A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the long-term effects to early treatment of congenital hypothyroidism?

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
A Verified Doctoranswered
30 years experience
The earlier better: As early as possible (preferably right after a pediatric endocrinologist has had an opportunity to get a thyroid scan first). Iq points are lost the longer treatment is delayed.
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