What is Pendred's Syndrome?

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Gangadhar Hari's picture

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Its is a hereditary disorder characterized by deafness. Thyroid goiter is also usually seen in this. Reference:: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK22178/
K Rajakrishna's picture

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Pendred's syndrome, hereditary metabolic condition that is characterized by deafness and defective incorporation of iodine into thyroid hormone, resulting in goitre or enlargement of the thyroid gland. Pendred's syndrome is a major cause of congenital deafness. It does not produce symptoms of hypothyroidism (deficiency of thyroid activity) in most patients, nor does the condition affect life expectancy. reference: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/449731/Pendreds-syndrome (accessed on 25-01-2011)

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