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Hypothyroidism

  • Alternative Names

    Myxedema; Adult hypothyroidism


    Prevention

    There is no prevention for hypothyroidism.

    Screening tests in newborns can detect hypothyroidism that is present from birth (congenital hypothyroidism).


    References

    Fatourechi V. Subclinical hypothyroidism: an update for primary care physicians. Mayo Clin Proc. 2009;84(1):65-71.

    Ladenson P, Kim M. Thyroid. In: Goldman L and Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders; 2007:chap 244.

    Vaidya B, Pearce SH. Management of hypothyroidism in adults. BMJ. 2008;337.

    Allahabadia A, Razvi S, Abraham P, Franklyn J. Diagnosis and treatment of primary hypothyroidism. BMJ. 2009 Mar 26;338.