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Little girl with unknown problems

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  • Posted By: mmoutinho
  • August 22, 2012
  • 11:49 PM

I have a niece who is turning ten years old, she is displaying developmental delays, mental delays.
She is not talking, cannot dress herself, and walks very slow.
what i have read of cretinism, she has most of the classic symptoms yet her thyroid tested normal
CAT scan and every test imaginable shows normal.
Is it possible that a person have thyroid levels in blood, but still suffer from cretinism. We are despirate, as no one
can tell us what to do, Pediatrician told my sister to put the girl in a sandpit and keep her happy, as there is nothing wrong with her

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  • Hi, I was just wondering what specific thyroid level were tested.Often they only test for levels of T4 and there are a number of people who can't change T4 into the also vital T3 so level can appear normal when they actually aren't.So if you haven't had it done I'd suggest you get these levels tested too.I hope this helps.
    Rubymadigan 2 Replies
    • October 15, 2012
    • 08:45 PM
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