hrp0082p2-d1-596 | Thyroid | ESPE2014

Factors Useful to Distinguish between Children with Permanent Congenital Hypothyroidism and Transient or Permanent Hyperthyrotropinemia

Francesca Messina Maria , Ramistella Vincenzo , Aversa Tommaso , Valenzie Mariella , De Luca Filippo

Background: Screening for congenital hypothyroidism (CH) with the possibility of an early treatment has transformed the outlook for children with CH. Despite the unquestioned public health success of newborn screening programs, the management of CH is still controversial. Most patients with positive screening have permanent hypothyroidism but some of them may have transient hyperthyreotropinemia, so it is important to identify these patients in order to avoid lifelong unnecess...