Current status of the congenital hypothyroidism neonatal screening program in Adana Province, Turkey


Kor Y., Kor D.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.31, no.6, pp.619-624, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpem-2017-0433
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Page Numbers: pp.619-624

Abstract

Background: Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is a common cause of mental retardation; it has a worldwide incidence ranging from 1: 3000 to 1: 4500 live births. Predictably, an increase in the reported incidence of primary CH occurs when the cut-off levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone are lowered. We aimed to evaluate the results of a congenital hypothyroidism screening program and current status in this study.