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Hodgkin's Disease | Pediatric Patient | Risk Factors for Hypothyroidism

Purpose:

To determine the risk for hypothyroidism in a pediatric patient undergoing neck irradiation for Hodgkin's disease.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

Objective:

risk factors, response to therapy, complication detection

ICD-10:

C81.7, E03.2

Description:

Radiation of the neck may be complicated by hypothyroidism. Metzger et al identified risk factors for hypothyroidism in pediatric patients with Hodgkin's disease who received neck irradiation. The authors are from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee.

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