THE ThyroMOBIL: INDONESIAN EXPERIENCE
ThyroMobil project in Indonesia supports the finding of previous national IDD survey that iodine deficiency has been eliminated in large parts of Indonesia. However in many places iodine deficiency has been replaced by iodine excess especially in Central Java particularly Sukoharjo. This should alert us to conduct regular monitoring and bilogical monitoring urinary iodine at the population levels should be reinforced and maintained.
The normative thyroid volume for Indonesian SCA aged 6-12 years is now availale and may be used for epide-miological purposes in mild endemia when USG is used. However when this is not possible, palpation method if performed properly may still be used reliably.
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