Evaluation of the Patients with Congenital Hypothyroidism: Effect of the National Screening Program


EREN E. , SAĞLAM H. , Zengin A., Gul Y., ÇAKIR E. U. , ÖZGÜR T. , ...More

GUNCEL PEDIATRI-JOURNAL OF CURRENT PEDIATRICS, vol.9, no.1, pp.28-33, 2011 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : GUNCEL PEDIATRI-JOURNAL OF CURRENT PEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.28-33
  • Keywords: Congenital, hypothyroidism, mental retardation, screening program

Abstract

Introduction: Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is the most common cause of preventable mental retardation. The course of the disease can be silent and may cause serious health problems when the diagnosis is delayed. "Screening Program for CH" has facilitated early diagnosis and treatment preventing severe complications.