Girl with genetic disorder leaves after surgery
The 16-year-old tribal girl, Rebati Kanhar, who was admitted to the SCB Medical college and Hospital in cuttack in Indian state Orissa for treatment of her rare genetic disorder in her face and other parts of the body, has been discharged after undergoing surgery.
“Rebati has been discharged from the hospital on Thursday after undergoing some surgery”, said Superintendent of the Hospital DN Moharana. Another two operations would continue on her mouth to give her a new look, he added.
Rebati was suffering from a full-blown periodontalsyndrome, which had completely distorted her gums and teeth with swelled up her mouth.
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Indian Doctors Working to Cure Rare Genetic Disorder
BHUBANESWAR (INDIA): By Akhand
Sixteen-year-old Rebati Kahara from Boudh district in indian coastal state Orissa, is suffering from a rare genetic disorder that has distorted her face, triggered excessive hair growth all over the body and left her with a swollen mouth.
Doctors at the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, 25 km from here, are working to cure the tribal girl with this genetic disorder that is termed as "rarest of rare" in medical science.
After a media report by a local Journalist Ramakanta Mahananda a group of doctors brought Rebati from her native village Khalisahi to the medical college hospital. Several surgeries were performed. According to the doctors attending her, Rebati still has to undergo a few more surgeries before she is completely cured of the genetic disorder.
Dr S.K. Narendra, one of the doctors attending her, said, "In medical terms, Rebati’s deformity is known as idiopathic gingival enlargement with hypertrichosis. It is a genetic deformity that has distorted her face. We have already started her treatment and she will be perfectly fine within a month. We have already started her treatment and she will be perfectly fine within a month.
The SCB Medical College and Hospital administration has decided to bear all expenses of her treatment. "We came to know about the case from the media and decided to take it up as it was quite challenging," said D.N. Moharana, the superintendent of the medical college.