CASE STUDIES

"God helps them who help themselves. "

Master Primal D. Patel
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Case History:

Parimal has been suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion of exon 48 and exon 49 in the DMD gene.

Parimal D. Patel is a nephew of Dr. Vrajesh C. Patel. Parimal suffered from cough and cold. He had to take daily medicines and was unable to eat anything. He could not even digest milk. He never went to play outside with his friends. He used to stand on a side and watch his friends playing. Dr. Patel advised, to find out his enzyme level to Parimals parents but they did not believe him and when at the age of 6 years, Parimal could not get up from the floor and was unable to stand on his feet, at that time his blood test was done and his CPK level was very high. After that Dr. Vrajesh C. Patel started his treatment. Parimal was treated continuously for 2 years and since 2000 the treatment has been stopped. In the year 1999, 2000, 2004 he attended a tracking camps without any difficulty.

Born in the year 1989 at present, Parimal can perform his routine activities like a normal youth. His muscles power is normal. He can even ride a bicycle on road without any difficulty. Completed his MBA & working in a private company.

 

Mr. Mayank B. Shah
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Case History:

Mayank B. Shah is another nephew of Dr. Vrajesh C. Patel who was treated from 1984 till 1987. In the year 2001, it was confirmed in DNA test report that Mayank has been suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion of exon 48 and 49 in the DMD gene. He used to get tired; was unable to walk and complained about pain in calf muscles. There was stiffness in his muscle. At the age of 8 he was unable to climb the stairs without support, unable to get up from the floor without support.

Mayank was under treatment of Dr. Patel for three years (i.e. till 10 years of age). After that till date he has never taken any treatment. He is living a normal life to date.

Born in the year 1977 at present, Mayank is riding motorbike. He can perform any activity like a normal person. Mayank got married in the year 2005. At present he his living happily with his wife and son.Working in a private company.

 

Name: Mr. Jaimin B. shah
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Case History:

Jaimin B Shah has been suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion of exon 48 and exon 49 in the DMD gene. He is nephew of Dr. Vrajesh. C. Patel.

He used to fall down while walking, was unable to stand continuously at a stretch. He could not run. While climbing the stairs, he had to take support.

Within few days of treatment by Dr. Vrajesh C. Patel he was able to climb the stairs very easily and could do spot- jogging. He did not find any problem getting up from the floor. His physical condition gradually improved.

Now he can ride bicycle on road. Day by day he is feeling energetic and is able to perform his routine work as well as his office work like a normal person. He got married in the month of Dec. 2003.

Born in the year 1975, at present he is living happily with his wife and son.

Name: Subham K. Shah
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Case History:

Subham has been suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion of exon 3 in the DMD gene.

Subham was unable to walk and could not even speak before treatment. At present he is attending primary school, can walk and can speak.

In the year 2006 he climbed 3500 steps of Palitana pilgrim in Gujarat state in India without any difficulty. Again in the year 2011 visited Palitana pilgrim in Gujarat state & climed 3500 steps. Born in the year 2003 studing in school.

Name: Maulin K. Patel
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Case History:

Maulin has been suffering with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion of exon 8 to 17 in Dystrophin gene tested by multiplex PCR.

Maulin had difficulty while pronouncing words as well as full sentences and was not able to walk properly before treatment.

At present he is riding bicycle without any difficulty and is able to speak properly.

Name: Harikrishna H. Patel
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Case History:

Harikrishna has been suffering with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion of exon 8 to 17 in Dystrophin gene tested by multiplex PCR.

Harikrishna had difficulty while climbing stairs; his calf muscles were hypertrophied, used to fall down while walking before treatment.

At present he can perform his routine activities without any difficulty & can climb stairs.

Name: Mr. Arpan Patel
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Case History:

Arpan learned to walk at the age of 1year. He was able to walk normally up to 5/6 years of age. At the age of 9 years he developed first sign of difficulty in walking. He could not walk properly compared to his other friends and had difficulty in getting up from the floor. He had to take two to three supports while getting up from the floor. While running, his calf muscles used to get stiff and he used to feel pain and it led to toe walking. So at the age of 10 years his parents contacted Dr. C. D. Patel - M.D. (Anand) for this problem. After examining he suggested to contact Dr. Natubhai Patel (MS) who said that Arpan had tumor in his left thigh. Arpan was operated but his problems were not solved. At the age of 12 years Arpans parents again contacted Dr. C.D. Patel (Anand) and he advised to contact Dr. Chetan Trivedi (Neuro physician) in Baroda, who suggested that Arpan has Muscular Dystrophy and suggested for Biopsy and EMG reports. So Arpans parents took him to Bombay and he was diagnosed to have Progressive Primary Myopathy.

Day by day Arpans disease was progressing as he had difficulty in walking, running, climbing stairs, while getting up after a fall and while getting up from lying and had difficulty in lifting heavy objects above the waist level. Meanwhile Arpans father contacted Indian Muscular Dystrophy Association at Machilipatnam in Andra Pradesh and the Doctor in charge said there was no medicine for this disease and research was going on.

After that they contacted an Ayurvedic doctor and Acupressure therapist when Arpan was of 15 years but nothing helped. While walking Arpans chest and stomach came out severely and his disease was progressing. At this point, Arpan came to see Dr. Vrajesh Patel, who started treating him.

