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Pediatría Atención Primaria

versión impresa ISSN 1139-7632


ARES SEGURA, S.; QUERO JIMENEZ, J.  y  MORREALE DE ESCOBAR, G.. Frequent thyroid disfunctions in childhood. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria [online]. 2009, vol.11, suppl.16, pp.173-204. ISSN 1139-7632.

The appearance of alterations of the thyroid function in children is very frequent. It seems that there are sufficient data to assure that the control of thyroid function during childhood is at least very useful in order to avoid possible problems in the long-term development. Therefore, any potential benefit would be greater than the possible harmful effects. In the controls of the well child, the signs of suspicion of endocrinologic disfunción must be investigated always. In the processes of growth and development, where the signs of almost all their impairments are very discreet in their beginning, the observation must become thorough since early diagnosis is important for the treatments to be effective and to be able to avoid the sequels of the disease. Pediatricians have an important contribution to the early diagnosis. The interpretation of normality/abnormality of the process of growth and development of the infant, is a very useful tool during childhood. In the stage of study as well as in the treatment, pediatricians must integrate the extended team of childcare. Pediatricians will lead the family and the patient in its new condition of chronic patient.

Palabras clave : Thyroxine; Thyroid function; Psicomotor development; Thyroiditis; Goiter.

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