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Connaughty, Sharon, Kelton, Sheila. Vancouver, BC: BC Children's Hospital , 2007. (Pamphlet, Online)
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Both congenital and acquired hypothyroidism are explained in this booklet. The effect of thyroid deficiency on the infant and on the growing child is outlined in detail. Diagnostic tests are reviewed in the context of the hypothalamic–pituitary–thyroid feedback system. The last section discusses th…
Title
Hypothyroidism
Author
Connaughty, Sharon
Kelton, Sheila
Corporate Author
Endocrinology Clinic
Place
Vancouver, BC
Publisher
BC Children's Hospital
Year Published
2007
Physical Description
PDF, 13 p.
Topics
Hypothyroidism
Thyroid Gland. Thyroid Gland Diseases
Endocrine System. Endocrine Diseases. Endocrinology
Endocrinology
Abstract
Both congenital and acquired hypothyroidism are explained in this booklet. The effect of thyroid deficiency on the infant and on the growing child is outlined in detail. Diagnostic tests are reviewed in the context of the hypothalamic–pituitary–thyroid feedback system. The last section discusses thyroid hormone replacement therapy and the importance of ongoing clinical and laboratory monitoring as the child grows.
Language
English
Material Type
Pamphlet
Online
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Website
http://www.cw.bc.ca/library/pdf/Hypothyroidism_123_2001.pdf
Audience
Patient or Public