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How well does the capillary thyroid-stimulating hormone test for newborn thyroid screening predict the venous free thyroxine level?
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    Title : Congenital hypothyroidism screening- incidence in semi-urban hospital.
    • DR EDWIN DIAS, PROFESSOR AND HOD DEPARTMENT OF PEDIATRICS
    • Other Contributors:
      • DR KIRAN RAJ H, SENIOR RESIDENT, SRINIVAS INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, MUKKA, MANGALORE

    Thyroid hormone is critical for normal growth and brain development, and hypothyroidism in infancy is the leading cause of intellectual impairment worldwide. Congenital hypothyroidism (CH), defined as deficiency of thyroid hormones at birth. Congenital hypothyroidism is very important clinically since severe cases will lead to irreversible mental handicap without prompt treatment.

    The essential role of thyroid...

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