Factitious hyperthyroidism

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 ischemia 2.

Radiographic features


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

Thyroid pathology

Article information

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

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