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  • infants
  • If these infants are not screened soon after birth for their hypothyroidism and treated, the infants can become permanently intellectually disabled, since they can't meet their bodies demand for T4. (wikipedia.org)
  • prevalence
  • Barnes' views on the prevalence of hypothyroidism were never widely accepted by the medical community and run counter to the current medical understanding of thyroid function, but they have been embraced by some elements of the alternative medicine community. (wikipedia.org)
  • In his books, Barnes argued that hypothyroidism affected more than 40% of the American population, significantly higher than the prevalence of approximately 5% reported in the peer-reviewed medical literature. (wikipedia.org)
  • fetal
  • Several studies, mostly retrospective, have shown an association between overt hypothyroidism and adverse fetal and obstetric outcomes (e.g. (wikipedia.org)
  • maternal
  • Maternal antibodies to the TSH receptor can also cause temporary hypothyroidism. (medscape.com)
  • This study also looked at neural development in rats and found that maternal hypothyroidism in rat mothers is related to deterioration, damage, disorganization and malformation of neurons and dendrites in the pups, which may result from an impaired antioxidant defense system and high levels of oxidative stress. (wikipedia.org)