1999
DOI: 10.1089/thy.1999.9.661 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: Women with compensated early thyroid failure, or those from areas of reduced iodine intake, may first be found to be hypothyroid during pregnancy. In women with previously diagnosed hypothyroidism already on thyroxine (T4) replacement therapy, pregnancy is often associated with an increased dose requirement. The mechanism producing this increased requirement is not known, but it is likely to be the result of a number of factors that may differ depending on the stage of pregnancy. An increased T4 dose requireme… Show more

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