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  Congenital Hypothyroidism in Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome [Eastern J Med]
Eastern J Med. 2017; 22(4): 208-210 | DOI: 10.5505/ejm.2017.07269  

Congenital Hypothyroidism in Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome

Çağatay Çağlar1, Muhammed Batur2, Erbil Seven2, Serek Tekin2, Tekin Yaşar2
1Department of Ophthalmology, Hitit University, Çorum, Turkey
2Department of Ophthalmology, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van, Turkey

Axenfeld-Rieger syndrome (ARS) manifests varying degrees of anterior segment dysgenesis and carries a risk of resistant glaucoma. It can affect ocular and extraocular structures derived from the neural crest. A small part of the thyroid gland originates from the neural crest, and defects in thyroid origination can result in thyroid agenesis. Thyroid agenesis is a cause of congenital hypothyroidism. To the best of our knowledge, no information exists about ARS associated with congenital hypothyroidism caused by congenital agenesis. We have presented clinical features the first case of ARS associated with congenital hypothyroidism.

Keywords: Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome, Anterior Segment Dysgenesis, Congenital Hypothyroidism, Neural Crest, Thyroid Agenesis.


Çağatay Çağlar, Muhammed Batur, Erbil Seven, Serek Tekin, Tekin Yaşar. Congenital Hypothyroidism in Axenfeld-Rieger Syndrome. Eastern J Med. 2017; 22(4): 208-210

Corresponding Author: Erbil Seven, Türkiye


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