Monthly Archives: January 2015

Quick Case: Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (KFD) Mistaken and Treated as a Case of Tuberculosis

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
A 21-year-old female presented with fever, bilateral cervical tender lymphadenopathy, skin rashes and headache for 7 days. High ESR and neutrophilic leucocytosis were noted. Mantoux test was negative. Chest X-ray was normal. FNAC from one of the lymph nodes yielded thick pus-like material. The smears were full of…

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Quick Case: Black Cirrhosis in a Khaini Abuser

By: Dr. Swapan Samanta
A 64-year-old female presented with ascites, loss of weight, loss of appetite and severe weakness for the last 3 years. Upper and lower GI endoscopic findings were within normal limits. Macrocytic hypochromic anemia, elevated ESR, massive hepatomegaly and moderate spenomegaly were found, but no…

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Prevalence of Depression, Suicidal Ideation, Alcohol Intake and Nicotine Consumption in Rural Central India

Depression with a lifetime prevalence of 2% to 15% is one of the most important risk factors for substantial disability and is one of the major leading causes of disease burden in 2010 [1]–[5]. Smoking has become the leading cause of preventable death with yearly about 5 million premature deaths worldwide.

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