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Postpartum thyroiditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6893838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Postpartum thyroiditis is a disorder which is morphologically similar to Hashimoto's thyroiditis, but differs clinically. The disorder presents with a transient period of thyrotoxicosis which may be so mild that it is clinically missed. Many of these patients subsequently develop hypothyroidism which also spontaneously resolves. Documentation that the hypothyroidism is transient would be necessary to establish the diagnosis. There is a proclivity for this disorder to develop in the postpartum period. Two patients are presented with this disorder, one with a transient hypermetabolic state and one with a transient hypothyroid state.
E J Shahady; G M Meckler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of family practice     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0094-3509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Fam Pract     Publication Date:  1980 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-03-27     Completed Date:  1981-03-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502590     Medline TA:  J Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1049-52     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Diagnosis, Differential
Hyperthyroidism / diagnosis
Postpartum Period*
Thyroiditis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy
Thyroiditis, Autoimmune / diagnosis

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