Summary of Myanmar Clinical Practice Guidelines for Disorders of Thyroid Function
AbstractDisorders 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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