Arunaloke Chakrabarti

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  1. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of central nervous system mycoses
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Neurol India 55:191-7. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Invasive zygomycosis in India: experience in a tertiary care hospital
    A Chakrabarti
    Department of Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Postgrad Med J 85:573-81. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Controversies surrounding the categorization of fungal sinusitis
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Med Mycol 47:S299-308. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Recent experience with fungaemia: change in species distribution and azole resistance
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Departments of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:275-84. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Invasive aspergillosis in developing countries
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Med Mycol 49:S35-47. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Endemic fungal infections in the Asia-Pacific region
    A Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Med Mycol 49:337-44. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Fungal endophthalmitis: fourteen years' experience from a center in India
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Retina 28:1400-7. 2008
  8. pmc Apophysomyces elegans: epidemiology, amplified fragment length polymorphism typing, and in vitro antifungal susceptibility pattern
    A Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Clin Microbiol 48:4580-5. 2010
  9. pmc Fungal rhinosinusitis: a categorization and definitional schema addressing current controversies
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Laryngoscope 119:1809-18. 2009
  10. pmc Cavitary pulmonary zygomycosis caused by Rhizopus homothallicus
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Clin Microbiol 48:1965-9. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of central nervous system mycoses
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Neurol India 55:191-7. 2007
    ..The infections reach the CNS either by the hematogenous route or by direct extension from colonized sinuses or ear canal or by direct inoculation during neurosurgical procedures...
  2. doi request reprint Invasive zygomycosis in India: experience in a tertiary care hospital
    A Chakrabarti
    Department of Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Postgrad Med J 85:573-81. 2009
    ..To report the natural history and clinical course of zygomycosis from a single tertiary care centre in India where doctors maintain an institutional zygomycosis registry...
  3. doi request reprint Controversies surrounding the categorization of fungal sinusitis
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Med Mycol 47:S299-308. 2009
    ..Recently reports of histologic invasion in possible cases of AFRS were also documented. Currently, there are more questions than answers concerning the categorization of FRS...
  4. doi request reprint Recent experience with fungaemia: change in species distribution and azole resistance
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Departments of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Scand J Infect Dis 41:275-84. 2009
    ..In conclusion, the study highlighted the rise of non-albicans Candida species in our hospital with differential distribution in paediatric and adult wards and emergence of azole resistance...
  5. doi request reprint Invasive aspergillosis in developing countries
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Med Mycol 49:S35-47. 2011
    ..Clinicians are aware of good outcome after use of voriconazole/liposomal amphotericin B/caspofungin, but they are forced to use amphotericin B deoxycholate or itraconazole in public-sector hospitals due to economic reasons...
  6. doi request reprint Endemic fungal infections in the Asia-Pacific region
    A Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Med Mycol 49:337-44. 2011
    ..Comprehensive studies are needed to fully assess the areas of endemicity and the impact of endemic mycoses in the Asia-Pacific region...
  7. ncbi request reprint Fungal endophthalmitis: fourteen years' experience from a center in India
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Retina 28:1400-7. 2008
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  8. pmc Apophysomyces elegans: epidemiology, amplified fragment length polymorphism typing, and in vitro antifungal susceptibility pattern
    A Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Clin Microbiol 48:4580-5. 2010
    ..Posaconazole is the most active drug against the isolates, followed by itraconazole. The MICs of amphotericin B against A. elegans were higher than those of the other drugs...
  9. pmc Fungal rhinosinusitis: a categorization and definitional schema addressing current controversies
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Laryngoscope 119:1809-18. 2009
    ..However, consensus on terminology, pathogenesis, and optimal management is lacking. The International Society for Human and Animal Mycology convened a working group to attempt consensus on terminology and disease classification...
  10. pmc Cavitary pulmonary zygomycosis caused by Rhizopus homothallicus
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Clin Microbiol 48:1965-9. 2010
    ..The diagnosis in each case was based on histology, culture of the causal agent, and the nucleotide sequence of the D1/D2 region of the 28S ribosomal DNA...
  11. doi request reprint The emerging epidemiology of mould infections in developing countries
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Division of Mycology, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 24:521-6. 2011
    ..The present review describes the emerging trends of mould infections in developing countries, and highlights the major epidemiological differences from the developed countries...
