Clinical Thyroidology® for the Public – Highlighted Article

Clinical Thyroidology for the Public

From Clinical Thyroidology® for the Public: The most common cause of hyperthyroidism in pregnancy is Graves’ disease, where high levels of TSH-receptor antibody (TRAb) cause thyroid gland to make too much thyroid hormone. Since low TSH levels can occur in normal pregnancy, it is sometimes difficult to tell apart normal transient low TSH levels from Graves’ disease. A key part of the diagnosis depends on the presence of TRAb levels. The researchers of this paper studied how often TRAb levels were elevated and how often they were associated with low TSH levels.
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