Publications of Dr. Sitara SR Ajjampur


  • Lazarus RP, Ajjampur SS, Sarkar R, Geetha JC, Prabakaran AD, Velusamy V, Naumova EN, Ward HD, Kang G. Serum Anti-Cryptosporidial gp15 Antibodies in Mothers and Children Less than 2 Years of Age in India. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Nov 4;93(5):931-8. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.15-0044. Epub 2015 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 26304924.


  • Sarkar R, Kattula D, Francis MR, Ajjampur SS, Prabakaran AD, Jayavelu N,Muliyil J, Balraj V, Naumova EN, Ward HD, Kang G. Risk factors forcryptosporidiosis among children in a semi urban slum in southern India: a nestedcase-control study. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2014 Dec 3;91(6):1128-37. 2014 Oct 20. PMID: 25331810.
  • Sarkar R, Tate JE, Ajjampur SS, Kattula D, John J, Ward HD, Kang G. Burden of diarrhea, hospitalization and mortality due to cryptosporidial infections inIndian children. PLoSNegl Trop Dis. 2014 Jul. PMID: 25058664.
  • Sindhu KN, Sowmyanarayanan TV, Paul A, Babji S, Ajjampur SS, Priyadarshini S, Sarkar R, Balasubramanian KA, Wanke CA, Ward HD, Kang G. Immune Response and Intestinal Permeability in Children With Acute Gastroenteritis Treated With Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Feb 25. PMID: 24501384.
  • Kattula D, Sarkar R, Ajjampur SS, Minz S, Levecke B, Muliyil J, Kang G. Prevalence & risk factors for soil transmitted helminth infection among school children in south India. Indian J Med Res. 2014 Jan;139(1):76-82. PMID: 24604041.


  • Kaliappan SP, George S, Francis MR, Kattula D, Sarkar R, Minz S, Mohan VR, George K, Roy S, Ajjampur SS, Muliyil J, Kang G. Prevalence and clustering of soil-transmitted helminth infections in a tribal area in southern India. Trop Med Int Health. 2013 Nov 15 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1111/tmi.12205. PMID:24237860.
  • Sarkar R, Ajjampur SS, Prabakaran AD, Geetha JC, Sowmyanarayanan TV, Kane A, Duara J, Muliyil J, Balraj V, Naumova EN, Ward H, Kang G. Cryptosporidiosis among children in an endemic semiurban community in southern India: does a protected drinking water source decrease infection?Clin Infect Dis. 2013 Aug;57(3):398-406. PMID:23709650.
  • Iyer VH, Augustine J, Pulimood AB, Ajjampur SS, Ramakrishna BS. Correlation between coinfection with parasites, cytomegalovirus, and Clostridium difficile and disease severity in patients with ulcerative colitis. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2013 Mar;32(2):115-8. doi: 10.1007/s12664-012-0302-1. Epub 2013 Feb 14. PMID:23408260.
  • Sarkar R, Sivarathinaswamy P, Thangaraj B, Sindhu KN, Ajjampur SS, Muliyil J, Balraj V, Naumova EN, Ward H, Kang G. Burden of childhood diseases and malnutrition in a semi-urban slum in southern India. BMC Public Health. 2013 Jan 30;13(1):87. PMID:23360429.

  • 2012

  • Pulimood SA, Rupali P, Ajjampur SS, Thomas M, Mehrotra S, Sundar S. Atypical mucocutaneous involvement with Leishmaniadonovani. Natl Med J India. 2012 May-Jun;25(3):148-50. PMID:22963292.
  • Ramachandran J, Ajjampur SS, Chandramohan A, Varghese GM. Cases of human fascioliasis in India: tip of the iceberg. J Postgrad Med. 2012 Apr-Jun;58(2):150-2. PMID:22718061.
  • Sarkar R, Ajjampur SS, Muliyil J, Ward H, Naumova EN, Kang G. Serum IgG responses and seroconversion patterns to Cryptosporidium gp15 among children in a birth cohort in south India. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2012 Jun;19(6):849-54. PMID:22518011.
  • Rajendran P, Babji S, George AT, Rajan DP, Kang G, Ajjampur SS. Detection and species identification of Campylobacter in stool samples of children and animals from Vellore, south India. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2012 Jan-Mar;30(1):85-8. PMID:22361767.
  • Laishram S, Kang G, Ajjampur SS. Giardiasis: A review on assemblage distribution and epidemiology in India. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2012 Jan;31(1):3-12. doi: 10.1007/s12664-012-0161-9. Epub 2012 Feb 7. PMID:22311296.
  • Borad AJ, Allison GM, Wang D, Ahmed S, Karim MM, Kane AV, Moy J, Hibberd PL, Ajjampur SS, Kang G, Calderwood SB, Ryan ET, Naumova E, Khan WA, Ward HD.Systemic antibody responses to the immunodominant p23 antigen and p23polymorphisms in children with cryptosporidiosis in Bangladesh. Am J Trop Med Hyg.2012 Feb;86(2):214-22. PMID:22302851.
  • Laishram S, Kannan A, Rajendran P, Kang G, Ajjampur SS. Mixed Giardia duodenalis assemblage infections in children and adults in South India. Epidemiol Infect. 2012 Nov;140(11):2023-7. Epub 2012 Jan 6. PMID:22225911.
  • Sarkar R, Ajjampur SR, Ward HD, Kang G, Naumova EN. Analysis of human immune responses in quasi-experimental settings: tutorial in biostatistics. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2012 Jan 3;12:1. PMID:22214542.

