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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

Print version ISSN 0138-6557On-line version ISSN 1561-3046


MIRANDA GOMEZ, Osvaldo; ALVAREZ PEREZ, Annette E.; GUERRERO RIOPEDRE, Sonia M.  and  PACHECO RODRIGUEZ, Maritza D.. Diffuse endemic goiter. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2008, vol.37, n.3. ISSN 0138-6557.

Iodine deficiency is one of the most terrible scourges suffered by humanity in a big part of the world, mainly in the less developed countries. It is estimated that 1 600 million people, approximately 30 % of the world population, live in zones at risk for developing someof the disorders caused by iodine deficiency. Of them, 665 millions are affected by goiter and 5.7 by cretinism, one of the deepest and most devastating forms of mental retardation that may be easily avoided in Pakistan, a country of the Asian southeast region with high mountains that is part of the Third World, goiter diseases are very common That's why, it was decided to present 2 cases with presumptive diagnosis of iodine deficit disease from a village where there is a goiter incidence above 10 %.

Keywords : Endemic goiter; iodine deficiency disease; case report.

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