EDWARD ROSE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; THEODORE P. SANDERS, M.D.; WILLIAM L. WEBB JR., M.D.; RALPH C. HINES, M.D.
Three patients are described with clinical and laboratory findings characteristic of thyrotoxicosis factitia but without proof of self-medication. The diagnosis was supported by the demonstration of accelerated thyroxine turnover comparable to that found in a patient with iatrogenic myxedema receiving large doses of thyroxine. Psychological evaluation of these patients is presented. The term "occult" thyrotoxicosis is suggested for this type of factitial disorder.
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ROSE E, SANDERS TP, WEBB WL, HINES RC. Occult Factitial Thyrotoxicosis: Thyroxine Kinetics and Psychological Evaluation in Three Cases. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:309–315. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-2-309
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(2):309-315.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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