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Prasad K.K.,Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical science and Research
Minerva stomatologica | Year: 2010

Acantholytic squamous cell carcinoma is a rare and aggressive histological variant of squamous cell carcinoma, characterized by tubular and alveolar patterns as a consequence of the acantholysis. We report a case of acantholytic squamous cell carcinoma in a 70-year-old woman, who was admitted to our institution for the progressively enlarging exophytic and ulcerated lesion. We report this interesting lesion due to the rarity of acantholytic variant of squamous cell carcinoma and the literature is briefly reviewed.

Kashyap S.,Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical science and Research
Journal of the Indian Medical Association | Year: 2010

Malaria is an important vector-borne infectious disease, caused by plasmodium parasite. Congenital malaria, however, is rare and may be acquired either during pregnancy, at the time of delivery or after birth. A case of symptomatic congenital malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax and characterised by fever, irritability, pallor and jaundice, is presented in a 4-week-old infant.

Prasher P.,Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical science and Research
International Ophthalmology | Year: 2011

Cataracta membranacea (CM) is a rare condition characterized by the remnants of lens capsules and fibrous proliferation that develops secondary to lens matter liquefaction and absorption. Although CM is usually bilateral and may be associated with other congenital anomalies and poor visual prognosis; it can rarely be seen in the adults with involvement of only one eye. Reported herein, is a case of 57-year-old man who presented with CM in his right eye and underwent successful in-the-bag intraocular lens implantation with good visual outcome. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Dharwal K.,Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical science and Research
Folia Morphologica (Poland) | Year: 2012

Foramina parietalia permagna or enlarged parietal foramina are a rare variant estimated to be less than 1 in 25,000 cases. Out of 150 dry macerated skulls studied one skull showed 2 large parietal foramina measuring 17.38 × 27.67 mm (right) and 15.31 × 25.46 mm (left) in size. Between them, across the sagittal suture, was a transverse communicating suture interrupted by 3 very small wormian bones. There is no denial of the fact that this familial transmitted trait is caused by erratic ossification due to gene mutations. The clinical importance lies in these being markers for underlying neural or bone pathology or metabolic syndrome. The enlarged parietal foramina as expressed by the 'eyes at the back' remain a curious anatomical but a definite clinico-pathological entity. Copyright © 2012 Via Medica.

Nagpal M.,Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical science and Research
Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences | Year: 2013

Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem. An emerging menace in India is drug resistant forms of TB. In order to ensure proper TB diagnosis and case management, reduce TB transmission and address the problems of emergence of spread of Drug Resistant-TB, it is essential to have complete information of all TB cases. Therefore, Govt. of India declared Tuberculosis a notifiable disease on 7th May 2012. This paper highlights the fact that notification of TB in the absence of regulation of diagnostic practices, rational use of anti-TB medicines and availability of diagnostic and treatment facilities for drug-resistant TB will pose more problems rather than provide solutions to this problem.

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