Dr.Sujatha Sistla

Dr. Sujatha
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Academic Qualifications: 

MBBS, MD (Microbiology)

Special Area of Interest: 
Antimicrobial resistance and molecular epidemiology of Gram positive cocci, respiratory infections, melioidosis
  1. Manoharan M, Sistla S, Ray P. Accuracy of different methods for identification of Staphylococcus haemolyticus. J Microbiol Infect Dis. 2021, 11(1):8-14
  2. Gunalan A, Sistla S, Sastry AS, Venkateswaran R. Concordance between National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Surveillance Criteria and Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score (CPIS) Criteria for Diagnosis of Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP). Indian J Crit Care Med 2021;25(3):296–298.
  3. Dhandapani S, Sistla S, Gunalan A,  Manoharan M,  Sugumar M, Sastry AS * In-vitro synergistic activity of colistin and meropenem against clinical isolates of carbapenem resistant E.coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae by checkerboard method- Indian J Med Microbiol, 2021;39(1):6-10
  4. Giri P , Krishnaraj B , Sistla SC ,  Sistla  S , Basu D , Shankar G , Akkilagunta S , Ruparelia J. Does negative pressure wound therapy with saline instillation improve wound healing compared to conventional negative pressure wound therapy? - A randomized controlled trial in patients with extremity ulcers. Annals of Medicine and Surgery, 2021;61:73-80
  5. Muniza B, Vemuri MB, Mohanty MM, Shahana Mp, Sistla S, Sugumaran R. Streptomyces pneumonia in an immunocompetent adult- a rare isolate. Advances in Respiratory Medicine, 2020. 88:1-4.DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2020.0171
  6. Deb A, Sistla S, Chowdhury S, Jossy A, Kasturi N. Postoperative endophthalmitis due to multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae treated successfully with intravitreal colistin and core vitrectomy. Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology 2020;32(2):183–185.
  7. Sugumaran R, Sistla S, Chavhan P, Deb AK. Corynebacterium amycolatum: an unusual cause of corneal ulcer. BMJ Case Reports Dec 2020, 13 (12) e237818; DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2020-237818
  8. Chaudhari KV , Biswas R , Meghna C ,  Sistla S , Dharanipragada K , Krishnan B , Akhilesh R . Isolation of Eggerthella lenta from A Cutaneous Abscess Formed at Posttrauma Suture Site.  J Microbiol Infect Dis,  2020; 10 (4):230-233 doi: 10.5799/jmid.839489
  9. Chowdhury SS, Sastry AS, Sathasivam S, Cherian A, Sistla S, Rajashekar D. The Impact of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme on Regulating the Policy Adherence and Antimicrobial Usage in Selected Intensive Care Units in a Tertiary Care Center ‑ A Prospective Interventional Study. Indian J Med Microbiol, 2020;38:362-70
  10. Palani N, Sistla S. Genetic sequencing of influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 isolates from South India, collected between 2011 and 2015 to detect mutations affecting virulence and resistance to oseltamivir. Indian J Med Microbiol,2020 ;38:324-37
  11. Deb AK, Chavhan P,Chowdhary SS, Sistla S,Sugumaran R, Panickar G. Endophthalmitis due to Delftia acidovorans: An unusual ocular pathogen. Indian J Ophthalmol, 2020;68(11):2591-4
  12. Behera G, Sugumar R, Sistla S, Stephen M, Kaliaperumal S, Ramesh Babu K. Burkholderia cenocepacia keratitis. Indian J Ophthalmol, 2020; 68(11):2550-2
  13. Sistla S, Mohapatra DP, Sugumaran R, Gupta S, Thiruvoth FM, Reddy L. Auricular perichondritis of an unusual etiology. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12070-020-02080-9
  14. Peela SRM, Sharma J , Sistla S. Structure of Macrolide Efflux Protein (MefA/E) in Streptococcus pneumoniae: An in silico approach. bioRxiv preprint doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.21.213744. this version posted July 22, 2020.
