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Endocrine problems in pregnancy.
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PMID:  21081587     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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This paper aims to describe the pathophysiology and management of the main endocrine complications of pregnancy. For each endocrine dysfunction, the issues with the fetus, the mother, obstetric complications, and the long term prognosis for the disease itself need to be considered. Key management issues are highlighted with each condition. Thyroid dysfunction and goitre are common while management is relatively straightforward. Adrenal, pituitary, and parathyroid diseases present less commonly in pregnancy. Early recognition of endocrine disease in pregnancy and appropriate management has the potential to improve outcome for the mother and fetus in the short and long term.
Authors:
Anjali Amin; Stephen Robinson; Tiong Ghee Teoh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  87     ISSN:  1469-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  116-24     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Metabolic Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College London, London W2 1NY, UK. stephen.robinson@imperial.ac.uk.
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