Newborn screening

by Dr. Kalale Nikhil Nagaraj

Join Dr. Kalale Nikhil Nagaraj, Consultant in Paediatrics & Neonatology, as he sheds light on the importance of newborn screening in detecting inherited metabolic disorders such as Congenital Hypothyroidism, G6PD Deficiency, Cystic Fibrosis, Biotinidase Deficiency, and Phenylketonuria.

In this enlightening discussion, Dr. Nagaraj explains the significance of newborn screening and how it plays a crucial role in identifying common metabolic diseases prevalent in India. Metabolic disorders occur when certain enzymes responsible for breaking down proteins, fats, or carbohydrates are missing or dysfunctional.

Discover the screening process and its optimal timing as Dr. Nagaraj elaborates on the conditions screened for, including the measurement of thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels to detect congenital hypothyroidism, a condition that can have significant implications if left undiagnosed.

Stay informed about the importance of newborn screening and its role in ensuring the early detection and intervention of metabolic disorders by tuning in to Dr. Kalale Nikhil Nagaraj's insightful discussion.