  15. Peela SRM, Rose S , Sistla S. Genome analysis of clinical pneumococcal isolates to decipher sequence types, antibiotic resistance mechanisms and virulence gene profiles. bioRxiv preprint doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.21.211649. this version posted July 21, 2020
  16. Aggarwal R, Pranavi AR, Subair M, Sathasivam S K, Sreenath GS, Sujatha S, Mahalakshmy T, Kate V.Bacteriological Profile of Patients with Intra-Abdominal Sepsis and Superficial Surgical Site Infection Following Emergency Abdominal Surgery—Is It Concordant? Indian Journal of Surgery, 2020 ; 85(2):905-11
  17. Palani N, Sistla S, Epidemiology and phylogenetic analysis of respiratory viruses from 2012 to 2015 – A sentinel surveillance report from union territory of Puducherry, India. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health 2020;8:1225-35, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cegh.2020.04.019
  18. Chidambaram AC, Krishnamurthy S, Deepthi B, karunakar P, Maulik K, Peela SCM , Sistla S, Jinkala SR. Severe acute kidney injury in a 3-year-old boy with fever and pleural effusion: Answers [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 28]. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020;10.1007/s00467-020-04591-7. doi:10.1007/s00467-020-04591-7
  19. Alur S, Thabah MM, Sistla S, Negi VS. Occurrence, predictors, and outcome of infections at three months in hospitalized patients with SLE: A prospective study from southern India". Lupus 2020 May;29(6):649-658. doi: 10.1177/0961203320914739
  20. Balakrishnan N, Thabah MM, Dineshbabu S, Sistla S, Tamilarasu K, Ramanthan Aetiology and short-term outcome of acute respiratory distress syndrome: a real-world experience from a medical intensive care unit in southern India. J R Coll Physicians Edinb 2020; 50: 0–00 | doi: 10.4997/JRCPE.2020.
  21. Manoharan M, Sistla S,  Ray P. Prevalence and molecular  determinants of antimicrobial resistance in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus haemolyticus with special reference to linezolid. Microbial drug resistance, 2020 https://doi.org/10.1089/mdr.2019.0395
  22. Mittal H , Wyawahare M and Sistla S. Microbiological profile of pathogens in spontaneous bacterial peritonitis secondary to liver cirrhosis: a retrospective study. Tropical Doctor,2020 DOI: 10.1177/0049475520905745
  23. You Li, Rachel M Reeves, Xin Wang, Quique Bassat, W Abdullah Brooks, Cheryl Cohen, David P Moore, Marta Nunes, Barbara Rath,Harry Campbell, Harish Nair, on behalf of the RSV Global Epidemiology Network and RESCEU investigators*. Global patterns in monthly activity of influenza virus,respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, and metapneumovirus: a systematic analysis. Lancet Global Health, 2019,7:e1031-e1045
  24. Saranya Vijayakumar, Shalini Anandan, Dhiviya Prabaa MS, Kalaiyasi Kanthan ,Sumitha Vijayabaskar, Arti Kapil, Pallab Ray, Sujatha Sistla, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Chand Wattal, Thirunarayan, Vijayshri Deotale, Purva Mathur, Kamini Walia,Vinod C. Ohri, Balaji Veeraraghavan. Insertion sequences and sequence types profile of clinical isolates ofcarbapenem-resistant A. baumannii collected across India over four year period. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 2019; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiph.2019.11.018
  25. Rajesh A, Sujatha S, Madhan S, Niveditha N, Meerabai M, Parija SC. Prevalence of hVISA among clinical isolates of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. IJMR, 2019; 150(2):190-4
  26. Walia K, Madhumathi J, Veeraraghavan B, Chakrabarti A, Kapil A,  Ray P,  Singh H,   Sistla S & Ohri VC.  Establishing Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance & Research Network in India: Journey so far. Indian J Med Res, 2019;149:164-79 
  27. Abraham T, Sistla S. Decoding the molecular epidemiology of group A streptococcus - an Indian perspective. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 2019; 68(7):1059-71
  28. Gautam V, Thakur A, Sharma M, Singh A, Bansal S, Sharma A, Kapil A, Das BK, Sujatha S, Parija SC, Balaji V, Prakash JAJ, Walia K, Ohri V, Ray P. Molecular characterization of extended spectrum beta lactamases among clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae- a multicentric report from tertiary care centres of India – Indian J Med Res, 2019; 149(2):208-15
  29. Jain A, Sreenivasan SK, Manikandan R, Dorairajan LN, Sujatha S, Adithan S. Association of spontaneous expulsion with c-reactive protein and other clinico-demographic factors in patients with lower ureteric stone. Urolithiasis,2019; 47:1-6
  30. Niveditha N , Sujatha S. Existence of  multiple SCCmec elements in clinical isolates of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Med Microbiol, April 2019, 68(5): 720-27
