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downs,systemic rheumatoid arthritis, anemia tsh t4 normal has thyriod antibodies hyperthyroid why

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Autoimmune disorders

like Rheumatoid Arthritis, diabetes & thyroiditis have an ^ed incidence in children with Down Syndrome (DS).
A normal Free T4 & ^ed Ultrasensitive TSH indicates sub-clinical HYPOthyroidism that can become clinical. Macrocytosis, large RBC's, in infants with DS remains lifelong in 2/3rds. It can be associated with anemia from low Vitamin B12 & Folate (folic acid) or iron levels, hypothyroidism or leukemia.

In brief: Autoimmune disorders

like Rheumatoid Arthritis, diabetes & thyroiditis have an ^ed incidence in children with Down Syndrome (DS).
A normal Free T4 & ^ed Ultrasensitive TSH indicates sub-clinical HYPOthyroidism that can become clinical. Macrocytosis, large RBC's, in infants with DS remains lifelong in 2/3rds. It can be associated with anemia from low Vitamin B12 & Folate (folic acid) or iron levels, hypothyroidism or leukemia.
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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics

In brief: Thyroid

Thyroid antibodies can appear in otherwise healthy individuals.
They can be more common in people with autoimmune diseases. You and your parents will want to discuss this further with your primary doctor or an endocrinologist. There may be no problem with your thyroid even though these tests are positive.

In brief: Thyroid

Thyroid antibodies can appear in otherwise healthy individuals.
They can be more common in people with autoimmune diseases. You and your parents will want to discuss this further with your primary doctor or an endocrinologist. There may be no problem with your thyroid even though these tests are positive.
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