Russian woman who grew beard after son’s birth, finally able to lead normal life successful treatment

What if you had a condition which slowly isolated you from everyone that you loved? It would make your life so difficult that you couldn’t live without a mask to hide your face, making your self-esteem crash. This is what happened to a mother in Russia and it is the story of how she got help and redemption to overcome a rare condition called ‘hirsutism’

Russian woman who grew beard after son’s birth, finally able to lead normal life successful treatmentA mother who grew a beard after giving birth and refused to let her husband kiss her finally ditches the surgical mask she wore at all times, after treatment eliminated her stubble. She is finally able to go outside without a mask for the first time in years after successful treatment for hirsutism. Svetlana Savchenkova, […]

How a rural medical camp helped save this 12-year-old girl

A 12-year-old child normally weighs between 30 to 35kgs, so doctors in Melghat were shocked when they came across a girl who weighed just 16 kgs. They examined a girl and found that she suffered from a rare condition. What happened next is nothing short of miraculous

How a rural medical camp helped save this 12-year-old girlPeople living in rural or tribal areas of Maharashtra, often find it difficult to find doctors who can treat their children if they suffer from a rare or unheard of condition. In such instances, rural health camps conducted in the state prove to be a boon for children residing in tribal areas. Rama (name changed), […]

Bangladesh: ‘Tree Man’ readmitted to hospital due to relapse of his rare disease  

A patient in Bangladesh known as ‘tree man’ underwent extensive surgeries last year to remove wood-like warts from his hands and feet. Now, however, he says the unusual growths are starting to come back

Bangladesh: ‘Tree Man’ readmitted to hospital due to relapse of his rare disease  A year ago Abul Bajandar, a Bangladeshi rickshaw-puller dubbed ‘tree-man’ for the bark-like growths that once covered his body, appeared to have made a full recovery from the rare condition that has afflicted him for a decade. He had undergone extensive surgeries last year to remove wood-like warts from his hands and feet. But twelve […]

Infant develops rare syndrome due to haphazard consumption of steroids   

Unregulated and unsupervised steroids which were prescribed by an unqualified practitioner, led to a development of a rare syndrome in an eight month old baby in Pune. With the consumption of these steroids, the baby, started gaining weight rapidly. He had also developed a moon face and had excessive body hair

Infant develops rare syndrome due to haphazard consumption of steroids   Due to excess consumption of these steroids, the baby, started gaining weight rapidly, he had developed a moon face and had excessive body hair. Corticosteroids are widely used for the treatment of various diseases. They are used to provide relief for inflamed areas of the body. They lessen swelling, redness, itching, and allergic reactions. However, […]

Doctors stumped by woman’s peculiar rashes, diagnose a rare disease

Doctors were unable to see the cause behind deteriorating condition of 47-year-old woman who was on ventilator for seven days. But the peculiar rashes on palms and soles made doctors to put suspicion about rickettsia

Doctors stumped by woman’s peculiar rashes, diagnose a rare diseaseHigh fever, body pain, low plate late count, low haemoglobin and rashes all over her body were the symptoms that she was experiencing. But the peculiar rashes on her palms and soles made doctors question whether she was suffering from a condition known as suspicion about rickettsia. Her condition was deteriorating with every passing day […]

Rare condition: Doctors discover 9cm air-filled pocket in 84-year-old man’s brain

Doctors in Northern Ireland feared that the 84-year-old had suffered a stroke. He complained of weakness on the left-side of his body and had multiple falls. Tests showed an air pocket in the area that controls the left side of his body. Doctors discovered it had been caused by a bone tumour in his sinuses. The cavity had also triggered a mini-stroke in the patient's brain

Rare condition: Doctors discover 9cm air-filled pocket in 84-year-old man’s brainUpon closer inspection they found it had been caused by a bone tumour in his sinuses that had also triggered a mini-stroke. But the patient, whose identity is unknown, declined surgery and was discharged and put on a secondary stroke prevention programme. Doctors in Northern Ireland were so intrigued by the patient that they published […]

Bangalore Hospital saves bus conductor with a rare heart condition

Doctors from Narayana Health City used a unique minimally invasive procedure called Percutaneous Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty to operate upon the 45-year-old patient, thereby giving him a new lease of life

Bangalore Hospital saves bus conductor with a rare heart conditionThulukkanam, a 45-year-old bus conductor from Tamil Nadu was born as a dextrocardia, a rare heart condition in which the heart is positioned on the right side of the chest instead of being on the left side. Though he was leading a normal life, recently he started developing difficulty in breathing while walking. On investigations, […]

Pune: Man with rare vein blockage saved in the nick of time

The Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) is the largest blood vessel in the body. Considering the length and location of the blockage it was a challenging surgery. It was performed without it being an open surgery. A slight mistake could have been fatal for the patient

Pune: Man with rare vein blockage saved in the nick of timeDoctors from Pune treated a 28-year-old man who was suffering from a very rare blockage of the vein. The vein in particular is the largest blood vessels in the body which carries blood from lower half of the body to the heart It had seen a blockage which was as long as 2.5 cm. The […]

Man develops breathing problems due to prolonged ventilator use

Recently, a man in Pune was having breathing difficulties. The cause of his problem was that he was on a ventilator for a prolonged time, when he was hospitalised from dengue. In around 2 per cent of cases who go for prolonged ventilation, they land up having breathing related issues

Man develops breathing problems due to prolonged ventilator useA 32-year-old man from Pune was diagnosed with dengue and ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) and was intubated and was on ventilator for almost two weeks. This landed him in developing a rare condition, when he started having breathing problem. He was unable to breathe and started getting chocked. He was running from pillar to […]

Medical miracle: Baby born with heart outside body survives despite all odds

The baby, who had her first surgery within an hour of delivery, is recovering after undergoing three operations which allowed her heart to be put back inside her body. She is believed to be first baby in UK to survive with the extremely rare condition

Medical miracle: Baby born with heart outside body survives despite all oddsVanellope Hope Wilkins, who has no breastbone, was delivered three weeks ago by caesarean section. She has had three operations to place her heart back in her chest. The condition, ectopia cordis, is extremely rare, with only a few cases per million births, of which most are stillborn. The hospital says it knows of no […]