  31. Vijayakumar S, Mathur P, Kapil A, Das BK, Ray P, Gautam V, Sujatha S, Parija SC, Walia K, Ohri V, Anandan S, Subramani K, Ramya I, Balaji V. Molecular characterization of carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumanni collected across India. Indian J Med Res, 2019;149(2):240-46
  32. Rachana k , Rakhi Biswas, Prasanna Bhat; Sujatha Sistla; Suneha Kumari; Vikram Kate.  Rare isolation of Fusobacterium varium from a case of Fournier's gangrene. Anaerobe, 2019;57:82-5
  33. Bhat P, Bhaskar M, Sistla S, Kadhiravan T . A fatal case of necrotizing fasciitis due to Vibrio vulnificus in a patient with alcoholic liver disease and diabetes mellitus BMJ Case Rep 2019;12:e227851. doi:10.1136/bcr-2018- 227851 
  34. PSR Murthy, Sistla S, Tamilarasu K, Krishnamurthy S. Validation of pneumococcal iron acquisition [piaA] gene for accurate identification of  Streptococcus pneumoniae. Indian J Med Microbiol, 2018, 36(4):504-7
  35. Pragasam AK, Veeraraghavan B, Anandan S, Narasiman V, Sistla S, Kapil A, Mathur P, Ray P, Wattal C, Bhattacharya S, Deotale V, Subramani K, Peter JV, Hariharan TD, Ramya I,  Iniyan S,  Walia K, Ohri VC. Dominance of International High Risk Clones (HRC) in carbapenemase producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa: multicentric molecular epidemiology report from India. Indian J Med Microbiol, 2018;36(3):344- 51
  36. Murthy PSR, Sujatha S, Kadhiravan T, Sriram K, AdhisivamB. Antimicrobial resistance in clinical isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae: Mechanisms and association with serotype patterns . JCDR, 2018;12(11) :DC17-21
  37. Tintu Abraham, Sujatha Sistla. Trends in antimicrobial resistance patterns of Group A streptococci, molecular basis and implications. Indian J Med Microbiol, 2018; 36(2):186-91
  38. Preethi V, Maanasa B, Sujatha S, Badrinath S, Sunil K Narayan. Evaluation of immunological and molecular methods for rapid diagnosis of herpes simplex type-1 encephalitis. JCDR, 2018; 12(8):DC24-7
  39. Shankar RU, Biswas R, Raja S, Sistla S, Gopalakrishnan MS, Saxena SK.   Brain abscess and cervical lymphadenitis due to Paraclostridium  bifermentans: A report   of two cases. Anaerobe, 2018; 51:8-11
  40. Rajesh A , Sujatha S, Parija SC, Ramesh RR- Prior vancomycin therapy is a significant risk factor for intestinal colonization with vancomycin resistant enterococci: A prospective study in a level III paediatric intensive care unit. JLP, 2018, 10(1): 89-94  
  41. Sudharsanan S, Sreenath GS,  Sathasivam  SK,  Vijayakumar C,; Sistla S,  Kate V.     Does Fine Needle Aspiration Microbiology Offer Any Benefit Over Wound Swab in  detecting the Causative Organisms in Surgical Site Infections?  2017, 29(9):255-61
  42. Seth RK, Murthy PSR, Sujatha S, Tamilarasu K, Mahadevan S. Rapid and Accurate Diagnosis of Acute Pyogenic Meningitis Due to Streptococcus pneumoniae,    Haemophilus influenzae Type b and Neisseria meningitidis Using A Multiplex PCR Assay.  JCDR, September 2017,11(9):FC01-04
  43. Tintu Abraham, Sujatha Sistla. Molecular epidemiology of macrolide resistant group A streptococci from Puducherry, India. JIDC,2017;11(9):679-83
  44. Niveditha N and Sujatha S- Is There a Need to Revise the Antibiotic Concentration in Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute‑Recommended Oxacillin Screen Agar?    Indian J Med Microbiol, 2017; 35 (2): 243-6
  45. Jain VK, Nandhini B,Balajee KL, Sujatha S, Parija SC ,Negi VS. Effect of disease modifying antirheumatic drug therapy on immune response to trivalent influenza vaccine in rheumatoid arthritis.  Indian J Med Research, 2017;145 (4):464-70
  46. Biswas R , Deepika K , Sistla S , Sistla SC , Amaranathan A. Clostridium perfringens - A bacterial pathogen gaining recognition in necrotizing pancreatitis. Anaerobe, October 2017;47:111-14.
  47. Dahiya S, Sharma P, Kumari B, Pandey S, Malik R, Manral N, Veeraraghavan B, Pragasam AK, Ray P, Gautam V, Sistla S, Parija SC, Walia K, Ohri V, Das BK, Sood S,  Kapil A. Characterization of Antimicrobial Resistance in Salmonellae during 2014-2015 from  four centers across India:An ICMR antimicrobial resistance surveillance network report'.   Indian J Med Microbiol 2017;35 (1):61-8  
  48. Rajkumar S, Sistla S, Manoharan M, Sugumar M, Nagasundaram N, Parija SC, Ray P, Bhakthavatchalam YD, Veeraraghavan B, Kapil A, Walia K, OhriV. Prevalence and genetic mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance in Staphylococcus species: A multicentre report of the Indian Council of Medical Research Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network. Indian J Med Microbiol 2017;35(1):53-60.
