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The symptoms of hypothyroidism in children are different than in adults. Each child may experience symptoms differently, and often the symptoms are not seen at all. This is why all infants should be screened for low thyroid.
Symptoms in newborns (neonatal hypothyroidism) may include:
Childhood (juvenile hypothyroidism):
Adolescents (adolescent hypothyroidism):
The most common cause of hypothyroidism is the body's autoimmune reaction producing antibodies against the thyroid gland. A mother's thyroid disorder treatment (such as iodine) or maternal antithyroid antibodies can affect her unborn child's thyroid function.
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