Systemic Sclerosis: Exploring the Potential Interplay Between Thyroid Disorders and Pregnancy Outcome in an Italian Cohort.
- Paola Triggianese,
- Paola Conigliaro,
- Maria Sole Chimenti,
- Carmen Barbato,
- Elisabetta Greco,
- Barbara Kroegler,
- Caterina De Carolis,
- Roberto Perricone
Isr Med Assoc J 2017 Aug;19(8):473-477
Rheumatology, Allergology and Clinical Immunology, Department of Medicina dei Sistemi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy.
Background: Evidence has shown that pregnancy failure (PF) in women with systemic sclerosis (SSc) consists mainly of preterm delivery (PD) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Thyroid dysfunction (TD) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) represent a common feature of SSc. Since TD has been associated with PF, its presence in SSc women may potentially affect pregnancy outcome. Read More