Hypothyroidism In Children

Also known as: underactive thyroid gland.

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the neck that produces two important hormones, thyroxine and triiodothyronine (T4 and T3). When the production of these hormones is lower than usual, the patient has hypothyroidism.

Reviewed by: Alejandro Diaz, MD

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