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Are elevated TSH levels in a child a concern?

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Posted on Mon, 5 Dec 2016
Question: Hi,

My 3 year old son had a thyroid test but his t3 and t4 came up normal. tsh is slightly high. is it a cause of concern? Attaching the reports.
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Answered by Dr. Minal Mohit (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Needs treatment

Detailed Answer:
dear ma'm, hi and welcome to HCM. I m Dr XXXXXXX and would be happy to solve your query.
yes the child needs to be treated. TSH 6.7 is high for a child of 3 years. and this growing phase needs adequate thyroid levels. we also need some additional tests to support our judgement of treating the child
1. antibodies TPO &TGA
2. x ray left hand AP view for bone age
3. height in cm
4. parents height in cm
regards!

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Brief Answer: Needs treatment Detailed Answer: dear ma'm, hi and welcome to HCM. I m Dr XXXXXXX and would be happy to solve your query. yes the child needs to be treated. TSH 6.7 is high for a child of 3 years. and this growing phase needs adequate thyroid levels. we also need some additional tests to support our judgement of treating the child 1. antibodies TPO &TGA 2. x ray left hand AP view for bone age 3. height in cm 4. parents height in cm regards!