New guidelines on managing thyroid disease in pregnancy

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The American Thyroid Association (ATA) has issued new guidelines on the diagnosis and management of thyroid disease during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

The guidelines, published online in Thyroid, are an update of the original 2011 guidelines and include 97 individual recommendations on the diagnosis and management of hypothyroidism, thyrotoxicosis, thyroid nodules and cancer, in pregnant women. It also addresses the issues of iodine nutrition, thyroid autoantibodies and pregnancy complications, thyroid considerations in infertile women, and foetal and neonatal complications of maternal thyroid disease. Advice is provided regarding the interpretation of thyroid function tests in pregnancy, screening for thyroid dysfunction...