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Cretinism (Congenital Hypothyroidism) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy Cretinism (aka congenital hypothyroidism) is caused by underactivity of the thyroid gland from birth.The result is growth retardation, developmental delay and other abnormal features. It can be due to deficiency of iodine in the mother's diet during pregnancy. The condition is detected today by newborn thyroid screening.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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