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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Tracheal or windpipe cancer is a rare cancer and its cause is unclear. The most common squamous cell type of cancer has been linked to smoking. The main forms of treatment include surgery and radiotherapy.
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare life threatening bacterial infection of the tissue below the skin following relatively minor cuts or bruises and can be rapidly fatal unless diagnosed and treated promptly.
Alström syndrome, a rare genetic disorder due to ALMS1 mutations, occurs in the first year of childhood. Symptoms vary and include, vision, hearing loss, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.
Botulism is a rare but potentially lethal illness caused by botulinum neurotoxin released by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum into contaminated food, or wounds. The bacteria thrive in certain foods, wounds, and in the soil.
Gastrointestinal surgery, Gastroenterology, Medical Genetics