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Dr. Smitha S. Dutt

Dr. Smitha Dutt received a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the State University of New York, Buffalo, USA with a specialization in Oncology. She completed her post-doctoral training from University of California, Davis, USA. She is active contributor to the site as a freelance writer on a variety of health topics.

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Erysipelas

Erysipelas

Erysipelas is a superficial skin infection mainly caused by group A streptococci, marked by redness, swelling, pain over the affected area with fever, and chills.

Disease & Condition
Erythropoietin (EPO) - Facts and Mode of Action

Erythropoietin (EPO) - Facts and Mode of Action

Erythropoietin is a hormone secreted by kidneys in response to low oxygen levels in tissues (hypoxia), and stimulates red cell formation in bone marrow.

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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a rare congenital condition, which affects normal blood circulation. Surgery is the recommended treatment.

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Korsakoff Syndrome

Korsakoff Syndrome

Korsakoff Syndrome is a memory disorder caused due to alcohol abuse and thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency. Memory loss and confabulation are the main symptoms.

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Hunter syndrome

Hunter syndrome

Hunter Syndrome is a rare inherited disease in which the breakdown of sugars that build connective tissues is impaired due to the malfunctioning of an enzyme.

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