Chapter 20. Thyroid Dysfunction

  1. Errol R. Norwitz MD, PhD Professor Director1,
  2. Michael A. Belfort MD, PhD Professor Director2,3,
  3. George R. Saade MD Professor4 and
  4. Hugh Miller MD5

Published Online: 6 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch20

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

How to Cite

Norwitz, E. R., Belfort, M. A., Saade, G. R. and Miller, H. (2010) Thyroid Dysfunction, in Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch20

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  3. 3

    Perinatal Research and Fetal Therapy Program, HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181112

Online ISBN: 9781444314489

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Keywords:

  • thyroid dysfunction in pregnancy;
  • confirmation of maternal thyroid dysfunction - thyroid function testing;
  • thyroid hormone deficiency symptoms - fatigue, cold intolerance, weight gain, constipation;
  • causes of hypothyroidism - hashimoto thyroiditis, previous treatment for hyperthyroidism;
  • early treatment - avoiding pregnancy complications and impaired development;
  • postpartum thyroiditis - autoimmune phenomenon;
  • maternal hyperthyroidism (thyrotoxicosis) - excess production of thyroid hormone;
  • causes of hyperthyroidism - Graves disease, toxic multinodular goiter;
  • maternal complications of hyperthyroidism - infertility, recurrent pregnancy loss, cardiac failure;
  • antithyroid drugs - propylthiouracil (PTU) and carbimazole