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Published by Printed at the office of the British Medical Association in London .
Written in English


  • Desiccated Thyroid Gland,
  • Congenital Hypothyroidism,
  • Therapy

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Other titlesTendency to bending of the bones in cretins under thyroid treatment., Cr©♭tins & idiots.
Statementby W. Rushton Parker ... [et al.]. Tendency to bending of the bones in cretins under thyroid treatment / by T. Telford-Smith
ContributionsCoupland, W. H. former owner, Telford-Smith, Telford former owner, Telford-Smith, Telford, King"s College London
The Physical Object
Pagination21 p., [2] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26270674M

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Congenital iodine deficiency syndrome is a medical condition present at birth marked by impaired physical and mental development, due to insufficient thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) often caused by insufficient dietary iodine during pregnancy. It is one cause of underactive thyroid function at birth, called congenital hypothyroidism, and also referred to as lty: Endocrinology. Although some authors distinguish between ‘endemic’ cretinism and the ‘sporadic’ cretinism of the untreated congenitally hypothyroid child, the use of the same word has inadvertently lead to the widely-held, and quite erroneous, opinion that the clinical presentation and neurological damage would be the same and, having the same Author: Gabriella Morreale de Escobar. CRANEFIELD PF. The discovery of cretinism. Bull Hist Med. Nov-Dec; – [Google Scholar] FEDERMAN D, ROBBINS J, RALL JE. Some observations on cretinism and its treatment. N Engl J Med. Sep 25; (13)– [Google Scholar] LOWREY GH, ASTER RH, CARR EA, RAMON G, BEIERWALTES WH, SPAFFORD by: Cretinism Fetal or infantile hypothyroidism Endemic and sporadic Sporadic –agenesis,dyshormonogenesis Hoarse cry, macroglossia, umbilical hernia Immediate diagnosis and treatment 4. [] Macroglossia may be due to tumor; eg, lymphangioma. The dry .

Cretinism may occur in the form of endemics (endemic cretinism) or individual outbreaks (sporadic cretinism). It is prevalent mostly in mountainous areas, such as the Alps, Pyrenees, Himalayas, and Cordilleras (South America); there is no exact information about the spread of cretinism in Africa. The Lancet 1 A piper read before the Reading Pathological Society on April 15th, SPORADIC CRETINISM. Paterson M.A., M.D. EDIN IT is now an accepted fact, I think, that sporadic cretinism is a disease, probably congenital, occurring in infants and children, analogous to, if not identical with, the disease of adult life termed myxcedema. Cretinism Treatment. The main goal of the treatment is early detection and early initiation of treatment [5]. When the diagnosis is made early, within the first two weeks of life, the effects of this condition to the brain and nervous system can be prevented by the thyroid hormone replacement. This is because they are not yet fully developed [1]. The prevalence of cretinism was % in the hyperendemic area, while there were no case of cretinism in the non-endemic zone. Of the 27 cretins, 18 (67%) were of the neurological type and 9 (33%.

Define sporadic goitrous cretinism. sporadic goitrous cretinism synonyms, sporadic goitrous cretinism pronunciation, sporadic goitrous cretinism translation, English dictionary definition of sporadic goitrous cretinism. n. A congenital condition caused by a deficiency of thyroid hormone during prenatal development and characterized by small. Myxoedematous Cretinism Congenital hypothyroidism, formerly called sporadic cretinism, 1 is a disorder char-acterized by very inadequate thyroid hor-mone production in neonates. It can be caused by the absence of the thyroid, abnormal foetal position (ectopia) or biochemical de-fects preventing the production of T 4 and/or T 3. Start studying Hypothyroidism. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.   Irreversible changes may occur unless treatment is initiated with the first 6 weeks of life. Cretinism Prognosis. When treated early, the outcome is good. Newborns diagnosed and treated within the first few weeks after birth generally have normal intelligence. Late-treatment or non-treatment causes delayed growth and intellectual disability [7].