childhood myxedema


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childhood myxedema

Etymology: AS, cildhad + Gk, myxa, mucus, oidema, swelling
a juvenile form of hypothyroidism characterized by atrophy of the thyroid gland after a severe infection of the gland. Also called juvenile myxedema.

childhood myxedema

Myxedema occurring before puberty.
See also: myxedema
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