In everyday practice, elevated TSH values are usually detected by chance during a routine examination. If the finding is confirmed by a repeat measurement, but the values for free T3 and T4 are within the normal range, the diagnosis is primary latent hypothyroidism. The DEGAM guideline published in 2023 provides useful information on the cases in which levothyroxine therapy is appropriate and on other questions.
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