Twin pregnancy with a coexisting hydatiform mole and liveborn infant: complicated by maternal hyperthyroidism and neonatal hypothyroidism

True, D., Thomsett, M., Liley, H., Chitturi, S., Cincotta, R., Morton, A. and Cotterill, A. (2007) Twin pregnancy with a coexisting hydatiform mole and liveborn infant: complicated by maternal hyperthyroidism and neonatal hypothyroidism. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 43 9: 646-648. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1754.2007.01145.x


Author True, D.
Thomsett, M.
Liley, H.
Chitturi, S.
Cincotta, R.
Morton, A.
Cotterill, A.
Title Twin pregnancy with a coexisting hydatiform mole and liveborn infant: complicated by maternal hyperthyroidism and neonatal hypothyroidism
Journal name Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1034-4810
Publication date 2007-01-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1440-1754.2007.01145.x
Open Access Status
Volume 43
Issue 9
Start page 646
End page 648
Total pages 3
Place of publication UK
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Language eng
Subject CX
321019 Paediatrics
730204 Child health
Abstract A twin pregnancy with a coexisting complete hydatiform mole and a healthy fetus is rare. Associated with this condition are potentially serious maternal and fetal complications. We describe a case of a woman, 23/40 pregnant, who was diagnosed with a twin pregnancy complicated by a hydatiform mole, vaginal bleeding, hyperthyroidism and preterm labour at 26/40. Her hyperthyroidism was successfully treated with propylthiouracil. The preterm labour resulted in the livebirth of a healthy male infant. The baby developed biochemical hypothyroidism post-natally. The baby's thyroid function tests were unexpected, revealing a low T4 and a low-normal thyroid stimulating hormone. This is the first case reported in the literature to describe an infant's clinical and biochemical thyroid status after gestational trophoblastic disease complicated by hyperthyroidism.
Keyword Pediatrics
Pediatrics
PEDIATRICS
Q-Index Code CX
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
 
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