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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"
VK Chauhan1, RK Manchanda2, Archana Narang1, RK Marwaha3, Saurav Arora1, Latika Nagpal1,
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
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.