Dr. Rakhi Biswas

Dr. Rakhi Biswas
Additional Professor
Select List of Former: 
Former Faculty
Medical Registration number: 
64450 (Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2004)
Academic Qualifications: 

MBBS, MD (Microbiology)

Special Area of Interest: 
Anaerobic bacteria Diagnostics-isolation and identification , Anti-anaerobic susceptibility testing, Drug resistance in Bacteroides fragilis group members, Clostridioides difficile – diagnostics
  1. Gunalan A, Biswas R, Sridharan B, Elamurugan TP. Pathogenic potential of Parabacteroides distasonis revealed in a splenic abscess case: a truth unfolded.BMJ Case Rep 2020;13: e236701. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-236701
  2. Chaudhari KV, Biswas R, Meghna C, Sistla S, Dharanipragada K, Balasubramanian K, Akhilesh R. Isolation of Eggerthella lenta from a cutaneous abscess formed at a post-trauma suture site. JMID.2020;10(4): 230-233 doi:10.5799/jmid.839489
  3. Akshatha R, Biswas R, Gopalakrishnan MS, Das S. Uncommon isolation of Desulfovibrio vulgaris from a depressed fracture wound on the forehead. Anaerobe 65(2020)102264           org/10.1016/j.anaerobe.2020.102264
  4. Samantaray S, Biswas R, Gopalakrishnan MS. Intracranial abscess due to Prevotella bivia: First case report from India. Anaerobe 65(2020)102249 doi.org/10.1016/j.anaerobe.2020.102249
  5. K R, Biswas R, Bhat P, Sistla S, Kumari S, Kate V. Rare isolation of Fusobacterium varium from a case of Fournier’s gangrene. Anaerobe.2019; 57: 82-85. doi:10.1016/j.anaerobe.2019.03.020
  6. Sasikumar K, Vijayakumar C, Jagdish S, Kadambari D, Raj Kumar N, Biswas R et al. Clinico-microbiological profile of septic Diabetic foot with special reference to anaerobic infection.Cureus.2018;10(3):e2252. doi: 10.7759/cureus.2252
  7. Sankar R U, Biswas R, Raja S, Sistla S, Gopalakrishnan MS, Saxena SK. Brain abscess and cervical lymphadenitis due to Paraclostridium bifermentans: A report of two cases.    2018;51: 8-11 doi:10.1016/j.anaerobe.2018.03.006
  8. Biswas R, K D, Sistla S, Sistla SC, Amaranathan A. Clostridium perfringens –A bacterial pathogen gaining recognition in necrotizing pancreatitis. 2017;47: 111- 14. doi:10.1016/j.anaerobe.2017.05.006
  9. Rakhi Biswas, Subhash Chandra Parija .Latex agglutination test for the detection of cysticercus antigen in the urine for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis. Trop Parasitol. 2013; 3(2):168
  10. Roopesh Kumar VR, Gundamaneni SK, Biswas R, Madhugiri VS.Tuberculous cerebellar abscess in immunocompetent individuals.BMJ Case Reports 2012
  11. Biswas R, Parija SC. A rapid slide agglutination test for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis in the rural health set up. Trop Parasitol 2011;1:94-8.
  12. Sistla S, Karthikeyan S, Biswas R,Parija SC, Patro DK. Acute osteomyelitis caused by Rhodococcusequi in an immunocompetent child. Indian J PatholMicrobiol. 2009 Apr-Jun;52(2):263-4.
  13. Biswas R,Parija SC, Narayan SK. Dot-ELISA for the diagnosis of neurocysticercosis. Rev Inst Med Trop Sao Paulo. 2004 Sep-Oct;46(5):249-52.
  14. Parija M, Biswas R, Harish BN, Parija SC. Detection of specific cysticercus antigen in the urine for diagnosis of neurocysticercosis. Acta Trop. 2004 Nov-Dec;92(3):253-60.
Positions Held: 
  • Member of the ‘Renewable Energy & Ground Water Committee, JIPMER
  • Member of the ‘Undergraduate Research Monitoring Committee’
  • Member of the ‘Hospital Medical Records and Information Management Committee’
  • Deputy Warden of Old Curie House, JIPMER.
  • Alternate member of the Institute Ethics Committee for Interventional studies (including sponsored trials and RCT) for the period 2019 - 2022
Special Clinics: 

Anaerobic Bacteriology & Antibiotic susceptibility testing