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Neonatal thyroid dysfunction-lessons from Indian experience   

Worldwide the prevalence of congenital hypothyroidism approximates to 1:3500-1:4000 live births. The exact incidence of congenital hypothyroidism in India is not known. A screening of 36,000 newborns in Chennai as part of a study conducted by Indian council for medical research has revealed that 1.6 in every thousand births had congenital hypothyroidism that results in stunted growth and low intelligence quotient. Newborn screening conducted in 18,300 neonates in Andhra Pradesh reported a prevalence of 1 in 1,700 live births. In another study from North India, revealed a prevalence of 1 in 3,400.

Source=http://www.thetrp.net/article.asp?issn=0973-0354;year=2013;volume=10;issue=4;spage=7;epage=8;aulast=Sundararaman

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Staggering   

 
India accounted for a staggering 29 per cent of the global deaths of newborns on their very first day of birth and nearly 40 per cent of neo-natal deaths happening on the first day of birth in India.
The global report states that in 2012, three million babies died within the first 28 days of being born and a million babies died within the first 24 hours of their birth and about half the first-day mortalities among them could be prevented if every mother and baby had access to free and quality health services.
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The expression of genetic disease in India

Nearly 5-15 per cent of newborns are sick due to metabolic diseases.

Indian Scenario

1 in every 1,000 newborns was observed .....

Greatest Burden

INDIAN CONTEXT

Importance of screening in India,

Frequency of Genetic Disorders

Burdened by rare diseases

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