TY - JOUR. T1 - Congenital hypothyroidism due to a new deletion in the sodium/iodide symporter protein. AU - Tonacchera, Massimo. AU - Agretti, Patrizia. AU - De Marco, Giuseppina. AU - Elisei, Rossella. AU - Perri, Anna. AU - Ambrogini, Elena. AU - De Servi, Melissa. AU - Ceccarelli, Claudia. AU - Viacava, Paolo. AU - Refetoff, Samuel. AU - Panunzi, Claudio. AU - Bitti, M. L M. AU - Vitti, Paolo. AU - Chiovato, Luca. AU - Pinchera, Aldo. PY - 2003/10/1. Y1 - 2003/10/1. N2 - OBJECTIVE: Iodide transport defect (ITD) is a rare disorder characterised by an inability of the thyroid to maintain an iodide gradient across the basolateral membrane of thyroid follicular cells, that often results in congenital hypothyroidism. When present the defect is also found in the salivary glands and gastric mucosa and it has been shown to arise from abnormalities of the sodium/iodide symporter (NIS). PATIENT: We describe a woman with hypothyroidism identified at the 3rd month of life. The diagnosis of ITD was ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A frequent oligogenic involvement in congenital hypothyroidism. AU - de Filippis, T. AU - Gelmini, G. AU - Paraboschi, E. AU - Vigone, MC. AU - Di Frenna, Marianna. AU - Marelli, Federica. AU - Bonomi, M. AU - Cassio, Alessandra. AU - Larizza, D. AU - Moro, M. AU - Radetti, Giorgio. AU - Salerno, M. AU - Ardissino, Diego. AU - Weber, G. AU - Gentilini, D. AU - Guizzardi, F. AU - Duga, S. AU - Persani, L. PY - 2017. Y1 - 2017. N2 - Congenital hypothyroidism (CH), the most frequent form of preventable mental retardation, is predicted to have a relevant genetic origin. However, CH is frequently reported to be sporadic and candidate gene variations were found in AB - Congenital hypothyroidism (CH), the most frequent form of preventable mental retardation, is predicted to have a relevant genetic origin. However, CH is frequently reported to be sporadic and candidate gene variations were found in U2 - 10.1093/hmg/ddx145. DO - 10.1093/hmg/ddx145. M3 - Article. VL - 26. SP - 2507. EP - ...
BackgroundCongenital hypothyroidism (CH) is one of the most common preventable causes of mental retardation. One important challenge in understanding the epidemiology of CH is that some newborns will have transient CH, a temporary depression of thyroid hormone concentrations that can last from several days to several months. Studies from other countries have reported that 10 to 15% of children treated for CH ultimately prove not to need treatment past 3 years of age to maintain normal hormone concentrations, and thus have transient hypothyroidism. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of permanent and transient congenital hypothyroidism in Fayoum, Egypt. MethodsCases detected by Fayoum neonatal screening program (NSP) between January 2003 and December 2011, and followed up at health insurance center were included. Permanent or transient CH was determined using results of thyroid function tests. ResultsOf the 248 patients diagnosed primarily with CH by NSP; 204 (82.3%) patients
Context: Mutations in the DUOX2 gene have been associated with transient or permanent congenital hypothyroidism due to a dyshormonogenic defect. Objective: This study aimed to verify the prevalence of DUOX2 mutationsandthe associated clinical features in children selected by criteria supporting a partial iodide organification defect (PIOD). Patients and Methods: Thirty children with PIOD-like criteria were enrolled and genotyped. A detailed clinical characterization was undertaken together with the functional analysis of the DUOX2 variations and the revision of the clinical and molecular data of the literature. Results: In this large selected series, the prevalence of the DUOX2 mutations was high (37%). We identified 12 missense variants, one splice site, and three frameshift DUOX2 mutations. Functional analyses showed significant impairment of H2O2 generation with five missense variants. Stopcodon mutants were shown to totally abolish DUOX2 activity by nonsense-mediated RNA decay, exon ...
The purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence of cases with transient and permanent CH in Hamadan, Iran. In our study, the incidence of CH is found to be 1/1250 of live birth. Of the 164 patients 105 cases (64 %) were proven to have permanent CH and 59 cases (36%) had transient hypothyroidism. The frequency of CH as well as transient hypothyroidism was relatively high in our study. Our data confirm the findings of previous studies regarding the high prevalence of hypothyroidism in Iran (15-18). For example, a meta-analysis study by Veisani et al. (18) revealed that the overall incidence of CH in Iran is 2/1000 of live births. Since the most common etiology of CH was dyshormonogenesis as indicated in the studies conducted by Hashemipour et al. (9) and Karamizadeh et al. (19) in Iran, a relatively high rate of parental consanguinity (25%) among infant with congenital hypothyroidism could account for the increased incidence of CH in our region. In support of the previous data, we also ...
Anaesthetic management of the premature infant is a challenge. This is owing to the immaturity of his or her organ systems and the possible presence of sequelae of premature birth, such as broncho pulmonary dysplasia, apnoea, patent ductus arteriosus and intra ventricular haemorrhage. The premature infant is at risk of developing postoperative apnoea, hypothermia and hypoglycaemia until his or her post gestational age is more than 60 weeks. Conditions such as congenital bilateral cataract and congenital hypothyroidism may be associated with other birth defects and syndromes. Recommendations for early cataract surgery may necessitate an aesthetising premature infants with post conceptional ages less than 60 weeks, or those who have had recently diagnosed medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism. We describe the anaesthetic considerations in a, so far, unreported scenario of a premature infant with bilateral congenital cataract and congenital hypothyroidism who presented for cataract surgery.
Introduction Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is common, affecting between 1:3,000 and 4,000 newborn infants. Unrecognized or inadequately treated, CH leads to mental retardation. Newborn screening has made it possible to identify affected infants at a very early age, allowing thyroid therapy to be initiated usually within two weeks of birth. As a result of early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, many children with CH have normal cognitive development. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) have published guidelines to assist physicians in the appropriate evaluation and treatment of children with CH. Although early detection, correct diagnosis and timely treatment are critical to facilitate the best outcomes, little is known about provider practices when confronted with infants with congenital hypothyroidism. We, therefore, conducted a survey of pediatric endocrine providers to categorize beliefs and clinical practices. Methods An on-line
With regard to blood draws, I have been quoted as saying "it gets easier"…. Its true. It gets easier. That doesnt mean they arent still hard.. Yesterday, both of my boys needed to go in for their routine blood draw to check their thyroid levels, as do all children with congenital hypothyroidism. Now that they are older, they only go every 6 months (unless there is an issue, then more frequently). Just enough time to forget they have to ever go again. I picked up my oldest from school. My youngest was already in the car. With my youngest, the less time he has to ponder the thought of having his blood drawn, the better. At the last draw, they both did well. No tears. This is a victory. For any other parent who has a child with a chronic illness (like congenital hypothyroidism), you know what I mean. You too have endured kicking, screaming, biting, fighting and everything else your child has thrown at you and the other people in the lab. You too have watched your child meltdown at the mere ...
Congenital hypothyroidism in children can be avoided during infancy if treated properly. Researchers examined congenital hypothyroidism, add, and autism.
Hypothyroidism from iodide transport deficiency is a rare disease, especially when found in two affected siblings. Treatment with high doses of iodide has been recommended, but no long term results have been reported. Two siblings with congenital hypothyroidism due to total failure to transport iodide have been followed up during twelve and a half years of treatment with oral potassium iodide. Iodine doses varied between 10.3 and 22 mg/day, and serum total iodine concentrations between 100 and 210 micrograms/dl. Total triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4) and free T4 were in the normal range during the time of study. Basal thyroid stimulating hormones (TSH) and maximum TSH response to thyrotrophin releasing hormone (TRH) were also in the range of normal values. These data along with clinical findings confirmed the potential usefulness of iodine in hypothyroidism due to complete iodide transport defect.. ...
