Print Issue: June 01, 2009

TSH in patients on thyroid replacement

As a newly graduated clinician, my supervising physician taught me that the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels of patients undergoing thyroid replacement therapy should be kept between 0.5 and 1.5 mU/L. Is this correct? I have since found no evidence in the literature to support or refute this advice.—ANA POPOCA-LOGUE, PA-C, San Diego Measuring TSH is…

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