Congenital hypothyroidism in a Turkish family: the role of immunoglobulins blocking the trophic effects of TSH and maternal-foetal relationship.


A Turkish family with frequent intermarriages is described, in which two siblings were born with persistent forms of congenital hypothyroidism, in the elder child concomitant with absent radioactive thyroid imaging. The mother was clinically euthyroid throughout the period of observation, but showed in addition to thyroid microsomal antibodies, high levels… (More)


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