Smita Ramachandran

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Neonaticide is known to occur across the globe in both developed and developing countries, but has rarely been reported from India. Two similar cases of female neonaticide are presented which were committed by their mothers while in the maternity ward. The social issues and maternal provocation highlighted in this report are different from those reported in(More)
The multi-dimensional impact on the quality of life (QOL) of families of children with the nephrotic syndrome (NS) has not been studied sufficiently in the literature. We aimed to study this aspect and the predictors of poor QOL among Indian families having children with NS. A cross-sectional study was conducted to compare the parents of children with(More)
Liver abscess (LA) is a common health problem among children in tropical countries. We conducted a prospective, observational study at a tertiary-care medical college in order to examine the clinico-socio-demographic profile and assess a possible association between certain predictors of a poor outcome in children admitted with LA. Of a total of 53(More)
BACKGROUND Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a hyperinflammatory syndrome characterized by excessive activation of macrophages and T cells resulting from defective cytotoxicity. It is potentially life threatening due to the large amounts of cytokines released by the activated macrophages and lymphocytes secondary to a hyperinflammatory response.(More)
Aplasia cutis congenita is a rare developmental disorder of the skin of neonates, usually presenting as a solitary lesion over the scalp. We report an interesting presentation of AC along with the histopathological features in a neonate with extensive lesions over scalp as well as in bilaterally symmetrical areas over trunk and thighs; such symmetrical(More)
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