Awareness of MCT8 deficiency causing abnormal thyroid hormone transport may help early diagnosis

An extensive multinational study of patients with disordered thyroid hormone transport due to MCT8 deficiency has identified key characteristics that could help early diagnosis and the treatment of underlying risk factors associated with a poor outcome in affected patients.

Factors predicting loss to follow-up identified for children with chronic endocrine conditions

Factors including age at diagnosis and the specific disease influence the likelihood of children with chronic endocrine conditions being lost to follow-up, show French study findings.

Childhood cancer survivors and endocrinopathies – the need for oncologist and endocrinologist collaboration

Dr Sogol Mostoufi focuses on the treatment-related endocrine side effects commonly experienced by childhood cancer survivors, and the need for screening, life-long follow-up and treatment in this high-risk population.

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