Chronic diseases and aging

Thyroid diseases

Thyroid pathologies represent a heterogeneous group of very frequent conditions that affect all stages of life and have a high socio-health impact.

The activities carried out at the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) in this area concern the study of congenital and acquired thyroid pathologies, through surveillance, translational research and training, aimed at the prevention, diagnosis and therapy of these pathologies.

The ISS is also entrusted with the coordination of the National Register of Congenital Hypothyroid (RNIC) and the National Observatory for the Monitoring of Iodoprophylaxis in Italy (OSNAMI). The direct examination of adult general population groups also provides an assessment of iodine intake.