Dr. Tanu Singhal
Consultant - Paediatrics and Infectious Disease
MD Paediatrics (AIIMS) MSc Tropical and Infectious Disease (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK)
Pediatrics, Infectious Disease, Infection Control, Travel Medicine
Consultant Pediatrics and Infectious Disease at Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai 2002-2008
As a general pediatrician, she runs a well baby clinic, provides immunization services and treats routine day to day illnesses. She is an expert in management of common childhood infections such as malaria, dengue, typhoid, tuberculosis, urinary tract infections etc and has been involved in developing national guidelines for these illnesses. Apart from this, she has expertise in management of antibiotic resistant infections, multi drug resistant tuberculosis, hospital acquired infections, HIV, immunodeficiencies, fever of unknown origin and exotic infections in both adults and children. She also runs a travel clinic at the hospital which provides comprehensive services to both outbound and inbound travelers including vaccination. She is one of the core members of the infection control committee of the hospital and integrally involved in running the infection control program.
- National Convener of the IAP Committee on Immunization 2007-2008.
- Associate Editor of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal a quarterly publication of the IAP Infectious Disease Chapter
- 65 publications in national and international peer reviewed journals, 25 book chapters and two books on immunization and rational antimicrobial therapy in Pediatrics
- The Frederick Murgatroyd Prize for the best student in the MSc course of Tropical Medicine and International Health, 2001-2002 at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK.
- The Aga Khan International Scholarship 2001-2002 awarded by the Aga Khan Foundation.
- The Dr P.N. Berry Scholarship for the year 2001-2002 awarded by The Dr P.N. Berry Educational Trust, UK.
- The Sorel Catherine Freymann prize for the best postgraduate in Pediatrics, 1998. Awarded by the Dean, All India= Institute of Medical Sciences.
- The Bhamashah Award for outstanding achievements in MBBS, 1994-1995. Awarded by the Maharana Mewar Foundation, Udaipur, India.
- Eleven gold medals for highest marks and distinction in 8 subjects and the first position in the University in the First, Second and Final MBBS examinations during the MBBS course at SMS Medical College, Jaipur.
Dr. Manish Pruthi, Dr Ahmad Quazi, Dr Tanu Singhal: 2. Allograft-vascularized fibula composite for infected non union femur
A 25yr old patient from Yemen had presented to us with an infection and non union in his right femur (thigh bone). He had a history of Ewings sarcoma (malignant bone tumour) in this bone and was treated with radiation and chemotherapy 9 yrs back. He had infection in the bone post treatment and had multiple surgical procedures at various hospitals till now but was not able to walk and had a persistent discharge from his thigh. He was advised amputation outside in view of multiple failed surgeries and persistent infection.
At presentation, he had a dead bone in middle of thigh with an infection. He was planned for the staged surgeries, first to settle the infection and 2nd stage for the reconstruction.
In the first stage, the dead bone was removed, wound was debrided and a vacuum assisted dressing was applied and appropriate antibiotics were started after discussion with the infection control team of the hospital. Patient wound settled after 8 weeks of the treatment.
2nd stage was a challenging reconstruction in view of a gap in the bone of >15cm, osteoporotic and deformed bone and history of infection. After thorough counselling, patient was planned for the reconstruction of the defect. Complex reconstruction using a long plate, his leg bone with its blood supply (vascularised fibula) and an allograft bone from the tissue bank was done. His postoperative course was again complicated by infection but it settled after debridement and antibiotics.
Now the patient is more than 15 months post surgery, there is no infection and he is able to walk on his both lower limbs.