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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...

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...

Giardiasis (Intestinal Infection by a Parasite)

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Giardiasis (Intestinal Infection by a Parasite) What is Giardiasis? • Giardiasis is an intestinal infection caused by a parasite known as Giardia Lamblia / Intestinalis • This is an infection found worldwide espe...

Adenoid Hypertrophy

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Adenoid Hypertrophy (Enlarged) What is Adenoid Hypertrophy? • The adenoids are glands, like the tonsil which are a part

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...

Aphthous Mouth Ulcers

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Aphthous Mouth Ulcers What are aphthous mouth ulcers? • Aphthous ulcers are ulcers that occur in the mouth affecting the loosely attached soft lining tissues of the oral cavity (soft palate, cheeks, tongue, under ...

Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children

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Iron Deficiency Anemia in Children What is iron deficiency? • Iron is a very important nutrient required for the healthy growth of children • Healthy red blood cells require iron to form hemoglobin which carries ...

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...

Slapped Cheek Disease – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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Slapped cheek disease is a mild, self-limiting viral illness that is caused by the parvovirus B19. It affects children primarily and can, not so commonly affect teens and adults also. Now, once infected with the virus...

UTI in Kids – Dr. Kirthi Vidyasagar

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UTI in Kids Urinary tract infection refers to an infection of the urine and lining of the organs of the urinary tract which include the bladder, ureters, which are the tubes connecting bladder to kidneys and the kidn...

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