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August 1970

Hyperthyroidism Under 2 Years of Age: An Unusual Cause of Failure to Thrive

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Department of Pediatrics, University of Southern California School of Medicine and Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(2):157-159. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100070101015

A patient with thyrotoxicosis dating from the first year of life whose condition was diagnosed at 18 months of age was initially evaluated because of failure to thrive. Thyrotoxicosis should be considered in instances of failure to gain weight, particularly those associated with increased appetite.