• Two families each had two siblings with hypothyroidism due to ectopy and hypoplasia of the thyroid. A genetic factor controlling normal thyroid development and descent may be responsible, and the importance of plasma thyroid-stimulating hormone estimation in borderline hypothyroid cases is emphasized. We suggest screening of siblings of patients with ectopic thyroid for hypothyroidism.
(Am J Dis Child 131:1264-1265, 1977)
Kaplan M, Kauli R, Raviv U, Lubin E, Laron Z. Hypothyroidism Due to Ectopy in Siblings. Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(11):1264-1265. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120240082018