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hypotyroidism and newborn

Zdeňka Límanová
Thyroid hormones play fundamental role in conception and pregnancy and are essential for normal adult health, fetus and childhood development. Many studies have shown an association between maternal thyroid diseases esp. hypothyroidism with obstetric problems and/or psychomotoric impairment in the offspring. The prevalence of undiagnosed lower thyroid function in pregnancy is present in about 4-8 % of pregnant women, and euthyroid women with thyroid autoimmunity (6-8 %) are further candidates for thyroid disorders in pregnancy...
October 2015: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
Juana B Romero, Gerardo C Palacios, Noemí Gómez, Amalia Silva, José H Fabela
BACKGROUND: In Mexico, the congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is a public health problem that has a national incidence ranging from 1:1951 to 1:2458 live births. It is the main endocrine cause of mental retardation. The objective was to evaluate the intelligence coefficient (IQ) of patients with CH using the Wechsler Scale (WS) and to correlate the degree of involvement with its etiology. METHODS: We included patients with CH diagnosed by neonatal screening and treated by who attended the test of Wechsler...
March 2011: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
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