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Raju observed swelling around his neck region. The deficiency of which mineral leads to the disease he is suffering from?

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The deficiency of iodine caused the swelling of a gland called thyroid in Raju's neck region. This condition is called goitre.
When a person suffers from goitre, the thyroid gland in the neck gets enlarged and can be felt by applying slight pressure on the bulge.
Goitre can also result in mental retardation in children.

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