Publications and Presentations

  1. Trowbridge P, Purushothaman D, Premkumar PS, Varghese GM. Prevalence and risk factors for scrub typhus in South India. Trop Med Int Health. 2017; 22: 576-582.
  2. Abhilash KP, Jeevan JA, Mitra S, Paul N, Murugan TP, Rangaraj A, David S, Hansdak SG, Prakash JA, Abraham AM, Ramasami P, Sathyendra S, Sudarsanam TD, Varghese GM. Acute Undifferentiated Febrile Illness in Patients Presenting to a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India: Clinical Spectrum and Outcome. J Glob Infect Dis. 2016;8:147-154.
  3. Varghese GM, Raj D, Francis MR, Sarkar R, Trowbridge P, Muliyil J. Epidemiology and Risk Factors of Scrub Typhus in South India. Indian J Med Res. 2016; 141:76-81.
  4. Wattal C, Chakrabarti A, Oberoi JK, Donnelly JP, Barnes RA, Sherwal BL, Goel N, Saxena S, Varghese GM, Soman R, Loomba P, Tarai B, Singhal S, Mehta N, Ramasubramanian V, Choudhary D, Mehta Y, Ghosh S, Muralidhar S, Kaur R. Issues in antifungal stewardship: an opportunity that should not be lost. J Antimicrob Chemother. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017; 72:969-974.
  5. Manesh A, John AO, Mathew B, Varghese L, Rupa V, Zachariah A, Varghese GM. Posaconazole: an emerging therapeutic option for invasive rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis. Mycoses 2016 Jul 22. doi: 10.1111/myc.12529. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Takeuchi M, Dahabreh IJ, Nihashi T, Iwata M, Varghese GM, Terasawa T. Nuclear Imaging for Classic Fever of Unknown Origin: Meta-Analysis. J Nucl Med. 2016; 57:1913-1919.
  7. Janardhanan J, Patole S, Varghese L, Rupa V, Tirkey AJ, Varghese GM. Elusive treatment for human rhinosporidiosis. Int J Infect Dis. 2016; 48: 3-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2016.04.013.
  8. Suraj S, Stephen E, Sen I, Radger A, Nayak S, Varghese GM, Antonisamy B, Agarwal S. Prevalence and risk factors of peripheral arterial occlusive disease in HIV infected patients. Indian J Applied Res 2016; 6: 30-33.
  9. Rahi M, Gupte MD, Bhargava A, Varghese GM, Arora R. DHR-ICMR Guidelines for diagnosis and management of Rickettsial diseases in India. Indian J Med Res. 2015;141: 417-22.
  10. Varghese GM, Janardhanan J, Mahajan SK, Tariang D, Trowbridge P, Prakash JAJ, David T, Sathendra S, Abraham OC. Molecular Epidemiology and Genetic Diversity of Orientia tsutsugamushi from Patients with Scrub Typhus in India. Emerg Infect Dis. 2015; 21: 64 – 69. 
  11. Das MK, Bishwal SC, Das A, Dabral D, Badireddy VK, Pandit B, Varghese GM, Nanda RK. Deregulated tyrosine-phenylalanine metabolism in pulmonary tuberculosis patients. J. Proteome Res 2015. 14: 1947 – 56. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.5b00016.
  12. Deodhar D, Varghese GM, Balaji V, John J, Rebekah G, Janardhanan J, Jeyaraman R, Jasmine S, Mathews P. Prevalence of Toxin Genes among the Clinical Isolates of Staphylococcus aureus and its Clinical Impact. J Glob Infect Dis. 2015.
  13. Abhilash KP, Gunasekaran K, Mitra S, Patole S, Sathyendra S, Jasmine S, Varghese GM. Scrub typhus meningitis: An under-recognized cause of aseptic meningitis in India. Neurol India. 2015; 63: 209-14.
  14. Peter JV, Sudarsan TI, Prakash JAJ, Varghese GM. Severe scrub typhus infection: Clinical features, diagnostic challenges and management. World J Crit Care Med. 2015; 4: 244 – 250. 
  15. Varghese L, Chacko R, Varghese GM, Job A. Septic arthritis of the temporomandibular joint caused by Aspergillus flavus infection as a complication of otitis externa. Ear Nose Throat J. 2015; 94: E 24 – 26.
  16. Cherian LM, Varghese L, Panchatcharam BS, Parmar HV, Varghese GM. Nasal conidiobolomycosis: A successful treatment option for localized disease. J Postgrad Med. 2015; 61:143-144.
  17. Thuppal SV, Kang G, Abraham OC, Noubary F, Cohen JT, Mwamburi M, Muliyil J, Wanke CA, Varghese GM, Rupali P, Karthik R, Sathasivam R, Clarance P, Pulimood SA, Peter D, George L. Clinical outcomes, treatment costs, and quality of life in patients with HIV on zidovudine and tenofovir containing regimen in India: A pragmatic randomized clinical trial Running head: zidovudine vs. tenofovir regimen in India. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2015. 109: 379 – 85. 
