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<i>Congenital hypothyroidism</i>

Joseph G. Hollowell, Bradford L. Therrell and W. Harry Hannon

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Second edition

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780192628268
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191723605 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0015
Congenital hypothyroidism

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This chapter describes screening and diagnosis for congenital hypothyroidism (CH). CH is a well-established cause of mental retardation which can be prevented by screening and treatment with thyroxine.

Keywords: congenital hypothyroidism; thyroid disorders; neonatal screening; neonatal diagnosis; mental retardation

Chapter.  13095 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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