Question of the Week

Q. Many times it is found in patients of malarial documented fever Widal test is found positive i.e. Salm typhO titre 1, 160 or more. Same thing I found with Dengue fever where Widal Salm typhO titres are raised to 1, 160 or more. I am told Widal is positive due to amnestic reaction and these cases are ...

Teaching Files/ Grand Rounds

A 6-year-old female was referred to us for evaluation of incidentally discovered right-sided cervical lymphadenopathy for one month. She had a cough initially for a week but now did not have any complaints. Her mother was treated for genital tubercul ...
Why did the sputum sample grow MTB in this child?
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Diagnostic Dilemma

An eight year old girl presented with diarrhea and blood in stools for 3 days associated with tenesmus and fever. Stools were watery associated with mucus 8-10 times/day. There was no history of vomiting, oliguria.
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Q. What is the reason for measles outbreak in USA and some european countries?
  • The vaccine coverage is poor
  • Due to myths surrounding the vaccine, the uptake of vaccine among public is poor
  • The vaccine efficacy is not great
  • The reason is multifactorial
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