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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

Ideally, microbiology evaluation (AFB smear, culture and/or molecular tests) helps in confirming the diagnosis and can also provide drug...

Answered on : 25 Apr 2008

Cancer is a term used for a group of more than 100 diseases that can affect any part of the body, and is synonymous with malignant tumours and...

Answered on : 05 Apr 2008

Caliciviruses (a family of single-stranded RNA viruses) are an important viral cause of diarrhoea along with other viruses like rotavirus, the...

Answered on : 05 Apr 2008

AKT 4 is a combipack of antitubercular drugs and each days treatment contains: 1 capsule of rifampicin 450 mg, 2 tablets of pyrazinamide 750 mg...

Answered on : 14 Mar 2008

Jaundice is not a disease, but rather a symptom or a sign that can occur in many different diseases. It refers to the yellowish staining of the...

Answered on : 14 Mar 2008

The response to vaccines is often assessed by measuring the appearance and concentration of specific antibodies in blood. With some vaccines (and...

Answered on : 29 Feb 2008

The Mantoux test measures the degree of hypersensitivity to tuberculin and not immunity to TB. There is no correlation between the size of...

Answered on : 25 Feb 2008

Anti-TB drugs may harm the liver rarely, and alcohol can further increase drug side effects and toxicity because both affect the liver. It is...

Answered on : 22 Feb 2008

The CD4 count reflects the strength of your immune system, how far HIV disease has advanced or the stage of the disease, and helps predict the...

Answered on : 22 Feb 2008

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, and the clinical presentation can vary from a mild to severe illness. The...

Answered on : 19 Feb 2008
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