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Congenital Hypothyroidism

How can congenital hypothyroidism affect your baby ?
• Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
• Constipation
• Poor muscle tone
• Sluggishness
• A hoarse cry
They might also have
  • Feeding problems
  • A thick, large tongue
  • A puffy-looking face
  • A swollen abdomen, sometimes with “outpouching” of the belly button
  • Large soft spots of the skull















4 Month Old Boy with  Pot Belly , Large Tongue , Protruded Umblicus , Dry Skin 














11 Year old Girl with Dull Looking Face , Stunted Growth & Development






























11 Year Old Girl with Prominent Abdomen , Delayed Growth & Puberty

























11 Year Old Girl's X-Ray Showing Bone Age of 3 years(Growth Retardation)

























Post Treatment  X-Ray showing Improvement in Bone Maturation(Growth Promoted)
What is congenital hypothyroidism?
Newborn babies who are unable to make enough Thyroid
Hormone have congenital Hypothyroidism . 
What causes congenital hypothyroidism?
The most common causes are
• Developmental defect of  thyroid gland
• A thyroid gland that’s not located where it should be (in the neck below the voice box or larynx)
• A missing thyroid gland
Other possible causes include
• Defective production of thyroid hormone (an inherited condition)
• Problems with the pituitary gland
Less commonly, a mother’s thyroid disease or medicines taken
during pregnancy can cause congenital hypothyroidism
How is congenital hypothyroidism diagnosed?
Doctors check blood levels of
•T3,  T4,  the thyroid hormones
• Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH)
High levels of TSH  and  low levels of T4 suggest a diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism.
 Doctors also might do a thyroid scan or an ultrasound exam to look at the size and location.
How is congenital hypothyroidism treated?
Every day, you will  give a synthetic form of thyroid hormone pill  to your baby
 to replace the missing thyroid hormone. 
In most cases, the condition is permanent and your child will need lifelong treatment.
Problems if not treated
If the condition is not found and treated, children can have mental retardation and growth failure.
In most cases, the condition is permanent and your child will need lifelong treatment.




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