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Clinical assessment of the thyroid patient 

Clinical assessment of the thyroid patient
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Clinical assessment of the thyroid patient
Author(s):

Peter Laurberg

and Inge Bülow Pedersen

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199235292.003.3026
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date: 12 December 2017

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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