What diseases do ‘Siddha’ practitioners treat? Morbidity profile of adult outpatients attending traditional medicine health facilities in a district of South India

ConclusionArthritis, neuritis and fungal diseases were the most common morbidities, for which patients sought care in Siddha hospitals. These morbidities can be considered for preparing standard treatment guidelines under the national programme.
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