Goitrogenesis during pregnancy and neonatal hypothyroxinaemia in a borderline iodine sufficient area.

@article{Kung2000GoitrogenesisDP,
  title={Goitrogenesis during pregnancy and neonatal hypothyroxinaemia in a borderline iodine sufficient area.},
  author={Annie W. C. Kung and Terence T Lao and Ming Tak Chau and Sidney Chi-Fai Tam and Louis C K Low},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  year={2000},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={725-731}
}
OBJECTIVE Severe iodine deficiency disorders (IDDs) may have been eradicated in many parts of the world, but milder forms still exist and may escape detection. We evaluated the impact of pregnancy on the maternal and fetal thyroid axis in Hong Kong, a coastal city in southern China with borderline iodine intake. DESIGN A prospective study performed in a maternity hospital. PATIENTS Two hundred and thirty pregnant women were prospectively studied and their neonates assessed at birth… CONTINUE READING

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