Thyroid Disorders and Down syndrome (31 for 21, Day 8)

Thyroid Disorders and Down syndrome (31 for 21, Day 8)

Many people with Down syndrome have issues with their thyroid; it is one of the most prevalent conditions associated with Trisomy 21. Occurring spontaneously in the general population, once it would have meant a very short life span and if untreated in childhood, "cretinism". However, now a malfunctioning thyroid is easily detected and easily treated.

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