Dr. Kaushik Bharati's Profile
MSc, PhD (Physiology), MIPHA
Dr. Bharati obtained his PhD in Physiology with specialization in Vaccines in 2001 from the University of Calcutta. He carried out his doctoral work at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. He did his post-doctoral training at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, specializing in Molecular Biology and Immunology. He has subsequently been working in various scientific capacities at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi and the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad, Delhi NCR. His major research areas include Infectious Diseases, Virology, Public Health, and Health Policy. Dr. Bharati has recently become a member of the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA). He has a passion for writing on medical topics and has published extensively. He spends his leisure time reading and listening to music.
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Stereotypic movement disorder (SMD) is a motor disorder, associated with neurodevelopmental conditions and characterized by abnormal movements. Children with intellectual disabilities are at risk of developing SMD.
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) / allergic esophagitis / esophagus allergy is an allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus that is precipitated by allergens. Treatment is available for the condition.
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a circulatory disorder which is characterized by an increase in heart rate or tachycardia and is treated by medicines, diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.
Cyclosporiasis is an intestinal infection caused by food and water contamination, resulting in watery diarrhea. Cyclospora treatment involves administration of the antibiotic trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole.
Blountís disease is a developmental disorder in which the shinbone is affected, resulting in bowing of the leg. Diagnosis is confirmed by radiology and the treatment modality is either by bracing or surgery.