Published: 2018-07-24

Thyroid dysfunction in region of excess iodine intake of eastern Nepal

Zheng Feei Ma, Hongxia Zhang


Iodine deficiency is one of most common micronutrient deficiencies worldwide, the consequences of excess iodine should not be ignored. Both chronic iodine excess and iodine deficiency can result in thyroid dysfunction in populations, especially children and pregnant women if not corrected. This is because children and pregnant women are very vulnerable to iodine deficiency and sensitive to iodine changes


Excess iodine, Subclinical hypothyroidism, School-aged children

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