Revista Cubana de Endocrinología
On-line version ISSN 1561-2953
QUESADA, Marelys Yanes et al. Subclinical hypothyroidism neither so asymptomatic nor so harmless. Rev Cubana Endocrinol [online]. 2009, vol.20, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2953.
Subclinical hypothyroidism is the condition defined by the raise of thyroid-stimulating hormone in presence of normal thyroid hormone secretion (T3 and T4) for reference rank. Its clinical manifestations are not so nulls as defines the subclinical term. If an appropriate questioning and clinical examination is made it is possible to find alterations in many systems and organs harming the quality of life of patients affected and to increase its morbidity and mortality. During pregnancy this entity acquires a special attention due to repercussion on fetal development alteration. In elderly patients is essential its diagnosis due to entity prevalence increase on this group and the repercussion on quality of life. Aim of present paper is to review the clinical alterations that may be present in subclinical hypothyroidism, as well as in special situations of life (pregnancy and senescence).
Keywords : Subclinical hypothyroidism.