Navigation Links
Malaysian Indian Baby Suffering from Rare Disease, Pierre Robin Syndrome

Efforts are on to set up a trust fund for the treatment of a 14-month-old Malaysian Indian baby who is suffering from a rare disease.//

L. Sreeram, who was born at the University Malaya Medical Centre, is suffering from the rare Pierre Robin Syndrome, according to reports here. The disease is a condition that is present at birth marked by a very small lower jaw (micrognathia). The tongue tends to fall back and downward and there is cleft soft palate.

Sreeram can smile and walk, but he cannot speak. He has also been diagnosed with a hole in the heart and needs to undergo a series of operations.

The first operation is scheduled for Aug 7.

"At the moment, he can only say Amma or sign when he becomes agitated or is hungry," a report in the Malaysia Star newspaper quoted Devaki Balakrishnan, Sreeram's mother, as saying in a press conference.

"The doctors said that there is a need for a series of operations to create a palate as well as a jaw for my son. They are waiting for him to gain weight first," she said in the press conference, which was organised by the youth, social and welfare bureau of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC).

Devaki said that the family is facing problems in getting treatment as it is poor.

"My husband is a contract worker and we are poor," she said.

She then approached MIC bureau chief for financial assistance.

According to the Star report, MIC youth chief S.A. Vigneswaran would make an initial donation of 2,000 Malaysian ringgits to set up a trust fund for Sreeram's treatment.

(Source: IANS)
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Malaysian health minister asks to cut down the intake of sugar
2. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Suffers Heart Attack
3. Mosquito-borne Dengue Disease on the Rise in Five Malaysian States
4. Hand-foot-mouth Disease Scare Causes Temporary Shut Down of Malaysian Preschools
5. Heart-felt Plea to Malaysian Hospitals
6. Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery
7. Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos
8. Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration
9. Heart attack kills one in every 10 Indians
10. Indian Cherry: Richest Source of Vitiamin C
11. Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... Launching ... innovative Unified Instance Manager architecture, meeting the needs of multichannel growth and ... the unattended auto-dialing system without agents, Presence Robodialer, provides greater operational capacity, ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... after surgery as possible. With this in mind, SIGVARIS has created a new ... blood clot) during bed rest and provide the benefits of graduated compression when ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... The Dan Carlisle Agency, ... Jefferson County, is announcing the launch of a charity drive to raise support ... homeless women and children in Birmingham has grown steadily since the 1980’s, and ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , ... December 08, 2016 , ... ... services to families and business owners in and around central Kansas, is joining ... to at-risk youth in the region. , Headquartered in Wichita, Youth Horizons works ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 07, 2016 , ... Children exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke ... Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has found. The study was published ... are exposed to secondhand marijuana smoke, measurable amounts of primary metabolite of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)...  EIP Pharma, LLC ( www.eippharma.com ) today ... (previously code named VX-745), with the results of ... demonstrated significant Alzheimer,s disease relevant pharmacological activity.  The ... 303 (6-week treatment) are the subject of presentations ... scientific conference in San Diego, CA ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Dignitana, a world leader in medical scalp-cooling ... creator of the award-winning, patented Boa® system, to produce ... DigniCap® scalp cooling system. DigniCap® was cleared by the ... is the first medical scalp cooling device to receive ... features a patented tight-fitting silicone cooling cap that is ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016  Avelas Biosciences, ... improving cancer patient care from diagnosis through treatment, ... recently completed Phase 1b study in breast cancer ... San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Jonathan Unkart ... at UC San Diego Health, delivered the presentation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: