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Clinical assessment of the thyroid patient

Peter Laurberg and Inge Bülow Pedersen

in Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199235292
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608232 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.3026

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Clinical assessment of the thyroid patient

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Thyroid disorders are common, especially in older people where 10–20% may have structural abnormalities of the thyroid glan and/or thyroid function tests outside the reference range (1). Evaluation of thyroid function, size, and structure is therefore an important part of any complete history and physical examination of a patient.

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes

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