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Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) is inadequate thyroid hormone production in newborn infants.
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).
Here are three (3) nursing care plans (NCP) for hypothyroidism (myxedema, cretinism):