Endemic juvenile hypothyroidism in a severe endemic goitre area of Sudan.
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.