Levothyroxine Use in Infants and Children with Congenital or Acquired Hypothyroidism

Contributing Editor: Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D.; Editorial Board: Kristi N. Hofer, Pharm.D.; Michelle W. McCarthy, Pharm.D.

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Pediatr Pharm. 2008;14(10) 

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Use in Acquired or Transient Hypothyroidism

Thyroid hormone replacement may also be useful in children with acquired hypothyroidism, such as those with cancer,[8] or in infants and children with transient hypothyroidism. Examples of the latter group include preterm infants,[9,10] infants and children in shock who develop sick euthyroid syndrome, and pediatric patients who have undergone cardiac surgery.[11]

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