Diagnosis of amiodarone-iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis(AIIT) associated with severe nonthyroidal illness.

@article{Balzano1987DiagnosisOA,
  title={Diagnosis of amiodarone-iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis(AIIT) associated with severe nonthyroidal illness.},
  author={Siverio Balzano and F Sau and Luigi Bartalena and Massimo Ruscazio and Angelo Balestrieri and A Cherchi and E. C. Martino},
  journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation},
  year={1987},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={589-91}
}
A rare case of amiodarone-iodine-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIIT) associated with nonthyroidal illness is reported. Serum total thyroxine (TT4) and free T4 (FT4) concentrations were elevated and serum TSH was undetectable as frequently observed also in euthyroid amiodarone-treated patients. At variance with common forms of AIIT, serum total triiodothyronine (TT3) was reduced due to low-T3 syndrome. The laboratory diagnosis was made on the basis of elevated free T3 (FT3) levels. Thus, in patients… CONTINUE READING