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ea0009s12 | Symposium 3: Thyroid disease in pregnancy and childhood | BES2005

Maternal thyroid dysfunction

Weetman T

Hypothyroidism is readily dealt with in pregnancy by ensuring optimal thyroxine replacement as early as possible - recent research suggests increasing the thyroxine by two extra days' dosage a week from the time pregnancy is confirmed is worthwhile (Alexander et al 2004).Hyperthyroidism in pregnancy is usually caused by molar pregnancy, gestational thyrotoxicosis (GT) or Graves' disease. GT affects 1-3% of pregnancies and is 3 times more common in Asian ...