Dr. Smitha S. Dutt's Profile
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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CAR T-cell therapy is a type of gene therapy where the patient’s T-lymphocytes are genetically altered to target cancer cells within the patient’s body.
Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is an autoimmune disorder of the thyroid causing hypothyroidism. Synthetic hormone levothyroxine is an effective lifelong oral drug.
Cholestatic jaundice occurs when the flow of bile (chole) between the liver and small intestine is impaired (stasis) due to various conditions.
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.
Erythropoietin is a hormone secreted by kidneys in response to low oxygen levels in tissues (hypoxia), and stimulates red cell formation in bone marrow.