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oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Endemic goitre in adult males in two districts of Malawi

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0008-9176

 

Abstract

Endemic goitre in adult males in two districts of Malawi is descriptionbed, and the results of an investigation of its prevalence, age-distribution and seasonal fluctuation are set out. The aetiological factors involved are discussed, and it is concluded that iodine deficiency and the ingestion of goitrogens are both responsible. It is pointed out that the condition occurs in parts of the country other than those investigated, and the advisability of the iodization of salt is examined and, on economic grounds and for the time being, rejected.

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1967-01-01
2019-10-20

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