congenital hypothyroidism


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congenital hypothyroidism

n.
Deficiency of thyroid hormone at birth, usually as a result of improper development of the thyroid gland, a genetic disorder affecting hormone production, or iodine deficiency during pregnancy. If untreated, the condition leads to stunted growth, intellectual disability, and other health problems.
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Thyroid dysgenesis, the most common cause of congenital hypothyroidism, includes hypoplasia, ectopia, and agenesis.
He suffers from complex cerebral palsy, congenital hypothyroidism and is also deaf, making his everyday life a struggle.
Objective: To determine neonatal congenital hypothyroidism among neonates born in a tertiary care hospital of Lahore Pakistan.
Recently, one of our babies screened positive for Primary Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH), a condition that affects the body's thyroid gland," he said.
The test can spot congenital hypothyroidism, cystic fibrosis, inherited metabolic disorders and sickle cell disorders.
Aim: Primary congenital hypothyroidism is frequently seen endocrine disorder and one of the preventable cause of mental retardation.
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Screening for and treating congenital hypothyroidism in infants is one of the great public health successes of the 20th century in the United States.
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