Post-Partum Thyroid Dysfunction

Paul G. Walfish, Nadir R. Farid, Thomas B. Mackenzie, Michael K Popkin, Nobuyuki Amino, Hidemitsu Mori, Yoshinori Iwatani, Kiyoshi Miyai, Osamu Tanizawa

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Abstract

To the Editor: In contrast to their initial report, which emphasized either transient post-partum hypothyroidism1,2 or transient recurrence of hyperthyroidism after delivery in Graves' disease,3 the more recent report of Amino et al. (April 8 issue)4 documented that most (70 per cent) of their post-partum patients had an initial transient thyrotoxic phase. Such results are now in agreement with our observations from Canada,5,6 where we observed that most of our post-partum patients with transient hypothyroidism had an initial transient thyrotoxic phase with a suppressed radioactive-iodine thyroid uptake. From our observations, we suggested5 6 7 that the transient post-partum hypothyroid syndrome, as.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1024-1025
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume307
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 14 1982

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