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Vol. 14 - Num. 56

Clinical Reviews

Primary hypothyroidism caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis in a two-year-old girl

Dolores Martos Martíneza, I Domínguez Pascualb, E Ramírez Quintanillac, Emilio García Garcíad

aCS Utrera Sur. Sevilla. España.
bServicio de Bioquímica Clínica. Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío. Sevilla. España.
cUnidad de Endocrinología Pediátrica. Hospital Universitario Infantil Virgen del Rocío. Sevilla. España.
dUnidad de Endocrinología Pediátrica. Hospitales Universitarios Virgen del Rocío. Sevilla. España.

Correspondence: D Martos. E-mail: lolamartos@movistar.es

Reference of this article: Martos Martínez D, Domínguez Pascual I, Ramírez Quintanilla E, García García E. Primary hypothyroidism caused by chronic autoimmune thyroiditis in a two-year-old girl. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2012;14:313-6.

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Abstract

Primary hypothyroidism caused by chronic autoiummune thyroiditis is rare before the age of three years. We report the case of a two-year-old girl who presented symptoms of hypothyroidism at eighteen months of age: poor growth and delayed language development. Treatment wih thyroxine resulted in a markedly normalization of growth, language and laboratory data. We emphasize the importance of getting to a diagnosis and treatment as early as possible, including study of thyroid function in young infants with delayed growth. Early treatment is necessary to prevent irreversible neurological and growth deficits.

Keywords

Acquired hypothyroidism Autoimmune thyroiditis

 

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