The common presenting manifestations of juvenile hypothyroidism include short stature and delayed puberty. We describe a case who presented with short stature and macro-orchidism and was diagnosed with primary hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto thyroiditis. With l-thyroxine replacement therapy, he had catch-up growth and decrease in testicular volume.
*Senior Resident, †Professor and Head, and ‡Assistant Professor, Department of Endocrinology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.
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