Increased incidence of congenital hypothyroidism due to iodine deficiency

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

PEDIATRICS INTERNATIONAL, vol.49, no.1, pp.76-79, 2007 (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
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-79
  • Keywords: congenital, hypothyroidism, incidence, iodine, screening, DISORDERS, WORLD
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


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.