Diagnostic spectrum of congenital hypothyroidism in Turkish children.

  title={Diagnostic spectrum of congenital hypothyroidism in Turkish children.},
  author={Muge Oner Tamam and I Sik Adalet and Baris Bakir and C{\"u}neyt T{\"u}rkmen and Feyza Darendeliler and Firdevs Baş and Yasemin Şanli and Serkan Kuyumcu},
  journal={Pediatrics international : official journal of the Japan Pediatric Society},
  volume={51 4},
BACKGROUND Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is classified as transient or permanent. Transient CH can be treated with short-term thyroxine replacement therapy or followed up without therapy, whereas lifelong thyroxine replacement is needed in permanent CH. Determination of the underlying etiology is essential for determination of follow-up strategy. The purpose of the present study was therefore to assess the role of color Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) in etiologic diagnosis of CH together with… CONTINUE READING