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Thyroid disorders during pregnancy.
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PMID:  22686167     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Thyroid physiology is altered during pregnancy as a result of an increase in thyroid-binding globulin, the stimulatory effect of hCG on TSH receptors, and increased peripheral thyroid hormone requirements. In addition, hyper and hypothyroid disorders are prevalent among women of reproductive age, and most of them have a significant impact on the gravida, fetus and neonate. Aberrant thyroid function can be readily recognized and treated during pregnancy, avoiding such complications. Here, we will review the thyroid function changes occurring during pregnancy, the different disorders, their maternal and fetal implications, and the ways to screen, prevent and treat these conditions.
Authors:
Ilana L Parkes; Joseph G Schenker; Yoel Shufaro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-0766     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-6-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807913     Medline TA:  Gynecol Endocrinol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of OB & GYN, Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center , Jerusalem , Israel.
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