Endocrine Disorders: Evaluation and Management

  • Author: Todd T. Brown, MD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 11/14/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • Thyroid function testing is appropriate for the diagnosis of thyroid disorders among patients with thyroid-related symptoms as well as nonspecific systemic symptoms
  • Screening in older patients may be justified by the high prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism and the potential benefit of levothyroxine therapy (Management Guidelines)[Subclinical Thyroid Guidelines]
  • Routine screening of HIV-infected individuals is not recommended, although aggressive case-finding in patients with signs and symptoms potentially attributable to thyroid disease is reasonable

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