Congenital Hypothyroidism

  • Harold Chen
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All forms of congenital hypothyroidism occur in 1 in 4,000 live births worldwide. The dysgenetic form affects twice as many females as males. It is the most prevalent congenital endocrine disease. The incidence is approximately 1 in 32,000 in Blacks and 1 in 2,000 in Hispanics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold Chen
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  1. 1.Medical Genetics, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Perinatal and Clinical Genetics, Department of PediatricsLSU Health Sciences CenterShreveportUSA

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