  49. Maanasa B, Sujatha S, Kumaravel S-  A case of pyometrocolpos with Bifidobacterium Anaerobe, 2017,44: 48-50
  50. Kailash Moolchandani, Apurba Sankar Sastry, Deepashree R, Sujatha Sistla, Harish B N, Jharna mandal. Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance among Intensive Care Units of a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India. J Clin Diagn Res, 2017; 11(2): DC01-DC07
  51. Pragasam AK,Vijayakumar S,Bhakthavachalam YD, Kapil A, Das BK,Ray P, Gautam V, Sistla S, Parija SC, Walia K,Ohri VC,Anandan S, Veraraghavan B. Molecular characterization of antimicrobial resistance in P. aeruginosa and A.baumannii during 2014 and 2015 collected across India. Indian J Med Microbiol, 2016; 34(4):.433-41
  52. Niveditha N and Sujatha S Evaluation of colorimetric nitrate reductase assay for the rapid detection of methicillin resistance in clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus. Indian J Med Research, 2016;144:83-7
  53. Rajesh A, Sujatha S, Parija SC, Thabbah MM. Screening for intestinal colonization with vancomycin resistant enterococci and the associated risk factors among patients admitted to an adult intensive care unit in a large teaching hospital. J Clin Diagn Res, 2016; 10(9): DC06-DC09
  54. Prasanna Kumar M, Krishnamurthy S, Venkateswaran VS, Mahadevan S, Lalitha S Sujatha  S, Nagarajan K. Brainstem micro-abscesses caused by Burkholderia pseudomallei in a 10-month-old infant: a case report. Paediatr Int Child Health, July 2016;4:1-3
  55. Tintu Abraham, Sujatha S. Identification of Streptococcus pyogenes - phenotypic tests vs. molecular assay (spy1258 PCR): a comparative study. J Clin Diagn Res, 2016; 10(7):DC01-DC03
  56. Anand AM, Sujatha S, Hamide A, Biswal N. Evaluation of NS1 antigen as a rapid test for the diagnosis of dengue. J Clin Diagn Res, 2016;10(4):DC01-DCO4
  57. Nandita S, Niveditha N, Thappa DM, Sujatha S. Can Panton Valentine leucocidin gene and clindamycin susceptibility serve as predictors of community origin of MRSA from skin and soft tissue infections? J Clin Diagn Res, 2016; 10(1): DC01-DC04
  58. Nandhini G , Sujatha S, Jain N, Dhodapkar R, Tamilarasu K, Krishnamurthy S, Biswal N. Prevalence of human metapneumovirus infection among patients with influenza-like illness - report from a tertiary care centre, Southern India. Indian J Med Microbiol, 2016; 34(1):27-32
  59. Nandhini G and  Sujatha S. Seropositivity to influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and influenza A (H3N2) and risk of  infection in health care workers. Clin Epidemiol Glob Health, 2016, 4(1):28-32
  60. Thiagarajan S, Krishnamurthy S, Raghavan R, Mahadevan S, Madhugiri V, Sistla S. Streptococcus oralis cerebral abscess following monkey bite in a 2-month-old infant Paediatr Int Child Health. 2016;36(2):160-2
  61. Swaminathan S, Jagadeesh A, Chandrasekaran V, Krishnamurthy S, Subramanian M, Sujatha Sistla and Venkatesh C. Acute Onset Transient Toe Walking in a 4 yr. Old Boy due to H1N1 Influenza a Virus Infection. J Pediatr Care. 2015, 1:1.