  12. doi request reprint Clinical relevance of peripheral blood eosinophil count in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Infect Public Health 4:235-43. 2011
    ..The goal of this study was to delineate the significance of the peripheral blood eosinophil count in the diagnosis of ABPA, and the relationship between eosinophil counts and lung function and immunological and radiological parameters...
  13. doi request reprint Serologic allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA-S): long-term outcomes
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Respir Med 106:942-7. 2012
    ..Few studies have described the follow-up of patients with ABPA-S. The aim of this retrospective study was to describe the outcomes of ABPA-S...
  14. doi request reprint Clinical significance of decline in serum IgE levels in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh, India
    Respir Med 104:204-10. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the magnitude and clinical significance of decline in serum IgE levels at six weeks in patients with ABPA...
  15. doi request reprint In vitro activity of isavuconazole against 208 Aspergillus flavus isolates in comparison with 7 other antifungal agents: assessment according to the methodology of the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing
    Shivaprakash M Rudramurthy
    Mycology Division, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 71:370-7. 2011
    ..8%), voriconazole (100%), posaconazole (98.3%), isavuconazole (98.9%), caspofungin (99.4%), and anidulafungin (100%), but poor for amphotericin B (53.5%) and micafungin (79.1%)...
  16. doi request reprint Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis caused by Neosartorya hiratsukae from India
    M R Shivaprakash
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Med Mycol 47:317-20. 2009
    ..hiratsukae on the basis of colony morphology and microscopic feature may be difficult due to similarities with a few Aspergillus species. Scanning electron microscopy or DNA sequence analysis is essential for the accurate identification...
  17. ncbi request reprint The rising trend of invasive zygomycosis in patients with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Med Mycol 44:335-42. 2006
    ..Consistent diagnosis of renal zygomycosis in apparently healthy hosts and the emergence of A. elegans in India demand further study...
  18. doi request reprint In vitro antifungal activity of Indian liposomal amphotericin B against clinical isolates of emerging species of yeast and moulds, and its comparison with amphotericin B deoxycholate, voriconazole, itraconazole and fluconazole
    Shivaprakash M Rudramurthy
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Division of Mycology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 56:39-46. 2013
    ..5, 4 and 16 mg l(-1) (VOR) against yeast, filamentous and dimorphic fungi respectively. The MIC of Fungisome(TM) was two to 16-fold lower than AMB-d. These results reveal an efficient in vitro activity of Fungisome(TM)...
  19. doi request reprint Spectrum of fungal rhinosinusitis; histopathologist's perspective
    Ashim Das
    Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Histopathology 54:854-9. 2009
    ..Clinical presentation can provide a clue to the subcategories of fungal rhinosinusitis (FRS); however, tissue examination provides accurate classification. The aim was to analyse the incidence and histopathological spectrum of FRS...
  20. ncbi request reprint Oral itraconazole in treatment of candidemia in a pediatric intensive care unit
    Sunit C Singhi
    Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian J Pediatr 71:973-7. 2004
    ..To examine efficacy of itraconazole in the treatment of candidemia in critically ill children...
  21. doi request reprint Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis with aspergilloma: an immunologically severe disease with poor outcome
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mycopathologia 174:193-201. 2012
    ..However, this conclusion is based on single-patient case reports. In this study, we describe the clinical details and immunological findings of this association and compare patients of ABPA with aspergilloma and those without...
  22. doi request reprint Aspergillus hypersensitivity and allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in patients with acute severe asthma in a respiratory intensive care unit in North India
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Mycoses 53:138-43. 2010
    ..Furthermore, the occurrence of high percentage of serological ABPA calls for the use of AST as a routine screening tool for ABPA in all patients with acute asthma at discharge...
  23. doi request reprint Prevalence and outcome of fungal infection in patients with severe acute pancreatitis
    Rakesh Kochhar
    Department of Gastroenterology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24:743-7. 2009
    ..To study the prevalence of risk factors and outcome of fungal infections in patients with severe acute pancreatitis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Role of inhaled corticosteroids in the management of serological allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, India
    Intern Med 50:855-60. 2011
    ..In this retrospective study, we evaluate the role of high doses of ICS in serological ABPA (ABPA-S)...
  25. doi request reprint Clinical significance of Aspergillus sensitisation in bronchial asthma
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 54:e531-8. 2011
    ..014). There was a weak association between Aspergillus sensitisation and severity of asthma. Whether Aspergillus sensitisation is causally linked to asthma severity remains to be seen...
