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Neonatal thyroid disorders
  1. A L Ogilvy-Stuart
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Ogilvy-Stuart, Rosie Hospital, Addenbrooke’s NHS Trust, Cambridge CB2 2SW, UK;


Hypothyroxinaemia, which is common in the preterm infant, and thyrotoxicosis, which is rare, are important neonatal thyroid disorders. Their causes and treatment are discussed.

  • thyroid
  • thyroxine
  • triiodothyronine
  • thyrotoxicosis
  • T4, thyroxine
  • T3, triiodothyronine
  • TRH, thyrotrophin releasing hormone
  • TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone
  • TSI, thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin
  • PTU, propylthiouracil

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