Iodine deficiency associated with parenteral nutrition in extreme preterm infants

M Ibrahim, G M de Escobar, T J Visser, S Duran, H van Toor, J. Strachan, F. L. R. Williams, R. Hume

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    Infants are in negative iodine balance on current standard regimens of total parenteral nutrition, with a mean iodine intake of 3 mug/kg/day (150 ml/kg/day). The recommended enteral intake of iodine for preterm infants is 30 mug/kg/day. Gastrointestinal absorption of iodine is high, suggesting that parenteral intakes should approach enteral recommendations.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)F56-F57
    Number of pages2
    JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal edition
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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