The clinical spectrum of postpartum thyroid disease.

@article{Lazarus1996TheCS,
  title={The clinical spectrum of postpartum thyroid disease.},
  author={John Lazarus and Reginald L. Hall and Sajaratulnisah Othman and Arthur Burnham Parkes and Catherine J Richards and Bradley G McCulloch and Brian D. Harris},
  journal={QJM : monthly journal of the Association of Physicians},
  year={1996},
  volume={89 6},
  pages={
          429-35
        }
}
The clinical and biochemical features of postpartum thyroid disease were analysed in 152 antithyroid peroxidase antibody-positive (anti-TPO+ve) women and compared with 239 anti-TPO-ve age-matched control postpartum women. All were assessed monthly for up to 12 months postpartum. Seventy three anti-TPO+ve women developed postpartum thyroiditis (PPT): 19.2% hyperthyroid alone, 49.3% hypothyroid alone, and 31.5% characterized by hyper- followed by hypothyroidism. None of the antibody-negative… CONTINUE READING

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