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Pulmonary Fibrosis
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Pulmonary Fibrosis- Drug Today Medical Times

 Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a lung disease that can result in lung scarring. The estimated prevalence of IPF in the US ranges from 14 - 43 per 100,000 population. Although PF is commonly encountered in tertiary care centres in India, it remains under diagnosed at the primary care level.


Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis- Drug Today Medical Times

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a rare neurological disorder with major involvement of the nerve cells or neurons. Neurons control the voluntary activities of the body such as chewing, walking and talking. The worldwide prevalence of this disease is about 1.9 per 100,000 people. It is also known as Lou Gehring’s disease named after the baseball player Lou Gehring who died of it.


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Hypopituitarism- Drug Today Medical Times

Hypopituitarism is a rare disease in which the pituitary gland fails to produce one or more of its hormones or doesn’t produce enough of them. 45.5 people out of 100,000 have been diagnosed with hypopituitarism with 4.2 new cases every year. The deficiency of pituitary hormone can affect various body functions such as growth, blood pressure and reproduction. This disease was portrayed in the Hollywood movie, Orphan.


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Acromegaly Drug Today Medical Times

Acromegaly is a rare disease whose prevalence is about 7 cases per 100,000, with an annual incidence of 0.3 cases per 100,000. The characteristics of Acromegaly include exaggerated somatic growth arising from increased growth hormone (GH) secretion in an adult after the epiphyses (rounded end of long bones) have fused. Excess GH in children leads to Gigantism.


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