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    Congenital Hypothyroidism

    Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is inadequate thyroid hormone production in newborn infants.

    Thyroid Agents

    The thyroid gland uses iodine to produce thyroid hormones that regulate body metabolism. Thyroid agents either replace or remove hormones to prevent deficiency and excess. Thyroid agents include thyroid hormones (T3, T4, TSH)and antithyroid drugs (further classified as thioamides and iodine solution).

    3 Hypothyroidism Nursing Care Plans

    Here are three (3) nursing care plans (NCP) for hypothyroidism (myxedema, cretinism):

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