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Carolina Shalini Singarayar, Foo Siew Hui, Nicholas Cheong and Goay Swee En

Background Thyrotoxicosis is associated with cardiac dysfunction, more commonly, left ventricular dysfunction secondary to the chronic effect of thyroid hormones on the myocardium and haemodynamic circulation in long-standing thyrotoxicosis

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Catarina Roque, Ricardo Fonseca, Carlos Tavares Bello, Carlos Vasconcelos, António Galzerano and Sância Ramos

Background Primary adrenal lymphoma is a rare malignancy. Amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis develops in 15% of amiodarone-treated patients. The symptomatology of both conditions is nonspecific, and a high suspicion index is necessary for

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Colin L Knight, Shamil D Cooray, Jaideep Kulkarni, Michael Borschmann and Mark Kotowicz

’s thyroiditis (uncle). A computed tomography (CT) pulmonary angiogram excluded pulmonary embolus and, after he complained of abdominal symptoms, a CT abdomen and pelvis with contrast excluded abdominal pathology. Thyroid studies revealed thyrotoxicosis, with a

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Varalaxmi Bhavani Nannaka and Dmitry Lvovsky

spontaneous coronary vasospasm documented on angiography in a hyperthyroid patient was reported in 1979 ( 4 ). Patients with thyrotoxicosis-induced AMI are rare and almost all reported cases have been associated with Graves’ disease. We describe a very rare

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Ling Zhu, Sueziani Binte Zainudin, Manish Kaushik, Li Yan Khor and Chiaw Ling Chng

Background Type II amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis (AIT) is a rare cause of thyroid storm and can be challenging to manage. Little is known about the use of plasma exchange in treatment of severe AIT. Current literature provides limited

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Christine Yu, Inder J Chopra and Edward Ha

. Treatment Given her overt thyrotoxicosis, she was started on iopanoic acid 500 mg three times daily for 3 days and methimazole 10 mg daily. Steroids were considered, but after consulting with the patient's oncologist, this option was deferred given the

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Elizabeth M Madill, Shamil D Cooray and Leon A Bach

, lymphocytes and haemosiderin-laden macrophages ( 6 ). The majority of patients with palpation thyroiditis are clinically asymptomatic and only a minority develop symptoms of overt thyrotoxicosis. The incidence of TSH suppression in clinically asymptomatic

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T Min, S Benjamin and L Cozma

was in thyroid storm. A score of 45 or more suggests thyroid storm. Investigation Investigation revealed deranged liver function, normal kidney function and severe thyrotoxicosis with suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) concentration

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R D’Arcy, M McDonnell, K Spence and C H Courtney

Background Thyrotoxicosis is a common and frequently encountered condition both in the outpatient and emergency settings. The aetiology of this patient’s thyrotoxicosis however is unusual particularly given the inadvertent nature of his

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V Larouche and M Tamilia

Background Subacute thyroiditis is characterized by an initial phase of thyrotoxicosis with neck pain, a tender diffuse goiter and elevated thyroxine (T4) and/or triiodothyronine (T3). The classic pattern of changes in thyroid function in