About Careers MedBlog Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Pakistan and UAE Kids Undergo Successful Liver Transplant

by Bidita Debnath on February 7, 2017 at 11:51 PM
Font : A-A+

 Pakistan and UAE Kids Undergo Successful Liver Transplant

A child each from Pakistan and the UAE suffering from a rare disease got a new lease of life after undergoing liver transplant here, doctors said.

The two were suffering from Crigler Najjar Syndrome -- in which GT enzyme in the liver is absent from birth.

Advertisement


According to the doctors, 13-year-old Khalid Mohammad from the UAE and four-year-old Abdul Ahad from Pakistan could not be treated in their home countries due to the lack of advanced health-care.

The children were admitted to the Indraprasta Apollo Hospital here. The condition of both the patients was serious and doctors at the hospital had found out that only liver transplant could cure them.
Advertisement

Medical science says Crigler Najjar Syndrome deficiency results in toxic form of bilirubin to rise in the blood to a very high level, which can cross into the brain and produce irreversible complications.

To prevent brain damage and hearing loss from this condition phototherapy (treatment by the use of special light) is needed for 14 to 16 hours a day.

Khalid Mohammad received a part of his father's liver and Ahad got 30 percent of his mother's liver. After the liver transplant, there was no need for phototherapy as the new liver had the GT enzyme.

"With the new liver both children have received the enzyme they were not born with and their eyes are pearly white. They have finally bid adieu to their constant companion - the phototherapy unit," said Anupam Sibal, Group Medical Director, Apollo Hospitals.

Source: IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Diet and Oral Health: The Sugary Connection May Become Sour
World AIDS Day 2022 - Equalize!
Test Your Knowledge on Sugar Intake and Oral Health
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Hepatitis A Height and Weight-Kids Liver Wilson's Disease Sclerosing Cholangitis Milk Thistle Current Treatments for Liver Cancer Fatty Liver Disease: A Growing Health Problem in India Living Donor Liver Transplant: What Are the Risks? Adult to Child Living Donor Liver Transplantation 

Most Popular on Medindia

Blood - Sugar Chart Accident and Trauma Care Drug Side Effects Calculator Daily Calorie Requirements Turmeric Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Side Effects Diaphragmatic Hernia Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) How to Reduce School Bag Weight - Simple Tips A-Z Drug Brands in India Pregnancy Confirmation Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services.By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use  Ok, Got it. Close
×

Pakistan and UAE Kids Undergo Successful Liver Transplant Personalised Printable Document (PDF)

Please complete this form and we'll send you a personalised information that is requested

You may use this for your own reference or forward it to your friends.

Please use the information prudently. If you are not a medical doctor please remember to consult your healthcare provider as this information is not a substitute for professional advice.

Name *

Email Address *

Country *

Areas of Interests