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Retinopathy prematurity – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Hello, I am Praveen a neonatologist at NCRI Neonatal Network. Today I am going to talk about a condition called retinopathy of prematurity or in short ROP. Retina is the back part of the eye containing  a clear tissue...

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) in Pregnancy – Dr. Srisailesh Vitthala

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What is CMV Infection? Cytomegalovirus infection is a viral infection. It is commonly known as CMV infection. It presents with simple symptoms like headaches, body aches, sore throat and fever. Most of the people who...

Transient Tachypnea of Newborn – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Hello everybody, I am Dr. Praveen, a neonatologist at NCRI Neonatal Network. Today I am going to talk about transient tachypnea of newborn. Tachypnea means fast breathing. Transient tachypnea of newborn is a condition...

Ringworm – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Ring Worm Introduction The ringworm infection is a contagious fungal skin infection not caused by a worm as the name would indicate. It can affect the skin on the body, the scalp, the nails, feet and the groin cre...

Baby Walkers – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Baby Walker Walking Walking is a normal developmental milestone that is achieved after the baby has learned to sit, crawl and stand. Your baby will walk without support anywhere between 12-18 months of age. It is a ...

Pacifier – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Reasons to use pacifiers Here are some reasons that can justify the use of a pacifier. An informed decision to use pacifiers to soothe fussy babies should be made by only the parents. Now, some studies have shown tha...

Pulled Elbow – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Pulled Elbow Introduction A pulled elbow is a common elbow injury seen in childhood, more so in children less than 5 years of age. The elbow joint is a hinge joint made up at the meeting of the ends of 3 bones -...

Head Lice – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Head lice are tiny wingless parasitic insects that feed on human body by biting into the scalp and infest the human hair. Now, lice infestation can be commonly seen in school children who can present with an itchy ...

Dengue Fever – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Dengue is a mosquito borne viral illness. It is caused by one of the 4 strains of the dengue virus that is Dengue 1, 2, 3 or 4. It is transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti species of mosquito, which is a day time biting mo...

Ear Piercing – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Ear piercing is done in kids especially for a girl child for cosmetic and cultural reasons Some have the piercing done before 1 year of age while others do it later on as per cultural beliefs It is a procedure ...

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