Congenital Hypothyroidism in Children

Congenital Hypothyroidism in Children

Congenital hypothyroidism in children can be avoided during infancy if treated properly. Researchers in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, examined the relationships among congenital hypothyroidism, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism in 55 children with congenital hypothyroidism from birth to age 11 years. They found that both under and over treatment of congenital hypothyroidism is causing problems.

You can read the full article by Lauren Biscaldi on Endocrinology Advisor here:


In this story by Anita Shrestha, she shares that 20% of the thyroid patients are children.   Thyroid problems mostly occur in females and can also be seen in their children. Lack of iodine in the body leads children to thyroid problems,” said Dr Manila Ratna Bajracharya, consultant diabetologist and endocrinologist at Bir Hospital. The doctor goes on to state that areas that lack iodine, such as mountainous regions, have a higher incidence of thyroid dysfunction.

You can read her report here:

Thyroid on the rise among kids, doctors say awareness lacking



In this video by Gregory A. Daniels, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, associate professor of medicine, UC San Diego Health, he discusses treatment options for patients with thyroid cancer. The hype of personalized medicine now is making its way into thyroid cancer, says Daniels, and a genetic-based approach to treatment may be in the future for this disease.



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