Newborn Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism in India: Let’s Just Do It!   


The apparent incidence of CH, which was thought to be about 1:3,000 newborns when screening began, now appears to be closer to 1:2,000 newborns, with even higher incidences reported in iodine-deficient areas, which include parts of India. This means that in India, over 13,000 babies with CH are either not diagnosed or diagnosed late each year (assuming 26 million births annually). 


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