Hyperthyroidism

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Author:
qchamber
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98910
Filename:
Hyperthyroidism
Updated:
2011-08-29 17:16:33
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Thyroid
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Description:
Alterations of the thyroid gland
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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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