Anuradha Chowdhary

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Ocular cysticercosis--a profile
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Microbiology, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
    Trop Doct 33:185-8. 2003
  2. doi request reprint First environmental isolation of Cryptococcus gattii, genotype AFLP5, from India and a global review
    A Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Mycoses 56:222-8. 2013
  3. pmc First human case of pulmonary fungal ball due to a Perenniporia species (a basidiomycete)
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    J Clin Microbiol 50:3786-91. 2012
  4. pmc Clinical significance of filamentous basidiomycetes illustrated by isolates of the novel opportunist Ceriporia lacerata from the human respiratory tract
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    J Clin Microbiol 51:585-90. 2013
  5. doi request reprint A rare case of allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis caused by Alternaria alternata
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Med Mycol 50:890-6. 2012
  6. pmc Clonal expansion and emergence of environmental multiple-triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus strains carrying the TR₃₄/L98H mutations in the cyp51A gene in India
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    PLoS ONE 7:e52871. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Schizophyllum commune as an emerging fungal pathogen: a review and report of two cases
    A Chowdhary
    Departments of Medical Mycology Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Mycoses 56:1-10. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Isolation of multiple-triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus strains carrying the TR/L98H mutations in the cyp51A gene in India
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:362-6. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Bipolaris hawaiiensis as etiologic agent of allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis: first case in a paediatric patient
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Med Mycol 49:760-5. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Application of hypertonic Sabouraud glucose agar for differentiation of Candida dubliniensis from Candida albicans
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 69:440-2. 2011

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  1. ncbi request reprint Ocular cysticercosis--a profile
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Microbiology, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
    Trop Doct 33:185-8. 2003
    ..Spontaneous extrusion was documented in three cases. Medical treatment with albendazole under the cover of corticosteroids was found to be a useful adjunct to surgical excision...
  2. doi request reprint First environmental isolation of Cryptococcus gattii, genotype AFLP5, from India and a global review
    A Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Mycoses 56:222-8. 2013
    ..gattii AFLP5 or its other rarely reported molecular types...
  3. pmc First human case of pulmonary fungal ball due to a Perenniporia species (a basidiomycete)
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    J Clin Microbiol 50:3786-91. 2012
    ..The fungus was identified by sequencing of the partial ribosomal operon of a culture from a clinical specimen...
  4. pmc Clinical significance of filamentous basidiomycetes illustrated by isolates of the novel opportunist Ceriporia lacerata from the human respiratory tract
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    J Clin Microbiol 51:585-90. 2013
    ..It is postulated that C. lacerata, a novel opportunist basidiomycete, may be involved in similar pathological processes...
  5. doi request reprint A rare case of allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis caused by Alternaria alternata
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Med Mycol 50:890-6. 2012
    ..alternata was strongly positive. She was treated successfully with oral glucocorticoids and itraconazole. To our knowledge, ABPM due to Alternaria alternata has not been reported previously...
  6. pmc Clonal expansion and emergence of environmental multiple-triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus strains carrying the TR₃₄/L98H mutations in the cyp51A gene in India
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    PLoS ONE 7:e52871. 2012
    ..fumigatus to azole fungicides in the environment causes cross-resistance to medical triazoles. The study emphasises the need of continued surveillance of resistance in environmental and clinical A. fumigatus strains...
  7. doi request reprint Schizophyllum commune as an emerging fungal pathogen: a review and report of two cases
    A Chowdhary
    Departments of Medical Mycology Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Mycoses 56:1-10. 2013
    ..We believe that the burden of S. commune-incited disease is currently underestimated, warranting comprehensive prospective studies to determine its prevalence...
  8. doi request reprint Isolation of multiple-triazole-resistant Aspergillus fumigatus strains carrying the TR/L98H mutations in the cyp51A gene in India
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    J Antimicrob Chemother 67:362-6. 2012
    ..We report the emergence of resistance to triazoles in two A. fumigatus isolates from patients in Delhi, India...
  9. doi request reprint Bipolaris hawaiiensis as etiologic agent of allergic bronchopulmonary mycosis: first case in a paediatric patient
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Med Mycol 49:760-5. 2011
    ..A high index of clinical suspicion with requisite investigations is crucial for early diagnosis and appropriate therapy of ABPM in order to prevent the late sequelae of irreversible broncho-pulmonary damage...
