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Neonatal screening for hypothyroidism in Greece.
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PMID:  7308230     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
One year's experience in screening for congenital hypothyroidism in Greece is reported. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) determination by a radioimmunoassay on dried blood spots was selected as the screening method. During the first year of screening 75,879 newborn infants were tested from Guthrie blood spots taken on the 5th day of life. Eighteen cases of primary congenital hypothyroidism with serum TSH levels over 100 microIU/ml were detected, giving an incidence of 1: 4200. One case had already been diagnosed clinically. Replacement treatment was started between the 22nd and the 50th days of life.
C Mengreli; K Kassiou; S Tsagaraki; S Pantelakis
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1981 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-02-12     Completed Date:  1982-02-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  185-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism / epidemiology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / epidemiology*
Mass Screening*
Thyrotropin / blood
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