Puzzling biochemical thyroid profile in patients with multinodular goitre originating from a mild iodine deficient area in Tunisia.


Thirty Tunisian patients with a voluminous multinodular goiter with cold nodules and inhabiting a region of mild iodine deficiency, have been studied. The 131 I fixation by the thyroid, three hours after ingestion was significatively higher than in normal population. Fourty six per cent of the patients have stable iodine urine contents less or equal to 0.39… (More)


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