Volume 16, Issue 8 (11-2013)                   J Arak Uni Med Sci 2013, 16(8): 39-45 | Back to browse issues page

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Dorreh F, Yousefi P, Javaheri J, Eshrati B, Amiri Z. Evaluation of 6 Years Performance of Screening Program of Congenital Hypothyroidism in Markazi Province (2012-2006). J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2013; 16 (8) :39-45
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-2418-en.html
1- 1- Department of Pediatrics, Thyroid Disorders Research Center, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran , doreh.f@arakmu.ac.ir
2- 1- Department of Pediatrics, Thyroid Disorders Research Center, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
3- 3- Department of Epidemiology, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
4- 4- Health Center of Markazi Province, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran
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background: Early detection and treatment are crucial to prevent mental retardation in congenital Hypothyroidism (CH). The aim of this study was to evaluating of screening program of CH in Markazi Province.

Materials and Methods: In cross sectional descriptive study we used recorded data in Markazi province health center. From 2006 to 2012,127112 newborns were screened by measurement of serum TSH level by heel prick. Neonates who had blood TSH&ge5MIU/L were recalled for more evaluation. Neonates with confirmed hypothyroidism underwent treatment.

Results: From127112 screened neonates, 414 were diagnosed as CH patients (both permanent and transient). The prevalence of CH was . Recall rate was 4.8%. In 94.4% of patients, treatment were begun before the 40th day of life. The coverage percent in the province was 100% from the second year of the program.

Conclusion: Recall rate and the incidence of CH were higher than those in other studies, both in Iran and other countries. The mean age of treatment initiation and coverage percent were in favorable range.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Pediatrics
Received: 2013/07/17 | Accepted: 2013/10/22

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