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J Pediatr. 2006 Oct;149(4):566-7.

Hypothyroidism in a breast-fed preterm infant resulting from maternal topical iodine exposure.

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Department of Neonatology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA. vsmith1@bidmc.harvard.edu

Abstract

Hypothyroidism developed in a preterm infant, whose initial screening thyroid function test results were normal, at 2 weeks of life. The infant's mother was packing her Caesarian incision with iodine soaked gauze, resulting in a markedly increased breast milk iodine concentration. Treatment with oral L-thyroxine normalized thyroid function tests.

PMID:
17011335
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpeds.2006.07.029
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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