Autoimmune thyroiditis in infants with Down's syndrome

Shlomit Shalitin*, Moshe Phillip

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Children with Down's syndrome are at high risk of thyroid dysfunction, including autoimmune thyroiditis. We describe two infants with Down's syndrome in whom chronic autoimmune thyroiditis was diagnosed at ages 5 months and 8 months. We suggest that follow-up of thyroid function and thyroid autoantibodies should be started from infancy in Down's syndrome to prevent further deterioration of mental development and growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-652
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Down's syndrome


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