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dc.contributorDabbaghmanesh, M.H.EN
dc.contributorSadegholvaad, A.EN
dc.contributorEjtehadi, F.EN
dc.contributorOmrani, G.R.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T08:42:47Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T08:42:47Z
dc.date.issued2009EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1503/15_3_2009_0584_0590.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117674
dc.description584-590EN
dc.description.abstractWe evaluated the prevalence of autoimmune thyroiditis in a random sample of 1188 schoolchildren aged 8-13 years with normalized iodine intake in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The prevalence of goitre was 39.6%; the majority had palpable but non-visible goitre. Of a subsample of 500 children, median urinary iodine excretion [‎18/8 microg/dL]‎ indicated normal iodine intake. Thyroid peroxidase [‎TPO]‎ antibody was positive in 3.7% of children and was significantly correlated with the prevalence of goitre and hypothyroidism. No correlation was seen between urinary iodine excretion and positive TPO antibody, mean TPO antibody, hypothyroidism or prevalence of goitre. Autoimmune thyroiditis explains some cases of goitre but other goitrogenic factors need to be evaluatedEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectPrevalenceEN
dc.subjectIodineEN
dc.subjectGoiterEN
dc.subjectHypothyroidismEN
dc.subjectThyroiditis, AutoimmuneEN
dc.subjectThyroid Function TestsEN
dc.subject.meshGoiterEN
dc.titlePersistence of goitre in children post-salt iodization in Islamic Republic of Iran: autoimmune statusEN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (‎3)‎, 584-590, 2009


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