Endocrine Journal
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Prevalence of Postpartum Onset of Disease within Patients with Graves' Disease of Child-Bearing Age
HISATO TADAYOH HIDAKAERIKO TSURUTATAKU KASHIWAIHARUO TAMAKIYOSHINORI IWATANINOBUYUKI AMINO
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1994 Volume 41 Issue 3 Pages 325-327

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To assess the prevalence of postpartum onset of disease among the patients with Graves' disease, we performed a retrospective examination of 289 consecutive female patients with Graves' disease who attended our thyroid clinic. Of these patients, 92 were female of child-bearing age (20-39 y.o.) who have had one or more deliveries, and at least 37 patients revealed clear evidences of postpartum onset of the disease. That is, at least 40% of Graves' patients of 20-39 y.o. developed their disease during the postpartum period.

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