The case for more aggressive screening and treatment of mild thyroid failure

Alejandro R. Ayala, Leonard Wartofsky

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Abstract

"Subclinical" (mild) thyroid failure is not benign: it tends to progress to overt thyroid failure and it has adverse clinical effects. We believe it should be screened for more aggressively in the general population, and treated with levothyroxine.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-320
Number of pages8
JournalCleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Volume69
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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