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
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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
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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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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Thyroid agenesis
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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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