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    After graduation from Maulana Azad Medical College, and post-graduation in Medical Microbiology from Lady Hardinge Medical College, he was a Clinical Microbiologist at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where he was closely associated with the microbiology and hospital newsletters, as well as the hospital website. He edits/moderates a couple of websites/online discussion forums. He has a keen interest in public health and health informatics.

Questions Answered by me

The United Nations has categorised India amongst the worst countries for poor quality of water, in a report. The Asian rivers are the most...

Answered on : 31 Aug 2006

Approximately 2 million persons in India develop tuberculosis (TB) every year, accounting for one fourth of the worlds new TB cases. Organised TB...

Answered on : 18 Aug 2006

Tuberculin skin testing is safe and reliable for pregnant women. No teratogenic effects have been documented.
However, routine testing of...

Answered on : 26 Jul 2006

Medical therapy for spinal TB requires a combination of at least 3 antituberculous drugs. Treatment can be adjusted when susceptibility...

Answered on : 25 Jul 2006

Chikungunya infection is a generalised viral infection and though supportive or palliative medical care with anti-inflammatory drugs and...

Answered on : 20 Jul 2006

The minimum duration of treatment for extra-pulmonary TB is 9 months, though the treatment may be extended upto 12-15 months in TB of the hip,...

Answered on : 06 Jul 2006

You have no cause for worry. The Widal test is a serological test for Salmonella typhi and S. paratyphi (A, B and C). It...

Answered on : 04 Jul 2006

Enlarged cervical lymph nodes can have a number of causes, including viral upper respiratory infection, Infectious mononucleosis, Rubella,...

Answered on : 22 Jun 2006

There are numerous factors, which would influence the susceptibility and transmission of TB in such a circumstance. The chances of transmission...

Answered on : 22 Jun 2006

The common sites involved in bone TB are the large weight bearing bones or joints including the vertebrae, hip and knee. Destruction of the bones...

Answered on : 17 Jun 2006
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