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goitre

(US), goiter
Pathol a swelling of the thyroid gland, in some cases nearly doubling the size of the neck, usually caused by under- or overproduction of hormone by the gland
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Moderate to severe iodine deficiency in three endemic goitre areas from the Black Sea region and the capital of Turkey.
The main cause of endemic goitre is iodine deficinecy (1-4).
We think that trace elements including zinc and selenium should be added to supportive therapy in addition to iodine supportive therapy in patients in whom iodine deficiency is found in endemic goitre regions.
Iodine and selenium deficiency in school children in an endemic goitre area in Turkey.
According to these results, every province in the country could be classified as suffering from at least a mild level of endemic goitre, with Murehwa district the most affected.
Endemic goitre and cretinism: public health, significance and prevention.
Endemic goitre is present in most parts of Iran (8), and iodine deficiency is considered a contributing factor for endemic goitre in the country (9).
Endemic goitre in central China caused by excessive iodine intake.
Thus, the existing dietary supplies of thiocyanate in relation to iodine may be a possible aetiological factor for the persistence of endemic goitre in the study region during post salt iodization period.
Early age incidence in our study may be due to increased number of patients with endemic goitre as India is an endemic zone for goitre with 54 million people affected.
Khanam, Dietary supplies of iodine & thiocyanate in the aetiology of endemic goitre in Imphal East district of Manipur, north east India, Indian J Med Res 128, November 2008, pp 601-605.
INTRODUCTION: Endemic goitre, one of the earliest non-communicable diseases to humankind, is an important public health problem of worldwide distribution & the mountainous slopes of Himalayas have been notorious foci of endemic goitre.