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Endocrine Emergencies in Obstetrics

GOODIER, CHRISTOPHER G., MD

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology: June 2019 - Volume 62 - Issue 2 - p 339–346
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000433
Thyroid Dysfunction in Pregnancy
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Endocrine emergencies in pregnancy can be life threatening and are associated with increased morbidity for both the mother and fetus. Thyroid storm, diabetic ketoacidosis, and hypercalcemic crisis require a high clinical suspicion, rapid treatment, and multidisciplinary care to ensure best outcomes. Critical care consultation and intensive care unit admission are often warranted. Fetal testing may initially be concerning; however often improves with correction of the underlying metabolic derangement(s) and delivery is generally avoided until maternal status improves.

Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

The author declares that there is nothing to disclose.

Correspondence: Christopher G. Goodier, MD, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas St. Suite 634, Charleston, SC 29425. E-mail: goodier@musc.edu

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