Veganism as a cause of iodine deficient hypothyroidism

Olga Yeliosof, Lawrence Silverman

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Abstract

Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of acquired hypothyroidism worldwide. Although uncommon in the Western world, the incidence of iodine deficiency may be rising due to the increased use of restrictive diets. We present a 23-month-old boy diagnosed with iodine deficiency hypothyroidism, induced by a vegan diet. This case highlights the risk for iodine deficiency in children on a vegan diet after discontinuation of breast/formula feeding that could lead to acquired hypothyroidism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-94
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 26 2018
Externally publishedYes

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Hypothyroidism
Iodine
Western World
Breast Feeding
Diet
Vegan Diet
Incidence

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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