Hashimoto's thyroiditis in children and adolescents: A retrospective study on clinical, epidemiological and laboratory properties of the disease


DEMİRBİLEK H., KANDEMİR N., GÖNÇ E. N. , Ozon A., ALİKAŞİFOĞLU A., Yordam N.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.20, no.11, pp.1199-1205, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/jpem.2007.20.11.1199
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1199-1205

Abstract

Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is the most common cause of goiter and acquired hypothyroidism in children and adolescents in iodine replete areas. To find out the clinical, epidemiological and laboratory characteristics of the disease in childhood, we reviewed files of 162 children and adolescents with HT followed in the Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine.