El problema del bocio endémico y su profilaxis en el Paraguay
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After a review of the problem of endemic goitre and its prevention in Paraguay, the following conclusions are reached: The situation in Paraguay demands a general prevention campaign based on the use of iodized table salt, either in the country as a whole or at least in certain areas. The same method should be applied to salt intended for cattle in the endemic areas. Special attention should be given to school children and pregnant women. A National Committee for the Study and Control of Endemic Goitre should be established jointly by the Ministry of Public Health and Social Welfare and the Schools of Medical Sciences and of Chemistry and Pharmacy. This would permit the necessary studies and development of a practical program. Until the necessary measures are taken, experimental prevention tests could be carried out in school children, especially in cities or villages where health centers operate. The control of endemic goitre in the country by means of iodine is a health measure which cannot be postponed and which will improve health conditions in Paraguay(AU)
Endemic goitre and its prevention in Paraguay
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