Subjects who are heterozygous for thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) gene mutations present various phenotypes that range from euthyroid to hyperthyrotropinemia. Similarly, heterozygous dual oxidase 2 (DUOX2) gene mutations result in variable phenotypes, such as transient congenital hypothyroidism, subclinical hyperthyrotropinemia, and euthyroid in children. Here, we describe an 8-year-old boy who had normal newborn screening results, but who developed nonautoimmune hypothyroidism at the age of 1 year and 8 months of age. He was heterozygous for previously reported R450H-TSHR mutation and heterozygous for a novel double mutant allele A1323T-DUOX2 and L1343F-DUOX2. He needed levothyroxine (l-T4) replacement therapy to keep serum TSH levels within normal limits; l-T4 dose of 2.01-2.65 μg/kg/day corresponded to the dose taken by children homozygous for R450H-TSHR and by children with permanent congenital hypothyroidism. Therefore, the coexistence of a heterozygous TSHR mutation and a ...
When the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone it is called hypothyroidism. Congenital hypothyroidism is when the disorder is present in a baby at birth. If not treated, it can lead to serious health problems. The thyroid is a gland. Its located in the neck, just below the voice box. The thyroid gland makes thyroid hormone. This hormone helps control the metabolism. This is the rate at which every part of the body functions. Thyroid hormone keeps the metabolism at a healthy pace. This helps the brain, heart, muscles, and other organs work well. A normal metabolism also helps ensure a healthy temperature, heart rate, energy level, and growth rate. If a baby does not make enough thyroid hormone, it can cause serious problems such as mental disability, growth delays, or loss of hearing. ...
Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Congenital hypothyroidism is when the disorder is present in a baby at birth. If not treated, it can lead to serious health problems.
Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Congenital hypothyroidism is when the disorder is present in a baby at birth. If not treated, it can lead to serious health problems.
Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Congenital hypothyroidism is when the disorder is present in a baby at birth. If not treated, it can lead to serious health problems.
Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone. Congenital hypothyroidism is when the disorder is present in a baby at birth. If not treated, it can lead to serious health problems.
Age- and method-dependent plasma TSH reference intervals are essential for the diagnosis and management of congenital hypothyroidism. However, accurate reference intervals for plasma TSH have not been adequately defined due to the difficulties in obtaining samples from a healthy paediatric population. To overcome the difficulties in generating such intervals we estimated method-dependent plasma TSH upper-reference intervals by determining the blood spot TSH upper-reference interval from newborn blood spot TSH screening data (N = 10,697) and then derived method-dependent conversion factors for blood spot TSH to plasma TSH concentration from paired-blood spot and plasma TSH measurements. The upper reference interval for blood spot TSH of 3.04 mU/L was obtained from the 97.5th centile of the selected data. Using experimentally-derived conversion factors, estimates of plasma TSH upper reference intervals of 7.6, 6.3, 7.3, 8.3 and 6.5 mU/L were obtained for the Siemens Centaur, Abbott Architect, ...
Objectives: -To determine children diagnosed with central congenital hypothyroidism (CCH) by a screening program using TSH and total T4 between May 2016 and January 2019.. -To analyze the characteristics of the disease in these children.. Material and Methods: During the time of the study, 14.743 newborns have been screened. Cut-off points are used for TSH ≥10MU/ml and T4 6 and 20 mg/dl as lower and upper limits.. When the result was positive, a second sample was performed on filter paper and if the second sample was also positive, the patient was sent to the Pediatric Endocrinology Unit to confirm the results. Diagnosed of CCH was made with the combination of low FT4 and inappropriate low TSH. If the patient was diagnosed with CCH, hormonal studies, skull MRI and genetic analyses were performed.. Results: For total T4 values, first simple screening was positive in 112 patients (076% of total). Of these cases, the second sample continued to be positive in 17 cases (011% of the total), in ...
Congenital hypothyroidism is inadequate thyroid hormone production in newborn infants. This can occur because of an anatomic defect in the gland, an inborn error of thyroid metabolism, or iodine deficiency.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the vocal characteristics of a group of children with congenital hypothyroidism (CH) and the association of these characteristics with the childrens clinical, laboratory, and therapeutic profiles. MATHERIAL AND METHODS: Observational, analytical, cross-sectional study including 200 prepubertal children, of whom 100 had CH (study group [SG]) and 100 had no CH (control group [CG]). The following parameters were evaluated: 1) history (identification, complaints, and interfering variables), 2) auditory-perceptual and acoustic evaluation (samples analyzed by a group of specialists, and objectively by a computer program), 3) self-assessment scores in the Pediatric Voice-Related Quality-of-Life (PVRQoL) survey, 4) laryngological evaluation (presence or absence of laryngeal lesions and data regarding glottal closure), and 5) medical records (CH etiology, age at treatment initiation, disease severity at diagnosis, treatment quality, and thyroid function tests on the day of the ...
