What is the role of thyroid function tests in the diagnosis of Turner syndrome?

Updated: Mar 19, 2021
  • Author: Maala S Daniel, MBBS; Chief Editor: Luis O Rohena, MD, MS, FAAP, FACMG  more...
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Because of the high prevalence of hypothyroidism in Turner syndrome, [6] obtain thyroid function tests at diagnosis.

Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) measurements should be repeated every 1-2 years or if symptoms develop because patients may develop hypothyroidism at a later age.


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