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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The only case of postpartum thyroiditis in our study was a 27-year-old woman who had delivered a child 7 months back.
Postpartum thyroiditis is significantly present in women of postpartum period, which usually goes undiagnosed.
"Postpartum Thyroiditis." The American Thyroid Association.
The classic course of postpartum thyroiditis (PPT) is hyperthyroidism--which starts at about 6 weeks post partum and may last a few months--followed by hypothyroidism and then normalization.
The classic course of postpartum thyroiditis (PPT) is hyperthyroidism, which starts at about 6 weeks post partum and may last a few months, followed by hypothyroidism and then normalization.
Postpartum thyroiditis. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab.
Among those with painless thyroiditis, two subjects were diagnosed as Hashimoto's thyroiditis based on the clinical findings, the laboratory results especially those of high and persistent titer of AMA; one subject was diagnosed as postpartum thyroiditis; one subject had lithium-induced thyroiditis, and 13 subjects fulfilled the criteria of painless sporadic thyroiditis.
Premawardhana, "Postpartum thyroiditis," Autoimmunity, vol.
In the differential diagnosis of recurrent thyrotoxicosis apart from silent thyroiditis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, subacute thyroiditis, postpartum thyroiditis (1,4), and factitious thyrotoxicosis should be included.
Postpartum thyroiditis. Semin Perinatol 1998; 22:497-502.
A postpartum thyroiditis screening program was begun at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in March 1985.