Tropical Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads.

Remember me or Register

Case Report: Congenital Thyrotoxicosis

S.N. Ibeziako, N.K. Chukwudi


A case of a preterm neonate with congenital thyrotoxicosis is reported. Her mother had thyrotoxicosis which was diagnosed at 27 weeks gestation, and was treated with propranolol and carbimazole. The diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis in the neonate was confirmed by an elevated serum tri-iodo-thyronine (T3) level of 6.7 nmol/L, a thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) level of less than 0.3 mu/L, and advanced bone age of between 3-6 months, at birth. The baby was treated with propranolol and Lugols iodine, with a favourable outcome.

Key Words: Thyrotoxicosis, Maternal, Congenital, Neonate

[Trop J Obstet Gynaecol, 2002, 19: 51-53].
AJOL African Journals Online