Rare cases of autoimmune hypothyroidism in young children

Giulia Maria Tronconi, Silvana Caiulo, Marianna Di Frenna, Maria Cristina Vigone, Giuseppe Chiumello, Giovanna Weber

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Acquired autoimmune hypothyroidism is common in late childhood and adolescence but is very rare in the first 3 years of life. We report on three cases of autoimmune thyroiditis (AT) in young children who presented with constipation, decreased appetite, and increased hours of sleep. Our cases highlight that AT may remain undiagnosed for a long time in young children owing to the rarity of the disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)963-966
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013


  • Acquired hypothyroidism
  • Autoimmune thyroiditis
  • Childhood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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