Thangam Menon

Summary

Country: India

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Biotypes of group A streptococci isolated from children
    M Palani Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM PGIBMS, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai 600 113, India
    J Med Microbiol 53:229-30. 2004
  2. doi request reprint vir types of Streptococcus pyogenes in Chennai, South India
    Charmaine Lloyd
    J Med Microbiol 57:1176-7. 2008
  3. pmc Streptobacillus moniliformis endocarditis
    Nandhakumar Balakrishnan
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1037-8. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous zygomycosis due to Rhizopus oryzae in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    T Sundararajan
    Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM Postgraduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai, India
    Mycoses 47:521-3. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of group C Streptococci in children in a South Indian village
    Thangam Menon
    Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM PGIBMS, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 46:528-9. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Group A streptococcal infections of the pharynx in a rural population in south India
    Thangam Menon
    Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM PGIBMS, University of Madras, Chennai, India
    Indian J Med Res 119:171-3. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Infective endocarditis due to Acinetobacter baumannii complex--a case report
    Thangam Menon
    Department of Microbiology, Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai 600113
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 49:576-8. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of double disc and three dimensional methods to screen for ESBL producers in a tertiary care hospital
    T Menon
    Department of Microbiology, Dr AL Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai 600 113, India
    Indian J Med Microbiol 24:117-20. 2006
  9. doi request reprint Carriage of Candida species in oral cavities of HIV infected patients in South India
    C P Girish Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Mycoses 52:44-8. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Esterase activity of Candida species isolated from immunocompromised hosts
    Chethrapilly Purushothaman Girish Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, India
    Rev Iberoam Micol 23:101-3. 2006

Collaborators

  • S P Thyagarajan
  • N Anbumani
  • B Sekar
  • Bernard Beall
  • S Rajasekaran
  • Didier Raoult
  • Rajesh Kumar
  • Pierre Edouard Fournier
  • C P Girish Kumar
  • Nandhakumar Balakrishnan
  • D Prabu
  • Charmaine Lloyd
  • Charmaine A C Lloyd
  • Chethrapilly Purushothaman Girish Kumar
  • M Palani Kumar
  • S Shanmugasundaram
  • Naveen V Kumar
  • P M Punithavathy
  • K Nalina
  • V G Sivakumar
  • B Nandhakumar
  • Yuzuru Mikami
  • Vivek Sagar
  • Venkatachalam Mullai
  • B Malathy
  • Swarna E Jacob
  • Manjetti Venkatadesikalu
  • Thangavel Sundararajan
  • T Sundararajan
  • Charmaine Lobo
  • Meenakshi Rajagopalan
  • B Mohanavalli
  • Kotturathu Mammen Cherian
  • Padmaja Pathipati
  • Hiroki Mitani
  • P Shankar
  • G Ravishankar
  • Anuradha Chakraborti
  • Nirmal K Ganguly
  • Masakazu Katsu
  • Sarathy Nalini
  • Somasundaram Shanmugasundaram
  • Ramasamy Alagesan
  • S Suresh Jothi Kumar
  • Mandayam Anandampillai Thirunarayan
  • Ahmed Medhat Hanafy
  • M Vairamani
  • Susan Verghese
  • K Rekha
  • C P G Kumar
  • M Venkatadesikalu
  • G Pallavi
  • Raju Prasada Raju
  • S Malathi
  • E Dhevahi

