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Nursing Diagnosis for Congenital Hypothyroidism

Nursing Diagnosis for Congenital Hypothyroidism

For transient congenital hypothyroidism, the treatment was not necessary for the function of the thyroid gland will return to normal after birth in the time varies depending on the cause. But sometimes needed treatment for varying times because sometimes difficult to know whether this is classified as temporary or permanent at the beginning of the birth.

In permanent congenital hypothyroidism is a common cause of congenital hypothyroidism, thyroid hormone deficiency, but symptoms can not be prevented due to lack of thyroid hormone can be prevented by administering thyroid hormone replacement or supplements in tablet form. Drug administration should begin as early as possible (less than 1 month of age) and given life, especially at the age of 0-3 years. With thyroid hormone regulated and controlled, the child can grow and develop normally.

Congenital hypothyroid disease can be detected by screening tests, which are carried by the blood to the newborn or 3 days old or at least 36 hours or 24 hours after birth. With the diagnosis / screening and thyroid hormone supplementation as early as possible stunted growth and mental retardation can be prevented and the child is expected to grow and develop normally.

Nursing Diagnosis for Congenital Hypothyroidism

1. Ineffective breathing pattern

2. Activity Intolerance

3. Constipation

4. Body image disturbance

Pediatric Nurses