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Endocrine disorders remain undetected and untreated in India

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 23 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:216
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    Endocrine disorders in several million children and adults in India remain undetected and untreated because of inadequate professional expertise and a lack of reliable diagnostic services, according to a report presented in New Delhi last week.

    “Therapeutic benefits are not available to millions suffering from endocrine diseases in this country,” Dr Narayanapanicker Kochupillai, head of endocrinology and metabolism at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, reported to a national symposium on endocrine disorders.

    Undetected endocrine disorders include neonatal hypothyroidism, adrenal deficiency after tuberculosis, and …

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