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Iodine Nutrition and Congenital Hypothyroidism

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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.

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  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Iodine Intake
  • Recall Rate
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Iodine Content

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Delange, F. (1989). Iodine Nutrition and Congenital Hypothyroidism. In: Delange, F., Fisher, D.A., Glinoer, D. (eds) Research in Congenital Hypothyroidism. NATO ASI Series, vol 161. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-7580-7_14

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