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Subclinical Hypothyroidism

  • Bernadette BiondiEmail author
  • Leonidas H. Duntas
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Abstract

This review summarizes the current knowledge regarding subclinical hypothyroidism, with special focus on etiology and the challenges in establishing the diagnosis and selection of those patients who will benefit from treatment. The disease is stratified into mild, moderate, and severe, thus type of therapy should be decided taking into consideration the stage of the disease together with the patient’s gender, comorbidities, and age. While most younger patients will benefit from treatment, among the elderly treatment decisions need to be based on a personalized approach.

Keywords

Subclinical hypothyroidism Thyrotropin Thyroxine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  2. 2.Unit of Endocrinology Diabetes and MetabolismEvgenidion Hospital, National and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

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