endemic cretinism

"Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism" (1991), by Delbert A. Fisher

"Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism" (1991), by Delbert A. Fisher

In his 1991 article "Screening for Congenital Hypothyroidism," Delbert A. Fisher in the US reported on the implementation and impact of mass neonatal screening programs for congenital hypothyroidism (CH) from the early 1970s through 1991. CH is a condition that causes stunted mental and physical development in newborns unless treatment begins within the first three months of the newborn's life.

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