Early treated hypothyroidism: development at three years

Murphy, G.H. and Hulse, J.A. and Jackson, D. and Tryer, P. and Glossop, J. and Smith, I. and Grant, D.B. (1986) Early treated hypothyroidism: development at three years. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 61 (8). pp. 761-765. ISSN 0003-9888. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Eighty children from the North West and North East Thames Regional Health Authorities who had been identified as having congenital hypothyroidism either by neonatal screening (76 cases) or by clinical symptoms (four) were seen for psychological assessments at 1 (60 cases), 3 (58), and/or 5 (20) years of age. Almost all the children's scores were in the normal range, and comparisons with matched controls suggested that they were doing only slightly less well than normal children in overall development. They were significantly slower, however, on a motor skills task. Moreover, a low initial serum thyroxine and triiodothyronine value, considerable delay in initial bone age, and an absence of thyroid tissue on isotope scan seemed to be associated with a somewhat poorer prognosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare > HV1568 Disability studies
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Tizard
Depositing User: Jo Ruffels
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2012 11:28
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2013 15:12
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/32117 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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