PMID: 4051545Sep 1, 1985Paper

Acute hypothyroidism in a 3 year old

Archives of Disease in Childhood
U MacFadyenP G Swift

Abstract

A 3 year old girl presented with a three week history of lethargy, constipation, and joint swelling. Investigation showed primary hypothyroidism associated with immunological changes including thyroglobulin antibodies. Reassessment several months after beginning thyroxine treatment confirmed persisting hypothyroidism. Primary hypothyroidism may present as a rapid onset disorder.

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Oct 1, 1988·Journal of Medical Genetics·J P Fryns, K Chrzanowska

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