Neonatal congenital hypothyroidism screening in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  title={Neonatal congenital hypothyroidism screening in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.},
  author={Yeweyenhareg Feleke and Fikre Enquoselassie and F Deneke and Jemal Abdulkadir and G W Hawariat and Meaza Tilahun and T A Mekbib},
  journal={East African medical journal},
  volume={77 7},
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of congenital hypothyroidism, establish reference levels for thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and determine the cut-off points of TSH level for neonatal screening in congenital hypothyroidism. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. SETTING Ghandhi Memorial, Zewditu, Tikur Anbessa and St Paulo's referral hospitals in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from July 1996 to January 1997. SUBJECTS Four thousand two hundred and six consecutive newborns. MAIN OUTCOME… CONTINUE READING


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