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THYROID DISEASE DURING PREGNANCY Part 1: Thyroid Function Testing and Hypothyroidism
Abel DE
The Female Patient. 2011;36(1):16-22

This article is the first of a 2-part series highlighting thyroid disease during pregnancy. The focus of this article is thyroid physiology and thyroid function testing during pregnancy, as well as the diagnosis and management of hypothyroidism. Subclinical hypothyroidism and postpartum thyroiditis are also discussed. Thyroid disease is one of the most common conditions the clinician may encounter in a pregnant patient.


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