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Iodine Nutrition and Congenital Hypothyroidism

  • François Delange
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 161)

Abstract

In Western countries with an adequate dietary supply of iodine the incidence of congenital hypothyroidism is 1/3000 to 1/4000 newborn infants (1). This frequency justifies systematic screening, which is extremely efficient and has an elevated benefit-cost ratio (2–3). In such countries CH is due principally to congenital anomalies in the development of the thyroid (4); it is unpredictable and unpreventable.

Keywords

Iodine Deficiency Iodine Intake Recall Rate Congenital Hypothyroidism Iodine Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • François Delange
    • 1
  1. 1.Depts. of Pediatrics and RadioisotopesUniversity of Brussels, BelgiumBrusselsBelgium

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