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Neonatal thyrotoxicosis is associated with transplacental passage of human thyroid stimulating immunoglobulin (HTSI).
  1. I Mitchell,
  2. G Shenfield,
  3. J Brash


    A woman who developed thyrotoxicosis during pregnancy had a high level of HTSI at the time of delivery. The baby had high levels of HTSI initially but, unlike the mother, the levels fell, giving a half-life of HTSI of 10 days.

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