Management of hypothyroidism in adults

@article{Vaidya2008ManagementOH,
  title={Management of hypothyroidism in adults},
  author={B. Vaidya and S. Pearce},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={337}
}
Hypothyroidism is one of the commonest chronic disorders in Western populations. In the United Kingdom, the annual incidence of primary hypothyroidism in women is 3.5 per 1000 and in men 0.6 per 1000.1 During 2006 12 million prescriptions for levothyroxine (50 μg or 100 μg tablets) were dispensed in England, equivalent to about 1.6 million people taking long term thyroid replacement therapy, about 3% of the population.2 The management of hypothyroidism is generally considered straightforward… Expand
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