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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172-173

Significance of case reports: Few facts more


Retina Institute of Karnatka, 122, 5th Main Road, Chamrajpet, Bangalore - 560 018, Karnataka, India

Date of Web Publication23-Feb-2011

Correspondence Address:
Manoj Gautam
Retina Institute of Karnatka, 122, 5th Main Road, Chamrajpet, Bangalore - 560 018, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.77034

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Gautam M, Muralidhar N S, Hemanthmurthy. Significance of case reports: Few facts more. Indian J Ophthalmol 2011;59:172-3

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Gautam M, Muralidhar N S, Hemanthmurthy. Significance of case reports: Few facts more. Indian J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Jun 7];59:172-3. Available from: http://www.ijo.in/text.asp?2011/59/2/172/77034

Dear Editor,

We read with great interest the article entitled "The significance of case reports in biomedical publication" by Nayak. [1] We congratulate the author for an excellent description of a very relevant issue. In addition to many important points highlighted by the author, we would like to add three more points. First of all, these reports save a lot of patients from the burden of unnecessary investigations and empirical treatment, by making diagnoses in unusual clinical presentations. Secondly, these reports definitely add more to the spectrum of the disease, which results in better understanding of the natural progression of the disease along with its variations. Better knowledge transforms into better patient care, which is our primary goal. Thirdly, for the beginners, it gives exposure to scientific writing and an opportunity to get chief authorship. Otherwise, in spite of doing the major part of the work and hard labor, seldom do they get a chance for chief authorship.

In conclusion, we recommend publication of all unusual/unique/rare presentations of diseases, especially by beginners.

 
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Nayak BK. The significance of case reports in biomedical publication. Indian J Ophthalmol 2010;58:363-4.  Back to cited text no. 1
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