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Infantile hypothyroidism

Infantile hypothyroidism: Introduction

Infantile 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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Infantile hypothyroidism is available below.

Symptoms of Infantile hypothyroidism

Treatments for Infantile hypothyroidism

  • Treatment consists of a daily dose of thyroxine available as a small tablet. The generic name is levothyroxine, and several brands are available
  • Management of infantile hypothyroidism revolves around early diagnosis and treatment. 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 Infantile hypothyroidism

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  1. Infantile hypothyroidism: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
 

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