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What is Thyroid agenesis?

What is Thyroid agenesis?

  • Thyroid agenesis: A rare disorder where the thyroid fails to develop resulting in hypothyroidism from birth.

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)

Thyroid agenesis: Introduction

Types of Thyroid agenesis:

Broader types of Thyroid agenesis:

What causes Thyroid agenesis?

Causes of Thyroid agenesis: see causes of Thyroid agenesis

What are the symptoms of Thyroid agenesis?

Symptoms of Thyroid agenesis: see symptoms of Thyroid agenesis

Thyroid agenesis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Thyroid agenesis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Thyroid agenesis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Thyroid agenesis: Endocrinologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Thyroid agenesis.
Treatments for Thyroid agenesis: see treatments for Thyroid agenesis
Research for Thyroid agenesis: see research for Thyroid agenesis

Name and Aliases of Thyroid agenesis

Main name of condition: Thyroid agenesis

Other names or spellings for Thyroid agenesis:

Thyroid, ectopic, Thyroid hypoplasia, Thyroid dysgenesis

Thyroid dysgenesis, Thyroid hypoplasia, Thyroid, ectopic
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)


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