HOT OFF THE PRESS – SUBCLINICAL HYPOTHYROIDISM
British medical associations speak out against the British Medical Journal’s treatment guidelines (or rather *lack* of treatment guidelines) for subclinical hypothyroidism, which is diagnosed when T3/T4 are in the normal range, but TSH is elevated. Further research is needed.
From the British Thyroid Association
We welcome this statement from the British Thyroid Association and the Society for Endocrinology challenging recommendations made in a clinical practice guideline on managing subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), published recently in The British Medical Journal. We hope it will allay some patient fears about treatment for subclinical hypothyroidism.