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What are the chances that the child will inherit hyperthyroidism from the mother?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: There is some...

There is increased risk of thyroid disease if it is present in the mother. However, it makes a difference what type of thyroid disease.
Automimmune thyroiditis would increase the chance of some type of autoimmune disorder in the offspring. Hypothyroidism in elderly not likely any increased risk.

In brief: There is some...

There is increased risk of thyroid disease if it is present in the mother. However, it makes a difference what type of thyroid disease.
Automimmune thyroiditis would increase the chance of some type of autoimmune disorder in the offspring. Hypothyroidism in elderly not likely any increased risk.
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