  • 2011

  • Rajendran P, Ajjampur SS, Chidambaram D, Kattula D, Rajan DP, Ward H, Kang G.Investigation of potential zoonotic transmission of cryptosporidiosis in southern India. Am J Trop Med Hyg.2011 Oct;85(4):657-9. PMID:21976568.
  • Ajjampur SS, Koshy B, Venkataramani M, Sarkar R, Joseph AA, Jacob KS, Ward H, Kang G. Effect of cryptosporidial and giardialdiarrhoea on social maturity,intelligence and physical growth in children in a semi-urban slum in south India. Ann Trop Paediatr. 2011;31(3):205-12. PMID:21781414.
  • Levecke B, Behnke JM, Ajjampur SS, Albonico M, Ame SM, Charlier J, Geiger SM, Hoa NT, KamwaNgassam RI, Kotze AC, McCarthy JS, Montresor A, Periago MV, Roy S,TchuemTchuenté LA, Thach DT, Vercruysse J. A comparison of the sensitivity and fecal egg counts of the McMaster egg counting and Kato-Katz thick smear methods for soil-transmitted helminths. PLoSNegl Trop Dis. 2011 Jun;5(6):e1201. PMID:21695104.
  • Chordia P, Christopher S, Abraham OC, Muliyil J, Kang G, Ajjampur SS. Risk factors for acquiring Strongyloidesstercoralis infection among patients attending a tertiary hospital in south India. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2011 Apr-Jun;29(2):147-51. PMID:21654109.
  • Ajjampur SS, Sarkar R, Allison G, Banda K, Kane A, Muliyil J, Naumova E, Ward H, Kang G. Serum IgG response to Cryptosporidium immunodominant antigen gp15 and polymorphic antigen gp40 in children with cryptosporidiosis in South India. Clin  VaccineImmunol. 2011 Apr;18(4):633-9. PMID:21288997.

  • 2010

  • Ajjampur SS, Sarkar R, Sankaran P, Kannan A, Menon VK, Muliyil J, Ward H, Kang G. Symptomatic and asymptomatic Cryptosporidium infections in children in a semi-urban slum community in southern India. Am J Trop Med Hyg.2010 Nov;83(5):1110-5. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2010.09-0644. PMID:21036847.
  • Rajendran P, Ajjampur SS, Chidambaram D, Chandrabose G, Thangaraj B, Sarkar R, Samuel P, Rajan DP, Kang G. Pathotypes of diarrheagenic Escherichia coli in children attending a tertiary care hospital in South India. DiagnMicrobiol Infect Dis. 2010 Oct;68(2):117-22. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2010.06.003. PMID:20846583.
  • Ajjampur SS, Liakath FB, Kannan A, Rajendran P, Sarkar R, Moses PD, Simon A, Agarwal I, Mathew A, O'Connor R, Ward H, Kang G. Multisite study of cryptosporidiosis in children with diarrhea in India. J ClinMicrobiol. 2010 Jun;48(6):2075-81. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02509-09. Epub 2010 Apr 14. PMID:20392919.

  • 2009

  • Ajjampur SS, Sankaran P, Kannan A, Sathyakumar K, Sarkar R, Gladstone BP, Kang G. Giardia duodenalis assemblages associated with diarrhea in children in South India identified by PCR-RFLP. Am J Trop Med Hyg.2009 Jan;80(1):16-9. PMID:19141832.

  • 2008

  • Ajjampur SS, Sankaran P, Kang G. Cryptosporidium species in HIV-infected individuals in India: an overview. NMJI. 2008 Jul-Aug;21(4):178-84. PMID:19267039.
  • Ajjampur SS, Rajendran P, Ramani S, Banerjee I, Monica B, Sankaran P, Rosario V, Arumugam R, Sarkar R, Ward H, Kang G. Closing the diarrhoea diagnostic gap in Indian children by the application of molecular techniques. J Med Microbiol. 2008 Nov;57(Pt 11):1364-8. PMID:18927413.

  • 2007

  • Ajjampur SS, Gladstone BP, Selvapandian D, Muliyil JP, Ward H, Kang G. Molecular and spatial epidemiology of cryptosporidiosis in children in a semiurban community in South India. J ClinMicrobiol. 2007 Mar;45(3):915-20. Epub 2007 Jan 24. PMID:17251402.
  • Rao Ajjampur SS, Asirvatham JR, Muthusamy D, Gladstone BP, Abraham OC, Mathai D, Ward H, Wanke C, Kang G. Clinical features & risk factors associated with cryptosporidiosis in HIV infected adults in India. Indian J Med Res. 2007 Dec;126(6):553-7. PMID:1821908.

  • 2006

  • Muthusamy D, Rao SS, Ramani S, Monica B, Banerjee I, Abraham OC, Mathai DC, Primrose B, Muliyil J, Wanke CA, Ward HD, Kang G. Multilocus genotyping of Cryptosporidium sp. isolates from human immunodeficiency virus-infected individuals in South India. J ClinMicrobiol. 2006 Feb;44(2):632-4. PMID:16455931.

  • 2005

  • Unni M, Jesudason MV, Rao S, George B. Mycobacterium fortuitumbacteraemia in  an immunocompromised patient. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2005 Apr;23(2):137-8. PMID:15928448.