Congenital Hypothyroidism Highlighted During January to Increase Awareness

“Untreated congenital hypothyroidism may affect brain development and cause abnormal growth, so making sure that all newborns are screened at birth for this disease is vital for improving child health outcomes,” said Nick Lyon, director of the MDCH. “Thanks to newborn screening in Michigan, conditions such as these can be detected early so that our children can develop normally and go on to lead healthy lives.”

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