Increased incidence of congenital hypothyroidism due to iodine deficiency.


Saglam H. , Bukukuysal L. , Koksal N. , Ercan I., Tarim Ö. F.

Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society, vol.49, no.1, pp.76-9, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1442-200x.2007.02297.x
  • Title of Journal : Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-9
  • Keywords: congenital, hypothyroidism, incidence, iodine, screening, DISORDERS, WORLD

Abstract

Background: The incidence of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is expected to be elevated in iodine-deficient areas. In this study, the authors aimed to determine the incidence of transient and permanent CH in a large city which is known to be in the zone of moderate iodine deficiency.