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Weerakkody Y, Murphy A, Knipe H, et al. Factitious hyperthyroidism. Reference article, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 01 Jun 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-30313
1 Aug 2014, Yuranga Weerakkody ◉
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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.
The hypervascularity which is seen with other hyperthyroid conditions such as Graves disease are typically absent 1.
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