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The Challenges of Childhood Thyrotoxicosis

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It is well known that adult thyrotoxicosis can present in many guises and to different specialists, but childhood thyrotoxicosis, particularly in the pre-pubertal age group, is often overlooked as a possible diagnosis. Many children, who present to a tertiary centre for treatment, have been diagnosed ‘accidentally’. A number have seen their General Practitioner or a Paediatrician in the preceding weeks and, although concern may have been raised about the child’s symptoms, thyrotoxicosis has not been considered, as it is not traditionally thought of as a ‘paediatric’ condition.

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  • Authors: P. Dharmaraj
  • Keywords: Thyrotoxicosis, childhood, management
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