Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 13--15

Prevalence of hypothyroidism in term pregnancies in North India


Bharti Kalra1, Meenu Choudhary1, Meenakshi Thakral2, Sanjay Kalra3 
1 Department of Obstetrics, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, Haryana, India
2 Department of Diabetes Education, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, Haryana, India
3 Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Bharti Kalra
Department of Obstetrics, Bharti Hospital, Karnal - 132 001, Haryana
India

Background: Hypothyroidism is common in pregnancy. No study has determined the prevalence of hypothyroidism in term pregnancies in India. Aim: This study aims to determine the prevalence and correlates of hypothyroidism in women who delivered at a center in Karnal, Haryana, North India. Results: Indoor records of all women who had delivered at this centre from April 2016 to March 2017 were reviewed. The prevalence of hypothyroidism was 12.3%, of which 15.5% were diagnosed during pregnancy. The dose requirement of L-thyroxine ranged from 25 to 200 μg (mean 76.38 +- 43.02). With this, 80% were able to achieve trimester-specific thyroid-stimulating hormone targets. Hypothyroidism did not correlate with any medical or obstetric complications. Conclusion: Hypothyroidism is common in term pregnancies. If treated adequately, healthy fetomaternal outcomes can be achieved.


How to cite this article:
Kalra B, Choudhary M, Thakral M, Kalra S. Prevalence of hypothyroidism in term pregnancies in North India.Indian J Endocr Metab 2018;22:13-15


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Kalra B, Choudhary M, Thakral M, Kalra S. Prevalence of hypothyroidism in term pregnancies in North India. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Sep 26 ];22:13-15
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