Conditions + Treatments

Hypothyroidism in Children

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Hypothyroidism is the condition in which the thyroid is underactive and produces an insufficient amount of thyroid hormones.

  • Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder.
  • Children with the disorder display symptoms differently than adults with the disorder.

How Boston Children’s Hospital approaches hypothyroidism

The Thyroid Program at Boston Children's is one of the only centers in the United States exclusively devoted to the care of children with thyroid diseases.

We are distinguished by our expertise in thyroid ultrasonography, fine needle aspiration and radioiodine therapy. Our Thyroid Nodule Clinic is one of the largest and most experienced pediatric practices of its type in the United States.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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