Category Archives: Nepal

Leishmaniasis case report and overview

Case report, overview, diagnosis and treatment: Dr A Oon Leishmania July 2017 Life cycle WHO Leishmaniasis site From Stark et al, case report Medical Journal of Australia 2007 :  A: Non-healing New World cutaneous leishmaniasis ulcer on the left forearm. B: … Continue reading

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Coccidian enteric parasites- Cryptosporidium and Cyclospora

FERGUSON 2011 Coccidian enteric parasites  (includes references relevant to Nepal) Rapid diagnostic tests for Cryptosporidium are effective- often combined with a giardia test.   However as the illness is self-limited in the immunocompetent, testing probably not relevant. Highly relevant for immunocompromised patients … Continue reading

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Pertussis – diagnosis, outbreaks and incidence

Culture appearances – see the Atlas – bisected pearl appearance of the colonies on charcoal agar. Diagnostic pointers – Diagnosis of pertussis Outbreak literature – local studies – Pertussis outbreak PNG 2012, PNG medical journal 1977 report on pertussis outbreak.  Earlier report from Highlands … Continue reading

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Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership – Nepal – AMR situation analysis and recommendations 2014

Report on the GARP-Nepal meeting, December 2014 where the Nepal Situation Analysis and Recommendations (2014) was discussed by a multi-disciplinary group. Professor Buddha Basnyat is the chair of the Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP)-Nepal working group.  The report recommends the following:

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Focus on Control of AMR at Nepal Society for Internal Medicine (SIMON) conference 2015- links to WHO resources

The SIMON conference next week (23-25th April) will examine the AMR problem globally and within Nepal and discuss necessary control approaches.  Dr Abdul Ghafur from Chennai (behind the Chennai Declaration) will be participating. Key references include: 1. The WHO Draft Global … Continue reading

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