Andhra Pradesh government's help sought for ‘heavy’ kids

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 15, 2018, 7:50 am IST
Updated Mar 15, 2018, 7:50 am IST
Two kids, aged two and four years, in Vijayawada have been identified to be suffering from leptin hormone deficiency.
Two year-old Sk.Tabish (Wt: 32 kg) and five-year-old Sk. Sufia (Wt 42 kg) suffer from leptin deficiency and seek government’s help for treatment. (Photo: DC)
 Two year-old Sk.Tabish (Wt: 32 kg) and five-year-old Sk. Sufia (Wt 42 kg) suffer from leptin deficiency and seek government’s help for treatment. (Photo: DC)

VIJAYAWADA: Two kids, aged two and four years, in Vijayawada have been identified to be suffering from leptin hormone deficiency. The parents of the kids sought  the help of the state government for their treatment, said bariatric surgeon D. Nanda Kishore here on Wednesday. Addressing the media, Dr Nanda Kishore said that the four-year-old boy weighed 44 kg while the two-year-old boy was 35 kg, which is abnormal compared to their age.

After examining them thoroughly, the doctors concluded that the kids are suffering from Leptin hormone deficiency. He said that they had contacted USA doctors to include the two kids in the research protocol for treatment. Now, the US has restricted enrolling of research protocol only to US citizens and so the children should be treated  here.

 

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