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Management of Thyroid Peroxidase Antibody Euthyroid Women in Pregnancy: Comparison of the American Thyroid Association and the Endocrine Society Guidelines

By L. Mehran, M. Tohidi, F. Sarvghadi, H. Delshad, A. Amouzegar, O. P. Soldin and F. Azizi


The presence of thyroid autoantibodies is relatively high in women of childbearing age. There is evidence that positive thyroperoxidase antibody even in euthyroid women may increase the risk of spontaneous and recurrent pregnancy loss and preterm delivery. However, the evidence is not enough to justify recommendation on the screening of pregnant women for thyroid autoantibodies or LT4 supplementation for reducing maternal or fetal complications. In this paper we reviewed the related evidence and compared the new guidelines of the American Thyroid Association and Endocrine Society with respect to the screening and management of positive thyroperoxidase antibody in euthyroid pregnant women. As there was no major contradiction or disagreement between the two guidelines, either one of two guidelines may be used by clinicians for the appropriate management of thyroid autoimmunity during pregnancy

Topics: Diseases of the endocrine glands. Clinical endocrinology, RC648-665
Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1155/2013
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:090a36751303419e84d435dc8454e219
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