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April 7, 2004

Screening and Treatment for Subclinical Thyroid Disease

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(13):1562. doi:10.1001/jama.291.13.1562-b

To the Editor: In their Scientific Review and Clinical Applications article about subclinical thyroid disease, Dr Col and colleagues1 performed thyroid screening for 3 asymptomatic patients (patients 1, 3, and 4) who did not seem to have any indication for these tests. As far as I know, there have been no authoritative calls for screening for asymptomatic thyroid disease.2

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