Are we overtreating subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy?

  title={Are we overtreating subclinical hypothyroidism in pregnancy?},
  author={Kate Wiles and S. Jarvis and C. Nelson-Piercy},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • Kate Wiles, S. Jarvis, C. Nelson-Piercy
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • #### The bottom line Overt hypothyroidism is diagnosed with a high serum thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration in conjunction with a low serum thyroxine concentration or an isolated TSH concentration above 10 mU/L. Subclinical hypothyroidism is a biochemical diagnosis based on a high TSH concentration with normal thyroxine. The benefits of treating overt hypothyroidism during pregnancy include improved obstetric and neonatal outcomes. However, evidence for the management of… CONTINUE READING
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