TRANSIENT NEONATAL HYPERTHYROTROPINAEMIA
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AbstractOf 48 consecutive newborns with elevated umbilical venous plasma thyrotropin (TSH) concentration, only two (4%) were subsequently proved to have congenital hypothyroidism, while the other 46 had transient elevation of TSH. Compared with matched controls, these 46 newborns were all delivered vaginally (P < 0.0003) and had a longer second stage of labour (P < 0.002), together with higher incidences of nuchal encirclement of the cord (P < 0.05) as well as female babies (P < 0.05). There was no difference in the incidence of antenatal complications, mean gestational age, birth weight, or birth asphyxia. There were no small-for-gestational age infants in the study group, while four were found in the controls. The results indicate that elevated umbilical cord plasma TSH concentration may represent a response to the stress of difficult or complicated delivery in the healthy appropriate- or large-for-gestational age newborn who does not have congenital hypothyroidism.
All Author(s) ListLAO TT, LI CY, PANESAR NS
Journal nameEarly Human Development
Year1992
Month1
Day1
Volume Number28
Issue Number1
PublisherELSEVIER SCI IRELAND LTD
Pages19 - 25
ISSN0378-3782
eISSN1872-6232
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsENTHYROID NEONATES; PARTURITION; THYROTROPIN
Web of Science Subject CategoriesObstetrics & Gynecology; OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY; Pediatrics; PEDIATRICS

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