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Biotypes of group A streptococci isolated from children
    M Palani Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM PGIBMS, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai 600 113, India
    J Med Microbiol 53:229-30. 2004
    ..Biotype 10 was observed most frequently among clinical isolates and biotypes 3 and 4 were most common among carrier isolates...
  2. doi request reprint vir types of Streptococcus pyogenes in Chennai, South India
    Charmaine Lloyd
    J Med Microbiol 57:1176-7. 2008
  3. pmc Streptobacillus moniliformis endocarditis
    Nandhakumar Balakrishnan
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1037-8. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Cutaneous zygomycosis due to Rhizopus oryzae in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    T Sundararajan
    Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM Postgraduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai, India
    Mycoses 47:521-3. 2004
    ..The diagnosis was based on observation of hyphal elements in cutaneous biopsy and isolation of the fungus in culture. The patient responded to surgical intervention and treatment with amphotericin B...
  5. ncbi request reprint Occurrence of group C Streptococci in children in a South Indian village
    Thangam Menon
    Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM PGIBMS, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 46:528-9. 2003
    ..Four out of 13 strains were identified as S. equisimilis...
  6. ncbi request reprint Group A streptococcal infections of the pharynx in a rural population in south India
    Thangam Menon
    Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM PGIBMS, University of Madras, Chennai, India
    Indian J Med Res 119:171-3. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to screen children in a rural community in south India for throat carriage of group A streptococci and to clinically assess them for signs of rheumatic heart disease...
  7. ncbi request reprint Infective endocarditis due to Acinetobacter baumannii complex--a case report
    Thangam Menon
    Department of Microbiology, Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai 600113
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 49:576-8. 2006
    ..Patient was initially treated with Ceftraixone and Gentamicin and subsequently with Ampicillin and Amikacin but did not respond to treatment and died of sepsis before therapy with Imipenem could be started...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of double disc and three dimensional methods to screen for ESBL producers in a tertiary care hospital
    T Menon
    Department of Microbiology, Dr AL Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai 600 113, India
    Indian J Med Microbiol 24:117-20. 2006
    ..TDTs were found to be better than DDS in the detection of ESBLs. Continued monitoring of drug resistance is necessary in clinical settings for proper disease management...
  9. doi request reprint Carriage of Candida species in oral cavities of HIV infected patients in South India
    C P Girish Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
    Mycoses 52:44-8. 2009
    ..25S rDNA PCR analysis of C. albicans revealed preponderance of genotype A strains. Interestingly, 42.6% of rinse specimens grew multiple Candida species, with the combination of C. albicans and C. krusei (39.1%) being the most frequent...
  10. ncbi request reprint Esterase activity of Candida species isolated from immunocompromised hosts
    Chethrapilly Purushothaman Girish Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, India
    Rev Iberoam Micol 23:101-3. 2006
    ..The remaining Candida species did not produce a positive test response. These findings indicate that Tween 80 opacity test cannot be used as the sole phenotypic trait in the differentiation of C. albicans and C. dubliniensis...
  11. doi request reprint Antifungal susceptibility testing of Candida tropicalis biofilms against fluconazole using calorimetric indicator resazurin
    P M Punithavathy
    Department of Microbiology, Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, India
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 55:72-4. 2012
    ..Phenotypic characteristics of sessile cells in biofilms are known to be different from those of their free-living, planktonic counterparts. Biofilm forming strains often show increased resistance to antimicrobial agents...
  12. ncbi request reprint Rapid discrimination between strains of beta haemolytic streptococci by intact cell mass spectrometry
    M Palani Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM Postgraduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, India
    Indian J Med Res 119:283-8. 2004
    ..The present study was undertaken to evaluate the use of intact cell matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS) for rapid discrimination between strains of beta haemolytic streptococci...
  13. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic resistant beta-hemolytic streptococci
    Charmaine A C Lloyd
    Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai, India
    Indian J Pediatr 74:1077-80. 2007
    ..An antibiotic-sensitivity study was conducted on 117 strains of group A streptococcus (GAS), 60 strains of group G streptococcus (GGS) and 20 strains of group C streptococcus (GCS) in order to understand current resistance trends...
  14. pmc Genotyping of erythromycin resistant group C & G streptococci isolated in Chennai, south India
    D Prabu
    Department of Microbiology, Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai, India
    Indian J Med Res 137:164-8. 2013
    ..The information available from India is scanty. The aim of the study was to identify erythromycin resistant GCS/GGS isolates in Chennai, south India, and to compare erythromycin resistant genotypes with emm types...
  15. ncbi request reprint Molecular analysis and susceptibility profiling of Candida albicans isolates from immunocompromised patients in South India
    C P Girish Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, Dr AL Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, TN, India
    Mycopathologia 161:153-9. 2006
    ..6%), fluconazole (3.6%), itraconazole (7.3%) and voriconazole (5.5%) was observed. No association was seen between antifungal resistance and genotype/serotype status...
  16. doi request reprint Use of CHROMagar in the differentiation of common species of Candida
    V G Sivakumar
    Department of Microbiology, Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai, India
    Mycopathologia 167:47-9. 2009