  10. doi request reprint Application of hypertonic Sabouraud glucose agar for differentiation of Candida dubliniensis from Candida albicans
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 69:440-2. 2011
    ..We conclude that hypertonic SGA with 6.5% NaCl can be recommended for wider application as a reliable and inexpensive medium for routine differentiation of C. dubliniensis from C. albicans...
  11. doi request reprint In vitro antifungal susceptibility profiles and genotypes of 308 clinical and environmental isolates of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii and Cryptococcus gattii serotype B from north-western India
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi 11007, India
    J Med Microbiol 60:961-7. 2011
    ..neoformans and C. gattii is desirable to monitor the emergence of any resistant strains in order to ensure more successful therapy of cryptococcosis...
  12. ncbi request reprint Malassezia furfur in a case of onychomycosis: colonizer or etiologic agent?
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Med Mycol 43:87-90. 2005
    ..We can infer from these observations that M.furfur was an etiologic agent rather than a colonizer in the patient's nails even though direct keratinolytic character of this fungus was not demonstrated...
  13. ncbi request reprint Spectrum of fungal keratitis in North India
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Microbiology, Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi 110001, India
    Cornea 24:8-15. 2005
    ..To report the epidemiologic features and laboratory results of 191 consecutive cases of fungal keratitis presenting to a tertiary level superspecialty teaching hospital of North India...
  14. ncbi request reprint An outbreak of candidemia due to Candida tropicalis in a neonatal intensive care unit
    A Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India
    Mycoses 46:287-92. 2003
    ..Four of five urinary tract isolates and both environmental isolates genotyped by arbitrarily primed-PCR with several random primers were shown to belong to the same genotype...
  15. doi request reprint Candida nivariensis as an etiologic agent of vulvovaginal candidiasis in a tertiary care hospital of New Delhi, India
    Cheshta Sharma
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 76:46-50. 2013
    ..The patient with high fluconazole MIC did not respond to fluconazole therapy. It is suggested that the prevalence of this species is likely to be much higher than apparent from the sporadic published reports...
  16. pmc Molecular characterization and in vitro antifungal susceptibility profile of Schizophyllum commune, an emerging basidiomycete in bronchopulmonary mycoses
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Antimicrob Agents Chemother 57:2845-8. 2013
    ..One case each of invasive pulmonary mycosis and fungal ball were treated successfully with voriconazole and itraconazole...
  17. doi request reprint The expanding host tree species spectrum of Cryptococcus gattii and Cryptococcus neoformans and their isolations from surrounding soil in India
    H S Randhawa
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India
    Med Mycol 46:823-33. 2008
    ..Our observations document the rapidly expanding spectrum of host tree species for C. gattii and C. neoformans and indicate that decayed woods of many tree species are potentially suitable ecological niches for both pathogens...
  18. doi request reprint Rhinoentomophthoromycosis due to Conidiobolus coronatus. A case report and an overview of the disease in India
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Med Mycol 48:870-9. 2010
    ..An overview of rhinoentomophthoromycosis cases reported to-date in India is presented...
  19. doi request reprint Seasonal variations in the prevalence of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii and Cryptococcus gattii in decayed wood inside trunk hollows of diverse tree species in north-western India: a retrospective study
    H S Randhawa
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Med Mycol 49:320-3. 2011
    ..neoformans var. grubii and C. gattii in decayed trunk wood of various trees in climatically divergent regions of India...
  20. doi request reprint Genetic differentiation, recombination and clonal expansion in environmental populations of Cryptococcus gattii in India
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007, India
    Environ Microbiol 13:1875-88. 2011
    ..The results obtained here for environmental populations of C. gattii showed both similarities and differences with those of the closely related Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii from similar locations and host tree species in India...
  21. doi request reprint First isolations in India of Candida nivariensis, a globally emerging opportunistic pathogen
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Med Mycol 48:416-20. 2010
    ..These results document the occurrence of Candida nivariensis for the first time in India and focus on its potential as an opportunistic human pathogen...
