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ea0014p350 | (1) | ECE2007

The influence of universal salt-iodization on the iodine status of County Mures, detected through TSH determinations in newborns between 2001–2006

Szanto Zsuzsanna , Kun Ildiko , Kun I. , Coros Ligia , Cucerea Manuela

Iodine deficiency in a geographical area can be quantified not only by urinary iodine excretion, but by the frequency of elevated TSH-levels in newborns, too. We compared the TSH-levels obtained between 2001–2003 with those collected after extension of universal salt-iodization with increased iodine-content (KIO3 34±8.5 mg-/kg) in the whole country (2004–2006). The governmental decision was adopted in 2002, implemented in practice in December 2003, an...

ea0014p351 | (1) | ECE2007

The evolution of hypothyroidism in pregnant women in County Mures between 2001–2006

Kun Ildiko , Szanto Zsuzsanna , Kun I , Szabo B , Coros Ligia

County Mures is a moderate/mild iodine-deficient area, the iodine-prophylaxis having an important role in prevention of IDD. Between 2001–2003 we made a partial screening at 320 pregnant women to detect thy-roid dysfunctions, and in 13% (43 cases) we observed hypo-thy-roidism, the majority being subclinical forms. The most frequent compli-ca-tions were threatened abortion or premature birth, and dys-gra-vidia. We found that even the subclinical hypothyroidism can cause se...

ea0014p353 | (1) | ECE2007

Iodine deficiency detected through urinary iodine excretion in school-children living in goiter prevalent regions of County Mures (2005–2006)

Kun I , Balazs J , Nasalean Anisie , Gliga Camelia , Detesan Gabriela , Simescu Mihaela , Coros Ligia , Ionescu Anca , Madaras Gabriela , Szanto Zsuzsanna , Macarie C

Our previous studies made between 1999–2003 demonstrated that County Mures is a moderate/mild iodine-deficient geogra-phical area. In 2002 a governmental decision was given for universal iodization of alimentary salt with increased iodine-content, realized during 2004. The aim of our study was to investigate the effect of in-creased iodine-supplementation at school children living in different iodine-deficient areas in County Mures, through urinary iodine excretion (UIE)....