Primary care diagnosis of thyroid disease

Mehrdad Behnia*, Hossein Gharib

*Corresponding author for this work

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Recent diagnostic advances include sensitive thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) assays, more accurate free thyroxine assays, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy. The workup of patients with suspected thyroid dysfunction generally begins with a TSH assay; guidelines are provided for subsequent thyroid tests. Aspiration biopsy is appropriate for those with a nodular goiter.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-134
Number of pages14
JournalHospital Practice
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


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