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Incidence of primary congenital hypothyroidism over 24 years in Finland

Julkaisun tekijät: Danner Emmi, Niuro Laura, Huopio Hanna, Niinikoski Harri, Viikari Liisa, Kero Jukka, Jääskeläinen Jarmo


Julkaisuvuosi: 2022

Journal: Pediatric Research

Lehden akronyymi: PEDIATR RES

Sivujen määrä: 5

ISSN: 0031-3998

eISSN: 1530-0447



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Background A rise in the incidence of congenital hypothyroidism (CH) has been reported worldwide. This nationwide study aimed to describe the secular trends and current incidence of CH in Finland.

Methods Two independent study cohorts, a national and a regional, were collected from national registers and patient records. The national cohort represents all CH cases born in Finland between 1994 and 2017. Birth data, results of the screening test, and the incidence of CH were reviewed.

Results Between 1994 and 2017, 1,400,028 children were born in Finland. Of these children, 503 were diagnosed with primary CH (incidence 1:2783). Male-to-female sex ratio was 1:2.0. The nationwide incidence was 33 cases per 100,000 live births between 1994 and 1999, 38 cases per 100,000 live births between 2000 and 2005, 40 cases per 100,000 live births between 2006 and 2011, and 33 cases per 100,000 live births between 2012 and 2017. In the regional cohort (n = 139), the incidence of transient CH was 3.6%. The incidence of mild, moderate, and severe CH remained constant.

Conclusions In Finland, the incidence of CH has not changed during the 24-year study period. Impact As opposed to recent reports worldwide, the incidence of congenital hypothyroidism has not changed between 1994 and 2017 in Finland. The proportions of mild, moderate, and severe congenital hypothyroidism did not change significantly over the study period. Lowering the TSH cut-off limit or increasing immigration did not affect the incidence rate of primary congenital hypothyroidism in Finland.

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