Responses

Download PDFPDF
Best practice in primary care pathology: review 11
Compose Response

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Author Information
First or given name, e.g. 'Peter'.
Your last, or family, name, e.g. 'MacMoody'.
Your email address, e.g. higgs-boson@gmail.com
Your role and/or occupation, e.g. 'Orthopedic Surgeon'.
Your organization or institution (if applicable), e.g. 'Royal Free Hospital'.
Statement of Competing Interests

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Responses are moderated before posting and publication is at the absolute discretion of BMJ, however they are not peer-reviewed
  • Once published, you will not have the right to remove or edit your response. Removal or editing of responses is at BMJ's absolute discretion
  • If patients could recognise themselves, or anyone else could recognise a patient from your description, please obtain the patient's written consent to publication and send them to the editorial office before submitting your response [Patient consent forms]
  • By submitting this response you are agreeing to our full [Response terms and requirements]

Vertical Tabs

Other responses

Jump to comment:

  • Published on:
    Account must be taken, not only of non thyroidal illness but also of advanced age

    Dear Editor,

    In the context of clinically suspected non-thyroidal illness(NTI) the advice to retest patients with raised levels of thyroid stimulating hormone(TSH)(1) may extend even to those in whom TSH levels are in the range 20-32.4 mIU/L(2). In one study, over a period averaging 88 days(Standard Error ie SE=34), seven such subjects, with mean baseline TSH of 32.4 mIU/L(SE=3.6), experienced a spontaneous fall in...

    Show More
    Conflict of Interest:
    None declared.