Medical Definition of Infantile myxedema

Infantile myxedema: Hypothyroidism (subnormal activity of the thyroid gland) that starts after birth and is manifest by features including delays in growth and development and myxedema surfacing during infancy. Myxedema is a dry waxy type of swelling, often with swollen lips and nose. Infantile myxedema is also called infantile hypothyroidism. Another name, now little used, for the condition is Brissaud's infantilism, after the French physician Edouard Brissaud (1852-1909).

CONTINUE SCROLLING OR CLICK HERE FOR RELATED SLIDESHOW

QUESTION

The abbreviated term ADHD denotes the condition commonly known as: See Answer

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors

Reviewed on 12/27/2018