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A New Look at Hypothyroidism

Edited by Drahomira Springer

Charles University, Czech Republic

Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder. It can cause a variety of changes in women's menstrual periods, reduce their chances of becoming pregnant, as well as affect both the course of pregnancy and the neuropsychological development of babies. During pregnancy there is a substantially increased need for thyroid hormones and a substantial risk that a previously unnoticed, subclinical or latent hypothyroidism will turn into overt hypothyroidism. The thyroid inflammation caused by the patient's own immune system may form autoimmune thyroiditis (Hashimoto's thyroiditis). Congenital hypothyroidism (CH) occurs in approximately 1:2,000 to 1:4,000 newborns. Nearly all of the developed world countries currently practice newborn screening to detect and treat congenital hypothyroidism in the first weeks of life. "A New Look at Hypothyroidism" contains many important specifications and innovations for endocrine practice.

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A New Look at HypothyroidismEdited by Drahomira Springer

Published: February 17th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1215

ISBN: 978-953-51-0020-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6801-0

Copyright year: 2012

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54085 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

14 Web of Science Citations

22 Dimensions Citations


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1. Hypothyroidism

By Osama M. Ahmed and R.G. Ahmed


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2. Environmental Thyroid Disruptors and Human Endocrine Health

By Francesco Massart, Pietro Ferrara and Giuseppe Saggese


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3. Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

By Arvin Parvathaneni, Daniel Fischman and Pramil Cheriyath


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4. Hashimoto's Disease

By Noura Bougacha-Elleuch, Mouna Mnif-Feki, Nadia Charfi-Sellami, Mohamed Abid and Hammadi Ayadi


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5. Hashimoto’s Disease - Involvement of Cytokine Network and Role of Oxidative Stress in the Severity of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

By Julieta Gerenova, Irena Manolova and Veselina Gadjeva


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6. Different Faces of Chronic Autoimmune Thyroiditis in Childhood and Adolescence

By Ljiljana Saranac and Hristina Stamenkovic


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7. Treatment of Graves’ Disease During Pregnancy

By Teresa M. Bailey


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8. Universal Screening for Thyroid Disorders in Pregnancy: Experience of the Czech Republic

By Eliska Potlukova, Jan Jiskra, Zdenek Telicka, Drahomira Springer and Zdenka Limanova


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9. Thyroid Function Following Treatment of Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

By Elpis Vlachopapadopoulou, Vassilios Papadakis, Georgia Avgerinou and Sophia Polychronopoulou


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10. Congenital Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Cancer

By Minjing Zou and Yufei Shi


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11. Hypothyroidism and Thyroid Function Alterations During the Neonatal Period

By Susana Ares1, José Quero, Belén Sáenz-Rico de Santiago and Gabriela Morreale de Escobar


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12. Neonatal-Prepubertal Hypothyroidism on Postnatal Testis Development

By S.M.L. Chamindrani Mendis-Handagama


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13. Congenital Hypothyroidism due to Thyroid Dysgenesis: From Epidemiology to Molecular Mechanisms

By Johnny Deladoey


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14. Consideration of Congenital Hypothyroidism as the Possible Cause of Autism

By Xiaobin Xu, Hirohiko Kanai, Masanori Ookubo, Satoru Suzuki, Nobumasa Kato and Miyuki Sadamatsu


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