Thyroid Function and Disorders
The thyroid gland plays an important role in regulating your child’s metabolism. Thyroid disorders, which affect the thyroid gland, may be congenital (present at birth), or develop later in childhood. With proper treatment most thyroid disorders can be successfully managed in children.
The Pediatric Thyroid Center at CHOP is one of the few centers in the nation dedicated to the unique medical needs of children and adolescents with thyroid disease.