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.
Hypothyroid mother, Newborn baby, TSH