Overt and Subclinical Hypothyroidism

  title={Overt and Subclinical Hypothyroidism},
  author={Deepak Khandelwal and Nikhil Tandon},
  • Deepak Khandelwal, Nikhil Tandon
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Drugs
  • Hypothyroidism denotes deficient production of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland and can be primary (abnormality in thyroid gland itself) or secondary/central (as a result of hypothalamic or pituitary disease). The term ‘subclinical hypothyroidism’ is used to define that grade of primary hypothyroidism in which there is an elevated thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration in the presence of normal serum free thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3) concentrations. Subclinical… CONTINUE READING
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