Cord blood thyroid-stimulating hormone and free T4 levels in Turkish neonates: is iodine deficiency still a continuing problem?


BACKGROUND The objectives of this study were to determine the cord blood thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and free T(4) (FT(4) ) levels in Turkish neonates and to determine whether these variables reveal iodine deficiency. METHODS We collected 818 cords from healthy mothers at parturition and measured levels of FT(4) and TSH. We also measured cord blood… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-200X.2010.03169.x

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