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How do you treat graves disease in a pregnant women so baby doesn't get it?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine

In brief: Very carefully.

See published guidelines ( endocrine society and american thyroid association).
Thionamides including Propylthiouracil and Methimazole are used depending on stage of pregnancy, beta blockers added for short term control of symptoms. Surgery in rare cases. Despite this approx 1-5% of infants are born with fetal grave's.

In brief: Very carefully.

See published guidelines ( endocrine society and american thyroid association).
Thionamides including Propylthiouracil and Methimazole are used depending on stage of pregnancy, beta blockers added for short term control of symptoms. Surgery in rare cases. Despite this approx 1-5% of infants are born with fetal grave's.
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