Euthyroid Sick Syndrome
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Euthyroid Sick Syndrome

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Euthyroid sick syndrome is not very well understood. It is a condition where TSH and T3/T4 levels are low, but there is no underlying pathology of the thyroid. These test…

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Introduction Goitre refers to an enlarged palpable thyroid gland, which moves on swallowing. It may be a benign disorder but is also associated with several thyroid diseases, including iodine deficiency (common…

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Hyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis)

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Introduction Thyrotoxicosis is the state produced by excessive thyroid hormone. It is not strictly the same thing as hyperthyroidism, as thyrotoxicosis can exist without hyperthyroidism being present – for example…

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Introduction Hypothyroidism (aka myxoedema) is a common disorder which presents most frequently in women and the elderly. It can usually be managed in primary care without the need for specialist…

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