Congenital Hypothyroidism: Etiologies, Diagnosis, and Management

An initial starting dose of 10-15 fig/kg per day is recommended; this dose will decrease on a weight basis over time

STEPHEN LaFRANCHI

2009

Scholarcy highlights

  • Congenital hypothyroidism is a common preventable cause of mental retardation
  • Recent mutations have been described in the genes coding for the sodium/iodide symporter, thyroid peroxidase, and thyroglobulin
  • Screening test results must be confirmed by serum thyroid function tests
  • Thyroid sonography is nearly as accurate, but it may miss some cases of ectopic glands
  • An initial starting dose of 10-15 fig/kg per day is recommended; this dose will decrease on a weight basis over time
  • 1 February 2010 | BMC Endocrine Disorders, Vol 10, No 1

Need more features? Save interactive summary cards to your Scholarcy Library.