Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

: 2017  |  Volume : 60  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-

From Editor's desk

Vatsala Misra 
 Editor-in Chief, IJPM, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Vatsala Misra
Editor-in Chief, IJPM, Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, MLN Medical College, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

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Dear Readers,

Wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year 2017. It is my pleasure to present the first issue of 2017 well in time. This would not have been possible without the constant support and untiring efforts of editorial board members and panel of reviewers. I would also thank the authors from India and abroad, who have put their trust in this journal and have considered it worthy for publication of their good research work. Over the years, the journal has risen to great heights and we have tried our best to cover the topics related to morphology to cytogenetics and molecular diagnostics in the fields of pathology, hematology, and microbiology.

Cancer cervix is one of the important causes of mortality and morbidity in many countries including India. A lot of work is being done for its early diagnosis and to find its predictive and prognostic factors. Vural et al. in their article in this issue have assessed the prognostic importance of perineural invasion (PNI) in cancer cervix. They have shown that PNI itself is not an independent prognostic factor, but PNI has a significant prognostic impact on overall survival in patients with advanced stage and/or Node (+) cervical cancer.[1]

Na Hye in their work have shown the importance of altered expressions of Notch-1 signaling proteins and beta-catenin in the progression of carcinoma in situ (CIS) into squamous carcinoma of uterine cervix. They suggest that Notch-1 signaling pathway and cell adhesiveness might play key roles in the stromal invasion of CIS cells.[2]

A lot of diagnostic techniques have been evolved in the last decade leading to accurate but costly diagnosis of various disorders causing much problem to poor patients in many developing countries. Surya Kirani et al. in their article in this issue present the technique of an in-house stain for diagnosing mycotic infections which is less expensive and more effective than the commercially available costly dye.[3]

Similarly, Fatima et al. have shown that routine phenotypic methods of diagnosing fungus are equally effective as costly molecular technique of polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) in pediatric population and therefore we can continue with our routine phenotypic methods, and PCR-RFLP can be used for periodic quality control or when conventional methods fail to identify a species.[4]

Besides this, the issue also contains many articles related to various aspects of hematolymphoid malignancies and microbiological/immunological details of various infective disorders such as dengue and scrub typhus encountered in day-to-day practice.

I hope all the articles will help the postgraduates and young pathologists in enhancing their knowledge. All the senior members are requested to contribute review articles in their field of expertise and also to new columns such as a quiz, clinicopathological conference, or “How I do it,” for the benefit of our young and budding pathologists.

With best wishes


1Vural C, Bayrak BY, Muezzınoglu B, Yucesoy I. Perineural invasion is a valuable prognostic factor in advanced stage and/or Node (+) cervical cancer. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2017;60:27-32.
2Na Hye M. Altered expressions of notch1 signaling proteins and betacatenin in progression of carcinoma in situ into squamous carcinoma of uterine cervix. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2017;60:21-6.
3Surya Kirani KR, Satya Chandrika V. Efficacy of inhouse fluorescent stain for fungus. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2017;60:57-60.
4Fatima A, Bashir G, Wani T, Jan A, Kohli A, Khan MS. Molecular identification of Candida species isolated from cases of neonatal candidemia using polymerase chain reactionrestriction fragment length polymorphism in a tertiary care hospital. Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2017;60:61-60.