Hypothyroidism due to auto-immune thyroiditis in a young child with Down's syndrome.

An infant girl was diagnosed at birth as having Down's syndrome. Cytogenetic studies demonstrated a normal karyotype in the mother and trisomy 21 in the patient (Dr. E. Blank). In February 1963 the patient, aged 9 months, was admitted to the Children's Hospital, Sheffield, with acute laryngo-tracheo-bronchitis. At this time she was noted to have typical… CONTINUE READING

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