Thyroid Dysfunction Prevalence in a Turkish Pregnant Women Population Living in Black Sea RegionSenol Senturk1* and Nilgul Akalin2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Senol Senturk
Faculty of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Recep Tayyip Erdogan University, Islampasa, Sehitler Street, Turkey
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 18, 2016; Accepted date: July 20, 2017; Published date: August 11, 2017
Citation: Senturk S, Akali N (2017) Thyroid Dysfunction Prevalence in a Turkish Pregnant Women Population Living in Black sea Region. J Women's Health Care 6:382. doi:10.4172/2167-0420.1000382
Copyright: © 2017 Senturk S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: We have aimed to determine thyroid dysfunction prevalence among pregnant women in a city of Black Sea Region that iodine deficiency is most frequently seen in our country.
Materials: We have included pregnant women in their 7-8 days to 12th weeks of gestation according to last menstrual cycle. Serum triiodothyronin, tetraiodothyronin, thyroid stimulating hormone and anti-thyroperoxidase levels were measured.
Results: We have observed that iodine deficiency seen in the region did not have any effect on maternal thyroid dysfunction prevalence. Maternal thyroid dysfunction prevalence was not different from maternal thyroid dysfunction prevalence reported in the worldwide. There was no statistically significant difference between prevalence of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism.
Conclusion: Thyroid dysfunction prevalence should be established in all regions especially among pregnant women population. Thus, frequently seen cases of endemic goiter, endemic cretinism and fetal maternal complications in last 3-4 decades could be prevented.