Study: Hypothyroidism raises severe preeclampsia risk 60%

02/6/2012 | Medscape (free registration)

Study data showed women with subclinical hypothyroidism had a 60% higher risk of severe preeclampsia, but researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center said more research is needed before recommending universal thyroid screening in pregnancy. The report in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology said a growing body of evidence is showing that subclinical hypothyroidism may be linked to some adverse perinatal outcomes.

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