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Iodine deficiency: a probable cause of neural tube defect.
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PMID:  23358910     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
INTRODUCTION: Iodine deficiency is the most devastating event in developing brain in the fetus and neonate. Iodine is absolutely necessary on the myelination, neuronal differentiation, and formation of neural processes, synaptogenesis, and neuronal migration by thyroidal hormones throughout pregnancy and shortly after birth. Neural tube defects (NTD) form after third and fourth gestational weeks and their etiologies are multifactorial. CASE REPORT: We herein present a male newborn with iodine deficiency and thoracic neuroenteric cyst bound to a myelomeningocele via a pedinculi. We hypothesize that iodine deficiency may be a cause of NTD, and iodine supplementation in preconception and pregnancy may prevent NTD.
Dilek Sarici; Mustafa Ali Akin; Selim Kurtoglu; Leyla Akin; Bulent Tucer; Ali Yikilmaz; Abdulkerim Gokoglu
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-29
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Title:  Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1433-0350     ISO Abbreviation:  Childs Nerv Syst     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8503227     Medline TA:  Childs Nerv Syst     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, Kayseri, 38039, Turkey,
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