Research Article

Placental transmission of thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins.

Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: (Published 21 June 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:665
  1. S M Dirmikis,
  2. D S Munro


    Long-acting thyroid stimulator (LATS) and LATS protector (LATS-P) were assayed at or near delivery in serum from 18 pregnant women with a history of past or present thyrotoxicosis. The results suggested that neonatal thyrotoxicosis may be predicted prenatally if maternal serum LATS and LATS-P concentrations near delivery are above certain levels.