NURBEKOVA, A.A. (2018) CONGENITAL HYPOTHYROIDISM. Scientific-Practical Journal of Medicine, "Vestnik KazNMU" (3). ISSN 2524 - 0692

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Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is one of the most common preventable causes of mental retardation in children, with an incidence of approximately 1:2800 newborns. Early diagnosis and treatment prevent the destructive outcome of mental retardation. Clinical features of CH are subtle and are not evident early in the neonatal period. In this regard, newborn screening for CH is carried out in all developed countries of the world. Therefore, universal newborn screening (NS) is effective in detecting CH and realizing early treatment. This article reviews the current literature regarding the epidemiology, etiology, classification, clinical features, diagnosis of CH, treatment and prognosis of CH and outlines the importance of universal newborn screening in preventing mental retardation. We performed a literature review using the PubMed database. Results focused on reviews and articles published from 2013 through 2018.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Congenital hypothyroidism, newborn screening, thyroid stimulating hormone, dyshormonogenesis, dysgenesis
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Научно-практический журнал "Вестник КазНМУ" > Выпуск №4 2016 год
Depositing User: Mr Askhat Zhakaev
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2018 10:56
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 10:56

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