  26. doi request reprint Itraconazole in chronic cavitary pulmonary aspergillosis: a randomised controlled trial and systematic review of literature
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 56:559-70. 2013
    ..Itraconazole was found to be superior to standard supportive treatment alone in stabilising cases of CCPA. (clinicaltrials.gov; NCT01259336). ..
  27. ncbi request reprint A retrospective study of AIDS-associated cryptomeningitis
    Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva
    Department of Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 28:1220-6. 2012
    ..1, df=4, p=0.05). The frequency of cryptococcal meningitis was 1.32%. Cryptococcal meningitis leads to high mortality in HIV patients. Management of cryptococcal infection remains a key facet of AIDS care in India...
  28. ncbi request reprint Nocardiosis in a tertiary care hospital in North India and review of patients reported from India
    M R Shivaprakash
    Department of Medical Microbiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, 160012, India
    Mycopathologia 163:267-74. 2007
    ..9%) of 11 patients treated with antibiotics including co-trimaxazole, cephalosporins, amikacin, and imipenem alone or in combination. The series of nocardiosis reported from India has also been reviewed...
  29. doi request reprint In vitro susceptibility of 188 clinical and environmental isolates of Aspergillus flavus for the new triazole isavuconazole and seven other antifungal drugs
    M R Shivaprakash
    Mycology Division, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 54:e583-9. 2011
    ..Among echinocandins, 97% of strains had a minimum effective concentration (MEC) of ≤ 0.5 mg l(-1) for caspofungin, and all strains had a MEC of ≤ 0.016 mg l(-1) and ≤ 0.125 mg l(-1) for anidulafungin and micafungin, respectively...
  30. pmc An alternate method of classifying allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis based on high-attenuation mucus
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    PLoS ONE 5:e15346. 2010
    ..In this study, we evaluate the severity and clinical outcomes of ABPA with different radiological classifications...
  31. doi request reprint Aspergillus hypersensitivity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: COPD as a risk factor for ABPA?
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Med Mycol 48:988-94. 2010
    ..On the basis of this study we concluded that AH/ABPA can occur in patients with COPD, and it is probable that COPD could be a predisposing factor for AH/ABPA. The clinical significance of AH and ABPA in COPD remains unclear...
  32. ncbi request reprint Combination antifungal therapy for invasive aspergillosis: can it replace high-risk surgery at the skull base?
    Naresh K Panda
    Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Otolaryngol 29:24-30. 2008
    ..Patients who fail the standard therapy or those who cannot tolerate amphotericin B pose a dilemma. This study attempted to address the issues concerning combination therapy in invasive aspergillosis...
  33. doi request reprint Demodex mite infestation of unknown significance in a patient with rhinocerebral mucormycosis due to Apophysomyces elegans species complex
    Vinaykumar Hallur
    Department of Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Med Microbiol 62:926-8. 2013
    ..The mite and the fungus were identified as Demodex folliculorum and Apophysomyces elegans species complex, respectively...
  34. ncbi request reprint Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis: an attempt to resolve the diagnostic dilemma
    Karuppiah Saravanan
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 132:173-8. 2006
    ..In spite of extensive studies, controversy exists regarding the etiologic characteristics, pathogenesis, and diagnosis of this entity...
  35. pmc Colletotrichum truncatum: an unusual pathogen causing mycotic keratitis and endophthalmitis
    M R Shivaprakash
    Mycology Division, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Clin Microbiol 49:2894-8. 2011
    ..The present series therefore highlights the expanding spectrum of agents causing eye infections and the inclusion of C. truncatum as a human pathogen...
  36. doi request reprint Non-healing ulcer due to Trichosporon loubieri in an immunocompetent host and review of published reports
    Vijaylatha Rastogi
    Department of Microbiology, JLN Medical College and Associated Hospitals, Ajmer, 305001, Rajasthan, India
    Mycopathologia 176:107-11. 2013
    ..loubieri and the first of its kind in an immunocompetent host. A review of published literature on infections due to T. loubieri is also included...
  37. pmc Evidence implicating Thamnostylum lucknowense as an etiological agent of rhino-orbital mucormycosis
    Immaculata Xess
    Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
    J Clin Microbiol 50:1491-4. 2012
    ..To our knowledge, this report presents the first data implicating this mucoraceous fungus as a mycotic agent of human infection...
