Child Psychologists, Developmental Paediatricians, Paediatric Neurologists and the Department of Genetics work together as a team to manage Autism Spectrum Disorder, a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting the growth of a child, says Dr. Mitesh S Shetty, HOD & Consultant- Department of Medical Genetics, Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road. Watch the video to know more. #ManipalHospitalsOldAirportRoad #YourManipal #LifesOn #Neurology #Neurodevelopment #Autism #AutismSpectrumDisorder #Genetics
All women have at least a 12% risk of developing breast cancer in their lifetime, says Dr Mitesh S Shetty, HOD & Consultant- Department of Medical Genetics, Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road, as he elaborates on the different types of cancers and the importance of counselling to help deal with the disease. Watch the video to know more! #ManipalHospitalsOldAirportRoad #YourManipal #LifesOn #Oncology #Genetics #Cancer #BreastCancer #Hereditary #Idiopathic #Genes
Haemophilia is a rare inherited condition that affects the blood's ability to clot. People having haemophilia usually experience prolonged bleeding or oozing following an injury, surgery or having a tooth extracted. People with haemophilia lack certain proteins in their blood called clotting factor which play an important role in controlling bleeds. There are two types -Haemophilia A (clotting factor VIII deficiency) and Haemophilia B (factor IX deficiency).
Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder caused by abnormal haemoglobin. It occurs when there is a defect in a gene that helps control the production of haemoglobin. Thalassemia is a type of Hemoglobinopathy and is the most common single-gene disorder in the world population.
A healthy individual is born with 46 chromosomes, present in 23 pairs. The 22 pairs are common in all, known as autosomes and the 23rd pair is the sex chromosome (XX or XY). Chromosomes carry genes that pass certain characteristics from the parents to their children. Abnormalities occur when there is an extra chromosome.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a neurological and developmental disorder that affects communication and behaviour. It is known to cause a triad of impairment in imagination, language and social interaction. ASD has a ‘spectrum’ word in it as there is an array of conditions and symptoms people experience. It includes various conditions that are diagnosed separately such as autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.