Hyperthyroidism in pregnancy

  • Zainurrashid Z
  • Abd Al-Rhman HS
Keywords: Hyperthyroidism, pregnancy


Summary                                                                         o Thyroid diseases are common in women, including at the time of pregnancies.

o Many typical features of hyperthyroidism are common in normal pregnancies and this may delay or mask the diagnosis.

o Uncontrolled thyrotoxicosis increases the rate of miscarriage, intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), premature labour and perinatal mortality.

o Multi-disciplinary efforts are required to achieve optimal control of thyrotoxicosis.

o Anti-thyroid drugs are safe and should be used with the lowest possible doses.

o Radioiodine treatment is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.

o Indications of surgery include: compression symptoms, thyroid malignancy, non-compliance to medications or when the patient develop drugs side effects.


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How to Cite
ZZ., & HSA. A.-R. (2012). Hyperthyroidism in pregnancy. Malaysian Family Physician, 13(3), 3. Retrieved from https://www.e-mfp.org/ojs3/index.php/MFP/article/view/146
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