Thyroid function in pregnancy: maternal and fetal outcomes with hypothyroidism and subclinical thyroid dysfunction

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

Thyroid hormones are important in the development of the fetus and the placenta as well as in maintaining maternal wellbeing. Thyroid disorders are common in the population as a whole, particularly in women, and therefore are common during pregnancy and the puerperium. Biochemical derangement of thyroid function tests are present in approximately 2.5–5% of pregnant women.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-187
Number of pages19
JournalFetal and maternal medicine review
Volume22
Issue number03
Early online date21 Jun 2011
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2011