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Subclinical Thyroid Dysfunction During Pregnancy

CASEY, BRIAN M. MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology: September 2011 - Volume 54 - Issue 3 - p 493–498
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31822e27e3
Thyroid Disease in Pregnancy

There is compelling data and a rationale for embarking on screening to identify pregnant women with some of the multiple classes of subclinical thyroid dysfunction. However, the evidence to support such screening and treatment is lacking. Several important trials are underway or undergoing peer review that may provide answers regarding routine screening and treatment for subclinical thyroid dysfunction. Until then, routine screening and treatment for subclinical thyroid dysfunction seems premature.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Disclosure: None.

Correspondence: Brian M. Casey, MD, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX. E-mail: brian.casey@utsouthwestern.edu.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.