Neonatal screening for congenital hypothyroidism in Estonia

@article{Mikelsaar1998NeonatalSF,
  title={Neonatal screening for congenital hypothyroidism in Estonia},
  author={Ruth Mikelsaar and Riina Žordania and M. H. Viikmaa and G Kudrjavtseva},
  journal={Journal of Medical Screening},
  year={1998},
  volume={5},
  pages={20 - 21}
}
Screening for congenital hypothyroidism was carried out by measuring thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) on dried blood spots (mean + 2SD cut off value 12 μU/ml) by fluoroimmunoassay using DELFIA kits. A total of 20 021 infants were screened, and seven cases with congenital hypothyroidism were detected, giving an incidence of congenital hypothyroidism of 1:2860 (female:male ratio 6:1). In four of seven infants with congenital hypothyroidism (57%) the mother also had thyroid disease, supporting… CONTINUE READING

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