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Delay in screening premature infants for congenital hypothyroidism
  1. S M Ng1,
  2. S C Wong1,
  3. F Paize1,
  4. E Chakkarapani1,
  5. P Newland2,
  6. D M Isherwood2,
  7. M Didi3
  1. 1Endocrinology Department, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital Alder Hey, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2Biochemistry Department, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital Alder Hey
  3. 3Endocrinology Department, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital Alder Hey
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr S M Ng
    Endocrinology Department, Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Alder Hey, Eaton Road, Liverpool L12 2AP, UK; ngszemay{at}yahoo.com

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Optimal management of congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) includes early diagnosis and prompt treatment.1–3 We conducted an audit over a 12-week period in 2002 to determine whether time of screening for CHT was in adherence to standards published by the UK Newborn Screening Programme. The minimum standards recommended for time of screening for …

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