by caryn (10124 Posts), Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:17 am
Thyroid dysfunction and antibodies were not associated with pregnancy complications. Overt hypothyroidism was associated with subsequent maternal thyroid disease [hazard ratio (HR) (95% confidence interval), 17.7 (7.8-40.6)] and diabetes [6.0 (2.2-16.4)]. Subclinical hypothyroidism [3.3 (1.6-6.9)], TPO-Ab-positivity [4.2 (2.3-7.4)], and TG-Ab-positivity [3.3 (1.9-6.0)] were also associated with later thyroid disease. No association was found between thyroid dysfunction/antibodies and hypertension or overall mortality...
This one says, actually, thyroid problems in pregnancy are only predictive of later thyroid problems. So here's more of that correlation/causation problem -- is it that there's subclinical thyroid problems in more PE patients but that it isn't predictive of PE, or what?
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