Bahraini girl regains ability to ‘speak and eat’ again after Pune docs perform complex surgery

A six-year-old Bahrain girl was suffering from a rare disease — Macro Glossia. A condition in which genetic mutation results in excessive growth of tissue. Due to which, her tongue grew up in size and shape, and was having difficulty in talking, eating, breathing, or swallowing her saliva. A team of doctors from Pune performed surgery on her, and now, she is leading a regular life

Bahraini girl regains ability to ‘speak and eat’ again after Pune docs perform complex surgeryA six-year-old girl, hailing from Bahrain, was suffering from a rare disease. She was suffering from a rare condition — Macro Glossia. It is a condition, in which genetic mutation results in excessive growth of tissue. Because of which, her tongue grew up in size and shape, and she was having difficulty in talking, eating, […]

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk of delivering their baby prematurely. The risk increases as blood sugar levels rise, however, women who maintain the recommended levels also risk giving birth prematurely

Pregnant women with type 1 diabetes are at a high risk of preterm birth  These are the findings from researchers at Karolinska Institutet and the Sahlgrenska Academy in Sweden, published in Annals of Internal Medicine. In a previous study published in The BMJ, the research group showed that pregnant women with type 1 diabetes were at an increased risk of having babies with heart defects. Now, a new […]

#RareDiseaseDay: Doctors trying to save the life of a child suffering from ‘esophageal lung’

Each year, February 28, is observed as Rare Disease Day around the world. On this day, My Medical Mantra brings you a case study of a seven-month-old boy from Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. Pratush is suffering from a rare disease called Esophageal Lung. According to experts, there are very few cases of this condition which have been reported across the world

#RareDiseaseDay: Doctors trying to save the life of a child suffering from ‘esophageal lung’Doctors from government-run Nagpur Medical College in Maharashtra are putting in their best efforts to save the life of a seven-month-old boy who is suffering from a rare disease. According to the doctors, Pratush is suffering from Esophageal Lung, a rare type of communicating bronchopulmonary foregut malformation. He has undergone one procedure in the first […]

Pune doctors save one month old baby from a rare bone infection 

Doctors from Pune saved a month old boy who was detected with a rare diseases called osteomyelitis, an infection of the bone

Pune doctors save one month old baby from a rare bone infection Doctors at Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi saved a month old boy Chirag (name changed) who was detected with rare diseases called osteomyelitis, an infection in the bone. Doctors appeal parents to seek medical attention immediately if osteomyelitis is suspected. Dr Sachin Bhise, Paediatrician and Neonatologist at Motherhood Hospital, Kharadi said, “The boy was brought to the […]

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 […]

’I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour’, tweets Irrfan Khan

In one of the saddest news to have hit us on Friday, Irrfan Khan, Bollywood’s unconventional star tweeted about his illness. ‘Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope’, he tweeted

’I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour’, tweets Irrfan KhanRecently, Actor Irrfan Khan recently left his many fans worried as he tweeted about his ‘rare disease’. Messages of ‘speedy recovery’ and ‘good luck’ from across the world started pouring in. Later, in a Facebook post Irrfan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar,  thanked his  fans for their good wishes and their concern. The power house of talent, […]

Know how this brave heart is fighting with this rare syndrome

A disease could be devastating for anybody. A banking professional from Mumbai, who is getting treated in different parts of the country, has started researching on the rare condition he was diagnosed with - Isaac Syndrome. He speaks with My Medical Mantra about his journey so far

Know how this brave heart is fighting with this rare syndromeFor 38-year-old Mukesh Sharma (name changed), a Mumbai resident,  who is a result-oriented professional, with master’s in business management offering over 12 years of successful career with diverse roles distinguished in Sales, Business Development and Fundraising. For him, life was all but goal-driven. As the saying goes, ‘Life is like a rollercoaster ride’. During February […]

‘My search for rare stories made me find a rare disease,’ tweets Irrfan Khan

The power house of talent, actor Irrfan Khan, who is known for displaying his impeccable acting skills in the flicks like ‘Piku’, Lunch Box’, ‘Hindi Medium’ and so on, revealed via twitter post that he is suffering from a rare disease and will share details when there is a conclusive diagnosis

‘My search for rare stories made me find a rare disease,’ tweets Irrfan KhanOn Monday, in a heart-breaking twitter post, the 51-year-old actor said he and his family were jolted by the knowledge of his illness, and requested his fans and followers not to speculate about his health. “Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been […]

Mumbai: Doctors treat leukaemia survivor for rare chemotherapy side effect

Although the 16-year-old girl bravely overcame her fight against cancer, she was struck with a condition which impairs the hip of a person with chronic pain. Annually, out of 25,000 patients diagnosed with leukaemia in India, 5 to 10% develop the disease

Mumbai: Doctors treat leukaemia survivor for rare chemotherapy side effectA leukaemia survivor from Kolhapur was diagnosed with an extremely rare disease called Avascular Necrosis of the Hip (AVN) that affects cancer patients during chemotherapy or as an after effect. According to her doctors at PD Hinduja, the 16-year-old girl successfully underwent cancer treatment at Tata Hospital and then referred to them for treatment of […]