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EXTRA MURAL RESEARCH
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 29-33

Prevalence of Thyroid Disorders in School Children In Delhi - Post Iodization Scenario: An epidemiological survey conducted under the first phase of EMR project on "Effects of Homoeopathic treatment on natural history of autoimmune thyroiditis"


1 Dr. B. R. Sur Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Directorate of ISM&H, Delhi, India
3 Institute of Nuclear Medicine & Allied Sciences, Timarpur, Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Archana Narang
Medical Officer (T), Dr. B.R. Sur Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital & Research Center, Nanak Pura, New Delhi
India
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Screening of 4543 children between 6-18 years of age from different schools of Delhi was done during the first phase of research study under EMR project by AYUSH, for thyroid function status-clinically, serologically & ultrasonographically. Data of 4506 children has been analyzed & it has been found that goiter is prevalent at mild endemic level in children (17%) even after two decades of iodization. Significant increase in anti TPO ab positivity (6.39%) and thyroid dysfunction (11.92%) raises suspicion about the role of environmental goitrogens and prolonged iodine supplementation.


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