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Indian Scenario   

 Our annual birth rateis 21.76/1000 population. Out of the approximately 25 million new births in India, there are an estimated 1.6 Million babies born with birth defects  including  about 620,000 with geneticdisorders.With no mandatory  newborn screening at national/governmen tlevels, the country wide burden of genetic disorder sespecially the congenital conditions is huge and still unknown28

Source.http://medind.nic.in/jaq/t10/i3/jaqt10i3p210.pdf

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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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The expression of genetic disease in India

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

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

Greatest Burden

INDIAN CONTEXT

Importance of screening in India,

Frequency of Genetic Disorders

Staggering

Burdened by rare diseases

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