The zebrafish has recently emerged as a new, genetically tractable model for investigating the molecular mechanisms underpinning thyroid organogenesis and function (Alt et al., 2006; Elsalini and Rohr, 2003; Guillot et al., 2016; McMenamin et al., 2014; Trubiroha et al., 2018; Wendl et al., 2002). Although a recent report described the larval phenotype associated with CRISPR generated bi-allelic loss-of-function duox mutations in F0 zebrafish (Trubiroha et al., 2018), there have been no prior reports describing the phenotypic consequences of fully characterised duox alleles in adult zebrafish. This is despite the fact that mutations in DUOX2 and DUOX1 have been shown to be associated with congenital hypothyroidism in humans for more than a decade (Aycan et al., 2017; Donkó et al., 2014; Jin et al., 2014; Johnson et al., 2007; Kizys et al., 2017; Tonacchera et al., 2009; Vigone et al., 2005). Here, we describe a comprehensive assessment of the adult phenotypes associated with homozygosity of two ...
I do not connect stunted thumbs and congenital hypothyroidism, but maybe another reader can help. Regarding the blood hormone levels, certainly it seems that the patient has been under excessive thyroid hormone dosage, and needs to be reduced gradually to a level that keeps the TSH preferrably around 1-1.5, and the freeT4 in the high normal range. It probably will take many months for the pituitary to return to normal as you lower the dose. Regarding the future, I guess you wait and see. If the patient was untreated for 18 months after birth, that suggests a major developmental problem unless there was in fact significant endogenous thyroid hormone production at that time.. L De Groot, MD. ...
AbstractIntroduction: Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is the most prevalent preventable cause of mental retardation. Since it is impossible to determine the etiology of CH by biochemical tests per se, imaging modalities of thyroid gland are used to evaluate the morphology and function of this gland and among them radionuclide scanning is ...
CONTEXT: Patients with thyroidal congenital hypothyroidism (CH-T) born in The Netherlands in 1981-1982 showed persistent intellectual and motor deficits during childhood and adulthood, despite initiation of T(4) supplementation at a median age of 28 d after birth. OBJECTIVE: The present study examined whether advancement of treatment initiation to 20 d had resulted in improved cognitive and motor outcome. DESIGN/SETTING/PATIENTS: In 82 Dutch CH-T patients, born in 1992 to 1993 and treated at a median age of 20 d (mean, 22 d; range, 2-73 d), cognitive and motor outcome was assessed (mean age, 10.5 yr; range, 9.6-11.4 yr). Severity of CH-T was classified according to pretreatment free T(4) concentration. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Cognitive and motor outcome of the 1992-1993 cohort in comparison to the 1981 to 1982 cohort was the main outcome measure. RESULTS: Patients with severe CH-T had lower full-scale (93.7), verbal (94.9), and performance (93.9) IQ scores than the normative population (P , 0.05), ...
Patient Presentation The pediatrician received a telephone call from the state newborn screening programs pediatric endocrinologist about a 3-day old term male infant whose neonatal screening test for TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) was high and presumptively positive for congenital hypothyroidism. The endocrinologist gave the pediatrician specific instructions to re-evaluate the patient, have blood drawn for…
Background/objectives: Congenital hypothyroidism is one of the most common preventable causes of mental retardation in children. The prognosis of infa..
Thesis, English, Auditory Brainstem Evoked Potentials in Congenital Hypothyroidism Screening Program Graduates for Abd Allah Loai Mostafa Ahmed
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Bojanic K., Acke E. and Jones B. N Z Vet J, 2011. 59(3): p.115-22. Congenital hypothyroidism is a rare and underdiagnosed congenital endocrine disorder in dogs
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Patients with congenital hypothyroidism had reduced left middle hippocampus and right anterior hippocampus activity when judging word pairs.