  62. Nandhini G, Sujatha S, Jain N, Dhodapkar R, Kadhiravan T, Sriram K. Poor performance characteristics of conventional PCR for the detection of  respiratory syncytial virus- Experience of a tertiary care centre in Southern India. Indian J of Med Microbiol, 2015, 33(2):274-6
  63. Senthil Kumar K, Biswal N, Sujatha S. Risk factors associated with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in children. Indian Pediatr, 2015 ;1(1): 31-3
  64. Rajendiran S, Jacob S, Pillai BA, Samadanam DM, Cherupanakkal C,, ,Parameswaran N, Tamilarasu K, Sistla S, Kottyen Thazhath H. Serum levels of copper and iron in dengue infection Rev Inst  Med Trop São Paulo, July- August 2015;57(4):315-20
  65. Niveditha N and Sujatha S. Worrisome trends in creeping MICs of anti-MRSA antibiotics - Insights from a tertiary medical care centre, South India. Braz J Infect Dis, Nov-Dec 2015,19(6):585-9
  66. Khan MS, Kundra P, Cherian A, Noyal MJ, Sujatha S. Epidemiology of nosocomial infections in an intensive care unit at a tertiary care hospital in India: A retrospective study. Int J Infect Control, 2015 June; 11(2): 1-5
  67. Nandhini G and Sujatha S. Epidemiology of influenza viruses from 2009-2013: sentinel surveillance report from the Union territory of  Puducherry, India. Asian Pac J Trop Med, 2015, 8(9):718-23
  68. Sasi SP, Sarath Chandra S, Sujatha S, Karthikeyan VS , Mahalakshmi T, Sheik Manwar Ali. Decolonization of MRSA and it’s effect on surgical site infections: a study  from a tertiary care centre. Int J Clin Pract, 2015; 69(3): 366-74
  69. Ira P and Sujatha S. In-vitro Activity of Daptomycin against Isolates of Vancomycin Resistant Enterococci. J Glob Antimicrob Resist, 2014; 2(4), 346-7
  70. Ira P, Sujatha S, Ashwini M and Parija SC. Coinfection with Nocardia asteroides complex and Strongyloides stercoralis in a patient with autoimmune hemolytic anaemia. Infection, 2014; 42(1):211-4
  71. Ira P, S, Parija SC and Mahadevan S. Unusual manifestation of Salmonella enterica serotype Enteritidis in a case of Langerhans cell histiocytosis. Indian J Med Microbiol, 2013;31(4):409-11
  72. Ira P, S and Parija SC. Antimicrobial Resistance in Clinical Isolates of Enterococcus species with Special Reference to Vancomycin Resistance at a Tertiary Care Hospital in India. Indian J Med Research, 2013, 138(4):549-56
  73. Ira P, S and Parija SC Virulence factors in clinical and commensal isolates of Enterococcus species. Indian J Pathol Microbiol, 2013; 56(1):24-30
  74. Sugi SRV, Karthikeyan VS, Sistla SC, Ali SM, SujathaS, Vijayaraghavan N, Ram D Melioidosis masquerading as pseudomyxoma peritonei- yet another pretence of the great mimicker- an unreported entity. Surg Infect, 2013, 14 (4):415-17
  75. Sugi SRV, Karthikeyan VS, Sistla SC, Ali SM, SujathaS Vijayaraghavan N, Ram D. Intra-Abdominal Melioidosis Masquerading as a Tubercular Abdomen: Report of a rare Case and Literature Review. Surg Infect. June 2013, 14(3): 319-321
  76. Ganesh Kumar S, Adithan C, Harish BN, Sujatha S,  Roy G,  Malini A. Antimicrobial resistance in India: A review. J Nat Sci, Biol Med, 2013,4(2):279- 284
  77. Joseph NM, Sujatha S, Dutta TK, Badhe AS, Parija SC. Role of clinical diagnosis of ventilator associated pneumonia. Am J Infect Control, 2013; 41(5): 471
  78. Kaimal S, D'Souza M, Sujatha S, Parija SC. Phage typing in dermatitis cruris pustulosa et atrophicans: does staphylococcal carrier status have a role? Int J Dermatol 2012; 51(11):1335-9
  79. Khan S, Sujatha S, Roopesh Kuma VR, Acharya NS, Parija SC. Recurrent shunt associated ventriculitis caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Case with fatal outcome despite linezolid therapy. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health,2012;5(4):373-5
  80. Khan S, Sujatha S, Dhodapkar R, Parija SC. Fatal Delftia acidovorans infection in an immunocompetent patient with empyema. Asian Pac J Trop Biomed, 2012: 923-4
  81. Sujatha S, Ira P. Glycopeptide resistance in Gram positive cocci: a review. Interdiscip Perspec Infect Dis, 2012, Article ID 781679, doi:10.1155/2012/781679