  22. ncbi request reprint Distribution of Cryptococcus gattii and Cryptococcus neoformans in decayed trunk wood of Syzygium cumini trees in north-western India
    H S Randhawa
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Med Mycol 44:623-30. 2006
    ..neoformans in north-western India. Attention is drawn to the likely health hazard posed by the environmental reservoirs of C. gattii and C. neoformans occurring in tree trunk hollows in proximity to human and animal habitations...
  23. doi request reprint First neonatal case of fungaemia due to Pseudozyma aphidis and a global literature review
    Anupam Prakash
    Departments of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Mycoses 57:64-8. 2014
    ..Considering that Pseudozyma spp. cause invasive fungal infections globally and are resistant to flucytosine, fluconazole and echinocandins, this pathogen assumes a greater clinical significance. ..
  24. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of peptone glucose fluconazole agar as a selective medium for rapid and enhanced isolation of Aspergillus fumigatus from the respiratory tract of bronchopulmonary aspergillosis patients colonized by Candida albicans
    H S Randhawa
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Med Mycol 44:343-8. 2006
    ..fumigatus from sputum of patients clinically suspected of aspergillosis with C. albicans colonization in their respiratory tract...
  25. ncbi request reprint Zygomycosis--a case report and overview of the disease in India
    Amit Diwakar
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
    Mycoses 50:247-54. 2007
    ..Amphotericin B was the mainstay of various treatment modalities employed. The relevance of a strong clinical suspicion and early diagnosis of zygomycosis for favourable prognosis can hardly be over-emphasised...
  26. doi request reprint Environmental prevalence of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii in India: an update
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, India
    Crit Rev Microbiol 38:1-16. 2012
    ..Reference is made to long-term colonization of an abandoned, old timber beam of sal wood (Shorea robusta) by a melanin positive (Mel(+)) variant of Cryptococcus laurentii that was pathogenic to laboratory mice...
  27. doi request reprint A rare case of chromoblastomycosis in a renal transplant recipient caused by a non-sporulating species of Rhytidhysteron
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Med Mycol 46:163-6. 2008
    ..The case underlines the relevance of molecular techniques as valuable tools for identification of non-sporulating opportunistic pathogenic fungi...
  28. doi request reprint A case of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis due to Ceratocystis adiposa
    Kshitij Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 78:196-8. 2014
    ..Herein, we report for the first time a case of allergic fungal rhinosinusitis due to C. adiposa. The fungus was identified by sequencing internal transcribed spacer of rDNA and D1/D2 of larger subunit region. ..
  29. ncbi request reprint Medical mycology in India (1957-2007): contributions by the VPCI Mycoses Group
    H S Randhawa
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 50:19-32. 2008
  30. doi request reprint Blastomycosis in India: report of an imported case and current status
    Harbans S Randhawa
    Department of Medical Mycology, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
    Med Mycol 51:185-92. 2013
    ..Its identity was confirmed by conversion to its typical yeast form on pea seed agar at 37°C and by DNA sequencing of ITS and BAD 1 promoter regions...
  31. ncbi request reprint Antifungal susceptibility of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii isolates from decayed wood of trunk hollows of Ficus religiosa and Syzygium cumini trees in north-western India
    Zia U Khan
    Mycology Reference Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait
    J Antimicrob Chemother 60:312-6. 2007
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  32. doi request reprint Long-distance dispersal and recombination in environmental populations of Cryptococcus neoformans var. grubii from India
    Sanjay S Hiremath
    Center for Environmental Genomics, Department of Biology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    Microbiology 154:1513-24. 2008
    ..Our results are consistent with the hypothesis of long-distance dispersal and recombination in environmental populations of this species in India...
  33. ncbi request reprint Comparison of multilocus sequence typing and Ca3 fingerprinting for molecular subtyping epidemiologically-related clinical isolates of Candida albicans
    Anuradha Chowdhary
    Mycotic Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Med Mycol 44:405-17. 2006
    ..These results demonstrate that MLST performs equally well or better compared to Ca3 Southern hybridization for defining genetic-relatedness of sequential C. albicans isolates from recurrent cases of OPC in HIV-positive patients...