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Basic Science and Clinical Evidence Regarding Treatment of Subclinical Hypothyroidism During Pregnancy

GYAMFI BANNERMAN, CYNTHIA MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: September 2011 - Volume 54 - Issue 3 - p 488–492
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3182272fca
Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has stated that routine screening and treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism cannot be recommended. Yet, after reviewing the same literature, the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, the American Thyroid Association, and the Endocrine Society recommend routine screening and treatment for these women. Our objective is to review the basic science and clinical evidence supporting (or refuting) for treatment of pregnant women with subclinical disease.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York

Disclosure: None.

Correspondence: Cynthia Gyamfi Bannerman, MD, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, PH-16, New York, NY. E-mail: cg2231@columbia.edu

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.