Dietary Supplies of Iodine & Thiocyanate in the Aetiology of Endemic Goitre in Imphal East District of Manipur, North East India.

Dietary Supplies of Iodine & Thiocyanate in the Aetiology of Endemic Goitre in Imphal East District of Manipur, North East India.

Background & objectives: The present investigation was undertaken to study the iodine nutritional status of school children of Imphal east district in Manipur where endemic goitre persists during post-salt iodization phase along with the investigation of the factors responsible for the occurrence of goitre endemicity. Methods: A total of 1,286 children (6-12 yr) were clinically examined for goitre from study areas of Imphal east district. A total of 160 urine samples were collected and analyzed to measure urinary iodine and thiocyanate levels. Iodine content was measured in 140 salt samples and 16 drinking water samples.

Dietary Supplies of Iodine & Thiocyanate in the Aetiology of Endemic Goitre in Imphal East District of Manipur, North East India.



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