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Pediatric Hypothyroidism

What is hypothyroidism?

Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid is underactive and is producing an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones. Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder. However, children with the disorder display different symptoms from adults. Hypothyroidism in the newborn, when left untreated, can lead to mental retardation.


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    Departments that Treat Hypothyroidism

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    Endocrinology and Diabetes

    The Children's National Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes is a nationally recognized leader in the industry and has an experienced multidisciplinary team comprising endocrinologists, nutritionists, social workers, psychologists, and other specialists.