Congenital hypothyroidism (mnemonic)

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 16 Feb 2019

The features of an infant with congenital hypothyroidism can be recalled with the following mnemonic:

  • 5 Ps


  • P: pot belly
  • P: pallor
  • P: puffy face
  • P: protruding umbilicus
  • P: poked out tongue

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