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What Is Congenital Hypothyroidism?

By Denise DeWitt HERWriter
 
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In general, girls are twice as likely to be born with congenital hypothyroidism as boys. (emedicine.com)

When this condition is diagnosed early, treatment can produce a very good outcome including normal intelligence. Click here for more on the symptoms and treatment for CH.

Sources:

Medscape. Congenital Hypothyroidism. Daniel C. Postellon, MD. Web. December 14, 2011.

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/919758-overview

Medline Plus. Neonatal hypothyroidism. Web. December 14, 2011.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001193.htm

About.com: Thyroid Disease. Understanding and Diagnosing Congenital Hypothyroidism in Infants and Children. Mary Shomon. Web. December 14, 2011.
http://thyroid.about.com/cs/childrenseniors/a/hypothyroidkids.htm

PubMed Central. Congenital hypothyroidism. Maynika V. Rastogi and Stephen H. LaFranchi. Web. December 14, 2011.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2903524/

Genetics Home Reference. Congenital Hypothyroidism. Web. December 14, 2011.
http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/congenital-hypothyroidism

Reviewed December 15, 2011
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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