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Endocrine Disorders

Babies with endocrine disorders of either the thyroid or andrenal glands make too little of certain hormones. Babies with these disorders can receive hormones to replace the ones their bodies cannot make. Replacement of thyroid hormone prevents growth problems and mental handicap. Replacement of adrenal gland hormones can prevent serious health problems, such as shock or sudden unexpected death.

There are two disorders:

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)

Congenital Hypothyroidism (CH)

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