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Is congenital hypothyroidism a sort of cretinism?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Cretinism or cretin was the term years ago to describe infants with the constellation of symptoms expressed in untreated congenital hypothyroidism.
The term is a bit archaic, and has a derogatory connotation attached to its use.I seldom see the term used any more & haven't seen it in research literature in decades.

In brief: Yes

Cretinism or cretin was the term years ago to describe infants with the constellation of symptoms expressed in untreated congenital hypothyroidism.
The term is a bit archaic, and has a derogatory connotation attached to its use.I seldom see the term used any more & haven't seen it in research literature in decades.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Cretinism is a condition of severe stunting of physical or mental growth that is CAUSED by UNTREATED congenital hypothyroidism.

In brief: No

Cretinism is a condition of severe stunting of physical or mental growth that is CAUSED by UNTREATED congenital hypothyroidism.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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