Hyperthyroidism

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  1. Describe Hyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis)?
    due to increased levels of circulating TH
  2. What is Primary Hyperthyroidism?
    Excess TH is made and secreted by the thyroid gland
  3. What causes primary hyperthyroidism?
    • 1. Graves disease
    • 2. toxic multinodular goiter
    • 3. solitary hyperfunctioning noules
    • 4. follicular thyroid carcinoma
    • 5. ingestion of excess TH medication (thyrotoxicosis factitia)
  4. Secondary Hyperthyroidism?
    rare but caused by TSH-secreting pituitary adenomas
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Hyperthyroidism
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Alterations of the thyroid gland
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