The Iodine Deficiency Disorders
Creswell J. Eastman, Michael Zimmermann
in Thyroid Disease Manager/Endotext. 2009. De Groot LJ, Beck-Peccoz P, Chrousos G, Dungan K, Grossman A, Hershman JM, Koch C, McLachlan R, New M, Rebar R, Singer F, Vinik A, Weickert MO, editors. www.thyroidmanager.org/
Thyroid Disease Manager© offers an up-to-date analysis of thyrotoxicosis, hypothyroidism, thyroid nodules and cancer, thyroiditis, and all aspects of human thyroid disease and thyroid physiology. THYROIDMANAGER is produced by Leslie J De Groot, MD (Editor) and 23 world-renowned authors. All chapters in our web-book are re-published as part of ENDOTEXT by NIH/NLM/NCBI books and are indexed on PUBMED: iodine deficiency, outcomes, consequences, evidenceChapter abstract:
This chapter provides a global overview of the disorders caused by iodine deficiency. Special emphasis will be put on recent developments such as the role of iodine deficiency in the development of brain damage and mental retardation, assessment of the iodine status of a population, strategies for control and monitoring of the iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), as well as side effects of iodine.
Keywords: consequences of iodine deficiency, iodine excess, metabolism, pathophysiology, physiology, etiology