To present a review of pediatrie thyroid disease from the newborn period through childhood and adolescence. This issue of Pediatrie Annals provides clinical review articles that update the practitioner about all facets of thyroid disorders seen in clinical practice, and provides the knowledge base to diagnose and manage congenital hypothyroidism, thyroiditis and acquired hypothyroidism, thyrotoxicosis and nodular thyroid disease and carcinoma.
HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.
The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.
1. Sporadic congenital hypothyroidism is two to three times more common In male infants than in female infants.
2. Chronic lymphocytlc thyroiditis (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) Is the most common childhood cause of goiter and hypothyroidism In iodine-sufficient areas.
3. The most reliable and most frequently seen clinical sign for the diagnosis of Graves' disease during childhood is:
B. Thyroid bruit.
D. Exaggerated deep tendon reflexes.
4. A solitary thyroid nodule in a schoolaged child requires a biopsy and histopathologic diagnosis.
Answers to the Pre-Test:
1. B 2 A 3.C 4.A