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Vol. 62, No. 2, 2004
Issue release date: September 2004
Section title: Original Paper
Horm Res 2004;62:79–83
(DOI:10.1159/000079392)

Prevalence of Congenital Hypothyroidism in Isfahan, Iran: Results of a Survey on 20,000 Neonates

Hashemipour M.a,b · Amini M.a,b · Iranpour R.b · Sadri G.H.c · Javaheri N.a · Haghighi S.a · Hovsepian S.a · Javadi A.A.d · Nematbakhsh M.e · Sattari G.a
aIsfahan Endocrine & Metabolism Research Center, bDepartment of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, cDepartment of Social Medicine, School of Medicine, dDepartment of Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, and eDepartment of Physiology, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences & Health Services, Isfahan, Iran

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 9/27/2003
Accepted: 4/20/2004
Published online: 9/13/2004
Issue release date: September 2004

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 1663-2818 (Print)
eISSN: 1663-2826 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/HRP

Abstract

Aims: To evaluate the prevalence of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) in a screening program performed for the first time in Isfahan, Iran. Methods: From May 2002 to December 2002, T4 and TSH serum concentrations of 20,000 3- to 7-day-old newborns, born in all 17 hospitals of the city, were measured by radioimmunoassay and immunoradiometric assay, respectively. The newborns with abnormal screening results (TSH >20 mIU/l, T4 <6.5 µg/dl and based on the weight) were re-examined. Results: Of 531 recalled subjects (recall rate 2.6%), 54 were confirmed to be hypothyroid, showing a prevalence of 1:370 for CH. Conclusion: Considering the high frequency of CH, the necessity of implementing a routine screening program in the healthcare system of Isfahan Province is emphasized.

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Author Contacts

Mahin Hashemipour, MD, Isfahan Endocrine & Metabolism Research Center
Sedigheh Tahereh Medical Research Complex
Khorram Street, Isfahan 8187698191 (Iran)
Tel. +98 311 3359933, Fax +98 311 3373733
E-Mail emrc@mui.ac.ir and emrc@medscape.com

  

Article Information

Received: September 27, 2003
Accepted: April 20, 2004
Published online: June 24, 2004
Number of Print Pages : 5
Number of Figures : 0, Number of Tables : 4, Number of References : 45

  

Publication Details

Hormone Research (International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology)
Founded 1970 as ‘Hormones’ by M. Marois, Continued 1976 by J. Girard (1976–1995)
Official Organ of the European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology

Vol. 62, No. 2, Year 2004 (Cover Date: Released September 2004)

Journal Editor: M.B. Ranke, Tübingen
ISSN: 0301–0163 (print), 1423–0046 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/journals/hre


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 9/27/2003
Accepted: 4/20/2004
Published online: 9/13/2004
Issue release date: September 2004

Number of Print Pages: 5
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 4

ISSN: 1663-2818 (Print)
eISSN: 1663-2826 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/HRP


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