Early detection and quick treatment with levothyroxine are essential in treating children with congenital hypothyroidism.
Half of the infants in the study had a delayed diagnosis of congenital hypothyroidism.
Women with higher-than-normal thyrotropin concentrations during pregnancy may be more likely to experience premature delivery.
Lower thyroid function was associated with a 1.24-fold higher risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Physicians present viewpoints for and against treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism in a 60-year-old patient.
The risk was greater even for people with low-normal thyroid function.
The large study linking Agent Orange with adverse effects includes US veterans of the Korean War who also served in the Vietnam War.
Women with hyperthyroidism have increased breast cancer risk, while hypothyroidism is associated with decreased risk.
In the elderly, subclinical hypothyroidism is not associated with significantly increased risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism.
Thyroid function improved after the researchers placed the child on levothyroxine and supplemented his diet with iodized salt and a multivitamin containing iodine.