Endemic goiter in Morocco (Skoura-Toundoute areas in the high atlas).

  title={Endemic goiter in Morocco (Skoura-Toundoute areas in the high atlas).},
  author={Robert Raphael Aquaron and K Zarrouck and M el Jarari and R. Ababou and Janine-Denise Kopicki and J. P. Ardissone},
  journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation},
  volume={16 1},
Endemic goiter in Morocco is localized in the Rif and Atlas mountains. In this study, performed in the Skoura-Toundoute areas (high Atlas), we demonstrate that iodine deficiency is the main factor involved in the development of endemic goiter. However it may not constitute the only etiological factor. The median urinary iodine excretion, measured on untimed samples, was low both in goitrous patients, m = 18 micrograms/l (n = 109) and in non goitrous subjects, m = 24 micrograms/l (n = 47). The… CONTINUE READING

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