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THYROID FUNCTION IN PREGNANCY: MATERNAL AND FETAL OUTCOMES WITH HYPOTHYROIDISM AND SUBCLINICAL THYROID DYSFUNCTION

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 June 2011

NEIL K VANES
Affiliation:
The School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham.
JOHN H LAZARUS
Affiliation:
Centre for Endocrine and Diabetes Sciences, Cardiff School of Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
SHIAO-Y CHAN*
Affiliation:
The School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham.
*
Shiao-Y Chan, Level 3, Academic Department, Birmingham Women's Hospital, Metchley Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands B15 2TG. Email: s.chan@bham.ac.uk

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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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