WILLIAM H. BEIERWALTES, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Is there a need for new tests of thyroid function to help the physician diagnose thyrotoxicosis? The great majority of patients with thyrotoxicosis can be readily diagnosed by use of a careful medical history, physical examination, basal metabolic rate and serum cholesterol determination, and follow-up of the course of the disease in response to a trial of therapy. In a small group of diagnostic problem cases of thyrotoxicosis, however, other new helpful tests of thyroid function, such as the serum protein-bound iodine, PBI, and the radioactive iodine, I131, uptake test will save time for both patient and physician. It is
WILLIAM H. BEIERWALTES. THE VALUE OF RADIOACTIVE IODINE UPTAKE AND PROTEIN-BOUND IODINE ESTIMATIONS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF THYROTOXICOSIS(THE VALUE OF RADIOACTIVE IODINE UPTAKE AND PROTEIN-BOUND IODINE ESTIMATIONS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF THYROTOXICOSIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1956;44:40–51. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-1-40
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(1):40-51.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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