The clinical course of Hashimoto's thryoiditis in children and adolescents: 6 years longitudinal follow-up.

@article{Jaruratanasirikul2001TheCC,
  title={The clinical course of Hashimoto's thryoiditis in children and adolescents: 6 years longitudinal follow-up.},
  author={Somchit Jaruratanasirikul and Kalaya Leethanaporn and P Khuntigij and Hutcha Sriplung},
  journal={Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={177-84}
}
Forty-six children and adolescents with Hashimoto's thyroiditis were followed up for 5.9 +/- 0.3 years. The mean age at diagnosis was 12.4 +/- 1.7 years (range 9-15.4 yr). The patients were divided into three groups according to thyroid function: group 1 (n = 28) included patients who had normal concentrations of free thyroxine (FT4) and thyrotropin (TSH); group 2 (n = 8) included patients who had normal FT4 and elevated TSH, consistent with compensated hypothyroidism; group 3 (n = 10) included… CONTINUE READING

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