Dr. Ravali Neerumalla's Profile
Dr. Ravali graduated MBBS in March 2013 from MNR Medical College, India. She has worked in various Hospitals as a Duty Medical Officer. Dr. Ravali has experience in Pediatrics and Cardiology in the United States, and was also a research intern in the department of Cardiac Electrophysiology at KUMC, Kansas City, Kansas, USA. Her interests include singing, cooking, writing and she is a nature lover.
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Encephalocele is a birth defect where a sac like protrusion of brain and covering membranes occurs through the abnormal gap in between the skull bones due to failed neural tube closure during fetal development.
Hypothyroidism is a health condition where the thyroid gland produces less thyroid hormone. Hypothyroidism during pregnancy can seriously impact the health of the mother and baby in the womb.
Arthrogryposis or Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC) is not a specific diagnosis but a clinical finding of permanent shortening of joints (also termed non-progressive congenital contractures) present at birth. Affected persons have stiff joints and muscle weakness.
Hyperkalemia is a high level of potassium in the body. When potassium in the blood is above 5.5 mmol/l, it is called hyperkalemia and can lead to fatal changes in heart rhythm.
Our nervous system is involved in numerous functions such as sensing touch and pain, breathing, digestion, limb movement, passing urine, and emptying bowels. Imagine what would happen if nerves get damaged due to disease.