Evaluation of different methods of iodine prophylaxis in infants in the region of mild iodine deficiency

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Aim: To evaluate of the effectiveness of different methods of iodine prophylaxis in infants. Materials and Methods: The dynamic monitoring of pregnant and lactating mothers and their infants with iodine supplementation (potassium iodine, iodized salt) and without it. Results: Lack of antenatal iodine supplementation leads to a complicated course of the perinatal period, an increase of frequency of gestational hypothyroxinemia and neonatal hyperthyrotropinemia. Infants without iodine prophylaxis have higher levels of TSH and lower content of fT4. Conclusion: The most effective method of iodine supplementation in infants is individual iodine prophylaxis with potassium iodide in pregnant and lactating mother.

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Nataliya Anatoliyevna Belykh

Lugansk State Medical University, Health Ministry of Ukraine

Email: nbelyh68@mail.ru
MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Postgraduate Education

Marina Yevgeniyevna Mamenko

Lugansk State Medical University, Health Ministry of Ukraine

Email: mamenko07@mail.ru
MD, PhD, Professor, Head of the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Postgraduate Education


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