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

Experts point out that a lot of work has to be done towards improving newborn health in India as nearly 5-15 per cent of newborns are sick due to metabolic diseases. A major group of these babies is left with irreversible complications of physical and mental impairment and some die, if affected by severe forms of these conditions.

Source.http://www.deccanchronicle.com/131120/news-current-affairs/article/newborn-screening-can-help-save-babies

 
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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

Indian Scenario

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

Prevalence of Inborn Errors of Metabolism in Neonates

Newborn Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism in India: Letís Just Do It!

Current and future perspective of newborn screening: an Indian scenario

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