Urinary iodine excretion in pregnancy: a pilot study in the region of Nepal.

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BACKGROUND Pregnancy is accompanied by profound alterations in the thyroid economy and the relative iodine deficiency. The median Urinary Iodine Excretion (UIE) is the most reliable indicator of the population's iodine nutrition. The physiological alterations in normal pregnancy, such as an increased glomerular filtration rate, potentially invalidate UIE as… (More)
DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2013/6040.3136

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