Fast Five Quiz: Key Aspects of Hypothyroidism

Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD


April 15, 2019

Governmental bodies frequently mandate screening of neonates for hypothyroidism to prevent delay in the recognition and treatment of cretinism. However, no universal screening recommendations exist for thyroid disease for adults. The USPSTF determined that evidence does not currently support screening for thyroid dysfunction in nonpregnant, asymptomatic adults (grade  I recommendation). Specifically, the USPSTF determined that screening for thyroid dysfunction on the basis of reducing cardiovascular disease or related morbidity and mortality is not supported by the evidence. 

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