Ali Abdel-Fattah Alnabawy

Department of Psychiatry, Alazhar University, Egypt

  • Research Article   
    Correlation between Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Thyroiditis and Diabetes Mellitus
    Author(s): Ali Abdel-Fattah Alnabawy*, Ibrahim Ghoneim Ramadan and Alrefaai AbdelFattah Marai

    Background: Women are at a higher risk of depression and thyroid disease in the postpartum period. The risk of these conditions may be increased in diabetic patients. The aim of this study is to review the correlation of depression and thyroiditis in postpartum period and its association diabetes mellitus. Methods: This study included 286 women aged from 20 to 43 years old in postpartum period. All participants were subjected to: History taking, physical examination and laboratory investigations in the form of serum TSH, free T4 and TPO Ab as a thyroid autoantibody 3 months post-partum and were followed up with TSH and free T4 at 6 and 12 month post-partum. Results: We found that prevalence of post-partum thyroiditis is 14% the frequency of autoimmune thyroid disease in the present cohort was 25% and 2.1% of our pa.. Read More»

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