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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 9. No. 2, 2004

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2004;9:114-117

Original Article

Thyroid Dysfunction in Chinese Children with Down Syndrome

LM Wong, KY Li, K Tse


Thyroid dysfunction, especially primary hypothyroidism, is common among patients with Down Syndrome. The clinical features of hypothyroidism cannot be easily distinguished from those of Down syndrome and a screening programme is necessary for early detection. This study showed that the prevalence of primary hypothyroidism was 33% among boys and 31% in girls while the prevalences of thyrotoxicosis and Hashimoto thyroiditis was each at 1.3%.

Keyword : Chinese; Congenital hypothyroidism; Down syndrome; Primary hypothyroidism

Abstract in Chinese


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