Any Information about Congenital Hypothyroidism?

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Can you tell me some information about congenital hypothyroidism?

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Some babies are born with a defective thyroid gland or no thyroid gland. In most cases, the thyroid gland didn't develop normally for unknown reasons, but some children have an inherited form of the disorder. Often, infants with congenital hypothyroidism appear normal at birth. That's one reason why most states now require newborn thyroid screening. Key word: congenital hypothyroidism
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