Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis in children and adolescents: at presentation and during long-term follow up

Results The mean age of the patients at the time of diagnosis was 10.9 ± 2.3 years and female/male ratio was 49/8. The complaint at the time of hospital presentation was goiter in 66.7% of the patients. Other reasons for referral were clinical symptoms of hypothyroidism (7.1%) and findings on work-up for an unrelated problem (24.6%) or for high-risk groups… CONTINUE READING