postpartum thyroiditis


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postpartum thyroiditis

A brief alteration in thyroid function occurring in the weeks and months after delivery of a child. Affected women typically become temporarily hyperthyroid and then hypothyroid before returning to normal thyroid function.
See also: thyroiditis
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Postpartum thyroiditis is not different from silent thyroiditis clinically, except that it occurs after pregnancy.
a) Hyperthyroidism Primary Postpartum thyroiditis Postpartum Graves disease Secondary None(b) Hypothyroidism Primary Postpartum thyroiditis Secondary Lymphocytic hypophysitis Postpartum pituitary necrosis (Sheehan syndrome) (a) Modified from Browne-Martin and Emerson (44).
According to Stagnaro-Green, postpartum thyroiditis (PPT) is the most common endocrinologic disease, occurring in 5% to 10% of all women.
Felicetta JV: Painful, painless, and postpartum thyroiditis.
Stagnaro-Green A: Recognizing, understanding and treating postpartum thyroiditis.
Lazarus JH, Ammari F, Oretti R, et al: Clinical aspects of recurrent postpartum thyroiditis.
The cause of postpartum thyroiditis is not known, but it could be caused by the rebounding immune system after the birth a child.

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