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High Prevalence of Associated Birth Defects in Congenital Hypothyroidism

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology, January 2010
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Title
High Prevalence of Associated Birth Defects in Congenital Hypothyroidism
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International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology, January 2010
DOI 10.1155/2010/940980
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P. Amaresh Reddy, G. Rajagopal, C. V. Harinarayan, V. Vanaja, D. Rajasekhar, V. Suresh, Alok Sachan

Abstract

Aim. To identify dysmorphic features and cardiac, skeletal, and urogenital anomalies in patients with congenital hypothyroidism. Patients and Methods. Seventeen children with congenital primary hypothyroidism were recruited. Cause for congenital hypothyroidism was established using ultrasound of thyroid and (99m)Tc radionuclide thyroid scintigraphy. Malformations were identified by clinical examination, echocardiography, X-ray of lumbar spine, and ultrasonography of abdomen. Results. Ten (59%) patients (6 males and 4 females) had congenital malformations. Two had more than one congenital malformation (both spina bifida and ostium secundum atrial septal defect). Five (29%) had cardiac malformations, of whom three had only osteum secundum atrial septal defect (ASD), one had only patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), and one patient had both ASD and PDA. Seven patients (41%) had neural tube defects in the form of spina bifida occulta. Conclusion. Our study indicates the need for routine echocardiography in all patients with congenital hypothyroidism.

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Country Count As %
India 1 6%
Unknown 16 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 4 24%
Student > Bachelor 3 18%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 12%
Researcher 1 6%
Other 3 18%
Unknown 2 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 18%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 1 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 3 18%

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