Derbyshire Neck and Iodine Deficiency

@inproceedings{Slavin2012DerbyshireNA,
  title={Derbyshire Neck and Iodine Deficiency},
  author={Gerard Slavin},
  year={2012}
}
Goitre and the associated neurological deficits of cretinism and deaf mutism due to iodine deficiency were common in Derbyshire, giving rise to the term Derbyshire Neck. These diseases were most prevalent in the 19th century and earlier, when they had devastating effects in the rural population. Since then they have declined in frequency. However, iodine deficiency disorders are still prevalent worldwide, and iodine deficiency is the single most common cause of mental retardation and brain… CONTINUE READING

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