[Development of neonatal Graves' disease--prediction, prevention and treatment].

  • Nobuo Matsuura
  • Published 2006 in
    Nihon rinsho. Japanese journal of clinical…


It is well known that neonatal hyperthyroidism or neonatal Graves' disease is caused by trans-placental transfer of TSH receptor antibodies. The antibodies stimulate the thyroid gland in the fetal and neonatal stages, which induces hyperfunction of the thyroid gland and increased thyroid hormone production. In this paper, I would like to focus on four… (More)


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