Dr. Namitha Kumar's Profile
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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Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder passed on through parental genes causing the body to produce abnormal hemoglobin.
Diamond Blackfan Anemia (DBA) is a rare blood disorder first described in 1938 by two doctors at the Boston Children’s Hospital, Kenneth Blackfan and Louis Diamond.
Ectopic heartbeats are small changes in regular, normal heartbeats. These changes cause either a skipped or extra heartbeat.
Swollen lymph nodes refer to enlargement of one or more lymph nodes in the body. The medical term for swollen lymph nodes is lymphadenopathy.
Abdominal distension refers to the swelling of the abdomen. The distension is caused by either air (gas) or fluid collection.