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Endocrinology 

Endocrinology
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Endocrinology
Author(s):

Charlotte Frise

and Sally Collins

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198821540.003.0012
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date: 12 April 2021

This chapter covers endocrinology in the pregnant patient. Hormone changes are tabulated, common pituitary tumours, thyroid antibodies, thyroiditis (fetal, neonatal, and postpartum) alongside investigations, clinical symptoms, acidosis and alkalosis, and effects of obesity of pregnancy are all described. Management strategies are included, as well as risk factors for both the mother and fetus.

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