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Thyroid disease in pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18063104     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Twenty-seven million Americans are affected with thyroid disease, yet over half of this population remains undiagnosed. Thyroid disease often manifests itself during the reproductive period of a woman's life and is the second most common endocrinopathy that affects women of childbearing age. The physiologic changes of pregnancy can mimic thyroid disease or cause a true remission or exacerbation of underlying disease. In addition, thyroid hormones are key players in fetal brain development. Maternal, fetal and neonatal thyroid are discussed here. Moreover, this article serves as a review of the more common thyroid diseases that are encountered during pregnancy and the postnatal period, their treatments, and their potential effects on pregnancy.
Donna M Neale; Alice Chung Cootauco; Gerard Burrow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-07     Completed Date:  2008-02-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  543-57, v-vi     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 N. Wolfe Street, Phipps 228, Baltimore, MD 21287-1228, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Fetus / physiology
Infant, Newborn
Mass Screening
Pregnancy Complications / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy*
Thyroid Diseases / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy*
Thyroid Gland / physiology

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