Dr. Namitha Kumar's Profile

MA, PhD

Dr. Namitha Kumar

Namitha A Kumar has a PhD in psychology from the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) focusing on the cognitive aspects of disability. She works in the field of rare, genetic disorders and currently, develops all the medical content for the Open Platform for Rare Diseases (OPFORD).

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Abdominal Distension

Abdominal Distension

Abdominal distension refers to the swelling of the abdomen. The distension is caused by either air (gas) or fluid collection.

Disease & Condition
Lassa Fever / Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever

Lassa Fever / Lassa Hemorrhagic Fever

Lassa fever caused by the lassa virus is a severe and fatal hemorrhagic fever.

Disease & Condition
Peyronie´s Disease

Peyronie´s Disease

Peyronie''s disease is caused by scar tissue along the length of the penis, which causes the penis to bend during erection in men.

Disease & Condition
Pancreas Transplantation

Pancreas Transplantation

Pancreas transplant is a surgical procedure involving the replacement of a dysfunctional pancreas in a person with Type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes.

Disease & Condition
Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload)

Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload)

Learn more about hemochromatosis or iron overload, its symptoms, causes and treatment.

Disease & Condition