Volume : IV, Issue : X, October - 2015

SCREENING OF PREGNANT WOMEN FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM

Dr Madhukumari, Dr Prof. Chander Kiran, Dr Major Anjali Rani

Abstract :

Thyroid disorders are very common during pregnancy. Hypothyroidism during pregnancy can cause advere antenatal and postnatal outcome.The prevalence of overt hypothyroidism in pregnancy is 0.3–5% and of subclinical hypothyroidism is 2–3%. The present study was conducted in Department OF Obstetrics and Gynaecology PMCH Patanato find out the incidence of hypothyroidism in pregnant women,response of medical treatment andthe foetal and maternal outcome in patients with subclinical and overt hypothyroidism. In this study 5000 prgnant women were included and we found that the Incidence of overt & subclinical hypothyroid patients was 0.8% and 2.2% respectively. Hypothyroidism was common in age group 20–29 years. Anti TPO antibodies were present in 3% patients. Preterm labour was common in both overt and subclinical hypothyroidism.Common complications seen were pre–maturity, growth retardation, respiratory distress, still birth and intrauterine death. So a simple screening can prevent all these antenatal and postnatal complications because of hypothyroidism. So it is recommended that all pregnant women should be screened for thyroid disordes.

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Dr MadhuKumari, Dr(Prof.) Chander kiran, Dr (Major) Anjali Rani Screening of Pregnant Women for Hypothyroidism Paripex-Indian Journal Of Research, Vol: 4, Issue : 10 October 2015


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