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|Title:||Maternal thyrotoxicosis causing central hypothyroidism in infants|
|Authors:||Lee, Y.S. |
|Source:||Lee, Y.S., Loke, K.Y., Ng, S.C.Y., Joseph, R. (2002). Maternal thyrotoxicosis causing central hypothyroidism in infants. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 38 (2) : 206-208. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1440-1754.2002.00741.x|
|Abstract:||We describe three infants born to mothers with poorly controlled Graves' disease, who developed transient central hypothyroidism in the immediate postnatal period. Suppression of the fetal pituitary-thyroid axis may be due to placental transfer of thyroxine from the hyperthyroid mother. This may persist for months postnatally, necessitating treatment to optimise neurodevelopmental outcome.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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