Prevalence of thyroid autoantibodies in children and adolescents from Belarus exposed to the Chernobyl radioactive fallout.

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BACKGROUND The long-term effects of ionising radiation, including radioiodine, on thyroid function are not well known. We compared thyroid immunity and function in two groups of children from Belarus, one of whom was exposed to the radioactive fallout of Chernobyl. METHODS We measured serum free thyroxine 4 (free T4), free T3, and thyrotropin hormone (TSH… (More)

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