    ..Occasional strains of C. tropicalis produced colonies with a greenish tinge making it difficult to differentiate from C. albicans...
  17. ncbi request reprint Biofilm production by clinical isolates of Candida species
    C P Girish Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, India
    Med Mycol 44:99-101. 2006
    ..3%) blood stream' isolates and 18 of the 22 (81.8%) oral isolates were biofilm producers. Biofilm producing blood stream isolates were significantly more among non-C. albicans Candida (93.1%) in comparison to C. albicans (42.9%)...
  18. ncbi request reprint Phospholipase and proteinase activities of clinical isolates of Candida from immunocompromised patients
    C P Girish Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, 600 113, India
    Mycopathologia 161:213-8. 2006
    ..1% Sap activity. In contrast, non-C. albicans species demonstrated only 29.6% PL and 70.3% Sap activity, indicating interplay of other virulence determinants in these yeasts in colonization and disease...
  19. ncbi request reprint Environmental isolation of Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii from living trees in Guindy National Park, Chennai, South India
    C P Girish Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai, India
    Mycoses 53:262-4. 2010
    ..neoformans varieties in these tree species anywhere in the world. The isolation of C. gattii from Syzygium cumini represents the first isolation from South India...
  20. ncbi request reprint Tobacco agar: a new medium for chlamydosporulation in Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis
    C P Girish Kumar
    Department of Microbiology Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chennai, India
    Med Mycol 43:473-5. 2005
    ..All the strains of C. dubliniensis and 96% of isolates of C. albicans tested produced chlamydospores after 24 h incubation on tobacco agar, whereas none of the other seven species produced chlamydospores...
  21. ncbi request reprint Pharyngeal carriage of group A streptococci in school children in Chennai
    Charmaine A C Lloyd
    Department of Microbiology, Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences Chennai, India
    Indian J Med Res 124:195-8. 2006
    ..Data on healthy GAS carriers in the community are therefore important. We carried out this preliminary study to screen the school children from various parts of Chennai city, south India to detect pharyngeal carriage of GAS...
  22. ncbi request reprint Isolation, distribution and prevalence of various species of enterococci isolated from clinical specimens in a tertiary care hospital
    N Anbumani
    Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute Deemed University, Porur, Chennai
    Indian J Pathol Microbiol 48:534-7. 2005
    ..faecalis (79.79%), and E. faecium (11.11%) predominating. E. hirae (3.03%), E. gallinarum (3.03%), and E. casseliflavus (3.03%), were the other members of Enterococcus species identified...
  23. ncbi request reprint Bactericidal activity of different types of honey against clinical and environmental isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    Venkatachalam Mullai
    Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Taramani, Chen nai, India
    J Altern Complement Med 13:439-41. 2007
    ..In this study, we have assessed the antibacterial activity of different types of honey (manuka honey from Australia, heather honey from the United Kingdom, and locally marketed Indian honey)...
  24. ncbi request reprint Candidosis in children with onco-hematological diseases in Chennai, south India
    Chethrapilly Purushothaman Girish Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, Dr ALM Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Madras, Chennai, India
    Jpn J Infect Dis 58:218-21. 2005
    ..2% (5/29) resistance to fluconazole. This study reinforces the need for the systematic surveillance of candidosis for the correct management of such life-threatening infections...
  25. ncbi request reprint 16S rRNA sequencing as a diagnostic tool in the identification of culture-negative endocarditis in surgically treated patients
    Naveen V Kumar
    Department of Microbiology, University of Madras, Dr ALMudaliar Postgraduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Taramani, Chennai, India
    J Heart Valve Dis 22:846-9. 2013
    ..Infective endocarditis (IE) is a worldwide problem, and at least one-third of cases are culture-negative despite the use of appropriate laboratory techniques...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of antibodies to hepatitis A and hepatitis E virus in urban school children in Chennai
    B Mohanavalli
    Department of Microbiology, Dr A L Mudaliar Post Graduate Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Taramani, Chennai 600 113, India
    Indian Pediatr 40:328-31. 2003
    ..3-16.7%. The study suggests the necessity for developing a vaccine for HEV to prevent the frequent occurrence of HEV outbreaks in India, since natural HEV exposure does not bestow significant protection as observed in HAV...
  27. doi request reprint emm type diversity of beta-haemolytic streptococci recovered in Chennai, India
    Thangam Menon
    J Med Microbiol 57:540-2. 2008
  28. ncbi request reprint speA and speC toxin genes among group A streptococcus isolates from school children in Chennai, India
    Charmaine Lloyd
    J Med Microbiol 56:1574-5. 2007
  29. pmc Bartonella quintana and Coxiella burnetii as causes of endocarditis, India
    Nandhakumar Balakrishnan
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1168-9. 2008
  30. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of crystal violet impregnated filter paper strips for transport and selective isolation of beta-haemolytic streptococci
    B Malathy
    J Med Microbiol 56:569-70. 2007
  31. ncbi request reprint Pacemaker pocket infection associated with septicemia caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa
    B Nandhakumar
    Int J Infect Dis 12:107-8. 2008
  32. pmc DRS is far less divergent than streptococcal inhibitor of complement of group A streptococcus
    Vivek Sagar
    Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology, PGIMER, Chandigarh, 160012 India
    J Bacteriol 189:2933-5. 2007
    ..Molecular characterization showed that the drs gene sequence is highly conserved, unlike the sic gene sequence. However, the variation in gene size observed was due to the presence of extra internal repeat sequences...
  33. ncbi request reprint Bacteriological etiology of impetigo
    Meenakshi Rajagopalan
    Dept of Consultant, Microbiology, HCTVD
    J Commun Dis 36:212-3. 2004