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ea0020p522 | Paediatric Endocrinology | ECE2009

Iodine levels and thyroid hormones in healthy pregnant women and birth weight of their offspring

Alvarez-Pedrerol Mar , Guxens Monica , Mendez Michelle , Canet Yolanda , Martorell Rosa , Espada Mercedes , Plana Estel , Rebagliato Marisa , Sunyer Jordi

Introduction: The fetus is the most vulnerable to severe iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism during pregnancy. Severe iodine deficiency and hypothyroidism during pregnancy have long been known to be associated with neurologic deficits and mental retardation The effects of mild iodine deficiency and subclinical hypothyroidism are poorly known. The present study assesses the association between thyroid hormones and urinary iodine concentration (UIC) in healthy pregnant women an...