Thyroid status of iodine deficient newborn infants living in central region of Turkey: a pilot study


Bastug O., Korkmaz L., Halis H., Memur S., Korkut S., Ozdemir A., ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.13, no.5, pp.479-484, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12519-017-0017-6
  • Journal Name: WORLD JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.479-484
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Iodine deficiency (ID) during the fetal and neonatal periods can lead to neonatal hypothyroidism. This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of ID on the thyroid hormone level of newborns living in Turkey.