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POSTPARTUM THYROIDITIS

Endocrinology

POSTPARTUM THYROIDITIS

1. Affects 10-15% of postpartum women.
2. Diffuse, painless goiter.
3. P/W hyper/hypothyroidism.
4. Inx - normal ESR + anti-TPO antibodies + reduced RAIU uptake.
5. Must be followed-up annually due to progression to overt hypothyroidism.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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