A study of the etiology of congenital hypothyroidism in the Niigata prefecture of Japan in patients born between 1989 and 2005 and evaluated at ages 5-19.

@article{Nagasaki2011ASO,
  title={A study of the etiology of congenital hypothyroidism in the Niigata prefecture of Japan in patients born between 1989 and 2005 and evaluated at ages 5-19.},
  author={Keisuke Nagasaki and Tadashi Asami and Yohei Ogawa and Toru Kikuchi and Makoto Uchiyama},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={361-5}
}
BACKGROUND The prevalence of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) increased during the period 1994-2002 in Japan. The reasons for these recently described increases in the prevalence of CH remain unclear. Moreover, the proportion of patients with different etiologies CH in the more recently diagnosed patients has not been established. In this study, we determined the etiologies of CH that were detected by neonatal screening in Niigata refecture, Japan. METHODS A total of 100 patients having a… CONTINUE READING

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