increasing morbidity, mortality and financial burden on society. The present study is an insight into the epidemiological profile of cervical lesion on Pap smear and histopathology finding in Kosi region of Bihar. The study was carried over the period of 2 years 8 months. Total 154 patients were enrolled in this study and were analysed for age, socio-economic status, parity, age at first pregnancy and symptoms using Pap smear with histopathological finding of cervical lesions. Data were analysed of which 79.23% (122) patients were in age groups 21-40 years, 72.08% (111) were from low socio-economic status, and 70.78% (109) were with parity 4 and more. 66.88% (103) patients delivered their first child below 20 years of age. 69.49% (107) patients presented with foul smelling vaginal discharge and pelvic pain. On pap smear and histopathological findings preinvasive (dysplasia, LGSIL, HGSIL) and invasive stage (carcinoma) constituted 26.61% (41) cases. The epidemiological pattern of cervical lesion in kosi region of Bihar is different from other study with presentation in younger age groups, high parity and markedly increased incidence of premalignant and malignant lesion on pap smear and histopathology findings. © 2014, Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science. All rights reserved. Source


Haque N.-U.,Katihar Medical College | Karim R.,Narayan Medical College
Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science | Year: 2015

ADPKD presenting as congestive cardiac failure due to dilated cardiomyopathy is rare. ADPKD is an inherited systemic disorder with major renal manifestation and in some cases extrarenal manifestation or combination of both. In this report 45 year male patient presented with complains of dyspnoea, abdominal distension, pain right hypochondriac region. He was hospitalized, examined clinically and advised various bio-chemical and imaging tests. The finding was suggestive of ADPKD with dilated cardiomyopathy with congestive cardiac failure. He was managed with diuretics, ACE inhibitors, digoxin, Moist oxygen inhalation and he responded to the treatment. © 2015. Ibn Sina Trust. All Rights Reserved. Source

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