Signs/symptoms of hypothyroidism:
Decreased linear growth
Dry skin and/or hair
Signs/symptoms of hyperthyroidism:
First line for a goiter due to autoimmune hypothyroidism:
Levothyroxine (weight-based dosing is dependent on the age of the patient)
Interactions: Soy and iron affect absorption.
Children with newly diagnosed Hashimoto thyroiditis who have a TSH >100 and children with newly diagnosed Graves disease should urgently be evaluated by a pedi...
Francis G, Waguespack S, Bauer A, et al. Management guidelines for children with thyroid nodules and differentiated thyroid cancer. Thyroid. 2015;25(7):716–759. [View Abstract...
240.9 Goiter, unspecified
241.1 Nontoxic multinodular goiter
245.2 Chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis
246.1 Dyshormonogenic goiter
242.00 Toxic diffuse goiter without mention of thyrotoxic crisis o...
Q: Do all goiters cause thyroid dysfunction?
A: Goiters can be euthyroid, hypothyroid, or hyperthyroid, depending on the cause.
Q: Will the goiter decrease in size with treatment?
A: This depends on ...
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