Value of combined clinical information and thyroid peroxidase antibodies in pregnancy for the prediction of postpartum thyroid dysfunction.

@article{Costa2007ValueOC,
  title={Value of combined clinical information and thyroid peroxidase antibodies in pregnancy for the prediction of postpartum thyroid dysfunction.},
  author={Sheila Mamede da Costa and Lino Sieiro Netto and Cl{\'a}udia Medina Coeli and Alexandru Buescu and M{\'a}rio Vaisman},
  journal={American journal of reproductive immunology},
  year={2007},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={344-9}
}
PROBLEM To investigate the utility of thyroid peroxidase antibodies (TPOAb) in early pregnancy combined with clinical information for prediction of postpartum thyroid dysfunction (PPTD) within 1 year postpartum. METHOD OF STUDY We studied 98 pregnant women by determining their TPOAb levels in early pregnancy, as well as their serum thyrotropin and free thyroid (fT4) levels at 6 and 12 months postpartum. Furthermore, they answered a questionnaire and physical examination was performed by only… CONTINUE READING