Hypothyroidism: To Screen or not to Screen, that is the Question?
Division of Endocrinology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Amit Bhargava, MD
Division of Endocrinology
Max Super Speciality Hospital, 2
Press Enclave Road, Saket, New Delhi 110017, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: May 11, 2016; Accepted Date: May 12, 2016; Published Date: May 16, 2016
Citation: Bhargava A (2016) Hypothyroidism: To Screen or not to Screen, that is the Question?. Thyroid Disorders Ther 5:e126. doi: 10.4172/2167-7948.1000e126
Copyright: © 2016 Bhargava A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Hypothyroidism is an entity that we all encounter in clinical practice, some more frequently than others. At times, this may be due to a referral where another physician has already checked a patient’s thyroid function and made a biochemical diagnosis. However, very often we are faced with the dilemma of whether we should check the thyroid function of a patient with subtle non-specific complaints. Here, we try to rely on our clinical judgment and strive to appropriately utilize healthcare resources. Scenarios such as this give rise to a host of questions…most importantly…whom do we screen?