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Volume 36, Issue 1
Publication date: July 1, 2015
Expiration date: July 1, 2018

Thyroid Disorders in Children
B. Michelle Schweiger, DO, MPH (Moderator)
Staff Physician, Center for Pediatric Endocrinology; Director, Pediatric Endocrinology Research, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio

Christine L. Chan, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, Colorado

Laurie Tsilianidis, MD
Associate Staff, Center for Pediatric Endocrinology, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Recognize the different etiologies of thyroid diseases in children.
2. Describe the pathophysiology of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid hormone axis.
3. Identify the incidence, etiology, untreated consequences, and treatment of congenital hypothyroidism.
4. Discuss the impact of maternal Graves disease on the neonate and recommended treatment guidelines of neonatal graves disease.
5. Explain the differences between autoimmune hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
6. Discuss the diagnosis and treatment plan for hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and thyroid nodules in children.


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