  18. Janardhanan J, Trowbridge P, Varghese GM. Diagnosis of scrub typhus. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2014; 12: 1533-40. 
  19. Rakesh PS, Alex RG, Varghese GM, Mathew P, David T, Manipadam MT, Nair S, Abraham OC. Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease: Clinical and Laboratory Characteristics and Outcome. J Glob Infect Dis. 2014; 6: 147-50.
  20. Griffith M, Peter JV, Karthik G, Ramakrishna K, Prakash JAJ, Kalki RC, Varghese GM, Chrispal A, Pichamuthu K, Iyyadurai R, Abraham OC. Profile of organ dysfunction and predictors of mortality in severe scrub typhus infection requiring intensive care admission. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2014; 18: 497 – 502.
  21. Otterdal K, Janardhanan J, Astrup E, Ueland T, Prakash JA, Lekva T, Abraham OC, Thomas K, Damås JK, Mathews P, Mathai D, Aukrust P, Varghese GM. Increased endothelial and macrophage markers are associated with disease severity and mortality in scrub typhus. J Infect. 2014. pii: S0163-4453(14)00196-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jinf.2014.06.018.
  22. Astrup E, Janardhanan J, Otterdal K, Ueland T, Prakash JA, Lekva T, Strand OA, Abraham OC, Thomas K, Damås JK, Mathews P, Mathai D, Aukrust P, Varghese GM. Cytokine network in scrub typhus: high levels of interleukin-8 are associated with disease severity and mortality. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2014; 8(2):e2648. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002648.
  23. Patole S, Burza S, Varghese GM. Multiple relapses of visceral leishmaniasis in a patient with HIV in India: A treatment challenge. Int J Infect Dis. 2014 Aug;25:204-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2014.02.015. 
  24. Janardhanan J, Prakash JA, Abraham OC, Varghese GM. Comparison of Conventional and Nested PCR for Diagnostic Confirmation and Genotyping of Orientia tsutsugamushi. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014; 79(1):7-9. doi: 10.1016.   
  25. Varghese GM, Trowbridge P, Janardhanan J, Thomas K, Peter JV, Mathews P, Abraham OC, Kavitha ML. Clinical Profile and Improving Mortality Trend of Scrub Typhus in South India. Int J Infect Dis. 2014; 23: 39-43.   
  26. Singhi S, Chaudhary D, Varghese GM, Bhalla A, Kalantri S, Peter JV. Mishra R, Bhagchandani R, Chugh TD, Rungta N. Tropical Fever – Management Guidelines. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2014; 18: 62 – 69.  
  27. Kundavaram A, Francis NR, Jude APJ, Varghese GM. Acute infectious purpura fulminans due to spotted fever. J Postgrad Med. 2014; 60:198-9.
  28. Peter JV, Griffith M, Prakash JA, Christpal A, Pichamuthu K, Varghese GM. Anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) expression in severe scrub typhus infection - preliminary observations. J Glob Infect Dis. 2014; 6: 195-96.  
  29. Abhilash KPP,  Sohini D, Varghese GM. Scrub typhus presenting as acute abdomen. J Glob Infect Dis. 2014; 6: 17 – 18.
  30. Janardhanan J, Martin SJ, Astrup E,  Manikandan V, Aukrust P, Abraham OC, Varghese GM. Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms In toll-like receptor (TLR)2, TLR4 and heat shock protein 70 Genes And Susceptibility To Scrub Typhus. J Hum Genet. 2013 Nov;58:707-10.
  31. Varghese GM, Janardhanan J, Trowbridge P, Peter JV, Prakash JAJ, Sathyendra S, Thomas K, David TS, Kavitha ML, Abraham OC, Mathai D. Scrub Typhus in South India: Clinical and Laboratory Manifestations, Genetic Variability and Outcome. Int J Infect Dis. 2013;17:e981-7.
  32. Kundavaram AP, Jonathan A, Nathaniel S, Varghese GM. Eschar in Scrub typhus: A valuable clue to diagnosis. J Postgrad Med. 2013; 59:177-78.
  33. Prakash JAJ, Chao CC, Varghese GM, Ching WM. Comparison of nPCR and a LAMP assay for detection of scrub typhus DNA in eschars from South Indian patients. Indian J Med Res. (Under review).
  34. Varghese GM, Janardhanan J, Ralph R, Abraham OC. The Twin Epidemics of Tuberculosis and HIV. Curr Infect Dis Rep 2013; 15:77-84.
  35. Abhilash KP, Roshine MK, Vandana K, Varghese GM. A probable case of acquired toxoplasmosis presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin in an immunocompetent individual. Int J Infect Dis. 2013; 17: e1067 – 68.  
  36. Emerson P, Philip A, Varghese GM, Thomas R. Tuberculous osteomyelitis of the hyoid bone: a case report. Case Rep Otolaryngol. 2013; 2013:549564.
