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
BEIERWALTES WH. THE VALUE OF RADIOACTIVE IODINE UPTAKE AND PROTEIN-BOUND IODINE ESTIMATIONS IN THE DIAGNOSIS OF THYROTOXICOSIS1. 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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