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Hyperthyroidism: diagnosis and treatment.

@article{Reid2005HyperthyroidismDA,
  title={Hyperthyroidism: diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Jeri R Reid and S. F. Wheeler},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2005},
  volume={72 4},
  pages={
          623-30
        }
}
  • Jeri R Reid, S. F. Wheeler
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • American family physician
  • The proper treatment of hyperthyroidism depends on recognition of the signs and symptoms of the disease and determination of the etiology. The most common cause of hyperthyroidism is Graves' disease. Other common causes include thyroiditis, toxic multinodular goiter, toxic adenomas, and side effects of certain medications. The diagnostic workup begins with a thyroid-stimulating hormone level test. When test results are uncertain, measuring radionuclide uptake helps distinguish among possible… CONTINUE READING
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