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Journal:   TEB VA TAZKIEH   Winter 2004 , Volume - , Number 51; Page(s) 33 To 35.
 
Paper: 

FREQUENCY OF CONGENITAL HYPOTHYROIDISM AMONG NEONATES WITH PROLONGED JAUNDICE IN KASHAN

 
 
Author(s):  HONARPISHEH A.*
 
* Kashan University of Medical Sciences
 
Abstract: 

The importance of early diagnosis and treatment of these patients due to the significant complications of the lack of or delay in treatment in congenital hypothyroidism was studied in order to determine the frequency of congenital hypothyroidism among neonates with prolonged indirect hyperbilirubinemia. This descriptive study was performed on 500 neonates with prolonged indirect hyperbilirubinemia who had been referred to non-private and private clinics in Kashan from 1995 to 1997. Five (1 %) of 500 neonates suffered from hypothyroidism. These cases consisted of three females and two males. All the affected newborns were aged 15 days or older. Four of them were born at term and the other was pre-term. Three other cases showed a transient hypothyroid status. This study revealed a high frequency of congenital hypothyroidism in Kashan. Therefore, considering the large economic and social burden imposed by these developmentally retarded individuals on society, special attention is warranted in this regard.

 
Keyword(s): CONGENITAL HYPOTHYROIDISM, PROLONGED NEONATAL JAUDICE
 
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