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features of hypothyroidism in children include lethargy,feeding problems,constipation, macroglossia,umbilical hernia,large frontanels,dry skin,hypothermia and prolonged jaundice

i dont know why they have macroglossia and unbilical hernia and large frontanels.

can any one please enlighten me on this?
thank you


Don't know exactly why hypothyrodism can cause those clinical findings but one thing is true. Thyroid hormone is required for completing the developmental program, in adults thyroid hormone activates many metabolic functions and is in charge in stimulating thermogenesis and many organ functions.

The specific answer could lie on finding how T3 can stimulate or inhibit key steps in abdominal wall closure, facial growth and suture closure.

Thanks for the question.

On Mar 21, 2012 - 11:34 AM, usmletarget99 responded:
thank you for the reply...i think you are right


Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormone.

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