Necrotizing enterocolitis and hypothyroidism in a newborn infant: treatment with intravenous L-thyroxine.

Abstract

Gastrointestinal complications of hypothyroidism are well documented and include constipation, obstipation, and abdominal distention, as well as ileus, pseudo-obstruction, tumor-like mass of the intestine, and megacolon. We report herein on a 2-week-old, full-term female infant, who had both necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) and congenital hypothyroidism. We… (More)

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