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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1992;16(4):482-487.
Congenital hypothyroidism: a case report.
Chung, Jin Sang , Chong, Soon Yeol , Myoung, Jeong Shin , Koh, Young Ho
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Medicine, Konkuk University
선천성 갑상선 기능저하증 1례
정진상, 정순열, 명정신, 고영호
건국대학교 의과대학 재활의학과

Congenital hypothyroidism is manifested as retardation of physical and mental development due to thyroid dysgenesis or defective synthesis of thyroid hormone.

This is one of the most common endocrine disease in childhood.

The clinical pictures include typical face, umbilical hernia, stunted in growth, and retardation of osseous and mental development, etc.

The neonatal screening program by the radio-immuno assay is used for the earlier diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism and the differential diagnosis with the other diseases that were manifested as retardation of physical and mental development is needed.

The earlier the treatment is started, the better the intellectual potential and the lesser the neurological sequlae are.

We experienced one case of 7-year-old female patient with congenital hypothyroidism who had been diagnosed as a cerebral palsy at the age of 4-year-old without proper management.

We report the case with clinical, radiological and laboratory findings.

Key Words: Congenital hypothyroidism, Retardation of physical and mental development, Cerebral palsy


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