  82. Noyal MJ, Sujatha S, Dutta TK, Badhe AS, Rasathi D, Parija SC. Outcome of Ventilator associated pneumonia: impact of antibiotic therapy and other factors. Australas Med J, 2012; 5(2):135-140
  83. Sharmila V, Chaturvedula L, Arun Babu T, Joseph NM, Sistla S. Is Maternal Genital tract Group B Streptococcal Colonization a Predictor of Adverse Obstetric Outcome? A Prospective Cohort Study from South India. Indian J Matern Child Health, 2012; 14(2): 1-7
  84. VishnuPrasad NR, Chandramaliteswaran C,  Kadambari D, Sujatha S, SrinivasanK. Community acquired secondary bacterial peritonitis in a tertiary hospital of South India: an audit with special reference to peritoneal fluid culture. Trop Gastroenterol, 2012; 33(4): 275-81
  85. Sahu M, S. Gangrene due to Candida zeylanoides: a case report. Journal of Pharm Biomed Sci, 2012, 25(25) :51-3
  86. Ira P, Sujatha S, Gopalakrishnan, ParijaSC. Fatal meningitis due to vancomycin resistant enterococci: report of 2 cases. Indian J Med Microbiol, 2012; 30(2):242-5
  87. Adishivam B, Kar SS, Sujatha S, Dutta TK. Trends of morbidity related to pandemic influenza A(H1N1) infection in a tertiary care teaching institution in South India. Indian J Pediatr, 2012, 79(2): 274-5
  88. Noyal MJ, Sujatha S, Dutta TK, Badhe AS, Rasathi D, Parija SC. Reliability of disc diffusion method for detecting meropenem resistance among non-fermenting Gram negative bacilli. Indian J Pathol Microbiol, 2011; 54(3):556-60
  89. Dutta TK, Sujatha S, Sahoo RK. Anthrax- Update on diagnosis and management. JAPI,2011:59:573-578
  90. Sharmila V, Joseph NM, Arun Babu T, Latha C, Sujatha S. Genital tract group B streptococcal colonization in pregnant women: a South Indian perspective. J Infect Dev Ctries, 2011;5(8):592-5
  91. Madana MS, Yolmo D, KalaiarasiMS, Gopalakrishnan S, Sujatha S. Microbiological profile with antibiotic sensitivity pattern of cholesteatomatous chronic suppurative otitis media among children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol, 2011,75(9):1104-8
  92. Khan S, Sujatha S, Harish BN, Praharaj I, Parija SC. Neonatal meningitis due to Listeria monocytogenes:A case report from Southern India. J Clin Diagn Res, 2011;5(3):608-609
  93. Atul Garg, S Sujatha, Jaya Garg, Nasreen H, S C Parija.. A study of mucoid Pseudomonads from non cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis patients. Infect Dis Clin Pract, 2011 ; 19 (1): 75.
  94. Sistla SC, Sankar G, Sistla S. Fatal necrotizing fasciitis following elective inguinal hernia repair. Hernia 2011;15:75-7.
  95. Noyal MJ, Sujatha S, Dutta TK, Badhe AS, Parija SC. Ventilator associated pneumonia: a review. Eur J Intern Med, 2010;21(5):360-368
  96. Noyal MJ, Sujatha S, Dutta TK, Badhe AS, Rasathi D, Parija SC. Role of intensive care environment and health care workers in the transmission of ventilator associated pneumonia . J Infect Dev Ctries, 2010;4(5):282-291
  97. Noyal MJ, Sujatha S, Dutta TK, Badhe AS, Parija SC. Ventilator associated pneumonia: role of colonizers and routine endotracheal aspirate cultures. Int J Infect Dis, 2010 ;14(8): e723-e729
  98. Sarath S, Prabhu G, Sujatha S, JagdishS. Minimising wound contamination in a clean surgery:comparison of chlorhexidine ethanol and povidone iodine. Chemotherapy,2010 ;56: 261-267
  99. Joseph NM, Sujatha S, Dutta TK, Badhe AS, Parija SC, Rasathi D. Ventilator associated pneumonia in a tertiary care hospital in India: role of multidrug resistant pathogens. J Infect Dev Ctries,2010;4(4): 218-225
  100. Joseph NM, Harish BN, Sujatha S, Thappa DM, Parija SC. Streptomyces bacteremia in a patient with actinomycotic mycetoma. J Infect Dev Ctries,2010;4(4):249-252
  101. Dhakal R, Sujatha S, Parija SC, Bhat BV. Asymptomatic colonization of the upper respiratory tract in children by potential bacterial pathogens. Indian J Pediatr,2010, 77(7):775-778
  102. Jaya Garg, S. Sujatha, Atul Garg, S C Parija. Current distribution of etiology of oculomycosis from different ocular sites. Asian J Ophthalmol. 2010;12:29-32.
