The ABCs of managing hyperthyroidism in the older patient.

@article{Kennedy1996TheAO,
  title={The ABCs of managing hyperthyroidism in the older patient.},
  author={Jonathan W Kennedy and J. Fern{\'a}ndez Caro},
  journal={Geriatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={22-4,27,31-2}
}
Hyperthyroidism in the older patient often presents with nonspecific symptoms, such as apathy, weight loss, and atrial fibrillation. General screening is not cost-effective, with the exception of two populations: women over age 40 with one or more nonspecific complaints and patients being admitted to a specialized geriatric unit. The sensitive TSH test is… CONTINUE READING