Summary of Myanmar Clinical Practice Guidelines for Disorders of Thyroid Function

  • Than Than Aye Department of Medicine, North Okkalapa General Hospital, University of Medicine (2), Yangon, Myanmar
  • Tint Swe Latt University of Medicine (2), Yangon, Myanmar
  • Moe Wint Aung Department of Medicine, Yangon General Hospital, University of Medicine (1), Yangon, Myanmar
  • Ko Ko Department of Medicine, North Okkalapa General Hospital, University of Medicine (2), Yangon, Myanmar

Abstract

Disorders of thyroid function as well goiters are not uncommon in Myanmar, and individuals with these medical problems are frequently seen initially by general practitioners rather than specialists.  Hence, guidelines for the recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of thyroid disorders which are developed by a multidisciplinary panel of experts are essential, not so much for standardization of management but to ensure the delivery of excellent, evidence-based, locally applicable, equitable and patient-centered care for people with disorders of thyroid function. This document is a summary of the guidelines for the management of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism in the outpatient, as well as for subclinical thyroid disorders, and special circumstances, such as thyroid emergencies (thyroid storm and myxedema coma) and thyroid diseases during pregnancy.

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Published
2014-05-21
How to Cite
Aye, T. T., Latt, T. S., Aung, M. W., & Ko, K. (2014). Summary of Myanmar Clinical Practice Guidelines for Disorders of Thyroid Function. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 27(1), 44. Retrieved from https://asean-endocrinejournal.org/index.php/JAFES/article/view/12
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