Management of congenital hypothyroidism

Purpose of guideline

  • To guide the management of infants referred with an elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration on Guthrie blood spot screening.
  • To give guidance on the initial investigations for infants diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism.
  • To give guidance for ongoing management and monitoring of infants and children with congenital hypothyroidism

Who should use this guideline

  • general paediatricians
  • neonatologists
  • paediatricians with an interest in paediatric endocrinology
  • paediatric endocrinologists.

Patients to whom this guideline applies

Infants in Scotland with an elevated TSH on Guthrie blood spot screening.

Last reviewed: 01/02/2022
Next review date: 01/02/2025
Author: Clinical Guidelines Subgroup
Version: V2
Author email(s):
Approved by: SPEG Guidelines Group, SPEG Steering group
Document ID: NSD610-016.06