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A thyroxine dosage of 8 micrograms/kg per day is appropriate for the initial treatment of the majority of infants with congenital hypothyroidism.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9039509     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CONCLUSION: Even though a subgroup of patients may require a higher dosage of L-thyroxine, an initial dosage of 7.5-8.0 micrograms/kg per day, with an early assessment of FT4, FT3, and TSH levels, is adequate for the treatment of the majority of infants with congenital hypothyroidism.
G Touati; J Léger; J E Toublanc; J P Farriaux; C Stuckens; C Ponte; M David; P Rochiccioli; D Porquet; P Czernichow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  156     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-15     Completed Date:  1997-04-15     Revised Date:  2014-07-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  94-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Congenital Hypothyroidism*
Drug Administration Schedule
Hypothyroidism / drug therapy
Infant, Newborn
Prospective Studies
Thyrotropin / blood
Thyroxine / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
9002-71-5/Thyrotropin; Q51BO43MG4/Thyroxine

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