Dr. Sangamithra's Profile

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Dr. Sangamithra has authored health and medical related articles for the Medindia website.

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Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is an abnormal growth of skin cells. It can develop due to a continuous exposure to sun over the years.

Cancer
Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia

Achondroplasia is a rare genetic disorder of bone growth that causes short-limbed dwarfism. It occurs due to mutations in a single gene called the FGFR3.

Disease & Condition
Acromegaly

Acromegaly

Acromegaly (Greek-enlargements of the extremities) is a hormonal disorder resulting from excessive production of the growth hormone by the pituitary gland after puberty, often referred as gigantism.

Disease & Condition
Diphtheria

Diphtheria

Diphtheria, vaccines, sulfa drugs, World War II, Soviet Union, epidemic, immunization, childhood illness, death, strangling angel, Pierre Bretonneau, Greek, leathery, New England colonies, US

Disease & Condition
Leprosy

Leprosy

Leprosy, caused by Mycobacterium leprae, affects any organ like skin, eyes, mucosa, periphery nerves or any other organ. It can cause irriversible disfigurement of the extremities and nerve damage.

Disease & Condition