Maquet E, Costagliola S, Parma J, Christophe-Hobertus C, Oligny LL, Fournet JC, Robitaille Y, Vuissoz JM, Payot A, Laberge S, Vassart G, Van Vliet G, Deladoëy J. Lethal respiratory failure and mild primary hypothyroidism in a term girl with a de novo heterozygous mutation in the TITF1/NKX2.1 gene. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2009; 94: 197-203.

This was the first reported case of a heterozygous TITF1/NKX2.1 mutation leading to neonatal death from respiratory failure. The association of severe unexplained respiratory distress in a term neonate with mild primary hypothyroidism is the clue that led to the diagnosis.