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Inborn errors of thyroid hormone synthesis related to hypothyroidism

Inborn errors of thyroid hormone synthesis related to hypothyroidism: Introduction

Inborn errors of thyroid hormone synthesis related to hypothyroidism: Congenital hypothyroidism is inadequate thyroid hormone production in newborn infants. This can occur because of an anatomic defect in the gland, an inborn error of thyroid metabolism, or iodine deficiency. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Inborn errors of thyroid hormone synthesis related to hypothyroidism is available below.

Symptoms of Inborn errors of thyroid hormone synthesis related to hypothyroidism

  • Decreased activity
  • Large anterior fontanelle
  • Poor feeding and weight gain
  • Small stature or poor growth
  • Jaundice
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Treatments for Inborn errors of thyroid hormone synthesis related to hypothyroidism

  • Only levothyroxine is recommended for treatment and has been established as safe, effective, inexpensive, easily administered, and easily monitored. Dietary iodide supplementation, Activity should be encouraged in children with congenital hypothyroidism
  • Management of inborn errors of thyroid hormone synthesis related to hypothyroidism revolves around early diagnosis and treatment, ideally within the first two weeks of life to prevent neurological damage. Treatments include:
    • Screening for hypothyroidism in routine neonatal screening - performed soon after birth in many countries
    • Thyroid hormone replacement therapy - lifelong
    • Monitoring of thyroid function at regular intervals
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Causes of Inborn errors of thyroid hormone synthesis related to hypothyroidism

  • Dysgenesis of the thyroid gland
  • TSH unresponsiveness (i.e., TSH receptor abnormalities)
  • Impaired ability to uptake iodide
  • Peroxidase, or organification, defect (i.e., inability to convert iodide to iodine)
  • Pendred syndrome, a familial organification defect associated with congenital deafness Thyroglobulin defect (i.e., inability to form or degrade thyroglobulin)
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Prognosis for Inborn errors of thyroid hormone synthesis related to hypothyroidism

Prognosis for Inborn errors of thyroid hormone synthesis related to 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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  1. Inborn errors of thyroid hormone synthesis related to hypothyroidism: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
  9. Prognosis
 

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