Muhammad Wasim Khan, Syed Sajid Munir, Maimoona Saeed, Sami Ul Haq

Incidence of Congenital Hypothyroidism in Neonates: A study in Abbotabad

Muhammad Wasim Khan, Syed Sajid Munir, Maimoona Saeed, Sami Ul Haq



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To determine the frequency of congenital hypothyroidism in neonates admitted in Neonatology Department of Ayub Teaching Hospital,  Abbotabad

Setting: Department of Neonatology, ATH, Abbotabad

Duration of Study: From 13 June, 2016 to 13 Dec, 2016.

Design of study: Cross sectional  

Methodology: 621 neonates included in this study. All admissions were enrolled in study. Informed written consent was taken from parents. TSH level of the patients was sent to laboratory. Name, age, gender and address was recorded on a Performa.

Results:  As per frequencies and percentages for congenital hypothyroidism, 5(0.8%) neonates were found having congenital hypothyroidism.

Conclusion: Prevalence of congenital hypothyroidism in neonates is 0.8%. It is strongly associated with hypothyroid mothers and their intake of medicine in pregnancy.

Keywords:  Hypothyroid mother, Newborn baby, TSH



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