Recognizing, understanding, and treating postpartum thyroiditis.

Abstract

Postpartum thyroiditis is the most common endocrinologic disorder, with an incidence that varies geographically from 5% to 10%. It has important clinical sequelae including symptoms of hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, and depression. Long-term follow-up of women who experience postpartum thyroiditis reveals a high recurrence rate in subsequent pregnancies… (More)

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