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Newborn Screening

Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism

Congenital hypothyroidism is a disorder that affects infant at birth. Children born with congenital hypothyroidism have either absent, partially formed or poorly functioning thyroid gland. This result in inadequate amounts of thyroxine being produced and the child's brain cannot develop to its full potential. Congenital hypothyroidism will cause the child to have mental and physical disability.

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