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A pox tale with a twist

While most children are vaccinated against chickenpox during infancy, the disease often attacks us at some point or the other. In the majority of cases, children develop rash-like lesions along with cough/cold and fever which resolves with minimal treatment. The only memories that might remain are perhaps the odd scar left behind after the skin […]

­Dr Shivanee Shah
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A preemie’s travails

Gayatri was in her 31st week of pregnancy when her blood pressure started rising and she was taken to the Apollo Children’s Hospitals, Chennai. She had to undergo an emergency C-section to deliver a pre-term baby boy who weighed only 1.2 kgs. At 31 weeks, babies are still far from being ready to live independently, […]

­Dr Shivanee Shah

Treading an unsure path

Immune thrombocytopenic purpura or idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura or ITP is an autoimmune disorder where antibodies destroy platelets, resulting in a tendency to bleed. Common visible symptoms are purpura or bruising, petechiae or large patches of bluish discoloration of the skin and pinpoint dots of bleeding. Bleeding may occur in the nose or mouth, and in […]

­Dr Shivanee Shah

Wire-free at heart

Conventional pacemakers are external devices that are placed in a pocket in the chest area and stimulate the heart muscles through a connecting lead or wire.

Dr Shivanee Shah

All in the family

Vikas Sharma (name changed) brought in his 2-year-old son, Avinash (name changed), to Dr Krishnakumar Shah, Senior Paediatric Neurologist, Lilavati Hospital and Research Center at Mumbai, for a regular check-up.

Dr Shivanee Shah

Total marrow or total body?

In India, total body irradiation is a part of the standard of treatment for leukaemia as a conditioning regimen before bone marrow transplantation.

­Dr Shivanee Shah

Infectivity mars fertility

Many consider procreation to be one of life’s main purposes. Having children is a priority for most couples who aspire to have a family.

­Dr Shivanee Shah