  103. J.C. Noyal, G.A. Menezes, B.N. Harish, S. Sujatha & S.C. Parija. Simple screening tests for detection of carbapenemases in clinical isolates of nonfermentative Gram-negative bacteria. Indian J Med Res, 2009;129 :707-712
  104. Sujatha S, Sivasangeetha K, Rakhi B, Parija SC, Patro DK. Acute osteomyelitis due to Rhodococcus equi in an immunocompetent child: a case report. Indian J Path Microbiol,2009; 52(2):263
  105. Mathanraj S, Sujatha S, Sivasangeetha K, Parija SC. Screening for methicillin Staphylococcus aureus among patients and health care workers of a tertiary care hospital in south India. Indian J Med Microbiol, 2009;27 (1): 62-64
  106. Garg J , Sujatha, Garg A, Parija SC. Nosocomial cutaneous zygomycosis in a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis. Int J Infect Dis,2009;13(6):e 508-510
  107. Noyal M J, Sujatha S, T K Dutta, A S Badhe, S C Parija. Ventilator-associated pneumonia in a tertiary care hospital in India: incidence and risk factors. J Infect Dev Ctries 2009; 3(10):771-777
  108. Sowmya K, Dsouza M, Rashmi K, Parija SC, Sujatha S ,Bhawana AB. Dermatitis cruris pustulosa et atrophicans revisited: our experience with 37 cases in South India. Int J Dermatol,2009; 48:1082-1090
  109. Garg A, Sujatha, Garg J, Acharya NS, Parija SC. Wound infections secondary to snakebite. J Infect Dev Ctries 2009; 3(3):221-223
  110. Narayan SK, Sreelakshmi.M, Sujatha S, Dutta TK. Anthrax meningoencephalitis- Declining trends in an uncommon but catastrophic CNS infection in rural Tamil Nadu, South India. J Neurol Sci, 2009; 281: 41-45
  111. Garg A, Sujatha S , Garg J, Sarath Chandra S, Basu D, Parija SC.    Fulminant necrotizing fasciitis caused by zygomycetes. J Cutan Pathol,2009;36(7):815-16
  112. Sahu M, S, Chaya DR, Parija SC. Pericardial effusion – an unusual manifestation of salmonellosis: a case report. Cases journal, 2008;1:375
  113. Dhodapkar R, Sujatha S, Sivasangeetha K, PrashanthG, Burkholderia pseudomallei infection in a patient with diabetes presenting with multiple splenic abscesses and abscess in the foot: a case report. Cases Journal ,2008; 1:224
  114. Harish BN, Menezes GA, Sujatha S, Vinothini K, Parija SC. Emergence of vancomycin intermediate Staphylococcus species in southern part of India. J Med Microbiol,2008;57:911-912
  115. Garg A, Sujatha, Garg J, Parija SC, Thappa DM.      Eumycetoma due to Curvularia lunata. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol, 2008;74(5):515-516
  116. K, Harish BN, Sujatha.S, Parija SC, Dutta TK. Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis diagnosed by blood culture. Indian J Med Microbiol.2007; 25 (3): 282-284
  117. AB Khyriem, Parija SC and Sujatha S. Spectrum of beta hemolytic Streptococcal infections in a tertiary health centre. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2007;50(3):679-680
  118. Nair S, Peter S, Sasidharan A, Sistla S, Unni AKK. Incidence of mycotic infections in diabetic foot tissue. J Cult Collect,2006;5(1):85-89
  119. Khyriem AB, Sujatha S, Parija SC. Antifungal susceptibility of Crytococcus neoformans to amphotericin B and fluconazole. Ind J Pathol 2006;49(2) :307-308
  120. Shivaswamy KN, Thappa DM, Jaisankar TJ, Sujatha S. High seroprevalence of HSV -1 and HSV -2 in STD clinic attendees and non high risk controls. Ind J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2005;79(1):26-30
  121. Kumar SK, Ferns S, Sujatha S, Jatiya L. Correlation of acid fast staining patterns with HIV positivity. Acta Cytol. 2005 Jan-Feb;49(1):111-112
  122. Parija SC, Kaliaperumal V, Kumar SV, Sujatha S, Babu V, Balu V. Arcanobacteium hemolyticum associated with pyothorax: case report. BMC Infect Dis. 2005;5:68
  123. Khyriem AB, Sujatha S, Parija SC. Chronic meningitis in an immunocompetent adult caused by Cryptococcus neoformans var gatti. Ind J Med Microbiol. 2004; 22(4):275
  124. Khyriem AB, Sujatha S, Das AK, Parija SC. Comparison of co agglutination and latex agglutination in the diagnosis and prognosis of cryptococcal meningitis. Ind J Med Microbiol. 2003;21(4):252-256
  125. Thappa DM, Karthikeyan K, Sujatha S. Subcutaneous zygomycosis:current Indian scenario with a review. Ind J Dermatol.2003;48(4):212-218
  126. Sujatha S, Sheela Devi C, Khyriem AB, Parija SC, Thappa DM. Subcutaneous zygomycosis caused by Basidiobolus ranarum- a case report. Ind J Med Microbiol. 2003;21(3):205-206
  127. Bhattacharya S, Badrinath S,  Hamide A,   Sujatha S. Co infection with hepatitis C and HIV among patients with sexually transmitted diseases in Pondicherry, South India. Ind J Pathol. Microbiol. 2003;46(3):495-497
  128. Bhattacharya S, Badrinath S,  Hamide A,   Sujatha S.  Seroprevalence of hepatitis C virus in a hospital based general population in South  Indian J Med Microbiol. 2003 Jan-Mar;21(1):43-5.
