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The Thai girl pictured here, displayed a condition known as a Grade-I, clinical endemic goiter, due to a deficiency of iodine in her diet. A goiter is an enlargement of the thyroid gland due to a dietary iodine deficiency. By extending her neck, you could better see the slight swelling of her anterior neck in the area of the thyroid cartilage.
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Content Provider(s): CDC
Creation Date: 1960
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