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Title: Serum thyroglobulin levels in preterm neonates
Authors: De Nayer, Paul
Cornette, C
Vanderschueren, M
Eggermont, Ephrem
Devlieger, Hugo
Jaeken, Jacques
Beckers, C #
Issue Date: Aug-1984
Series Title: Clinical endocrinology vol:21 issue:2 pages:149-53
Abstract: Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) levels were determined in preterm neonates. Very high values were found at birth. A significant negative correlation was observed between Tg levels and gestational age. A longitudinal study indicates that a very sharp decrease in Tg levels occurred after birth. Three weeks after birth, the values were close to the values of full-term neonates. These high hTg values could result either from an increased turnover of hTg or from a lower clearance rate of this iodoprotein.
ISSN: 0300-0664
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine - miscellaneous
Section Child - Miscellaneous (-)
Section Newborn (-)
# (joint) last author

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