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Therapy Insight: management of Graves disease during pregnancy

An article from the journal Nature Clinical Practice reviewed in September 2006.

Medscape, LLC is pleased to provide online continuing medical education (CME) for this journal article,
allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn CME credit. Medscape, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation

Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide CME for physicians. Medscape, LLC designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category

1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All other clinicians completing this activity will be issued a certificate of participation. To receive credit, please go to and complete the post-test.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

1 Describe thyroid physiology and hormone levels during pregnancy.
2 Identify clinical features of Graves disease during pregnancy.
3 List differential diagnoses for Graves disease during pregnancy.
4 Describe markers of thyroid status that are most predictive of thyroid function in fetuses of women with Graves disease during pregnancy
5 List signs of fetal hyperthyroidism.


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