OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to assess thyroid function, iodine intake and exposure to dietary goltrogens of children living in an area with a high prevalence of goitre, in the region of Darfur, Sudan.
DESIGN In a village where goitre affected approximately 85% of children, a cross-sectional survey of thyroid function was performed in children 0-7 years old.
PATIENTS Twenty neonates and 190 children, aged 1 month to 7 years, were included.
MEASUREMENTS Thyroid hormones, urinary iodide and thiocyanate excretion were measured.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hypothyroïdie, Thyroide pathologie, Endocrinopathie, Thyroide, Nourrisson, Homme, Enfant, Alimentation, Exploration hormonale, Soudan, Afrique, Etiologie, Goitre endémique, Iode, Prévalence, Médecine tropicale
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hypothyroidism, Thyroid diseases, Endocrinopathy, Thyroid gland, Infant, Human, Child, Feeding, Hormonal investigation, Sudan, Africa, Etiology, Endemic goiter, Iodine, Prevalence, Tropical medicine
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Cote : 93-0271091
Code Inist : 002B21C02. Création : 199406.