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Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers


Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: April 2002
Last Revision Date: April 2002

Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is hypothyroidism?

What causes it?

Who can get it?

What are the signs and symptoms?
Symptoms may be hard to notice and are similar to symptoms of depression. Symptoms can be mild to severe.

Is it contagious?

How is it treated?

How long does it last?

Can it be prevented?

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers


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