Thyroid Research and Practice

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 35--38

Hyperthyroidism in children: A report of 6 cases with follow-up


Jeevarathnam Dhivyalakshmi1, Shaila Shamanur Bhattacharyya1, N Kavitha Bhat2 
1 Department of Pediatrics, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Endocrinology, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Jeevarathnam Dhivyalakshmi
C/o Dr. A. Karunagaran, M.S., (ENT), 60/39, Model Hutment Road, CIT Nagar, Nandanam, Chennai - 600 035, Tamil Nadu
India

Hyperthyroidism in children is rare. The purpose of this study is to present a case series enlightening various symptoms of hyperthyroidism along with review recommendations in the literature concerning hyperthyroidism in children. We report 6 children aged (2 years to 14 years) presented to us with various manifestations of hyperthyroidism ranging from acute encephalopathy to exopthalmos and diarrhea. Among them 4 were female and 2 were male. 4 children (2 male and 2 female) had Graves«SQ»s disease, 1 had toxic nodule on left lobe of thyroid and the other child had transient hyperthyroidism due to thyroiditis. Case 1 presented with thyroid encephalopathy. The adolescent girl mentioned in case 3 presented with menstrual irregularity. All children were started on antithyroid drugs and beta blockers. Case 3 had undergone radioactive iodine ablative therapy twice for uncontrollable symptoms.


How to cite this article:
Dhivyalakshmi J, Bhattacharyya SS, Bhat N K. Hyperthyroidism in children: A report of 6 cases with follow-up.Thyroid Res Pract 2015;12:35-38


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Dhivyalakshmi J, Bhattacharyya SS, Bhat N K. Hyperthyroidism in children: A report of 6 cases with follow-up. Thyroid Res Pract [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Oct 27 ];12:35-38
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