Congenital hypothyroidism


A congenital deficiency of thyroid hormone due to complete or partial failure of the thyroid gland


* No early symptoms - the baby gets some thyroid hormone from the mother * Poor growth * Distorted facial features * Enlarged tongue * Mental retardation * Slow feeding in infants * Excessively placid infants * Infrequent crying in infants * Constipation in infants * Umbilical hernia * Protruding tongue * Prolonged jaundice * Increased fontanel size * Hoarse cry in infants * Dry skin in infants * Nasal congestion in infants * Choking during feeding in infants * Coarse facial features * Thick skin * Waxy skin * Flattened nose * Protruding abdomen * Severe mental retardation * Bone dystrophy * Poor metabolism


* Thyrotropin deficiency * Iodine 131 * Johanson-Blizzard syndrome * Brissaud syndrome type 1 * Sanjad-Sakati syndrome * Neuhauser syndrome * TSH resistance * Bamforth-Lazarus syndrome * Akesson syndrome


* Thyroid blood tests


The 'prognosis' of Congenital hypothyroidism usually refers to the likely outcome of Congenital hypothyroidism. The prognosis of Congenital hypothyroidism may include the duration of Congenital hypothyroidism, chances of complications of Congenital hypothyroidism, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Congenital hypothyroidism, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Congenital hypothyroidism. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.