Tip 203: neonatal thyrotoxicosis

Babies at risk of neonatal thyrotoxicosis are:

  • babies of mothers with a current or past history of Graves’ disease
  • babies from families with a family history of neonatal thyrotoxicosis secondary to TSH receptor mutations (rare)

These babies should have TSH/T4 measured on day 2-7 and then repeated on day 10-14.

Reference: Ogilvy-Stuart, A. (2002). Neonatal thyroid disorders. Archives of disease in childhood fetal and neonatal edition87(3), F165-F171.

Previously published: 17/12/14

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