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Endocrine disease in pregnancy 

Endocrine disease in pregnancy
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Endocrine disease in pregnancy
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John H. Lazarus

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.1411
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date: 18 December 2017

Endocrine function in the developing fetus is initially almost entirely dependent on the mother, with the fetus becoming less reliant on maternal hormones as the fetal glands develop and mature from the second trimester onwards.

Lymphocytic hypophysitis—typically presents with symptoms of an expanding pituitary tumour; increasingly recognized as a cause of hypopituitarism occurring late in pregnancy and in the postpartum period....

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