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What Is D-Dimer

D-Dimer is a protein that is produced after blood clotting and subsequent breakdown of blood clots. Whenever there is damage to any body part or bleeding, intrinsic or extrinsic coagulation pathways are activated, resulting in the formation of a blood clot at the site.

Article On Vector-Borne Disease

Vector-borne diseases are among the most critical global public health problems. They are associated with severe human morbidity and mortality, leading to a significant economic burden in affected countries. Vector-borne diseases are caused by viruses, parasites, and bacteria transmitted by vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas that spread pathogens.

Closing the gap in Surveillance and Treatment in Malaria: The Diagnostic Approach

In India, P.vivax and P.falciparum cause the bulk of Malarial infections. While P.vivax is more in the plains, P.falcipraum is prominent more in the forest and peripheral regions. As a result, the central India region and North Eastern states have high transmission of Malaria compared to other areas. Rugged geographical terrain, regional conflicts, and inadequate […]

Cross Infection of Malaria and Dengue: Choosing the correct Diagnosis

Both Malaria and Dengue are endemic mosquito-borne diseases. They bring in high rates of mortality and morbidity. Their co-infection poses a worldwide public health problem. With the increase in ease of globalized travel, the risk has coupled over the years. Concurrent infections of Malaria and Dengue occur with their own set of complications. Due to […]

Addressing Vitamin Deficiencies and significance in COVID-19 Pandemic

Lifestyle habitats and dietary routines play an essential role in the proper development and health of an individual. Unfortunately, a significant population of the country is still malnourished, with crucial components missing from the platter. Furthermore, India ranks second in the Global Diabetes index. In this kind of deadly manifestation, its’ imperative to address the […]

Discreet Monsoon and clinical implications of Vector-Borne Diseases

Tropical regions and vector-borne diseases are synonymous with each other. India is no alien to it. Mosquitoes have brought in diseases for centuries. They have ravaged the population with the ferocity of these diseases. Whether it’s parasite or virus, the Mosquito vector has cropped in every Monsoon. This has created an increase in the pathogenicity […]

Need for Antibody testing in post-vaccination scenario

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought humankind to a stop. COVID-19 has opened new spectrums of infection and virus-host interactions. The second wave hit the country when the vaccination program was already in motion. The population consists of individuals with single, double, or no jab at all. The government has started the registration for vaccination of […]

Immune response to infections and aftermath: Role of CRP

Inflammation can occur with any infection or wound in the body, and healing is important to understand the recovery stage. Hence, C-reactive protein (CRP) comes in handy as the efficient blood marker test. The CRP is released from the liver, and its concentration in the blood measures its level. Since the CRP level rises with […]

Scrub Typhus: Chiggers and Silent Transmission in Tropics

Also known as, Japanese river associated with jungle mite or chigger, termed ‘tsutsugamushi’ in Japanese. (tsutsuga= disease, harm, noxious and mushi= bug) Scrub Typhus is a zoonosis, with humans being accidental, dead end hosts. It’s a mite borne Gram negative bacteria Orientia tsutsugamushi of the family Rickettsiaceae. Scrub typhus spreads to people through bites or […]

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