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Thyroid disorders during pregnancy.
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PMID:  22443973     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Thyroid disorders are common in women during pregnancy. If left untreated, both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are associated with adverse effects on pregnancy and fetal outcomes. It is important to correctly identify these disorders and treat them appropriately to prevent pregnancy-related complications. Levothyroxine is the indicated treatment for hypothyroidism, and thionamides are the treatment of choice for hyperthyroidism; thyroidectomy may be indicated in select cases. When thyroid cancer is diagnosed during pregnancy, a decision must be made regarding performing thyroidectomy during the pregnancy or postponing surgical resection until the postpartum period. Radioactive iodine is absolutely contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.
Cynthia F Yazbeck; Shannon D Sullivan
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical clinics of North America     Volume:  96     ISSN:  1557-9859     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985236R     Medline TA:  Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-56     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, E1140 BST, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA.
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