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MINI REVIEW
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 9-11

Subclinical hypothyroidism


The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Correspondence Address:
David S Cooper
The Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0973-0354.106807

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Subclinical hypothyroidism (SH), defined as an elevated serum TSH level, but normal serum Free T4 and T3 levels, is a common laboratory finding, but its clinical significance remains uncertain and controversial. This brief review will summarize the definition, epidemiology, current data related to the effects of SH on cardiovascular risk and in pregnancy, and clinical guidelines on therapy.


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