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Title: The measurement of fecal thyroxine in the diagnosis of thyrotoxicosis factitia
Authors: Bouillon, Roger ×
Verresen, L
Staels, F
Bex, Maddy
De Vos, P
De Roo, Michel #
Issue Date: Jan-1993
Series Title: Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association vol:3 issue:2 pages:101-3
Abstract: Two patients with prolonged thyrotoxicosis are presented with low radioiodide uptake, low-normal serum thyroglobulin concentrations, and low iodide content of the neck on x-ray fluorescence studies. The surreptitious intake of thyroid hormone was directly proven by a high fecal concentration of T4 (12.38 and 23.99 nmol/g) compared with low concentrations in healthy subjects (1.03 +/- 0.64 nmol/g; mean +/- SD, n = 6) and in patients with hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease (1.93 +/- 1.86; n = 8). Fecal thyroid hormone measurement may help to provide formal proof of factitious thyrotoxicosis.
ISSN: 1050-7256
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology
× corresponding author
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