Congenital hypothyroidism: Introduction
Congenital hypothyroidism: A condition in infancy or early childhood due to an in-utero deficiency of thyroid hormones that can be caused by genetic or environmental factors, such as thyroid dysgenesis or hypothyroidism in infants of mothers treated with thiouracil during pregnancy.
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Symptoms of Congenital hypothyroidism
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Treatments for Congenital hypothyroidism
- Thyroid hormone replacement therapy
- See treatment of hypothyroidism
- Iodine - possibly used if condition is caused by iodine deficiency
- The mainstay in the treatment of congenital hypothyroidism is early diagnosis and thyroid hormone replacement
- Management of congenital hypothyroidism revolves around early diagnosis and treatment, ideally within the first two weeks of life to prevent neurological damage. Treatments include:
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Congenital hypothyroidism: Complications
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- Mental retardation
- Profound mental retardation
- Severe impairmentof linear growth and bone maturation
- Neurological problems such as spasticity and gait abnormalities, dysarthria or mutism, and autistic behavior
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Causes of Congenital hypothyroidism
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Prognosis for Congenital hypothyroidism
Prognosis for Congenital hypothyroidism:
Early diagnosis and treatment of congenital hypothyroidism prevents severe mental retardation and other neurologic complications. Even with early treatment, some children demonstrate mild delays in areas such as reading comprehension and arithmetic in third grade. Some of these delays improve by sixth grade.
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Definitions of Congenital hypothyroidism:
Condition due to congenital lack of thyroid hormone, marked by arrested physical and mental development, dystrophy of the bones and soft parts, and lowered basal metabolism; it is the congenital form of thyroid deficiency, while myxedema is the acquired form.
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Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Congenital hypothyroidism as a "rare disease".
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