Factitious hyperthyroidism

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

Factitious hyperthyroidism or thyrotoxicosis factitia refers to precipitation of thyrotoxicosis due to exogenous ingestion of thyroid hormone (e.g. levothyroxine). It has been rarely associated with myocardial ischaemia 2.

Radiographic features

Ultrasound

The hypervascularity which is seen with other hyperthyroid conditions such as Graves disease are typically absent 1.

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Article information

rID: 30313
System: Head & Neck
Section: Pathology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Thyrotoxicosis factitia
  • Factitious hyper-thyroidism

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