Replacement therapy of secondary hypothyroidism in children born with low body weight improves mental development.

@article{BenSkowronek2012ReplacementTO,
  title={Replacement therapy of secondary hypothyroidism in children born with low body weight improves mental development.},
  author={Iwona Ben-Skowronek and Magdalena Wiśniowiecka},
  journal={Annals of agricultural and environmental medicine : AAEM},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={567-71}
}
BACKGROUND Secondary hypothyroidism is observed in children after brain damage. The aim of the study was evaluation of the mental development in preterm-born children during replacement therapy with l-thyroxin because of secondary hypothyroidism. MATERIALS AND METHODS The motor and mental development of preterm newborns with secondary hypothyroidism treated with l-thyroxin since the second week of life were compared with the development of preterm newborns with secondary hypothyroidism… CONTINUE READING