Oral Use of Iodized Oil in the Prophylaxis of Endemic Goiter in Argentina

  • L. Carneiro
  • T. Watanaba
  • J. C. Scornavachi
  • H. Niepomniszcze
  • O. J. Degrossi
Part of the Nutrition and Food Science book series (NFS, volume 3)


The prophylaxis of endemic goiter is mainly based on the utilization of iodized salt. However, there are many circumstances in which this method becomes impracticable1. For these reasons it was suggested the use of iodized oil (lipiodol) as an adequate alternative2. Single intramuscular injections of lipiodol have been reported to be effective, in the prophylaxis of endemic goiter, for at least two years1 Using oral administration of iodized oil we have shown similar results, in a two years follow up study, to those obtained by using intramuscular injections1. In this report we present some relevant findings on the hypothalamic-pitiutary-thyroid axis of the patients subjected to oral use of iodized oil in Argentina.


Endemic Area Iodine Deficiency Urinary Iodine Nodular Goiter Endemic Goiter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Carneiro
    • 1
  • T. Watanaba
    • 1
  • J. C. Scornavachi
    • 1
  • H. Niepomniszcze
    • 1
  • O. J. Degrossi
    • 1
  1. 1.Center of Nuclear Med., Hosp. de Clin. “José de San Martin” Fac. de Med.Univ. of B.A., & Atomic Energy CommissionBuenos AiresArgentina

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