Thyroid Research and Practice

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 11--13

Newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism: A local perspective from Himachal Pradesh, India


Vinay Gupta, Ashwani Sood, Mangla Sood 
 Department of Pediatrics, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mangla Sood
Department of Pediatrics, Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla - 171 001, Himachal Pradesh
India

Background: Incidence of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) varies across countries and different geographic regions. Aims and Objectives: This study was conducted to find prevalence of CH in iodine-deficient district of North Indian hilly state Himachal Pradesh, India. Materiala and Methods: A prospective analysis of cord blood thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and T4 hormone values on 4057 neonates was done in the delivery hospital. Results: No CH was detected among 3964 neonates; with limitation of losing 93 newborns with high cord blood TSH >20 uIU/l who could not be recalled for serum testing. Conclusion: With known benefits of CH screening, a properly implemented neonatal screening program for CH at all levels of health care is definitely the need of the hour.


How to cite this article:
Gupta V, Sood A, Sood M. Newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism: A local perspective from Himachal Pradesh, India.Thyroid Res Pract 2021;18:11-13


How to cite this URL:
Gupta V, Sood A, Sood M. Newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism: A local perspective from Himachal Pradesh, India. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 9 ];18:11-13
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