IRWIN KLEIN, M.D.; Gerald S. Levey, m.d.
Thyrotoxicosis can result from a number of pathologic processes. The most commonly recognized are chronic diseases such as toxic diffuse goiter (Graves' disease), toxic multinodular goiter, and toxic adenoma, all characterized by a gradual onset and prolonged symptomatic course of hyperthyroidism due to increased synthesis and release of thyroid hormones from the thyroid gland. In contrast, there are a group of subacute thyroid diseases, characterized by inflammation and alteration of the normal thyroid architecture, that produce signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism because of the release of preformed stores of thyroid hormone. Whereas a decade ago subacute thyroid disease was reported
KLEIN I, Levey GS. Silent Thyrotoxic Thyroiditis. Ann Intern Med. ;96:242–244. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-2-242
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(2):242-244.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2018 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use