Accession Number:

AD0621082

Title:

ENDEMIC GOITRE AND IODINE MALNUTRITION IN IRAQ,

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Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES INST OF PATHOLOGY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Clinical studies of goitre in northern Iraq reveal a high prevalence of endemic goitre. Studies of urinary iodine levels in adolescent girls indicate that the main cause of the endemic is iodine malnutrition. The iodine content of water from the Tigris in the affected areas is low. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE