The aim of this lecture is to provide students with basic knowledge and understanding of pediatric thyroid disease and emphasize the importance of neonatal screening for congenital hypothyroidism

 

The learning objectives are

List causes, early clinical manifestations and consequences of congenital hypothyroidism

List causes of thyroid enlargement

Identify clinical presentations suggestive of thyroid disease

Define and interpret the investigations of thyroid disease

Describe the principles and preventive role of neonatal screening for congenital hypothyroidism