  38. ncbi request reprint Mucormycosis in immunocompetent individuals: an increasing trend
    Suryanrayan Rao Sridhara
    Department of Otolaryngology and Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    J Otolaryngol 34:402-6. 2005
    ..We report eight such cases of infection caused by this emerging fungal pathogen in healthy patients. Of the eight cases, three were infected with Apophysomyces elegans, again an unusual pathogen causing mucormycosis...
  39. ncbi request reprint Sinoorbital mucormycosis due to Apophysomyces elegans in immunocompetent individuals--an increasing trend
    Sridhara Suryanarayan Rao
    Department of Otolaryngology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Am J Otolaryngol 27:366-9. 2006
    ..Apophysomyces elegans is an unusual pathogen causing mucormycosis. It is unusual to affect the healthy individuals. We report 5 such cases of infection caused by A elegans in immunocompetent individuals...
  40. ncbi request reprint PCR-based identification and strain typing of Pichia anomala using the ribosomal intergenic spacer region IGS1
    Sonia Bhardwaj
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Med Microbiol 56:185-9. 2007
    ..Strain typing of Pichia anomala isolates confirmed the previous finding of a point-source outbreak. The results suggest that IGS sequences and their polymorphisms could be exploited for similar typing methods in other organisms...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effects of cessation of a policy of neonatal fluconazole prophylaxis on fungal resurgence
    Sourabh Dutta
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh 160 012, India
    Indian Pediatr 42:1226-30. 2005
    ..There was no significant difference in resistance to Fluconazole and to any of the azoles in Groups 1, 2 and 3 respectively...
  42. doi request reprint Multilocus microsatellite typing for Rhizopus oryzae
    Abhishek Baghela
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India
    J Med Microbiol 59:1449-55. 2010
    ..The MLMT system, described here for what is believed to be the first time for a zygomycotic fungus, holds promise as a powerful tool for the strain typing of R. oryzae...
  43. pmc Diagnostic performance of various tests and criteria employed in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: a latent class analysis
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    PLoS ONE 8:e61105. 2013
    ..Latent class analysis (LCA) can provide estimates of sensitivity and specificity in absence of gold standard. Herein, we report the performance of various investigations and criteria employed in diagnosis of ABPA...
  44. doi request reprint Chronic disfiguring facial lesions in an immunocompetent patient due to Exophiala spinifera: a case report and review of literature
    Gagandeep Singh
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Mycopathologia 174:293-9. 2012
    ..spinifera on the basis of morphological characters. The identification of the isolate was further confirmed by sequencing of the ITS region of ribosomal DNA. After treatment with oral itraconazole, he had marked clinical improvement...
  45. doi request reprint Nasal vestibulitis due to Nocardiopsis dassonvillei in a diabetic patient
    M Shivaprakash Rudramurthy
    1Mycology Division, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    J Med Microbiol 61:1168-73. 2012
    ..Though N. dassonvillei infections may be rare, the study highlights that it may cause a wide spectrum of disease manifestations, and laboratories should take care to isolate and identify the easily treatable pathogen...
  46. ncbi request reprint Candida in acute pancreatitis
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Surg Today 37:207-11. 2007
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  47. doi request reprint Two cases of nocardiosis diagnosed by fine-needle aspiration cytology: role of special stains
    Nalini Gupta
    Department of Cytopathology and Gynecological Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Diagn Cytopathol 39:363-4. 2011
    ..We present two such cases diagnosed on fine-needle aspiration cytology and discuss the importance of performing the modified Ziehl-Neelsen stain in such cases...
  48. ncbi request reprint Overview of opportunistic fungal infections in India
    Arunaloke Chakrabarti
    Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Nihon Ishinkin Gakkai Zasshi 49:165-72. 2008
    ..Thus there is need of good diagnostic mycology laboratories, rapid diagnosis, and refinement of antifungal strategies in India...
  49. ncbi request reprint Zygomycotic necrotizing fasciitis in immunocompetent patients: a series of 18 cases
    Deepali Jain
    Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mod Pathol 19:1221-6. 2006
    ..Zygomycosis must be considered in the differential diagnosis not only in immunocompromised patients but also in the absence of any underlying disorders...
  50. doi request reprint Biofilm formation by zygomycetes: quantification, structure and matrix composition
    Rachna Singh
    Division of Mycology, Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research PGIMER, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Microbiology 157:2611-8. 2011
    ..05) between the A₄₉₀ of wells inoculated with A. elegans and the cut-off A₄₉₀ for biofilm detection. This study highlights the potential for biofilm formation by at least three medically important species of zygomycetes...
