EDWARD ROSE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; THEODORE P. SANDERS, M.D.; WILLIAM L. WEBB JR., M.D.; RALPH C. HINES, M.D.
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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.
ROSE E, SANDERS TP, WEBB WL, HINES RC. Occult Factitial Thyrotoxicosis: Thyroxine Kinetics and Psychological Evaluation in Three Cases. Ann Intern Med. ;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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