[The importance of screening for thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy: pathophysiological background and practical implications].

Abstract

Thyroid hormones are essential both for the physiological course of pregnancy and for the optimal differentiation of the embryonic tissues and foetal brain development. Overt and subclinical hypothyroidism constitutes a frequent cause of infertility, it carries along an increased risk of spontaneous abortion and premature birth, and it may lead to an… (More)

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