A 40-year-old member asked:
How often are young children diagnosed with hyperthyroidism?
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It happens, notoften: Most common reason is graves disease, usually kids 10-14, about 3/100, 000, far more girls than boys, can happen younger. Sometimes others in family may have it, not always. It can be effectively treated with medicine and close follow-up; kids often do better than adults. Also, toddlers can get into others' meds, and newborns can be affected if their moms are hyperthyroid.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
How typical is it for young children to be diagnosed with hyperthyroidism?
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