Does a small difference in iodine status among children in two regions of Belgium translate into a different prevalence of thyroid nodular diseases in adults?

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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PURPOSE: To explore whether there are regional differences in iodine status and in prevalence of thyroid diseases in the two main regions of Belgium.METHODS: A national survey of iodine status among children was performed in 1998. The raw data of this survey were reanalyzed to explore regional differences. The total number of thyroidectomies, carried out for multinodular goiter or solitary nodules, was obtained from the Minimal Clinical Summary hospital discharge database. Percentage of people with thyroid diseases going to the general practitioner or the specialist was assessed by means of…

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