oa Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa - Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia and disorders of thyroid function : case report
|Article Title||Gestational trophoblastic neoplasia and disorders of thyroid function : case report|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||Journal of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes in South Africa|
|Author||A.M. Klisiewicz, G. Teckie and F.J. Raal|
|Publication Date||Jul 2008|
|Pages||72 - 74|
Pregnancy is associated with physiological changes in thyroid function that can make the diagnosis of hyperthyroidism difficult. Many symptoms of normal pregnancy mimic the symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Graves' disease represents the commonest cause of maternal hyperthyroidism, but although they are rare, trophoblastic tumours should be included in the differential diagnosis to avoid untoward consequences.
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