Earliest prevention of endemic goiter by iodine supplementation during pregnancy.

  title={Earliest prevention of endemic goiter by iodine supplementation during pregnancy.},
  author={K P Liesenk{\"o}tter and Wolfgang Goepel and Ulrich Bogner and Brad A. Stach and Annette Grueters},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  volume={134 4},
During pregnancy complex changes of maternal thyroid function occur and they are influenced by the maternal iodine supply. It has been demonstrated that with decreasing iodine supply maternal goiter and hypothyroxinemia as well as fetal and neonatal hypothyroidism become more prevalent. Therefore iodine supplementation during pregnancy is now strongly recommended also in areas of moderate iodine deficiency. To monitor the success of iodine supplementation and its theoretical risk of increasing… CONTINUE READING


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