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Acta Paediatr. 1999 Jul;88(7):715-7.

Moderate renal failure in association with prolonged acquired hypothyroidism in children.

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Department of Pediatrics, Montreal Children's Hospital, Canada.

Abstract

We evaluated five children with prolonged primary hypothyroidism and noted a significant reduction in renal function (40%), which was reversible with hormonal replacement. This decline was higher than reported in adults and was of sufficient magnitude to warrant altering drug-dosing schedules. Furthermore, patients with moderately reduced renal function should be carefully evaluated for signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism.

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10447128
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