  37. Varghese GM, Mathew A, Kumar S, Trowbridge P, Abraham OC, Mathai E, Mathai D. Differential diagnosis of Scrub Typhus Meningitis from Pyogenic Meningitis Using Clinical and Laboratory Features. Neurol India 2013; 61: 17-20.
  38. Thumaty DB, Varghese GM. Cutaneous Anthrax: An unusual cause of preseptal cellulites. Med ej. 2013; 1: 20101253.
  39. Mathuram A, van Rijn R, Varghese GM. Salmonella typhi rib osteomyelitis with abscess mimicking a ‘cold abscess’. J Glob Infect Dis. 2013; 5: 80-81.
  40. Ramakrishna K, Sampath S, Chacko J, Chacko B, Narahari DL, Veerendra HH, Moorthy M, Krishna B, Chekuri VS, Raju RK, Shanmugasundaram D, Pichamuthu K, Abraham AM, Abraham OC, Thomas K, Mathews P, Varghese GM, Rupali P, Peter JV. Clinical Profile and Predictors of Mortality of Severe Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus Infection Needing Intensive Care: A Multi-Centre Prospective Study from South India.  J Glob Infect Dis. 2012;4:145-52.
  41. Ramachandran J, Ajjampur SSR, Chandramohan A, Varghese GM. Cases of Human Fascioliasis in India: Tip of the Iceberg. J Postgrad Med. 2012; 58: 150 – 52.
  42. Varghese GM, Eapen EP, Pulimood S. Ecthyma gangrenosum of a single limb. Indian J Crit Care Med 2011; 15: 177 – 78.
  43. Balaji GG, Mathuram AJ, Arockiaraj J, Varghese GM. A Rare Case of Cryptococcal Infection of Talus with Pathological Fracture that Healed with Medical Management. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2011; 50:740-3.
  44. Varghese GM, Trowbridge P, Doherty T. Investigating and Managing Pyrexia of Unknown Origin in Adults. BMJ 2010; 341:878 - 81.
  45. Varghese GM. Scrub typhus: An emerging threat. Curr Med Issues 2010; 12:16 - 19.
  46. Varghese GM, Sobel JD. Fungal Endocarditis. Curr Infect Dis Rep 2008; 10: 275 - 79.
  47. Thomas G, Varghese GM. Heat stroke and heat related illnesses. Phys Dige 2008;17: 66 – 71.
  48. Varghese GM, Abraham OC, Mathai D, Thomas K, Aaron R, Kavitha ML, Mathai E. Scrub typhus among hospitalised patients with febrile illness in South India: magnitude and clinical predictors. J Infect 2006; 52: 56 – 60.
  49. Somashekar HR, Moses PD , Pavithran S, Mathew LG, Agarwal I, Rolain JM, Raoult D, Varghese GM, Mathai E. Magnitude and Features of Scrub Typhus and Spotted Fever in Children in India. J Trop Pediatr 2006; 52: 228-29.
  50. Thambu D, Pichamuthu K, Varghese GM, Subramaniam S. Community-acquired, fatal extended spectrum beta lactamase producing Klebsiella pneumoniae splenic abscess and sepsis. J Postgrad Med. 2006; 52: 328 – 29.
  51. Varghese GM, John G, Thomas K, Abraham OC, Mathai D. Predictors of multiorgan dysfunction in heatstroke. Emerg Med J 2005; 22:185–187.
  52. Varghese GM, Shenoy M, Subramaniam S, Peter S, Mathai D. Colonic malignancy with recurrent bacteremia presenting as pyrexia of unknown origin. J Intern Med 2004; 255: 692 –  693.
  53. Varghese GM, Pise G, Michael JS, Jacob M, George R. Disseminated Penicillium marneffei infection in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus infected individual. J Postgrad Med. 2004; 50:235-6.
  54. Isaac R, Varghese GM, Joseph I, Manjula J, Mathai E. Scrub typhus: Prevalence and Diagnostic Issues in Rural Southern India. Clin Infect Dis. 2004; 39: 1395 – 96.
  55. Varghese GM, Abraham OC, Mathai D. Post-exposure prophylaxis for blood borne viral infections in health care workers. Postgrad Med J 2003; 79:324-328.
  56. Mathai E, Rolain JM, Verghese GM, Abraham OC, Mathai D, Mathai M, Lecam C, Raoult D. Outbreak of scrub typhus in southern India during cooler months. Ann N Y Acad Sci  2003; 990: 359 – 364.
  57. Mathai E, Rolain JM, Varghese L, Mathai M, Jasper P, Verghese GM, Raoult D. Scrub typhus during pregnancy in India. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2003;97:570-2.
  58. Chandy SJ, Chandy ST, Swaminathan S, Varghese GM, Abraham OC, Mathai D. Pacemaker endocarditis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa treated successfully. J Assoc Physicians India 2003; 51: 1021- 22.