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The Serendipitous Diagnosis of Mild Hypothyroidism During Childhood: A Roentgenographic Approach

The Serendipitous Diagnosis of Mild Hypothyroidism During Childhood: A Roentgenographic Approach Abstract • Roentgenograms of the chest, hip, or hand performed for a variety of reasons, may provide findings indicative of hypothyroidism even before there are any clear clinical signs of the disorder. It is stressed that the alertness of the roentgenologist and/or the physician is an important factor in discovering mild changes of the disease. We present such roentgenologic findings and illustrative cases of patients who were examined because of repeated respiratory tract infections, suspected hip joint dislocation and, sluggish behavior. (Am J Dis Child 131:675-677, 1977) References 1. Reilly WA: Hypothyroidism in childhood: Its genesis . JAMA 146:234-235, 1951.Crossref 2. Landau H, Freier S, Spitz I, et al: Thyroid function in the first year of life . Isreal J Med Sci 9:929-931, 1973. 3. Wietersen FK, Balow RM: The radiologic aspects of thyroid disease . Radiol Clin North Am 5:255-266, 1967. 4. Wrich JH, Lewall DB: Cretinism in one of non-identical twins . J Can Assoc Radiol 20:57-63, 1969. 5. Rybak M: Skeletal dysplasia and bony maturation in hypothyroidism of childhood . Ann Radiol 13:243-249, 1970. 6. Caffey J: Pediatric X-Ray Diagnosis , ed 6. Chicago, Year Book Medical Publishers, 1973, pp 1299-1303. 7. Greulich WW, Pyle SI: Radiographic Atlas of Skeletal Development of Hand and Wrist , ed 2. Palo Alto, Calif, Stanford University Press, 1959. 8. Fisher DA, Pickering DE: Infantile hypothyroidism: Diagnosis and treatment . Pediatr Clin North Am 4:863-872, 1957. 9. Grünebaum M, Moskowitz G: The retropharyngeal soft-tissue in young infants with hypothyroidism . Am J Roentgenol 108:543-545, 1970.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

The Serendipitous Diagnosis of Mild Hypothyroidism During Childhood: A Roentgenographic Approach

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1977 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120190069014
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Abstract

Abstract • Roentgenograms of the chest, hip, or hand performed for a variety of reasons, may provide findings indicative of hypothyroidism even before there are any clear clinical signs of the disorder. It is stressed that the alertness of the roentgenologist and/or the physician is an important factor in discovering mild changes of the disease. We present such roentgenologic findings and illustrative cases of patients who were examined because of repeated respiratory tract infections, suspected hip joint dislocation and, sluggish behavior. (Am J Dis Child 131:675-677, 1977) References 1. Reilly WA: Hypothyroidism in childhood: Its genesis . JAMA 146:234-235, 1951.Crossref 2. Landau H, Freier S, Spitz I, et al: Thyroid function in the first year of life . Isreal J Med Sci 9:929-931, 1973. 3. Wietersen FK, Balow RM: The radiologic aspects of thyroid disease . Radiol Clin North Am 5:255-266, 1967. 4. Wrich JH, Lewall DB: Cretinism in one of non-identical twins . J Can Assoc Radiol 20:57-63, 1969. 5. Rybak M: Skeletal dysplasia and bony maturation in hypothyroidism of childhood . Ann Radiol 13:243-249, 1970. 6. Caffey J: Pediatric X-Ray Diagnosis , ed 6. Chicago, Year Book Medical Publishers, 1973, pp 1299-1303. 7. Greulich WW, Pyle SI: Radiographic Atlas of Skeletal Development of Hand and Wrist , ed 2. Palo Alto, Calif, Stanford University Press, 1959. 8. Fisher DA, Pickering DE: Infantile hypothyroidism: Diagnosis and treatment . Pediatr Clin North Am 4:863-872, 1957. 9. Grünebaum M, Moskowitz G: The retropharyngeal soft-tissue in young infants with hypothyroidism . Am J Roentgenol 108:543-545, 1970.Crossref

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1977

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