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Pregnancy is associated with physiological changes in thyroid function that may result in thyroid insufficiency, especially in presence of autoimmunity or iodine deficiency. Gestational hypothyroidism has been associated with adverse health outcomes for both the mother and child, including increased miscarriage risk and delayed neuropsychological(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of thyroid disorders (TDs) and identify groups at risk for TDs in Tunisian pregnant women. METHODS Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) and anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPO-Ab) were determined in 1519 pregnant women. Thyroid disorder was defined as hyperthyroidism (TSH< or =0.10 mIU/L) or hypothyroidism (TSH>4.5(More)
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