[Repercussion of the application of povidone-iodine to the umbilical stump on thyroid function of the neonate at term].

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We have studied blood TSH and T4 5-7 days after birth in 356-healthy newborns whose umbilical stump had been treated with 10% povidone-iodine. The prevalence of high TSH levels (above 20 microU/ml) was higher in this group than in the general population (3.09% vs 0.417%, p less than 0.001), and so was the rate of transient hypothyroidism (2.73% vs 0.25%, p… (More)

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@article{Arena1985RepercussionOT, title={[Repercussion of the application of povidone-iodine to the umbilical stump on thyroid function of the neonate at term].}, author={Jillian Arena and I Eguileor and Jos{\'e} Ignacio Emparanza}, journal={Anales espanoles de pediatria}, year={1985}, volume={23 8}, pages={562-8} }