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Lotfi, Mohammad Hasan and Rahimi Pordanjani, Sajjad and Akhondi-Meybodi, Mohsen and Rabei, Azar and Ordooei, Mahtab and Pourmohammadi, Behrad (2017) Five-year follow up of physical growth and thyroid hormone levels in infants with congenital hypothyroidism. Iranian Journal of Pediatrics. pp. 1-8.

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Background: Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is one of the major causes of physical and mental disabilities, which are preventable and treatable. This study aimed to investigate physical growth and to evaluate the effectiveness of performed therapeutic interventions on normality of serum T4 and TSH levels in children with CH of Yazd city. Methods: This retrospective cohort study was performed on all neonates with CH, who were born during years 2006 and 2008. The growth pattern of height, weight and head circumference during the first five years of children with CH and the effectiveness of performed therapeutic interventions on normality of serum T4 and TSH levels were evaluated. The collected data were analyzed using the 22nd version of the SPSS software. Results: The pattern of height, weight, and head circumference of the girls with CH was comparable with the growth pattern of NCHS of healthy individuals. The pattern of height and weight growth of boys with CH gradually became similar to the growth pattern of NCHS of healthy boys. However, there was a decline in their head circumference growth trend after six months of age. Also it was revealed that therapeutic interventions had an appropriate effect on normalization of serum TSH, T4 levels and growth pattern in CH children under treatment. Conclusions: After treatment and care for these patients, the growth patterns and serum T4 and TSH levels of these children reached a normal and desirable range. Keywords: Congenital Hypothyroidism; Growth; Height; Weight; Head Circumference; Yazd

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Sciences > School of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Vahab Moshtaghi
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2017 11:39
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 12:29

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