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Hypothyroid Symptoms Fail to Predict Thyroid Insufficiency in Old People: A Population-Based Case-Control Study

  Clinic-based studies have indicated that older hypothyroid patients may present only few symptoms. Methods In this population-based study of hypothyroidism, we investigated how the power of symptom presence predicts overt hypothyroidism in both young and older subjects. We identified patients newly diagnosed with overt autoimmune hypothyroidism in a population (n = 140, median thyroid-stimulating hormone, […]

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Vet Eats ‘Dog Tabs’

Inadvertent Ingestion of ‘Dog-Tabs’ by a Veterinarian EDITOR’S NOTE: Don’t take medicine designed for dogs. A 33-year-old veterinarian with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and hypothyroidism, stable with a levothyroxine replacement dosage (thyroid-stimulating hormone, 0.9; normal, 0.4-5.0 mIU/L) of levothyroxine 50 μg/d, presented with mild anxiety, jitteriness, and insomnia. Repeat thyroid-stimulating hormone was undetectable. Serum total T4 was […]

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