  129. Sujatha S, Parija SC, Bhattacharya S, SheelaDevi C, Prabagaravarthanan, Lalwampuii J,  Kumar S. Anthrax peritonitis. Trop Doct.2002;32:247-248
  130. Kaviarasan PK, Thappa DM,  Sujatha S. Clinical variations in dermatophytosis in HIV infected patients. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol. 2002 Jul-Aug;68(4):213-6
  131. Kaviarasan PK, Thappa DM,  Sujatha S.  Candidiasis in HIV infected patients:A clinical and microbiological study. The Natl Med J India. 2002;15(1):51-52
  132. Shivprakash MR, Parija SC, Sujatha S. Seroprevalence of toxoplasmosis in HIV infected patients in Pondicherry. J Commun Dis. 2001;33(3):221-223
  133. Kaviarasan PK ,Jaisankar TJ, Thappa DM, Sujatha S. Pityrosporum infections in HIV infected patients. Ind J Dermatol.2001;46(4):215-217
  134. Singh S, Thappa DM, Jaisankar TJ, Sujatha S, Gupta S. Risk factors in the transmission of HIV,HBV and HCV in STD clinic attenders. Ind J Sex Transm Dis.2001;22;17-23
  135. Singh S, Thappa DM, Jaisankar TJ, Sujatha S. Sexual co transmission of HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C viruses. Sex Transm Infect. 2000;76:317-318
  136. Sujatha S, Bhaskar M, Basudha K, Badrinath S, Radjame K, Elango A and Yuvraj J. Passive hemagglutination test using soluble antigens of adult female Setaria digitata and dynamics of antibody levels in Bancroftian filarial disease. Indian J Med Microbiol,1999; 17:22-25
  137. Vijayalakshmi N, Rao RS, Sujatha S, Hamide A, Dutta TK, Das AK. An outbreak of gastroenteritis due to Vibrio cholerae O139 in Pondicherry, South India. South East Asian J Public Health and Hygiene, 1994;25(2):314-315
  138. Sujatha S and Rao RS. Comparison of toxigenicity in Aeromonas strains from different sources Indian J Med Microbiol,1993;11:197-202
  139. Rao RS, Amarnath SK, Sujatha S. An outbreak of typhoid due to multidrug resistant Salmonella typhi in Pondicherry. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg,1992;86:204-205
  140. Sujatha S and Rao RS. Isolation and characterization of Aeromonas strains from clinical sources. Indian J Med Microbiol,1991;9:147-152
  141. Kanungo R, Sujatha S, Das AK and Rao RS. Anthrax meningitis-a clinical enigma. Indian J Med Microbiol,1990;8:149-151
  142. Rao RS, Amarnath SK, Kochar GS, Sujatha S, Chandra S andChatterjee H. Isolation of Aeromonas veronii from blood: a case report. Indian J Med Microbiol ,1989:7:95-97.
Positions Held: 
  • Laboratory director of HIV Laboratory
  • Chairman of condemnation committee and committee for pneumatic transport system for samples.
  • Member of central team deputed by MoHFW to oversee COVID control activities in Puducherry
  • Member of Jipmer Research Advisory committee
  • Member of Board of studies for UG courses
  • Member of committee for internal complaints for women allegations committee
  • Member of institute Bio safety committee
  • Member of purchase committee for consumables of CSSD
  • Member of committee to create SOP for payments received by JIPMER for carrying out specific research activities,
  • Member of international conference assessment committee
  • Member of committee to select candidates for award of medals for all courses
  • Member of core committee for planning laboratory and support services for multi speciality hospital, Karaikal
  • Biosafety officer for Pondicherry University
  • Member of board of PG studies, SRMC, Chennai,
  • Member of State task force for zoonotic diseases
  • Vice- President of IAMM, Puducherry chapter.
Special Clinics: 

Exudate & Respiratory, ENT and Ophthalmology (REO)