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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Congenital hypothyroidism alters the phosphorylation of ERK1/2 and p38MAPK in the hippocampus of neonatal rats.
A recent regional Indian study shows that congenital hypothyroidism is affecting 1 in 2500 newborns3.
Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is the state of inadequate thyroid hormone production in the newborn.
Congenital hypothyroidism - Low levels of the hormone thyroxine mean that a baby won't be able to grow properly and could develop serious permanent physical and mental disability.
When Professor Oxnard and fellow Oz researchers suggested in 2008 that the skull showed evidence of endemic dwarf cretinism resulting from congenital hypothyroidism and were not a new species of human, their claim caused controversy.
Congenital hypothyroidism describes a condition of insufficient or absent thyroid hormone in a neonate or an infant and is usually caused by abnormal development of the thyroid gland.
A 20-month-old girl came to the endocrine clinic for a follow-up of her congenital hypothyroidism.
Diseases that are targets of newborn screening are generally rare, with the most common disease being congenital hypothyroidism with an incidence of ~1/3000 births.
Every newborn baby should be given a heel prick test within days of their birth, checking for life-threatening diseases including cystic fibrosis, sickle cell disease and congenital hypothyroidism.
For years newborn screening consisted of a combination test for PKU, galactosemia, hemoglobinopathies, and congenital hypothyroidism.
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