A condition in infancy or early childhood due to an in-utero deficiency of THYROID HORMONES that can be caused by genetic or environmental factors, such as thyroid dysgenesis or HYPOTHYROIDISM in infants of mothers treated with THIOURACIL during pregnancy. Endemic cretinism is the result of iodine deficiency. Clinical symptoms include severe MENTAL RETARDATION, impaired skeletal development, short stature, and MYXEDEMA ...
top. References. Familial Thyroid Diseases Including Hypothyroidism. Vassart G, Dumont JE, Refetoff S. Thyroid disorders. In: Scriver CR, Beaudet AL, Sly WS, Valle D, eds. The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995:2883-2928.. Hypothyroidism. Fisher DA. Management of congenital hypothyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1991;72:523.. Foley TP Jr. Congenital hypothyroidism. In: Braverman LE, Utiger RD, eds. Werner and Ingbars The Thyroid. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 2000:chap 82, part B, 977-983.. Foley TP Jr. Acquired hypothyroidism in infants, children and adolescents. In: Braverman LE, Utiger RD, eds. Werner and Ingbars The Thyroid. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 2000:chap 82, part C, 983-988.. Foley TP Jr. Hypothyroidism. In: Hoekelman RA, Friedman SB, Nelson NM, Seidel HM, Weitzman M, eds. Primary Pediatric Care. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 2000:chap 218. In press.. LaFranchi S, Dussault JH, Fisher DA, Foley TP Jr, ...
top. References. Familial Thyroid Diseases Including Hypothyroidism. Vassart G, Dumont JE, Refetoff S. Thyroid disorders. In: Scriver CR, Beaudet AL, Sly WS, Valle D, eds. The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995:2883-2928.. Hypothyroidism. Fisher DA. Management of congenital hypothyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1991;72:523.. Foley TP Jr. Congenital hypothyroidism. In: Braverman LE, Utiger RD, eds. Werner and Ingbars The Thyroid. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 2000:chap 82, part B, 977-983.. Foley TP Jr. Acquired hypothyroidism in infants, children and adolescents. In: Braverman LE, Utiger RD, eds. Werner and Ingbars The Thyroid. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 2000:chap 82, part C, 983-988.. Foley TP Jr. Hypothyroidism. In: Hoekelman RA, Friedman SB, Nelson NM, Seidel HM, Weitzman M, eds. Primary Pediatric Care. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 2000:chap 218. In press.. LaFranchi S, Dussault JH, Fisher DA, Foley TP Jr, ...
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top. References. Familial Thyroid Diseases Including Hypothyroidism. Vassart G, Dumont JE, Refetoff S. Thyroid disorders. In: Scriver CR, Beaudet AL, Sly WS, Valle D, eds. The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995:2883-2928.. Hypothyroidism. Fisher DA. Management of congenital hypothyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1991;72:523.. Foley TP Jr. Congenital hypothyroidism. In: Braverman LE, Utiger RD, eds. Werner and Ingbars The Thyroid. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 2000:chap 82, part B, 977-983.. Foley TP Jr. Acquired hypothyroidism in infants, children and adolescents. In: Braverman LE, Utiger RD, eds. Werner and Ingbars The Thyroid. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 2000:chap 82, part C, 983-988.. Foley TP Jr. Hypothyroidism. In: Hoekelman RA, Friedman SB, Nelson NM, Seidel HM, Weitzman M, eds. Primary Pediatric Care. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 2000:chap 218. In press.. LaFranchi S, Dussault JH, Fisher DA, Foley TP Jr, ...
In this study, we have demonstrated that the incidence of CHT has increased significantly in the Republic of Ireland over a 37-year period, without changes in screening thresholds or treatment protocols. The incidence of severe CHT has remained stable, as has the incidence of thyroid ectopy, athyreosis, and hypoplasia. The increase is predominantly seen in milder cases of CHT, which have a normal or hyperplastic gland. Although the increase is seen in milder cases of CHT, the largest increase was seen in infants with serum TSH concentrations between 21 and 100 mU/L at diagnosis, a range in which the need for treatment is not controversial.9 We have also shown in this study that an infant born with trisomy 21 is 26 times more likely than an infant without trisomy 21 to have CHT.. The incidence of CHT that was observed in our study (0.45 cases per 1000 births) is similar to rates that were recently reported in Western Australia (0.35 cases per 1000 live births),2 Quebec (0.40 cases per 1000 live ...
