ISSN: 1308-5727 | E-ISSN: 1308-5735
Volume: 14 Issue: 2 Year: 2022
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Turkish Society for Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes
An Alternative Route of Treatment in Transient Hypothyroxinemia of Prematurity: Rectal Administration of Levothyroxine [J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol]
J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol. Ahead of Print: JCRPE-43255 | DOI: 10.4274/jcrpe.galenos.2021.2021.0153

An Alternative Route of Treatment in Transient Hypothyroxinemia of Prematurity: Rectal Administration of Levothyroxine

Duygu Tunçel1, Zeynep İnce1, Erhan Aygün2, Asuman Çoban1
1Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neonatology, Istanbul, Turkey
2University of Health Science Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, İstanbul, Turkey (now working)

Transient hypothyroxinaemia of prematurity (THOP) is a disorder encountered especially in extremely low birth weight and preterm newborns. In recent years, the survival rates of these babies have increased, owing to the advances in neonatal care, thereby increasing the incidence of THOP. Controversies about the management of this disorder still continues while accompanying morbidites may create difficulties in the treatment of these patients. A preterm baby boy, born at 256/7 gestational week with a birthweight of 665g who developed short bowel syndrome after necrotizing enterocolitis surgery and who was treated with rectal levothyroxine, is presented.

Keywords: levothyroxine, prematurity, short bowel, rectal



Corresponding Author: Duygu Tunçel, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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