The improvement Arpan felt after the treatment is stated in his own words as follow:

There are many positive changes in my body. Before the treatment my chest used to come out while standing. I used to feel pain in my legs and used to get very tired. I was unable to stand continuously in lab for 3 to 3:30 hours during practical class in 1st years college. My calf muscles were stiff. All the above problems were cured after few hours of treatment and my chest started getting into its normal position. I felt the relief so continued the treatment. There is no difficulty in sitting position I am able to sit properly, while getting up from the floor I need only one support as compared to two to three supports before treatment. My muscle power increased. Deformity in my feet started improving. After few more hours of treatment my thigh muscles got more power. My feet became totally normal and I was able to walk on my foot properly. Now I feel problem only in my lower back while climbing the stairs. My chest, hips, thigh, shoulders, are coming to their normal position. I am able to start the bike (Scooter) without any difficulty. I feel all these changes and even my neighbors are observing positive changes in me after the treatment. My parents have observed the gradual changes in my physical condition. I can very easily climb on my compound wall. There is also significant improvement in my clinical condition. I am able to perform my routine work as well as studies efficiently. I did my post graduation and could perform my laboratory work without any difficulty.

 

Name: Aditya Anurag
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Case History:

Aditya has been suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion in exon 8 in Dystrophin gene. Before treatment, Aditya had hypertrophied calf muscles; he could not climb stairs, could not jump; he was prone to cough and cold in winter, had scabies skin infection; he could not get up from the floor without support. There was stiffness in hips, knees, ankles and calf muscles.

After treatment, Aditya is able sit down on his haunches and balance his weight quite well. He is able to stand with feet closer, toes pointed inwards and not outwards. He can walk straight. His thigh muscles became softer and flexible and his back became straight. His speech improved. While falls and toe walking reduced. He could walk down the stairs and could bear weight on his forearms. Stiffness in his hips, knees, ankles have gone. At present he is living in Singapore.

Name: Akash D. Bhavsar
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Case History:

Akash has been suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion in exon 49 to 52 in Dystrophin gene. When Akash came for first visit in the month of May 2007, he was obese and had limited range of movement. He was not able to raise his hands to his mouth to feed himself and was unable to walk.

Akash took 2 months herbal extract before coming for stimulated treatment. After treatment his weight reduced. He is able to raise his hands to his mouth to feed himself and can brush his teeths on his own.

At present, he is able to walk with the help of full calipers.

Name: Jimit K. Patel
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Case History:

Jimit has been suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion in exon 47 and 48 in Dystrophin gene.

Before treatment, he had frequent falls, difficulty in climbing stairs, bulky calf muscles and complained about pain in calf muscles.

After treatment, he does not fall anymore, calf muscles have become soft; there is no pain in calf muscles and he can climb stairs easily.

Name: Shrey S. Shah
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Case History:

Shrey has been suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion in exon 45 in Dystrophin gene.

Before treatment, he had bulky and hard calf muscles, unable to hold things in hands, used to take support while climbing stairs. He had difficulty in getting up from the floor.

After treatment he can climb stairs without any difficulty & support, can get up from floor without support, calf muscles have become soft, he can hold things in his hands.

Name: Shivang N. Mohta
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Case History:

Shivang has been suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion in exon 43 in Dystrophin gene.

Before treatment, Shivang had poor postural control and limited functional mobility. He was dependent on his parents for functional mobility. He had minimal active movement of his lower extremities when compared with his upper extremities. Shivang used his biceps more then his shoulder flexors. He could not lift his hands. He could not crawl or walk.

After treatment, he is able to lift his hands, can move on his own and can walk with the help of calipers.

Name: P. Ritvik:
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Case History:

Ritvik has been suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion in exon 48 and 49 in Dystrophin gene.

Before treatment, he had difficulty climbing stairs and had bulky and hard calf muscles. His appetite was low.

After treatment, his calf muscles have become soft, his appetite has improved and he is having less difficulty while climbing stairs.

Name: Heer Patel
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Case History:

Heer is suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion in exon 45 in the DMD gene.

Heer had difficulty while climbing stairs; his calf muscles were hypertrophied. Shoulder muscles were very weak. He had difficulty while getting up from floor.

At present, he can play on his own in mud & get’s up fast from ground. His calf muscles became soft and strong. His shoulder muscles became strong & his handwriting improved.

Heer is born in the year 2003. He is attending school and is performing well.



Master : Kartik Nair
Diagnosis: Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Case History:

Kartik is suffering from spinal muscular atrophy due to deletion of exon 7 in SMN1 gene.

He could not bear weight on his legs & stand on his own. Head was tilted to one side, had poor head control. He never moved on his own in any position while trying to move he used to fall down. He could not sit unsupported. Speech was not clear and spoke few words. He got angry very fast.  He used to have fever frequently. Appetite was very low.

Treatment was started in January 2008. At Present, he can balance himself very well. His buttocks developed a good muscle tone. Started crawling, his speed increased. He has gained strength in his legs. He can move around in walker on his own. He has started walking with callipers. He speaks well & his speech is very clear. Now he make’s friends easilyand he is in happy mood.

Kartik is born in the year 2006. He is going to school regularly and studies well. He enjoys coloring.


Name : Het Patel
Diagnosis: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Case History:


Het is suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a result of deletion in exon 48-50 in the DMD gene.

Het had difficulty while climbing stairs; his calf muscles were hypertrophied. He could not get up from sitting position.

At present, he runs fast and he is able to rise with no support of hands on knees. He is able to climb stairs without support. His chest does not come out when he walks.

Het is born in the year 2006. He is attending school without any difficulty & without any help.

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