Follow-up of mild hypothyroidism in a nursing home.

  title={Follow-up of mild hypothyroidism in a nursing home.},
  author={Paul Joseph Drinka and W E Nolten and Susan K. Voeks and E H Langer},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={39 3},
The course of untreated mild hypothyroidism was followed in 67 nursing home residents (mean age 78 years). The diagnosis was based on a normal free thyroxine index (FTI) and elevated thyrotropin concentration (TSH 4.6 to 15.0 microIU/mL, nl less than or equal to 4.5 microIU/mL. FTI and FSH were measured in follow-up 42-378 (mean 161) days after the… CONTINUE READING