Final height in Italian patients with congenital hypothyroidism detected by neonatal screening: A 20-year observational study

Maurizio Delvecchio, Maria Cristina Vigone, Malgorzata Wasniewska, Giovanna Weber, Rosa Lapolla, Pietro Pio Popolo, Giulia Maria Tronconi, Raffaella Di Mase, Filippo De Luca, Luciano Cavallo, Mariacarolina Salerno, Maria Felicia Faienza

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Abstract

Background: Linear growth and final height are reported as normal in congenital hypothyroid patients in the neonatal screening era. Methods: We evaluated the final height in 215 patients with congenital hypothyroidism to assess if it improved over the last 2 decades. Results: Final height (-0.1∈±∈1.0 SDS) was higher than target height (-0.8∈±∈1.0 SDS, p∈2∈=∈0.564, p∈2∈=∈0.685, p∈

Original languageEnglish
Article number82
JournalItalian Journal of Pediatrics
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 28 2015

Keywords

  • Congenital Hypothyroidism
  • Final height
  • Growth
  • Obesity
  • Secular trend
  • Thyroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Delvecchio, M., Vigone, M. C., Wasniewska, M., Weber, G., Lapolla, R., Popolo, P. P., Tronconi, G. M., Di Mase, R., De Luca, F., Cavallo, L., Salerno, M., & Faienza, M. F. (2015). Final height in Italian patients with congenital hypothyroidism detected by neonatal screening: A 20-year observational study. Italian Journal of Pediatrics, 41(1), [82]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13052-015-0190-y