top. References. Familial Thyroid Diseases Including Hypothyroidism. Vassart G, Dumont JE, Refetoff S. Thyroid disorders. In: Scriver CR, Beaudet AL, Sly WS, Valle D, eds. The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995:2883-2928.. Hypothyroidism. Fisher DA. Management of congenital hypothyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1991;72:523.. Foley TP Jr. Congenital hypothyroidism. In: Braverman LE, Utiger RD, eds. Werner and Ingbars The Thyroid. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 2000:chap 82, part B, 977-983.. Foley TP Jr. Acquired hypothyroidism in infants, children and adolescents. In: Braverman LE, Utiger RD, eds. Werner and Ingbars The Thyroid. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 2000:chap 82, part C, 983-988.. Foley TP Jr. Hypothyroidism. In: Hoekelman RA, Friedman SB, Nelson NM, Seidel HM, Weitzman M, eds. Primary Pediatric Care. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 2000:chap 218. In press.. LaFranchi S, Dussault JH, Fisher DA, Foley TP Jr, ...
top. References. Familial Thyroid Diseases Including Hypothyroidism. Vassart G, Dumont JE, Refetoff S. Thyroid disorders. In: Scriver CR, Beaudet AL, Sly WS, Valle D, eds. The Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1995:2883-2928.. Hypothyroidism. Fisher DA. Management of congenital hypothyroidism. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 1991;72:523.. Foley TP Jr. Congenital hypothyroidism. In: Braverman LE, Utiger RD, eds. Werner and Ingbars The Thyroid. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 2000:chap 82, part B, 977-983.. Foley TP Jr. Acquired hypothyroidism in infants, children and adolescents. In: Braverman LE, Utiger RD, eds. Werner and Ingbars The Thyroid. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott-Raven, 2000:chap 82, part C, 983-988.. Foley TP Jr. Hypothyroidism. In: Hoekelman RA, Friedman SB, Nelson NM, Seidel HM, Weitzman M, eds. Primary Pediatric Care. 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 2000:chap 218. In press.. LaFranchi S, Dussault JH, Fisher DA, Foley TP Jr, ...
Hypothyroidism is caused by either low levels of thyroid hormones or reasons why the thyroid hormones are not able to carry out their functions.
A new study of the effects of tiny quantities of radioactive fallout from Fukushima on the health of babies born in California shows a significant excess of hypothyroidism caused by the radioactive contamination travelling 5,000 miles across the Pacific. The article will be published next week in the peer-reviewed journal Open Journal of Pediatrics.. Congenital hypothyroidism is a rare but serious condition normally affecting about one child in 2,000, and one that demands clinical intervention - the growth of children suffering from the condition is affected if they are left untreated. All babies born in California are monitored at birth for Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels in blood, since high levels indicate hypothyroidism.. Joe Mangano and Janette Sherman of the Radiation and Public Health Project in New York, and Christopher Busby, guest researcher at Jacobs University, Bremen, examined congenital hypothyroidism (CH) rates in newborns using data obtained from the State of California ...
Laboratory assessment of children with CH allows appropriate dose adjustments of levothyroxine. The frequency of laboratory assessment must ensure that abnormal thyroid function levels are corrected immediately. The AAP has promulgated standards recommending T4 and TSH levels at 1- to 3-month intervals for the first 3 years of life. However, capitation payments require prospective evaluation of medical practice guidelines, because financial penalties exist for unnecessary laboratory studies.. This review demonstrates that changes in the dose of levothyroxine depend on the initial dose. A total of 55% of the children treated with .0375 mg/day of levothyroxine as an initial dose required a dose change, whereas 89 percent of children treated with .025 mg/day required a dose change within the first 12 months. Ten of the latter group required a subsequent change to .050 mg/day during the first year. This difference can be explained by the higher dose per kilogram of body weight in the group receiving ...
Congenital hypothyroidism requires prompt treatment to prevent adverse health outcomes. Poor intestinal levothyroxine absorption can complicate management. We present a case of a term female newborn with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) requiring subtotal ileum resection. Congenital hypothyroidism was diagnosed by newborn screening. Treatment was complicated by intestinal malabsorption of levothyroxine. Intravenous levothyroxine substitution restored euthyroidism and supraphysiologic PO doses subsequently maintained a euthyroid state. After several months, the required levothyroxine dose was weaned down to typical recommended dosing. In conclusion, small bowel resection secondary to NEC may lead to malabsorption of oral levothyroxine. An intravenous levothyroxine dose of approximately 50% typical PO dosing is effective in providing rapid normalization of free T4 and TSH. High PO doses may be required to maintain euthyroidism. Close thyroid function monitoring and immediate therapy adjustment are ...
