Congenital hypothyroidism

Joseph G. Hollowell, Bradford L. Therrell, W. Harry Hannon

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter describes screening and diagnosis for congenital hypothyroidism (CH). CH is a well-established cause of mental retardation which can be prevented by screening and treatment with thyroxine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAntenatal and Neonatal Screening
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191723605
ISBN (Print)9780192628268
StatePublished - Sep 1 2009


  • Congenital hypothyroidism
  • Mental retardation
  • Neonatal diagnosis
  • Neonatal screening
  • Thyroid disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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