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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...

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 ...

Pneumonia – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Pneumonia is a term used to define any infection of the lungs. Now, pneumonia can be caused by a virus which is one of the more common causes in children and a bacteria. There are some non-infective causes where pneum...

Prematurity – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Hello everybody, I am Praveen, neonatologist at NCRI neonatal network. Today, I’m talking about a very common condition called prematurity. Normally, the new-borns are born after the completion of 40 weeks inside the ...

Giardiasis – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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What is Giardiasis? Giardiasis is an intestinal infection that is caused by a parasite known as Giardia Lamblia or Giardia Intestinalis. This is an infection that is found worldwide especially in developing countri...

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Conjunctivitis or pink eye means infection of the conjunctiva, which is the thin transparent layer that covers the white of the eye and the inner layer of the eyelids. Now the causes for conjunctivitis can include vir...

Neonatal Intensive Care Temperature control in newborn – Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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Intensive care unit About the newborns who need intensive care unit, apart from many other supportive treatments that we do. The temperature care, oxygen requirement, the feeding, and fluid requirement and continuous...

Heart Murmurs – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Introduction The heart is a part of the circulatory system and is a muscular organ made up of four chambers separated by walls and valves. Now the right half of the heart collects blood that is depleted of oxygen t...

Iron Deficiency Anemia – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Iron is a very important nutrient that is required for the healthy growth of children. Now, healthy red blood cells require iron to form hemoglobin, which carries oxygen from the lungs to all the tissues and organs in...

Backache during Pregnancy

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Introduction • Backache is one of the most common problems of pregnancy • The condition usually worsens as pregnancy progresses • The increasing weight of the fetus impacts your posture and also the way you walk du...

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