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Thyroid agenesis

Thyroid agenesis: Introduction

Thyroid agenesis: A rare disorder where the thyroid fails to develop resulting in hypothyroidism from birth. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Thyroid agenesis is available below.

Symptoms of Thyroid agenesis

Treatments for Thyroid agenesis

  • Management of thyroid agenesis 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
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Thyroid agenesis

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Thyroid agenesis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Thyroid agenesis: Rare Types

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Definitions of Thyroid agenesis:

Thyroid agenesis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Thyroid agenesis, or a subtype of Thyroid agenesis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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More information about Thyroid agenesis

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

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