About the Journal
Kashmir Journal of Medical Sciences (Kashmir J Med Sci, KJMS) is the official scientific journal of AJK Medical College, Muzaffarabad, AJK, Pakistan. It receives original research work on all subjects and publishes Original Articles, Case Reports, Review Articles, Short Communication, Letter to Editor, and View Points.
KJMS is a strictly Peer Reviewed Journal. All articles submitted to KJMS are reviewed by at least two reviewers, corrected accordingly and placed in the print queue.
KJMS is registered with International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) of France with ISSN 2412-2742 for print and ISSN 2412-2815 for online editions.
Endemic Goitre is an enlargement of the thyroid gland seen in more than 10% of population of certain geographic areas. It is caused by inadequate dietary intake of iodine leading to hyperplasia and hypertrophy of the thyroid. Initially the endemic goitre is diffuse enlargement of the gland, later it develops circumscribed nodules within it, hence named as ‘Endemic Multinodular Goitre’. Use of iodised salt is a prophylactic treatment. A large goitre may cause dysphagia, dyspnoea, tracheal deviation, and cosmetic problems requiring surgical treatment (thyroidectomy).