Universal newborn screening, early treatment crucial for congenital hypothyroidism care

6 days ago   |   By Healio

All newborns should be screened for congenital hypothyroidism within 48 to 72 hours of birth, and prompt treatment after diagnosis is necessary to avoid adverse outcomes, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
A new guideline published in Pediatrics outlines the steps providers should take for screening and treating congenital hypothyroidism among newborns. Among the recommendations, the authors argue for universal congenital hypothyroidism screening for newborns. According to the authors, about 70% of newborns globally do not undergo screening, and newborn screening
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