Newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism.

  title={Newborn screening for congenital hypothyroidism.},
  author={Atilla B{\"u}y{\"u}kgebiz},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  volume={19 11},
Most neonates born with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) have normal appearance and no detectable physical signs. Hypothyroidism in the newborn period is almost always overlooked and delayed diagnosis leads to the most severe outcome of CH, mental retardation, emphasizing the importance of neonatal screening. Blood spot T4 or TSH or both can be used in neonatal screening for CH. The latter, which is more sensitive, is not cost effective, so the first two are used in different programs in the… CONTINUE READING


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