  51. doi request reprint Empirical amphotericin B therapy on day 4 or day 8 of febrile neutropenia
    Pankaj Malhotra
    Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 57:110-5. 2014
    ..Early addition of empirical dAMB in febrile neutropenic patients leads to their early defervescence and decreased dose requirement. ..
  52. doi request reprint Serum galactomannan assay for the diagnosis of invasive aspergillosis in children with haematological malignancies
    Ajaya K Jha
    Hematology Oncology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatric Center, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Mycoses 56:442-8. 2013
    ..A negative GM assay may not reassure the physician against the use of amphotericin in patients with febrile neutropenia, as it does not exclude the diagnosis of clinically relevant other fungal infections, particular mucormycosis...
  53. ncbi request reprint Cryptococcal lymphadenitis diagnosed by fine needle aspiration cytology: a review of 15 cases
    Radhika Srinivasan
    Department of Cytology and Gynecological Pathology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Acta Cytol 54:1-4. 2010
    ..To review the cases of cryptococcal infection presenting primarily with lymphadenopathy and diagnosed on fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and to evaluate the various cellular reactions in this infection...
  54. ncbi request reprint Randomized comparison between fluconazole and itraconazole for the treatment of candidemia in a pediatric intensive care unit: a preliminary study
    Rakesh K Mondal
    Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Pediatr Crit Care Med 5:561-5. 2004
    ..Our objective was to compare the efficacy and safety of enterally administered itraconazole vs. fluconazole in treatment of candidemia...
  55. ncbi request reprint Putative structure and characteristics of a red water-soluble pigment secreted by Penicillium marneffei
    Sonia Bhardwaj
    Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Med Mycol 45:419-27. 2007
    ..The delineation of the structure of the pigment produced by Penicillium marneffei may help in understanding certain aspects of the biology of this pathogenic fungus...
  56. pmc High resolution genotyping of clinical Aspergillus flavus isolates from India using microsatellites
    Shivaprakash M Rudramurthy
    Mycology Division, Department of Medical Microbiology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    PLoS ONE 6:e16086. 2011
    ..We evaluated the use of microsatellites for high resolution genotyping of A. flavus from India and a possible connection between clinical presentation and genotype of the involved isolate...
  57. doi request reprint Management of recurrent postoperative fungal endophthalmitis
    Anand Vinekar
    Department of Ophthalmology, Advanced Eye Center, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Indian J Ophthalmol 62:136-40. 2014
    ..3% and 50% respectively. Conclusion: This report highlights the effective role of combined IOL explantation with PPV in managing recurrent POFE. ..
  58. doi request reprint Coccidioidomycosis masquerading as skeletal tuberculosis: an imported case and review of coccidioidomycosis in India
    Malini R Capoor
    Doctor, Department of Microbiology, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
    Trop Doct 44:25-8. 2014
    ..All the previous published reports of coccidioidomycosis cases diagnosed in India are also reviewed in order to increase the awareness of this disease in non-endemic areas. ..
  59. doi request reprint Fusarium falciforme infection of foot in a patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a case report and review of the literature
    Pinaki Dutta
    Department of Endocrinology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012, India
    Mycopathologia 176:225-32. 2013
    ..No relapse was noted at the end of the next 6-month follow-up. All reported cases of Fusarium infection of foot in patients with diabetes in English and non-English literature since 1970 have been reviewed. ..
  60. doi request reprint Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis in asthma: epidemiological, clinical and therapeutic issues
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Sector 12, Chandigarh 160012, India
    Future Microbiol 8:1463-74. 2013
    ..There is a dire need for newer treatment approaches including oral antifungal agents and immunomodulatory therapy. ..
  61. ncbi request reprint Cryptococcal meningitis in HIV infected: experience from a North Indian tertiary center
    Susheel Kumar
    Department of Internal Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
    Neurol India 56:444-9. 2008
    ..Cryptococcal meningitis is a common opportunistic infection in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-infected individuals. There is little information specifically addressing cryptococcal meningitis in HIV-infected patients from North India...
  62. ncbi request reprint Clinical significance of hyperattenuating mucoid impaction in allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis: an analysis of 155 patients
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Chest 132:1183-90. 2007
    ..High-attenuation mucus (HAM) is a characteristic radiologic finding seen in patients with ABPA; however, the clinical significance of the entity remains unknown...