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BACKGROUND In many developing countries, children are at high risk of both goiter and iron deficiency anemia. OBJECTIVE In a series of studies in northern Morocco, we developed and tested a(More)
CONTEXT Thyroglobulin (Tg) may be a valuable indicator of improving thyroid function in children after salt iodization. A recently developed Tg assay for use on dried whole blood spots (DBS) makes(More)
BACKGROUND Serum thyroglobulin appears to be a sensitive marker of thyroid dysfunction in endemic goiter. However, its value as an indicator of thyroid status in children after the introduction of(More)
BACKGROUND Many industrialized countries struggle to maintain adequate iodine intake because of changes in dietary habits and the food supply. In Switzerland, because of declining iodine intakes in(More)
OBJECTIVES In 1994, WHO/International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders recommended replacing the WHO 1960 four-grade goiter classification with a simplified two-grade system.(More)