Keywords: Hypothyroidism, Elderly (PubMed Search)
Apathetic Hypothyroidism AKA Hypothyroidism in the Elderly
Remember that elderly do not present with classic signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism, but rather it is more common for them to have atypical presentations.
Things that make the diagnosis more difficult in the elderly are:
Consider the diagnosis in elderly patients with:
Thyroid disorders in elderly patients.
Rehman SU, Cope DW, Senseney AD, Brzezi
South Med J. 2005 May;98(5):543-9. Review.