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Hypothyroidism in Children

  • 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.

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