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Dr. Trupti Shirole
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What are the causes of Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD)?

Iodine deficiency results in

  • Goiter
  • Physical and mental retardation
  • Subnormal intelligence
  • Neuromuscular weakness
  • Spasticity
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Dwarfism
  • Cretinism
  • Deaf-mutism and defect in vision
  • Frequent abortions, still births or intrauterine death in pregnant mothers

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promote iodised salt and prevent IDD in fact this should be part of pre-school,early education program

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