Unusual types of hyperthyroidism

D. S. Cooper, E. C. Ridgway, F. Maloof

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Abstract

Hyperthyroidism is a common endocrine disease, characterized by elevated concentrations of circulating thyroid hormones and distinctive symptoms and signs. Over ninety per cent of patients with hyperthyroidism can be classified as having either Graves' disease (diffuse toxic goitre), toxic adenoma (autonomous or 'hot' nodule), or toxic multinodular goitre (Hoffenberg, 1974). The aetiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of these common entities are discussed elsewhere in this symposium. The purpose of this section is to describe the unusual types of thyrotoxicosis, with special emphasis on the more recent literature, especially that not covered by a similar report from this unit which appeared in 1973 (Hamilton and Maloof, 1973).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinics in Endocrinology and Metabolism
Pages199-220
Number of pages22
Volume7
Edition1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology

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