Radioactive iodine in the treatment of type-2 amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis.


OBJECTIVE Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) is usually classified into two types: type 1, in which a high iodine content triggers the autonomous production of thyroid hormone; and type 2, in which destructive thyroiditis causes the release of preformed thyroid hormone. AIT is a difficult management problem that sometimes requires ablative thyroid… (More)


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