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Hyperthyroidism and Pregnancy

Hyperthyroidism and Pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know Overt hyperthyroidism complicates approximately2/1000 of pregnancies. Pregnant women with hyperthyroidism are at increased risk for spontaneous pregnancy loss, congestive heart failure, thyroid storm, preterm birth, preeclampsia, fetal growth restriction, and associated increased perinatal morbidity and mortality. The most common cause of overt hyperthyroidism is Graves’ disease,…


Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy 1. What every clinician should know Overt hypothyroidism complicates between 1/1,000 and 3/1,000 pregnancies. Women with overt hypothyroidism are at an increased risk for pregnancy complications such as early pregnancy failure, preeclampsia, placental abruption, low birth weight and stillbirth. Treatment of women with overt hypothyroidism has been associated with improved pregnancy outcomes.…

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