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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 156-158

Subclinical hypothyroidism in children

Department of Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India

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Krishna G Seshadri
175 Brahmaputra Street, Palaniappa Nagar, Valsaravakkam, Chennai - 600 087
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.104028

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The prevalence of SH in the pediatric population is < 2%, the caveat being the limited number of studies addressing SCH in the pediatric population. congenital deveolopental anamolies. Mutations in the several proteins are important causes of this condition. Despite the limited data available, SCH in children and adolescents appears to be a benign and remitting disease with a low risk of evolution to OH. It appears that thyroid hormones appear to be functioning well despite elevated TSH. Predictors of progression include, goiter, celiac disease, and positive anti TPO.

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