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Trial of thyroxine treatment for biochemically euthyroid patients has been approved

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 29 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1463
  1. E H McLaren, Consultant physiciana,
  2. C J G Kelly, Specialist registrar in endocrinologya,
  3. M A Pollock, Principal biochemista
  1. a Stobhill NHS Trust, Glasgow G21 3UW

    Editor—Skinner et al's suggestion that patients with symptoms of hypothyroidism and normal results of thyroid function tests might benefit from treatment with thyroxine1 received considerable publicity in our local evening newspaper. As a result, several patients were referred to our clinic.

    Since they complained of a considerable reduction in their quality of life, …

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