Nallegowda Syndrome: Karnataka doctor discovers a rare conge
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In a proud moment for the Indian research community, a rare congenital condition is set to be named after a Karnataka doctor. It'll be called Nallegowda Syndrome.

Dr Mallikarjun Nallegowda studied in Bangalore Medical College in the 1990s and is currently working in Colorado, US. He is said to be the first doctor to notice and write about a rare congenital disorder, whose characteristics are missing hand bones, absence of a thumb, presence of two urethras, increased distance between the eyes and an unusual location of kidney and heart.

Dr. Nallegowda came across this condition while treating a 12 year old boy at the outpatient department of AIIMS, New Delhi in 2002. After the patient underwent diagnostic tests and chromosomal studies, the findings didn't match any existing medical condition. Dr. Nallegowda researched the topic and presented the case at an Annual Conference. He also authored a research paper which was later published in 2003. After the paper's publication, the rare condition was included in the genetic and dysmorphology databases.

It is unclear what causes this rare condition. Modern DNA sequencing should help find the reason for this defect occurring at the developmental structures of the embryo,

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/ktaka-doc-spots-rare-disorder/articleshow/58796024.cms
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