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Formulae of Kabadi and Jackson for Daily Levothyroxine Dose Based on the Serum Thyrotropin Concentration

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Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

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Kabachi and Jackson derived equations for determining the optimal daily oral dose of levothyroxine based on the serum thyrotropin (TSH) concentration in a patient with primary hypothyroidism. This can provide a useful starting point from which adjustments can be made in the maintenance dose. The authors are from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Phoenix and University of Arizona in Tucson.

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