Discourage Routinely Checking TSH Levels in Hospitalized Patients

Questions still come up about whether to treat hospitalized patients who have subclinical hypothyroidism.

These are patients with a normal free T4 level but an elevated TSH...usually between 4.5 and 10 mIU/L.

They're usually asymptomatic...or only have nonspecific symptoms, such as fatigue, dry skin, or constipation.

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