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June 1977

The Serendipitous Diagnosis of Mild Hypothyroidism During ChildhoodA Roentgenographic Approach

Am J Dis Child. 1977;131(6):675-677. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1977.02120190069014

• Roentgenograms of the chest, hip, or hand performed for a variety of reasons, may provide findings indicative of hypothyroidism even before there are any clear clinical signs of the disorder. It is stressed that the alertness of the roentgenologist and/or the physician is an important factor in discovering mild changes of the disease. We present such roentgenologic findings and illustrative cases of patients who were examined because of repeated respiratory tract infections, suspected hip joint dislocation and, sluggish behavior.

(Am J Dis Child 131:675-677, 1977)