J. H. MEANS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Three years ago at the Minneapolis Meeting of the College a paper was presented by the author on the use of iodine in exophthalmic goiter.1 The discussion then centered chiefly about the therapeutic use of that agent. However, because of its utterly characteristic action in thyrotoxicosis the use of iodine may also give diagnostic information of great importance, in cases where the presence or absence of thyrotoxicosis is in doubt.
The chief questions which a doctor must decide, when confronted with a patient with a goiter, are whether this goiter is accompanied by hyperfunction, whether it is causing pressure, or
MEANS JH. THE DIAGNOSTIC USE OF IODINE IN THYROTOXICOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;7:439–444. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-4-439
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(4):439-444.
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