Congenital hypothyroidism is a common condition where the new born has a poorly functioning thyroid gland. The thyroid produces thyroxine which is responsible for critical functions in the new born which includes brain development, normal digestive movements, growth and bone development. Children with congenital hypothyroidism can develop mental retardation, poor growth, jaundice, poor muscle tone, late closure of skull bone sutures, hoarse cry, constipation, umbilical hernia and large tongue. Most hospitals now screen for congenital hypothyroidism within 3-5 days after birth. Prompt treatment with thyroxine can help normalize the thyroid function in children and ensure that they reach the best potential.
How can we help you?
- Arrive at an early diagnosis
- Diagnostic tests to find out reason for hypothyroidism
- Monitor growth velocity
- Appropriate dosing of thyroid
- Monitoring for other associated defects