Research Journal of Clinical Pediatrics

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The Significance of Newborn Heel Blood Test: A Case Report with Congenital Hypothyroidism and Indirect Hyperbilirubinemia

Diseases such as phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyroidism, cystic fibrosis and biotinase deficiency can be detected with the Heel Blood Test, which is a simple and inexpensive method with a few drops of blood in the next 5-10 days after birth. In the Heel Blood Test, we presented patients who were diagnosed with Congenital Hypothyroidism and Indirect Hyperbilirubinemia due to TSH (Thyrotrophin-Stimulating Hormone) elevation, who were followed-up after the examination and imaging procedures and wanted to emphasize the importance of screening programs in neonatal period.

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