Can you help me understand any complications of hypothyroidism found in two siblings at infancy?

Can you help me understand any complications of hypothyroidism found in two siblings at infancy?

There are some excellent web sources for congenital (congenital means from birth) hypothyroidism.  There is a trusted source, the National Institutes of Health in the USA, that I would recommend, it has lots of good links.

If left untreated congenital hypothyroidism can cause reductions in intelligence and growth problems. In Canada all newborns are tested for congenital hypothyroidism. Because treatment is begun early, these children usually develop normally.

If two siblings are affected it is probably genetic. The most common genetic cause is when both parents have a recessive gene for the disorder and don’t show any symptoms of the disease themselves. Occasionally, one parent may have a dominant gene that can trigger hypothyroidism.

The future for these children is bright.

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