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Overview of thyroid disease in pregnancy

Author
Douglas S Ross, MD
Section Editors
David S Cooper, MD
Charles J Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Deputy Editor
Jean E Mulder, MD

INTRODUCTION

The evaluation and treatment of pregnant women with thyroid disease parallel that of nonpregnant women and men but present some unique problems. An overview of thyroid physiology and disease during pregnancy is presented here. Some of the disorders reviewed below are discussed separately in individual topic reviews:

(See "Hypothyroidism during pregnancy: Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment".)

(See "Hyperthyroidism during pregnancy: Clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and causes".)

(See "Hyperthyroidism during pregnancy: Treatment".)

(See "Postpartum thyroiditis".)

                                 

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