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infantile hypothyroidism


Definition: hypothyroidism that can be due to endemic congenital goiter; nonendemic cases are usually due to defective thyroidal embryogenesis, defective hypothalamopituitary function, congenital defects in thyroid hormone synthesis or action, or intrauterine exposure to goitrogenic agents.

Synonym(s): Brissaud infantilism, congenital myxedema, dysthyroidal infantilism, hypothyroid dwarfism, hypothyroid infantilism, infantile myxedema, myxedematous infantilism

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