Treatment involves replacing the missing thyroid hormone to restore thyroid hormone levels to normal. The common form of thyroid hormone, considered the best treatment, is called levothyroxine (although it is synthetic, it is identical to theT4 produced by the body). Currently levothyroxine is only available in tablet form. Parents should crush up each days tablet, and then mix with a small volume (about 1 tsp) of liquid, either expressed breastmilk, water, or formula. This can be given to the baby on a teaspoon or by using a medicine dropper or syringe and squirting the suspension into the babys mouth (against the side or cheek pad). Levothyroxine should not be mixed with a soy protein formula, as soy protein binds thyroid hormone, reducing absorption from the gut. It is extremely important that parents administer thyroid hormone daily to maintain steady blood levels. In order to do this, parents must fill their babys levothyroxine prescription in a timely manner, and let their doctor know ...
Congenital hypothyroidism requires prompt treatment to prevent adverse health outcomes. Poor intestinal levothyroxine absorption can complicate management. We present a case of a term female newborn with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) requiring subtotal ileum resection. Congenital hypothyroidism was diagnosed by newborn screening. Treatment was complicated by intestinal malabsorption of levothyroxine. Intravenous levothyroxine substitution restored euthyroidism and supraphysiologic PO doses subsequently maintained a euthyroid state. After several months, the required levothyroxine dose was weaned down to typical recommended dosing. In conclusion, small bowel resection secondary to NEC may lead to malabsorption of oral levothyroxine. An intravenous levothyroxine dose of approximately 50% typical PO dosing is effective in providing rapid normalization of free T4 and TSH. High PO doses may be required to maintain euthyroidism. Close thyroid function monitoring and immediate therapy adjustment are ...
There are a number of problems associated with this approach. These largely relate to developmental outcomes reported with different starting doses of thyroxine and inclusion of a wide range of disease severity. Furthermore, there are no reports of randomised controlled trials addressing these issues, which makes it difficult to dissect the balance between benefit and potential problems. Our group has recently conducted a systematic review of the literature, which highlights the problems associated with the interpretation of the dosing studies.8 Of the 1271 papers identified, 14 met the search criteria based on statement of starting dose and assessment of development. In four comparative studies,5,9-12 (560 patients) there was no consistent effect of starting dose of thyroxine; one study suggested higher doses led to more behavioural problems at a later age.12 The variability in the classification of the disease severity, lack of adjustment for socioeconomic group and parental IQ, and doses ...
This subject was recently discussed by Rovet,8 who indicated that a number of studies (for example, Bongers-Schokking et al9 and Dubuis et al10) have shown that a higher dose is beneficial in closing the IQ gap between moderate and severe forms of the disease. However, she has previously recorded a possible increase in neurobehavioural disorder in children who have received higher dose regimens of thyroxine.11 Furthermore, hyperthyroxinaemia in rodents has been associated with adverse neurodevelopmental effects.12,13 What current data are available to substantiate the practice of higher dose initial thyroxine therapy? Distinction must be made between the initial serum T4 at diagnosis, the starting dose of T4, and the maintenance serum levels of thyroid hormones in the outcome assessment. Two recent studies emphasise the importance of the initial serum T4. Ng and colleagues14 found that the initial T4 was an independent factor (inversely related) in the control of head growth in the first three ...
206 PCPs completed the survey. Among these, 78% currently have patients with CH and 91% indicated willingness to provide long-term care to new patients with CH. Among PCPs currently caring for patients with CH, 17% managed CH by themselves with limited assistance from endocrinologists; 63% were involved in managing CH but endocrinologists played a larger role than PCPs; 19% were not involved in CH care. Only 49% of PCPs correctly answered questions regarding recommended follow-up frequencies and 23% knew the correct age for a trial off levothyroxine for suspected transient CH. Top two perceived barriers to providing long-term care included "need guidance or support from endocrinologists" (61%) and "not familiar with CH treatment guidelines" (28 ...