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Transient neonatal hyperthyroidism and maternal thyroid stimulating immunoglobulins.
  1. T Matsuda,
  2. T Momoi,
  3. K Akaishi,
  4. T Yagura,
  5. K Kasagi,
  6. K Endo
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Tenri Hospital, Nara, Japan.


    Serum thyroid stimulating hormone binding inhibitor immunoglobulins (TBII) and thyroid stimulating antibody (TSAb) concentrations were measured in three pregnant women with hyperthyroidism and then in their infants. The results suggested that TBII concentrations in infants in the neonatal period or from mothers during the third trimester of pregnancy showed a good correlation with the development of neonatal hyperthyroidism.

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