The full report is titled “Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recom-mendation Statement.” It is in the 5 May 2015 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 162, pages 641-650). The author is M.L. LeFevre, on behalf of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
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Bangladesh Institute of Family Medicine and Research
August 4, 2015
Do not go for routine thyroid screening in asymptomatic individuals but women planning to be pregnant, should be screened
To or not to screen asymptomatic individuals for thyroid dysfunction, this information specifically should be targeted to physicians not to patients but both physician and patients should know that thyroid screening is essential for asymptomatic non-pregnant women planning to be pregnant. In case of subclinical cases (both subclinical hypo and hyperthyroidism) additional thyroid anti-body tests; anti-thyroid peroxidase antibody (anti-TPO-ab), anti-thyroglobulin antibody (anti-Tg-ab) and thyrotropin receptor antibody (TSHR-ab) may also be required.
Screening for Thyroid Dysfunction: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation. Ann Intern Med. ;162:I–32. doi: 10.7326/P15-9017
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2015;162(9):I-32.
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