Prevalence of Permanent Congenital Hypothyroidism in Children in Yazd, Central Iran

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BACKGROUND Congenital hypothyroidism is a condition of thyroid hormone deficiency. Approximately 1 in 4000 newborn infants has a deficiency of thyroid function. The aim of this study is determination of the prevalence of permanent and transient congenital hypothyroidism (CH) in Yazd, Iran. METHODS From May 2006 to June 2008, 35377 newborns were screened… (More)

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